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02-29-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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Shutter vs File Name Count

I haven't been paying much attention to the photo count on shots taken with my new K-5 that I've only had for about 6 weeks now. I recently noticed that on Jan 21st, the photo/file name count was 204, but on Jan 27th it had jumped to 6742! Any ideas how this might have happened? My camera is set to increment file name numbers and other than this one time leap, it does that perfectly.

I checked the shutter count on Feb 26th and it was 1,054. When I subtracted the ~6,500 jump from current file name numbers I come up with around 1,000 shots which aligns well with the shutter count. I've now reset the file name count in camera to align with the actual shutter count, but would be curious if anyone has any thoughts on what may have caused the leap? Could it be something to do with switching SD cards which I think I did back in Jan?

02-29-2012, 03:00 PM   #2
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Yep..From what I hear(read actually), the file name will be greatly determined by things on the SD card.
02-29-2012, 03:40 PM   #3
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When you put a SD card in the camera with the folder name that corresponds with the current date (today), then the camera will adjust the file image count to match the last (latest) file name. This happens a lot when you have more than one Pentax DSLRs as in my case.
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