5d Mark 3 Shutter Count

Canon 1Ds Mark III: 730,7645 actuations (note: only 42 data points) As you’d expect, Canon’s professional lines last much longer than entry-level DSLRs. Canon Shutter Count FAQ. Can’t I just look at the number (ie IMG-1029) on my memory card to determine shutter count? If you’ve only ever used one memory card with the DSLR, yes. Table list of all known Canon camera shutter lifetime expectancy till to date. Including the CPU type and the release year. It is important to know your shutter count, So you can expect when your camera will began to fail you. Please note that this shutter lifetime value is tested and expected from the Canon. Canon EOS 5D Mark III – 150,000; Canon EOS 5D Mark II – 150,000; Canon EOS 5D – 100,000; Canon EOS 1D X – 400,000 (uses a carbon fiber shutter mechanism) Canon EOS 1D X Mark II – 500,000 (uses a carbon fiber shutter mechanism with vibration compensation mechanism) Canon EOS 1D Mark IV – 300,000; Canon EOS 1D Mark III – 300,000; Canon EOS 1D Mark II N – 200,000.

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Just discovered this by accident and what a pleasant surprise. There is a built-in shutter counter in 5D MK III. Just go to Menu, then Battery Info, and voila! Funny thing is that the camera's manual doesn't even mention this. Another strange thing is why bury this info in the 'Battery Info'? I thought I'd share this in case you didn't know about this..


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That isn't the overall shutter count, its the amount of photos taken on that charge. The actual shutter count would be a nice feature too have in camera tho

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That isn't the overall shutter count, its the amount of photos taken on that charge. The actual shutter count would be a nice feature too have in camera tho

Ha, I got completely fooled, then! You see, I got this camera about 2 months ago and the number of shutter count showed 289, which is just about right given the number of shots I've taken since getting it. Okay, I thought the camera was 'smarter' than it really is! The real built-in shutter counter would be pretty nice..


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After you recharge the battery, the shutter count will reset to 0

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Speaking of..
I have one canon OEM battery and two Wasabi. I haven't charged batteries in a month. one Wasabi I just got down to 5% and it shows 782 photos and I had alot of chimping and eyefi use and this was in the camera for two weeks. The other one is still sitting at 30% and shows 711 photos.
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Talley wrote in post #16834112
Speaking of..
I have one canon OEM battery and two Wasabi. I haven't charged batteries in a month. one Wasabi I just got down to 5% and it shows 782 photos and I had alot of chimping and eyefi use and this was in the camera for two weeks. The other one is still sitting at 30% and shows 711 photos.
These Wasabi are awesome.

Yup, I use Wasabi for both my 5D3 and XA10 and can't be more content with them.


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There is a built-in shutter count but Canon chooses not to let the user see it. If you install Magic Lantern you can see it.
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Apr 15, 2014 03:01 as a reply to @msowsun's post #8

As far as I know, today it's only the 1DX which displays the shutter click count within the menu system on the camera. For everyone to see.

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Nov 30, 2015 20:19 as a reply to @msowsun's post #9

Hi msowsun - I'm keen to find out my shutter count but can you un-install magic lantern afterwards?!

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mckay photography wrote in post #17802566
Hi msowsun - I'm keen to find out my shutter count but can you un-install magic lantern afterwards?!

Yes, it is very easy to un-install afterwards.

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I've got a Mac app (I think it was $1.99) that will let me check the shutter count on most new bodies, 5D3 included. No need to mess with installing/removing magic lantern for just shutter count.

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msowsun wrote in post #16834191
There is a built-in shutter count but Canon chooses not to let the user see it. If you install Magic Lantern you can see it.
Magic Lantern 'Debug' Menu

Why does it show +/- 884?

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chuckmiller wrote in post #17806916
Why does it show +/- 884?

Most shutter count programs don't include Liveview actuations. Magic lantern does.
The image above shows 3,883 photo actuations (rounded up to 4K), 4767 total shutter actuations of which 884 was for Liveview or Video.
Magic Lantern has updated the shutter count display to avoid confusion, and it now looks like this.
19,529 Total (rounded up to 20K) = 16497 photo actuations + 3032 Liveview actuations
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