Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-08-2013, 03:49 AM   #1
Senior Member
Ztrejfer's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 116
Where can the number of shots/exposures be seen?

Having trouble finding the place in the menu (where I suppose it's situated) where the total number of previous shots/exposures can be seen. That is, all the shots in the cameras lifetime.

Does somebody know?


Last edited by Ztrejfer; 12-08-2013 at 04:02 AM.
12-08-2013, 04:12 AM   #2
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GMT +10
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,828
Unless I am missing something, you can't see the number of previous shots directly, unless you go into PLAY mode, then zoom out one step until you can see the image folders, and select a folder of images. You should see a total of the number of saved images in each folder.

You can, however, easily see the number of REMAINING shots in the bottom right corner of the top LCD, the bottom left corner of the rear LCD status screen, and also in the top right corner of the INFO display on the rear LCD.

Other than going into PLAY mode, the number of previous shots is a calculation you may have to make yourself, depending on the size of the SD card and how many free shots it displayed when you first put it into the camera. If you started with 1000 shots available, and you have 300 remaining ...
12-08-2013, 04:17 AM   #3
Senior Member
Ztrejfer's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 116
Original Poster
Oh, that's not what I mean, excuse me for causing confusing. What I'm after is the total number of shots the camera has taken in its whole lifetime - as a measure of how much it's been used.

The reason I ask is that I've seen cameras for sale that has announced "14.636 exposures" on its back - and I wonder where they got that number from. I assume they are all counted over time somewhere in the cameras software and be accessed...?
12-08-2013, 04:25 AM   #4
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GMT +10
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,828
QuoteOriginally posted by Ztrejfer Quote
the total number of shots the camera has taken in its whole lifetime
That's easy:

Check Shutter Count & Camera Manufacture Date Online - EXIF Reader

or download EXIFTOOL and use it to have a look at all of the EXIF data in your images:
ExifTool by Phil Harvey

12-08-2013, 04:54 AM   #5
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tumbleweed, Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,107
There is also PhotoMe that can be downloaded from....The data you are looking for is not really available via the menu system of the camera body. The shutter count is a field within what is called the EXIF area of the image file. The image file has a data section that provides a wealth of data which includes the shutter count, date of manufacturer, temperature of the camera, etc. Run PhotoME, and then just drag the image into the utility, and all of the data is displayed. Down at the bottom is a search bar to make finding a data item easy. Just enter shutter and it will be filtered and displayed for you.

12-08-2013, 05:18 AM   #6
Site Supporter
Stone G.'s Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: North Zealand, Denmark
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,516
I recommend PhotoME because it's a simple Windows excecutable and because you can easiliy edit you EXIF data here (a useful feature if you use old, manual lenses, if you have had your date and time set wrong etc.).

To spell out what you should do: Open your last picture in PhotoME; Click Manufacturers Notes and scroll down to the bottom of that sectioon:
Attached Images
 
12-08-2013, 07:20 AM   #7
Site Supporter
tomwil's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Maryland USA
Posts: 778
QuoteOriginally posted by Stone G. Quote
I recommend PhotoME because it's a simple Windows excecutable and because you can easiliy edit you EXIF data here.
Appears to work only for the Pentax older models. I could not get PhotoME to show the shutter count and some other parameters with a K-30 or K-500. Am I doing something wrong?
12-08-2013, 08:04 AM   #8
Senior Member
Ztrejfer's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 116
Original Poster
OK, thanks for the answers. I have a MacBook Pro and tried the EXIF Reader - but I have not really learned how to work in Terminal, so I'll just pass on this one.

Thanks anyway!

12-08-2013, 10:41 AM   #9
Moderator
Tom S.'s Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: S.E. Michigan
Photos: Albums
Posts: 4,239
QuoteOriginally posted by tomwil Quote
Appears to work only for the Pentax older models. I could not get PhotoME to show the shutter count and some other parameters with a K-30 or K-500. Am I doing something wrong?
Are you trying to look at a jpg or raw file? Jpg should work, but raw may not, especially if it's a png.
12-08-2013, 11:08 AM   #10
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: U.K.
Posts: 685
Try ExifToolGUI to make life easier using ExifTool.
12-08-2013, 04:49 PM   #11
Site Supporter




Join Date: Dec 2011
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 82
try this worked for me on k3

This is from Adam on our forms
Check Shutter Count & Camera Manufacture Date Online - EXIF Reader
Hank
12-12-2013, 10:08 AM   #12
Site Supporter
tomwil's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Maryland USA
Posts: 778
QuoteOriginally posted by Tom S. Quote
Are you trying to look at a jpg or raw file? Jpg should work, but raw may not, especially if it's a png.
I use JPG, and the Manufacturer Notes info is all scrambled in PhotoME. Appears Ricoh/Pentax changed the EXIF format in the newer models, and PhotoME has not been updated to compensate for the change.
12-12-2013, 05:28 PM   #13
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GMT +10
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,828
QuoteOriginally posted by tomwil Quote
I use JPG, and the Manufacturer Notes info is all scrambled in PhotoME.
Neither Exiftool, or the Pentaxforums EXIF reader service linked above, have that problem.

PhotoMe is ghost-ship software nowadays, unfortunately.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
dslr, k-3, k3, pentax k-3
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where in Canada can a focusing screen be installed for me? jpzk Pentax K-5 11 09-26-2012 05:41 PM
Number of exposures on a K-5? ronpyke Pentax K-5 2 06-08-2011 07:35 AM
Number of exposures on my K10d? Larsenio Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 3 07-21-2010 05:15 PM
The metered prism adapter ring, where it can be obtained? alfa Pentax Medium Format 6 04-26-2010 07:04 PM
K200D - How to check the actual number of shots taken? Mindaugas Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 07-19-2009 02:19 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:18 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top