How to check Shutter count in Your DSLR Camera without Spending

Are you looking for a way to check shutter count of Your DSLR? No worries, we have the solution here. In this article we will show you how you can check shutter count of your camera step by step.

Before we getting to know how to check Shutter count of your DSLR let us understands some basics first. 


What is Shutter Count?

Shutter count is the number of photos your DSLR camera has taken. In other words it the sum of a total number of times the shutter has been released. It indicates the age and Life of your Camera’s shutter.

Normally all DSLRs have the lifespan of 100,000 to 300,000 shutter releases. Which means you will have to replace the shutter once your camera reaches this number.

 

Why is it important to know the Shutter Count?

This will mainly help when you are planning to buy second-hand DSLR or Used Camera. Shutter count will give an actual number of pictures taken from that device, therefore, it is easy to know how old the camera is. Lesser the count, better it will be. Make sure you check Shutter count of the DSLR before you make a purchase decision.

 

How to check Shutter Count in DSLR?

To check Shutter count in DSLR, Follow these easy tips. This would work for both Canon and Nikon Models.

 

1. Capture a Picture

Click one Picture on your DSLR and save it to Your desktop or laptop. Photo processing software sometimes erases metadata therefore ensure you do not edit or rename the image. Keep it as it is.

Check shutter count

2. Visit any of these sites:

camerashuttercount.com
shuttercounter.com
myshuttercount.com

 

3. Choose file and Click on Upload.

Choose the image you captured and Upload them to get the count.

Shutter count checker

That’s it. You are done!

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You can now see the shutter count of your DSLR.

 

We have tested Shutter Count of Below Camera/DSLR Models and Found No issues.

SI

Brand

Camera Models

1

Canon

 Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D)

2

Canon

 Canon Digital Rebel XTi (400D)

3

Nikon

 Nikon D80

4

Nikon

 Nikon D50

5

Nikon

 Nikon D40

6

Nikon

 Nikon D200

7

Sony

 Sony Alpha A100

8

Canon

 Canon EOS 20D

9

Nikon

 Nikon D70S

10

Canon

 Canon EOS 30D

11

Olympus

 Olympus Evolt E500

12

Canon

 Canon EOS 5D

13

Nikon

 Nikon D70

14

Pentax

 Pentax K100D 6

15

Canon

 Canon Digital Rebel

16

Pentax

 Pentax K10D

17

Canon

 Canon EOS-10D

18

Nikon

 Nikon D40x

19

Konica

 Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D

20

Pentax

 Pentax *ist DS

19

Konica

 Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D – 6

20

Pentax

 Pentax *ist DS – 6

 

Sometimes few models might get an error message saying “your camera doesn’t add shutter count information to images” That is mainly because the camera model is little old or your camera settings might have restricted to show it.

 

Let’s  see how to fix the error “Your camera doesn’t add shutter count information to images”
I did a lot of research to find a solution for this error and found this one interesting.

Other Ways to Check Shutter Count of Canon and Nikon Cameras

a. EOSInfo Software

Got this solution from one of the forum members of photo.net Colin Carron

He says “The software I have used in the past is EOSinfo. It is a free download from this site :
http://astrojargon.net/eosinfo.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
As I remember the instructions are a bit sparse but it is very simple to work :
download the software, connect a camera to PC, run the software – there is your shutter count.
Something like that. I used it on a 5DII but it seems to work with most Canon DSLRs.”

Install this application and Connect your Camera to see the shutter count

 

b. Magic lantern :

If you are aware of using magic lantern update on your Canon DSLR you can find the actual shutter count using ML as well. Please be aware using magic lantern plugin might cause damage to your DSLR. Proceed at your own risk. However, I have used this plugin to test It and have found no issues.

 

Hope I could help you to understand the concept of checking shutter count. Please try out and comment your camera’s shutter count.

 

2 Comments
  1. Hi Thanks for the article. Can you please tell us how to check shutter count on canon 5d mark iii? It will help

  2. Thank you. There are many articles out there on checking shutter count on Cameras, many of them do not provide proper info.

    This article helped me finding right shutter count of my Canon DSLR camera.

    Look forward for more articles on Photography.

    Cheers!

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