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How-to: Check Pentax camera shutter count and manufacture date online
Posted By: Adam, 12-22-2011, 04:56 AM

Your camera's shutter count and manufacture date are stored in the EXIF data of every photo you take. I've now added an online tool that reads this data and can tell you when your camera was built and how many photos it has taken:

Check Shutter Count & Camera Manufacture Date Online - EXIF Reader

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05-16-2012, 09:37 AM   #31
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40,000 shots from my K-x, and it's still running perfectly (touch wood) with an average of 66 photos a day.

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tried to check the shutter count but I get no infos ... The Page is just loading but no change of the page.
I tried it with myshuttercount but it says the count is at 3514 but last picture had the file name IMGP3718
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Sorry I forgot I have a k-5 and it is a 2mp pic and lowest Quality.
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Files names don't reflect your shutter count, as if you delete the most recent file it will just start numbering lower, and vice-versa.


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Shutter count

Adam,
I have just bought a K-5 and an odd thing happened with the shutter count. After I set up the parameters similarly to my K-7 I did some test shots and I noticed the shutter count was at 7862. Getting a little hot under the collar I ran your utility before I called the dealer thinking I was sold a used or demo camera. Anyway the shutter count came up as 6, a huge difference from what it was recording. Even after formatting the card, which I took out of my K-7, the shutter count remains high. Do you have any idea why this would happen?

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It works really well with my K20D. Thanks!
07-07-2012, 05:56 PM   #37
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Thanks for this! I have been considering selling my K-x and I was curious what the current shutter count is.
09-03-2012, 10:05 AM   #38
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Good evening,

I have a K-5. I' ve taken out the card and inserted it into a Fujifilm. It was at its 6k- is shot (the fuji) , and when i' ve inserted it back into my pentax, the pentax went from there with the count (i must mention there were only about 2.3 k shots on the pentax) .

How can I resolve this? Is there a real method of counting the shots?

Thank you!

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Hey Adam I having frustrating issue, I can't seem to get the EXIF data to show my shutter count, can you or anyone help me with this??
I don't think I changed any settings on the camera, just one day I went to look at EXIF data and it never shows even to this day.
12-15-2012, 11:20 AM   #40
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxlover22 Quote
Hey Adam I having frustrating issue, I can't seem to get the EXIF data to show my shutter count, can you or anyone help me with this??
I don't think I changed any settings on the camera, just one day I went to look at EXIF data and it never shows even to this day.
Make sure that you upload an un-edited image. Some photoeditors will remove some of the EXIF information.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ole Quote
Make sure that you upload an un-edited image. Some photoeditors will remove some of the EXIF information.
I done that as well I got more EXIF data but still nothing for shutter count
03-29-2013, 08:12 PM   #42
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Very useful, gives much more information than another online tool I found. On my recently-acquired K10D ...

Results
Camera PENTAX K10D
Manufature Date 2007:05:28
Shutter Count 29,586

Full EXIF Data
AEExposureTime 1/10
AELock Off
AEMeteringMode Multi-segment
AEMeteringSegments 4.4 4.8 5.5 5.6 6.0 5.8 5.2 4.4 5.5 6.8 3.8 3.8 4.9 4.5 6.4 4.6
AEMinExposureTime 1/3862
AEProgramMode MTF Program (P-Shift)
AFIntegrationTime 134 ms
AFPointMode Fixed Center
AFPointSelected Fixed Center
AFPointSelected2 Center
AFPointsInFocus Center (horizontal)
ApertureRingUse Permitted
AutoAperture On
AutoBracketing 0 EV, No Extended Bracket
BlackPoint 0 0 0 0
BodyBatteryADLoad 181 (8.0V, 85%)
BodyBatteryADNoLoad 186 (8.2V, 88%)
BodyBatteryState Full
BracketShotNumber n/a
CPUFirmwareVersion 1.31.00.19
CameraTemperature 15 C
CircleOfConfusion 0.020 mm
ColorSpace sRGB
ComponentsConfiguration Y, Cb, Cr, -
Compression JPEG (old-style)
Contrast Normal
CreateDate 2013:03:30 11:52:09
CustomRendered Normal
DSPFirmwareVersion 1.31.00.19
Date 2013:03:30
DateTimeOriginal 2013:03:30 11:52:09
DestinationCity New York
DestinationDST No
DriveMode Continuous; No Timer; Shutter Button; Single Exposure
DriveMode2 Continuous
E-DialInProgram P Shift
EVSteps 1/3 EV Steps
EncodingProcess Baseline DCT, Huffman coding
ExifByteOrder Big-endian (Motorola, MM)
ExifVersion 0221
ExposureMode Auto
ExposureProgram Not Defined
ExposureTime 1/10
ExternalFlashBounce n/a
ExternalFlashExposureComp n/a
ExternalFlashGuideNumber n/a
ExternalFlashMode Off
FOV 46.4 deg
FileAccessDate 2013:03:29 21:58:10-05:00
FileInodeChangeDate 2013:03:29 22:00:20-05:00
FileModifyDate 2013:03:29 22:00:20-05:00
FileSize 1890 kB
FileSource Digital Camera
FileType JPEG
Flash Off, Did not fire
FlashMeteringSegments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FlashMode Off, Did not fire; Internal
FlashOptions Normal
FlashOptions2 Normal
FlashStatus Off
FlashpixVersion 0100
FocalLength 28.0 mm
FocalLength35efl 28.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 42.0 mm)
FocalLengthIn35mmFormat 42 mm
FocusMode Manual
FocusMode2 Manual
GripBatteryState Empty or Missing
HometownCity Tokyo
HometownDST No
HyperfocalDistance 9.78 m
ISOSetting Manual
ImageEditing None
ImageSize 3872x2592
ImageTone Natural
InternalFlashMode Did not fire, Normal
InteropIndex R98 - DCF basic file (sRGB)
InteropVersion 0100
JpgRecordedPixels 10 MP
LensID A Series Lens
LensType A Series Lens
MIMEType image/jpeg
Make PENTAX Corporation
ManufactureDate 2007:05:28
MeteringMode Multi-segment
MeteringMode2 Multi-segment
MeteringMode3 Multi-segment
Model PENTAX K10D
ModifyDate 2013:03:30 11:52:09
MultipleExposureSet Off
NoiseReduction Off
Orientation Horizontal (normal)
PentaxModelID K10D
PentaxVersion 3.0.0.0
PictureMode MTF Program; 1/3 EV steps
PictureMode2 Program AE
PowerSource Body Battery
PreviewImage (Binary data 25528 bytes)
PreviewImageBorders 26 26 0 0
PreviewImageSize 640x480
PrintIMVersion 0300
ProductionCode 8.6 (camera has been serviced)
ProgramLine MTF
Quality Best
RawAndJpgRecording JPEG (Best)
ResolutionUnit inches
Rotation Horizontal (normal)
SRActive Yes
SRFocalLength 28 mm
SRHalfPressTime 0.30 s
SRResult Not stabilized
Saturation Normal
SceneCaptureType Standard
SceneType Directly photographed
SensingMethod One-chip color area
SensitivitySteps As EV Steps
ShakeReduction On
Sharpness Normal
ShutterSpeed 1/10
SlaveFlashMeteringSegments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Software K10D Ver 1.31
Subject
SubjectDistanceRange Distant
ThumbnailImage (Binary data 6413 bytes)
Time 11:52:09
TvExposureTimeSetting 1/128
WB_RGGBLevelsCloudy 14560 8192 8192 7782
WB_RGGBLevelsDaylight 13600 8192 8192 8765
WB_RGGBLevelsFlash 13632 8192 8192 8601
WB_RGGBLevelsFluorescentD 17376 8192 8192 8847
WB_RGGBLevelsFluorescentN 14528 8192 8192 10076
WB_RGGBLevelsFluorescentW 13088 8192 8192 12206
WB_RGGBLevelsShade 16128 8192 8192 6635
WB_RGGBLevelsTungsten 8192 8192 8192 20971
WhiteBalance Auto
WhiteBalanceMode Auto (White Fluorescent)
WhiteBalanceSet Auto
WhitePoint 10272 8192 8192 12608
WorldTimeLocation Hometown
XMPToolkit XMP Core 5.1.2
YCbCrPositioning Co-sited
YCbCrSubSampling YCbCr4:2:2 (2 1)

Anyone know the significance of "Production Code" as highlighted in red ? Apart from the obvious, that the camera has been serviced at some point.

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05-04-2013, 05:57 AM   #43
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Well, I have one question: when I see all EXIF data, there is string for Shutter count. For example, Shutter count="235 45 213 229". For the same frame your program shows "8,219". How can I recalculate first ("raw") value to second without any special program?
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Out of whack for the K-30.
I just purchased a used K-30. Using the jpeg I just shot.... The seller says the camera was manufactured in June of 2012, the utility says July 2012. The seller says 8,329 shutter clicks, the utility says 6. While the camera has no obvious sign of use, I tend to trust the previous owner's numbers, at least so far as shutter count, a bit more.
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Very handy utility, thanks.
My newly-acquired but battered K20D shows 10K-ish which surprised me that it's so relatively low, while my good condition but older K10D shows 12K-ish, which is about right. I recall using some other utility when I bought that used and it showed about 6K at the time.
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