Maximum Shutter Count

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Have you ever wondered how to find the shutter count from your Canon? Since the days of Canon EOS 1Dn II and 1Ds II Canon hides the shutter count inside the camera. That means you either need to send the camera to Canon or use a 3rd part software. Uploading an image to a webpage to get the shutter count doesn’t work with Canon cameras post EOS 1Dn II/EOS 1Ds II.

The Fujifilm X-T1 and X-T2 both technically have shutter actuation recording, but some disruption from firmware updates has rendered the EXIF shutter count figure unreliable. You can get a (possibly incorrect) ballpark figure from the default file/folder numbering system though. They couldn't find it after the first two times I sent it back. (1) viewfinder assembly was out of position causing the auto focus to operate improperly. (2) adjustments were carried out on the viewfinder assemble and AF sensor. (3) Adjust exposure, focus and shutter speed. (4) Shutter unit was replaced because of shutter count 100. Nikon d3300 Shutter Life Database. Average number of actuations after which shutter is still alive: 47,582.4 Average number of actuations after which shutter died: 48,037.0. The rated shutter life of a D3100 is 100,000 shutter actuations. But that’s not terribly useful, because that’s really just a statistic. When Nikon says 100,000 actuations, they’re basing that on a defect-free shutter and their decades of camera design experience. So 200,000 and 500,000 is the Shutter Count Lifespan for Sony Alpha Cameras? Yes, if you have been paying any attention at all, then you will have seen that the official shutter count lifespan from Sony is 200,000 and 500,000 shutter release cycles. Again, that is the OFFICIAL number from Sony.

Do you wonder if the software below will show you the correct shutter count? Well, I have sent my 6D and 7D to Canon and the shutter counts I got from Canon are the same as I got from Magic Lantern, But Magic Lantern also showed me the Live view count.

Anyway, here are some links to different software with the ability to show you the shutter count. If you find it hard to find your camera model, use the search tool in your browser and type your Canon model. If you own a Rebel camera, use Wikipedia to get the European/international model name.

Software

Magic Lantern (free and open source)

With Magic lantern you can find out the count, not only for the the pictures you have taken but also the Live view. Software for M, 100D, 1100D, 1200D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 7D, 6D, 5D II, 5D III.

You find the software here and down below you have a tutorial how to find the shutter count.

EOSInfo and 40D Shutter count (free)

Software like EOSInfo (mirror site) for Windows and 40D Shutter Count (mirror site) for MacOSX are able to get the shutter count for 1000D, 40D, 50D, 450D, 500D, 700D och 5D II.

400plus (free and open source)

For 400D 400plus is available and works like Magic Lantern. Tutorial here.

CHDK for 350D (free and open source)

For 350D CHDK is available and works like Magic Lantern. Tutorial here. Also check this tutorial.

Maximum Shutter Count

Canon EOS DIGITAL Info (free and open source)

Canon EOS DIGITAL Info is for Windows and based on EOSInfo. Shutter count for M, M2, 100D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 7D, 6D, 5D II, 5D III, 1D IV, 1D X, 1D C.

DIRE studio (not free)

DIRE Studio has an app for iOS, software for OS X and Windows. It costs and supports M50, 100D, 200D, 250D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 2000D, 4000D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D 850D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 90D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 6D II, 5D II, 5D III, 5D IV, 5Ds, 5DsR, 1D IV, 1D C, 1D X, 1D X II, 1D X III, RP, R, R5

For some newer models it reports counters in 1000 increments.

Gphoto2 (free and open source)

If you use Linux you can try out Gphoto2. Install process:

Contect camera and computer and write in Terminal:

Now you should see what kind of camera you have connected. If so, continue with:

If you get an error, try:

You will get something like:

Kill the first two process ID and try again:

Confirmed with 1000D, 450D, 550D, 600D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 7D, 6D, 5D II

Tornado EOS (free)

Tornado EOS comes in two versions. One free for reading shutter count, total shutter count, mirror count, total mirror count, language restriction, C-log and error logs. For $20/day or $65/month it is possible to upgrade and to edit for example shutter count, language restriction, GPS/WiFi or C-log. AV give false positive. Use virtual machine if you are unsure.

Maximum Impact Shutters

”Yes, for now many antiviruses have false positive detection of my program, because i use my custom protection system.
Unfortunately, it’s very difficult for a single developer to influence huge corporations. So use virtual machine is not a problem”

100D, 200D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 2000D, 4000D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 6D II, 5D II, 5D III, 5Ds, 5DsR, 5D IV, 1D IV, 1D X, 1D X II, 1D C.

SPT (not free)

SPT has software that can do so much more than just to check the shutter count. For example calibration of the AF or calibration of the shutter. Therefor it also costs much much more. Between $99-275. This one can also read mirror count and even reset both the shutter count and the mirror count. Works with: 100D, 200D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 2000D, 300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 6D II, 5D, 5D II, 5D III, 5Ds, 5DsR, 5D IV, 1D III, 1Ds III, 1D IV, 1D X, 1D X II, 1D C.

eosmsg (not free)

Chinese software eosmsg that works with M, M2, M3, M5, M6, M6 II, M10, M50, M100, 100D, 200D, 250D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 2000D, 4000D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 90D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 6D II, 5D II, 5D III, 5D IV, 5Ds, 5DsR, 1D IV, 1D C, 1D X, 1D X II, RP, R.

EOSCount (not free)

EosCount.com also costs money. Cameras that will work with the software are 100D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 7D, 5D II, 5D III, 1D IV, 1D X, 1D C.

ASSIST (free)

For Powershot and Ixus (and Canon EOS M3). You find the tutorial here and the camera support here.

ShutterCheck (not free)

Requires macOS 10.11 El Capitan or later. Tutorialspoint php.

Maximum Shutter Count Of Nikon D7000

M6 II, M50, 100D, 200D, 250D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 1500D, 2000D, 3000D, 4000D, 8000D, 9000D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 90D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 6D II, 5D II, 5D III, 5D IV, 5Ds, 5Ds R, 1D C, 1D X, 1D X II, 1D X III, RP, R, R6, R5

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APT – Astro Photography Tool (free)

The democlaims to read shutter counts from cameras with Digic III and newer. The shutter count will be displayed in the Log panel.

Maximum Shutter Count For Canon 60d

M50, 100D, 200D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 2000D, 4000D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 6D II, 5D II, 5D III, 5D IV, 5Ds, 5Ds R, 1D III, 1Ds III, 1D IV, 1D C, 1D X, 1D X II, EOS R.