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07-14-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
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Image counts

A 'new' K5 arrived yesterday and while tying it out, I saw that the image count was around 7650. I called FOTOBOOMS (Amsterdam), the seller, and he told that it was due to my memory card that this 'unreal' click number was showing. I have 8 SD cards, all the same Sandisk 8 GB, and all of them are showing this rather high image count, all of them were formatted in that body.
Anybody else seen that?
BTW,EXIF Viewer is of no help, I am working on a mac, the production date and the shutter count aren't showing.
The serial number is 403XXXX

07-14-2011, 10:02 PM   #2
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You can only trust the shutter count listed in the EXIF. Take a shot, export/transfer it to a PC and use the freeware Photome (PhotoME - Exif, IPTC & ICC Metadata Editor) to check the real shutter count in the photograph EXIF.
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Use PhotoMe

Use PhotoMe. It will give you the correct shutter count. Plus a ton of other info as well. Best part is that it's free. Many people use it on this forum.

Here's the link PhotoME - Exif, IPTC & ICC Metadata Editor
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Or if you don't feel like downloading anything, post a JPG to Jeffrey's EXIF viewer website:
Jeffrey's Exif viewer

07-15-2011, 12:10 AM   #5
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Thanx guys, Jeffery's Exif Viewer brought some light here: according to 'him' the shutter count is 160, and the prod. date is 01/05/'11, much better indeed!
Now, I still wonder how it comes that the image count is that different...
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The image count on the card (I'm assuming you were using filename) starts from the last image on the card. You can also reset the filenaming on the camera I think.

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