Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Small Camera Drones

1. Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Qu...

User Ratings: 57 14

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Battery life."

This is our first drone, never used one before. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. I think the Holy Stone app will take some getting used to.

  • Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids & Beginners - Altitude Hold, One Key Start, Foldable Arms,Bonus Battery
  • FOLDABLE STRUCTURE: Foldable & flexible blades make the drone small and portable. Also provides a better and safer flight experience
  • Wi-Fi FPV 720P HD CAMERA: Equipped with 720P HD camera to take aerial photos and videos. Images and videos will be stored in both the app and the mobile album system
  • APP CONTROL SYSTEM: Operate your drone through an APP after connecting the Wi-Fi to your phone (iOS or Android), offering you real-time image transmission, easy to shoot and read, fun to share
  • MODULAR and BONUS BATTERY: There are 2 powerful 3.7V 500mAh Modular batteries including 1 bonus, which can support longer flight time for you and your family, this modular design ensures the safety of charge and storage
  • ONE KEY START/ LANDING: Allows players of any level to fly the drone easily with perfect control and wonderful performance. WI-FI Connection: serach wifi signal (HolyStone FPV-XXXXXXX). Input the WIFI password: 6264657134 and connect it.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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  • Value For Money
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Very cool."

Controls are smooth and easy to use. So no complaints here. The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind.

Overall Score
4.0


(1637 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Small Camera Drones

2. DROCON Ninja Drone for Kids & Beginners FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera, Quadcopter Drone wit...

User Ratings: 58 9

DROCON First Impressions

"Well made."

This is a good Selfie or Video drone. But u will have an extra one to exchange. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver.

  • DROCON Ninja Drone for Kids & Beginners FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera, Quadcopter Drone with Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, Foldable Arms, One Key Take Off/Landing, Blue
  • 720P FPV HD WI-FI CAMERA: The sky’s the limit with this 720p/30fps HD camera. Get an awesome perspective from the air and record wonderful moments. The 120-degree wide-angle lens captures the true color and panoramic views that will amaze. Great for travel, parties, sports, and adventures.
  • ALTITUDE HOLD MODE FOR EASY CONTROL: Equipped with an advanced barometer, this drone can perform altitude hold for more stable flight. Beginners can easily get to grips with it and be taking stunning pictures and video from the sky in no time!
  • APP CONTROL: Operate your drone through the app after connecting it with your phone via Wi-Fi, offering you real-time image transmission so that you can easily shoot fun videos and pics to share with your friends and family.
  • FOLDABLE DESIGN: Foldable and flexible blades make this drone small and portable. It is easy to take with you so that you can create your own little air show anywhere you like.
  • NEW TO DRONES? NO PROBLEM: The headless mode function, one-key take-off/landing and altitude hold function truly allow for easier operation, which makes flying this drone a breeze for any level of player.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DROCON
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  • Value For Money
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DROCON Final Thoughts

"Charges well."

My eyes are not as good as they used to be. I plan to research other drone accessories built by DROCON. This is our first drone that uses GPS. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag.

Overall Score
4.2


(828 Points)

3. Contixo F22 Plus Foldable GPS Drone with Camera for Adults - 40 Mins Max Flight Time - 1080p HD FPV ...

User Ratings: 68 11

Contixo First Impressions

"Loving it so far."

Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. I like the functionality of the Contixo . But once I put it together it worked like a charm. It is super responsive and performs well.

  • Contixo F22 Plus Foldable GPS Drone with Camera for Adults - 40 Mins Max Flight Time - 1080p HD FPV Gimbal Quadcopter - Multiple GPS Functions for all experience levels - 2 Batteries and Carrying Case
  • ✔ GPS ASSISTED FLIGHT WITH TONS OF FEATURES: With GPS location, the drone can hover stably and automatically return to Home precisely when its battery is low or the signal is lost. Shoot with ease when using the follow Me, Orbit Mode or just set the drone to fly in a circle along the path you set. Also it includes Selfie Mode /Gesture Control, Headless Mode, Auto Hover, First Person View, 1-Key Takeoff/ Landing.
  • ✔ BUILT-IN ADJUSTABLE WIDE-ANGLE 1080P HD WiFi CAMERA - Be the Videographer, the Contixo F22 drone allows you to both take pictures or record live video. Edit and upload your videos clips to Social Media using your iphone or ipad. Use our free downloadable app to fly and operate your F22 RC Remote.
  • ✔ PRE-ASSEMBLED GPS FOLDABLE DRONE WITH COMPACT DESIGN – The Contixo F22 comes ready to fly right out the box. No need to put the drone together! It's a small, compact, foldable drone with a super portable design that makes it fun and easy to take everywhere you go, The Popular F22 is one of the Best Drones for Adults and for kids alike.
  • ✔ CUSTOM STORAGE CASE INCLUDED- The exclusive carrying case made specifically for the Contixo F22 Drone, allows you to safely store and transport your Foldable GPS Drone. Never worry about removing the propellers or taking your new hobby apart. This carrying case makes it safe and convenient to transport your unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) everywhere!
  • ✔ VIDEO TRANSMISSION WITH A WIFI RANGE OF 750 FEET. The Contixo F22 Drone provides video transmission within a range of up to 750 feet. You can capture Pictures and Videos while flying for up to 15 minutes allowing you to fly farther. Get still images and stream Live HD footage and then upload it to social media from your iPhone or iPad. The video clips are automatically saved to the Micro SD card in 1080P Quality.
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Contixo
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Contixo Final Thoughts

"Easy to fly."

It's well designed and self protected. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. It seems to do just about everything. But this Contixo was a complete and total win from the get go. It is really easy to use for me and my kids.

Overall Score
4.2


(777 Points)

4. Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, EACHINE E58 WiFi FPV Quadcopter with 120° Wide-Angle 720P ...

User Ratings: 57 14

EACHINE First Impressions

"Good for flight."

The durability of this EACHINE is ridiculous. The camera on this thing is awesome. It is really easy to use for me and my kids. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot.

  • Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, EACHINE E58 WiFi FPV Quadcopter with 120° Wide-Angle 720P HD Camera Foldable Drone RTF - Altitude Hold, One Key Take Off/Landing, 3D Flip, APP Control
  • Take HD pictures and videos, enjoy FPV function: The E58 drone is equipped with a 120° Wide-angle 720P HD Camera including adjustable angle, which captures high-quality video and clear aerial photos. The Wi-Fi real-time transmission FPV system can connect to your phone with the drone and the view will be shown directly on your phone, thus enjoy the world above the horizon, accurately capture photos and record videos for extraordinary moments.
  • Can be carried around & Replaceable Drone arm : The small fuselage contains excellent performance, clever folding design, let you travel light, enjoy the flight fun. The drone arm is replaceable, when the motor or drone arm is broken, you don't need to worry about the drone not performing anymore. Just replace the drone arm and it can fly again.
  • It's easy for everyone to fly the drone: On altitude hold mode, you can accurately lock the height and location, stable hover and capture video or photos from any angle shooting, making the experience very easy and convenient, even a novice, can play this drone easily. The drone automatically takes off and lands with one click, which is very handy. There is an emergency landing feature to prevent collision with other things.
  • 3D flip & one key return & Headless mode & Trimming: The E58 Drone includes the new 3D rolling special effects and can be quite the surprise! One-key return function allows the drone to return automatically without losing the drone. The Headless mode option can make the drone's front side the same as the remote control, making it easier to fly to your destination. With the Trimming function,you can adjust according to the tilt direction thus, making the drone stabilize during flight.
  • Customer Service: The battery of the drone is placed in the drone. Maybe this is your first drone of aerial.So whether you have questions about our features like how to take a photo,take-off,landing, how to set-up TF card or general maintenance and repairs.Feel free to contact us and we are always at your side. Our dedicated customer service representatives will solve your flying problem in time.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EACHINE
  • Video Quality
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  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
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EACHINE Final Thoughts

"Great part!"

Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. They made it right by sending a replacement. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that.

Overall Score
4.0


(723 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Small Camera Drones

5. Drone for Kids, Spacekey FPV Wi-Fi Drone with Camera 720P HD, Real-time Video Feed, Great Drone for ...

User Ratings: 56 9

Spacekey First Impressions

"So much to do."

The camera on this thing is awesome. There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap. Wish I got a bit longer on the drone battery though. It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one.

  • Drone for Kids, Spacekey FPV Wi-Fi Drone with Camera 720P HD, Real-time Video Feed, Great Drone for Beginners, Quadcopter Drone with Altitude Hold, One-Key Take-Off, Landing Foldable Arms (Red)
  • ✈DRONE with 720p/30fps HD CAMERA✈ Enjoy the flying and record wonderful moments from the air with awesome perspective. The 120-degree wide-angle lens captures true color and panoramic views.
  • ✈FOLDABLE STRUCTURE DESIGN✈Foldable blades make the drone small and portable.Take it wherever, great for travels, parties, sports and adventures.
  • ✈ALTITUDE HOLD FUNCTION✈Equipped with an advanced barometer, this drone can perform altitude hold for more stable flight. Beginners can easily get to grips with it and take stunning pictures and video from the sky immediately.
  • ✈Wi-Fi Real-time FPV TRANSMISSION ✈ Operate your drone through the app (iOS and Android) via Wi-Fi to enjoy real-time viewing of the high-definition images, making it easy and fun to shoot, as well as convenient to share.
  • ✈ONE-KEY TAKE-OFF and LANDING✈ Simply by pressing one button, take-off and land like a pro every time.Together with headless mode &altitude hold function ,you’ll have an amazing and safe drone flying experience.For spare parts,please search “Spare parts DC-014”on Amazon.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Spacekey
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  • Value For Money
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Spacekey Final Thoughts

"AND ITS AMAZING!"

Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. I love this Small Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! Great product if you have multiple batteries. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. I love this Small Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package!

Overall Score
4.2


(649 Points)

6. Holy Stone Mini Drone for Kids and Beginners RC Nano Quadcopter Indoor Small Helicopter Plane with A...

User Ratings: 69 6

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Ten minutes."

So no complaints here. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. But overall, I am very happy with the product. Controls are smooth and easy to use. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability.

  • Holy Stone Mini Drone for Kids and Beginners RC Nano Quadcopter Indoor Small Helicopter Plane with Auto Hovering, 3D Flip, Headless Mode and 3 Batteries, Great Gift Toy for Boys and Girls, Blue
  • 3 Batteries Extend Flight Time -- Flight time is up to 21 Minutes. Never be disappointed by a died battery or waiting for charging!
  • User-friendly -- The Altitude Hold function enables itself to hover at fixed height stably; under Headless Mode, directions is always relative to where pilots face; offering care-free fly for kids, beginners, newbies, etc.
  • Much Fun -- The drone can perform 3D flips; kids love it! The speed can be changed to fit pilots’ flight proficiency. And the low battery power alarm spare of concerns of any loss or damage due to low power.
  • Mini & Portable -- This buddy brings players great fun everywhere for party, school, fishing, hiking, long journey etc. Definitely a great birthday gift for kids or friends!
  • Full Protection -- Propellers are isolated by the protection guard, which protects kids from spinning propellers and protects drone from damage. No crying toddlers!
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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  • Value For Money
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Or have a life."

Also a great feature is the One Key Return to Home button. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. The durability of this Holy Stone is ridiculous.

Overall Score
4.4


(552 Points)

7. DJI Mavic Pro Bundle with Shoulder Bag, Props, Car Charger and 2 Extra Batteries

User Ratings: 70 11

DJI CP.PT.000642 First Impressions

"Great range."

Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. This DJI CP.PT.000642 takes the cake with utility and functionality. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. I have some really cool ideas for them.

  • DJI Mavic Pro Bundle with Shoulder Bag, Props, Car Charger and 2 Extra Batteries
  • What's in this combo: Mavic Pro [US Version], 2 Extra batteries, 2 Extra propellers, 1 charging hub, 1 car charger, 1 battery to power bank adaptor and a shoulder bag
  • The DJI Mavic Pro folds down as small as a bottle of water, making it small enough to bring with you everywhere.New OcuSync transmission system offers up to 4.3 miles (7km) of transmission range.
  • Fly at up to 40mph (64kmh) or for as long as 27-minutes.True 4K, fully stabilized ensures smooth footageActive Track, Tap Fly and other smart features make professional looking video effortless.
  • Obstacle Avoidance combined with sensor redundancy increases flight safety and reliability.
  • Vision positioning paired with GPS and GLONASS ensures precise positioning indoor and outdoors.Fly by Phone over Wi-Fi for even easier flight
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.PT.000642
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  • Value For Money
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DJI CP.PT.000642 Final Thoughts

"Too bad, So sad."

This is a good Selfie or Video drone. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. But overall, I am very happy with the product.

Overall Score
4.2


(468 Points)

8. ATTOP Drone for Kids Drones with Camera for Kids & Beginners, AR Game Mode RC Mini Drone w/App Gravi...

User Ratings: 61 12

ATTOP First Impressions

"Works fantastic."

Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. The ATTOP is a great deal in this price range and quality. They made it right by sending a replacement. I was very excited to receive this ATTOP . Adds some professionalism look to a spectator.

  • ATTOP Drone for Kids Drones with Camera for Kids & Beginners, AR Game Mode RC Mini Drone w/App Gravity/Voice Control/Trajectory Flight/Altitude Hold 360°Flip Kids Drone Foldable & Portable
  • 【MINI DRONE WITH CAMERA & FVP EXPERIENCES】When you and your children are trapped at home caused by the epidemic and dare not go out while you want to have some look outside. Attop drone with camera offers you a precious experience of enjoying the view in the air with awesome perspective. The 480P camera drone capture true color & panoramic views. By connecting your phone with Attop drones, the view will be shown directly on your phone, providing you fantastic FPV (first person view) experiences.
  • 【EASY OPERATION: ONE KEY TAKE OFF / LANDING & ALTITUDE HOLD】The one-button take off and landing feature our drone with camera for kids have means that with the simple press of a button, then your get your kids drone rise to a height or land. On altitude hold mode, you can accurately lock the height and location of the rc drone , stable hover and capture video or photos from any angle shooting, making sure that Attop drone with camera is easy to opearate even for your youngest child.
  • 【GRAVITY TRAJECTORY FLIGHT & APP CONTROL】A built-in G-sensor our Attop drones with camera for kids have are designed to allow controlling App. Trajectory Flight function is the newest technology that by drawing a flight course on the touch screen on your smartphone, the RC drone for kids will fly along the path you set and shoot easily. This humanized design of this drones with camera for kids can reduce the difficulty of operation and make drones with camera for kids easier to control.
  • 【AR GAME MODE & VOICE CONTROL】Our technology department has incorporated the popular AR game into the APP of drone for kids . Get into AR game page, controll the rc drone directly by your mobile, fly and shoot your fictitious enemy. You can control your fpv drone hands-free with simple voice commands like “take off", "landing", "forward", "backward", "left side", "right side", enjoy the flight fun. Hope your child will fall in love with the games apply to mini drone we design.
  • 【FOLDABLE & PORTABLE DESIGN】The size of the X-2 drone with camera for kids is quite small and can perfectly fit in your palm. The Attop mini drone is foldable with folding arms. This humanized design makes this kid drone possible to fit the drone for kids perfectly into the controller, which makes kids drone easy to pack up and gives you the freedom to take Attop drone with you anywhere. Just take your children to explore the wider world and broaden their horizon!
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ATTOP
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  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

ATTOP Final Thoughts

"Great experience."

The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. This is our first drone that uses GPS. Picture and video quality better than expected. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. The controls are easy to master and intuitive.

Overall Score
4.1


(351 Points)

9. DROCON Ninja Drone for Kids & Beginners FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera,Quadcopter Drone with...

User Ratings: 62 9

DROCON First Impressions

"She enjoys it!"

Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. The controls have zero noticeable lag. The safety features are second to none. I did a lot of reading before choosing it.

  • DROCON Ninja Drone for Kids & Beginners FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera,Quadcopter Drone with Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, Foldable Arms, One Key take Off/Landing, White
  • 720P FPV HD WI-FI CAMERA: The sky’s the limit with this 720p/30fps HD camera. Get an awesome perspective from the air and record wonderful moments. The 120-degree wide-angle lens captures true color and panoramic views that will amaze. Great for travel, parties, sports and adventures.
  • ALTITUDE HOLD MODE FOR EASY CONTROL: Equipped with an advanced barometer, this drone can perform altitude hold for more stable flight. Beginners can easily get to grips with it and be taking stunning pictures and video from the sky in no time!
  • APP CONTROL: Operate your drone through the app after connecting it with your phone via Wi-Fi, offering you real-time image transmission so that you can easily shoot fun video and pics to share with your friends and family.
  • FOLDABLE DESIGN: Foldable and flexible blades make this drone small and portable. It is easy to take with you so that you can create your own little air show anywhere you like.
  • NEW TO DRONES? NO PROBLEM: The headless mode function, one-key take-off/landing and altitude hold function truly allow for easier operation, which makes flying this drone a breeze for any level of player.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DROCON
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DROCON Final Thoughts

"For example."

It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. I went directly with the high speed. So no complaints here. Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. I did a lot of reading before choosing it.

Overall Score
4.3


(293 Points)

10. ScharkSpark Drone for Beginners, Portable RC Quadcopter with Foldable Arms Indoor/Outdoor Play, 6-Ax...

User Ratings: 63 11

ScharkSpark First Impressions

"Takes practice."

This is an essential process for proper flight. I've crashed my ScharkSpark hundreds of times. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. It's well designed and self protected. Could not get the remote camera controls to work.

  • ScharkSpark Drone for Beginners, Portable RC Quadcopter with Foldable Arms Indoor/Outdoor Play, 6-Axis Gyro One-Key Return/Headless Mode/Altitude Hold/3D Flips, Warrior II
  • ✈ Updated Modular Battery Pack: The newest push-in battery with a larger capacity 3.7V 600mAh extends drone’s flight time up to 10 minutes, and increases control range to 262 ft, to provide a more extensive flight experience. (To buy more batteries, search ASIN: B07HKH2P9K on amazon.com.)
  • ✈ Suitable Size and Foldable Design: 8.5*8.5*1.65 inch size combined with the curvilinear radian shape makes the drone suitable for hand-hold. When traveling, you could fold the quadcopter into a smaller size to fit into a pocket, making it easy to bring it anywhere.
  • ✈ Night Navigation Light: Equipped with cool LED lights to enable the night flight. The headlight- lights the way and makes it easy to identify the direction, so as drone won’t be lost at night.
  • ✈ Perfect Beginner Drone for Indoor & Outdoor Play: The FQ32 Drone has good performance of being wind-resistant and the Auto-hovering function enables the drone to hover at current height. Just pressing a button and it will take off or land automatically. All the remote operations make it beginner-friendly and easy to control.
  • ✈ Best Gift with an Assurance of High-quality Product: All our ScharkSpark drones have an assurance of 3-year extended warranty. Simple structure and easy to use controller make FQ32 drone, a perfect birthday present, Christmas gift, or a reward & prize for adults and teenagers ages 14 years old.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ScharkSpark
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

ScharkSpark Final Thoughts

"Good fly time."

I went directly with the high speed. It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. This is the second ScharkSpark Drone I have purchased. I would definitely buy this one again! The battery is very easy to replace.

Overall Score
4.1


(278 Points)

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