What is a shutter count? ?
Probably shows how little I know about cameras, but I heard it mentioned in relation to a DLSR I might buy. And what is a good shutter count to have?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The shutter count is the number of pictures that a camera has already taken. Also known as actuations. The number is important with used cameras because the shutter blades are delicate mechanical parts, subject to wear & tear. They are generally the first thing to fail on a digital SLR and when they do, you're looking at a $200 to $300 repair.
For entry level cameras (Canon Rebel, Nikon D80, etc.) the shutter is rated for 50,000 shots.
With mid-range cameras (Canon 40D, Nikon D200) it's 100,000 shots.
With professional cameras it's over 200,000 shots.
Note than any given camera can fail sooner or last much, much longer. These numbers are just guidelines. At any rate, the lower the shutter count, the better. It's like the mileage on used cars... figure out roughly how much life is left in the thing and adjust your price.
With many camera models you can check the shutter count yourself by opening a recent picture from that camera in Opanda IExif (free download): http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/download.htm
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- 3 years ago
How to check shutter count in Canon 650D?
- Anonymous1 decade ago