Shutter Count Canon M10

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. Sony Shutter Count Ratings. Comcast plex. Sony has for the most part avoided giving official shutter count ratings on their cameras. The only models that have been given an official statement for their shutter count lifespan are the a7R II, a7R III, and a9, all of which are rated for 500,000 actuations.

Using numeric suffix of filenames written by the camera on a flash card is not equivalent to camera's shutter count (the suffix resets to 0 after 9999). Here are examples when the filename does not indicate the true number of pictures taken with the camera.
  • A new flash card is inserted containing a picture file with higher numerical suffix. The numbering then continues with this higher suffix.For example, if the last file written by the camera was IMG_3750.JPG, this indicates that the shutter count is 3750. If a new flash card is inserted with a file IMG_4100.JPG, then the next picture taken with the camera will be written under IMG_4101.JPG. The shutter count in this case will be only 3751.
  • If a blank flash card is inserted afterwards, some cameras like the Canon 60D will continue previous filename numbering; for example, will write file IMG_4102.JPG when shutter count is 3752.The file name is edited to lower the numerical suffix. Some cameras, such as the Canon 5D Mark II, will use the card filename to construct the name for the next picture. This results in a much lower perceived shutter count than the true shutter count.For example, let's say the filename is edited from IMG_9000.JPG to IMG_2000.JPG. The next picture file written by a camera like Canon 5D Mark II will be IMG_2001.JPG. The perceived shutter count is 2001, whereas the real shutter count is 9001.
  • Pictures are taken when the camera is connected directly to a computer (without a flash card inside).

This is one of those things that annoys me greatly! Every time i come to sell or buy a used camera I want to know the shutter count. Its a bit like the mileage on a used car, its not a primary factor in my buying decision but it helps me understand how the camera has been used and if it matches up to the buyers description!

The digital picture did a great review of the 5D Mark III and also expected shutter usage for a number of cameras.

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The problem is that Canon never provided a way to find current shutter count natively (come on Canon!), so this opened the door to developers to use the Canon SDK to write their own way to do it. Unfortunately what we have now are a multitude of blogs, articles and online sites that offer to provide this service. Some were free and now are not, some have been taken down, some point to apps that no longer work! All things considered its a bit of a pain to perform this simple task!


I am currently going through this process yet again and needed to determine the shutter count on my Canon 5D Mark III. After some searching and frustation i came across an app called EOSInfo.exe that did the job perfectly, however, i couldn’t find the owner and the homepage no longer exists.

Canon M10 Manual

So, i have decided to host it here with a few basic instructions. I provide no warranty or gurantee that it will work, just that it worked for me and I quite liked it!

So, i have uploaded to my OneDrive here: EOSInfo

Shutter Count Canon M100

Shutter count eos m10

Instructions for use (From the Readme!)

  1. Turn Off Camera
  2. Connect Camera to USB Port
  3. Turn ON Camera
  4. Close EOS Utility if Open
  5. Wait for Result
  6. Turn Off Camera and Reading Result

Camera Shutter Count Canon

.and this is the screenshot from my 5D3 – dead simple!