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11-12-2011, 09:04 PM   #1
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Finding shutter count.

I'm about halfway through the manual but have not found reference how to display (in camera) the body data, like shutter count,software version etc.
Is there a way to display this somehow?

Thanks.

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Well, not exactly. I use PhotoMe (PhotoME - Exif, IPTC & ICC Metadata Editor) - open a raw picture file taken with your camera and it will show all sorts of data for the photo and the camera data...
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Software version turn on with menu button depressed.
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Thanks. I'll post back in a minute if I get details and maybe you can tell me if I have latest version and if not how do I get it.

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Mine is 1.11. I believe the differences from 1.03 are support for gps devices.
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Just want to follow up on getting the shutter count. I've got PhotoMe and it tells me lots of other stuff but I cant see it anywhere telling me how many shots the body has fired. I'm guessing this is a non re-setable (unless repaired) data somewhere but how do I get it?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mychael Quote
Just want to follow up on getting the shutter count. I've got PhotoMe and it tells me lots of other stuff but I cant see it anywhere telling me how many shots the body has fired
Use (well, try) a RAW file and look under "Manufacturer Notes"

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Thanks. I'll give that a go.
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Ok found it but brings up new questions . It's showing 1878.. I'd be lucky if I've done 200 yet. Since I bought it.
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That might be the good reason for such a high shutter count. Mine had 0, because it was never opened and tested before me.
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Well mine was also new in box but I'm calling the shop today for clarification.
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Well I may just have to wear it as I cannot prove I did not put those shots on. Better chance had I known how to check it from day one.
Shop says it was 'in the box' never on the display.

Wholesaler/service centre says they never ship with more then 200 on it from factory testing.

Assuming the full 200 from factory and a very generous estimation that I've added another 500 to it, that still only comes to 700 and it's close to 1900. Hardly an insignificant discrepency.
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On my camera the filename seems to match the shutter count exactly... so my shuttercount is 6955 and the filename in the preview display says 100-6955.
Also mine came wiht a shutter count of 0 (i checked my first photo it was 1).

My guess regarding your unit is that:
if I were a pessimist then it was a returned unit, or a demo/store model and,
an optimist view is that it was heavily tested by QA

Either way, I think in the overall scheme of things 2000 is nothing considering the K-5 is rated for 100,000 actuations(or was it 150k i forget).
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Shutter count is different than actual photo count...





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