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How to find shutter count on your DSLR camera

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How to find a shutter count on your DSLR camera.

You cannot find the shutter count in the camera itself

this is metadata that is attached to the picture from the camera.

There are many ways to check the shutter count.

The most popular method.

How to find a shutter count on your DSLR camera.

You start by selecting the last photo that you took with your camera,

The photo can be both JPG or RAW

Upload the picture to this site

and in a second or two they will give you the shutter count number.

It is free.

Another method is using photoshop.

I use Photoshop and preview on my Mac computer to check the shutter count on my camera.

If you have Photoshop

take the last picture that you took with your camera and open in Photoshop

as soon as the photo opens in Photoshop

Click on – File, click next – File info, there you choose Raw Data and look for Image Number.

On Mac.

On a Mac computer.

Open the photo in the preview

when the photo has open in preview

click – Tools – then Show Inspector – next click on Exif, next scroll down until you find the Image Number.

Does shutter count really matter?

Shutter count is to let you know if the camera has seen little or much use, It’s to give you an idea of the condition of a camera.

When I’m looking into buying a used DSLR camera, I can see that most people use their DSLR camera around 10 – 30k Shutter count before selling it.

If a camera has 10 – 30K shutter count clicks, the person hasn’t used the camera much really,

whereas if a camera has 150,000 – 300.000 shutter clicks it’s being used all the time, It’s kind of like mileage on a used car, It is an indication of how much the camera has being used VS how old it is.

Nikon estimated shutter actuation’s numbers are mathematical… Average …and not an exact number, the actual amount may be higher or lower, you basically need to wait and see how much your camera can do.

The life expectancy, the MTBF (mean time between failures) is for example 150.000. actuation,

that means the average number of clicks on which Nikon expects the shutter to fail is 150.000. Which means some fail after 10.000. some after 300.000. So there is no reason to expect your shutter will fail.

When the shutter mechanism dies on Nikon DSLR cameras the shutter replacement cost around $400-600. it can be more or less.