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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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12-22-2011, 08:38 AM   #2
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Good EXIF utility. The down side, however, is the image has to be JPG. Can't do RAW.
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QuoteOriginally posted by AOShep Quote
Good EXIF utility. The down side, however, is the image has to be JPG. Can't do RAW.
That is probably because Adam only shoot JPG
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once you know add your info here if you like

Camera Shutter Life Database

it is missing KR and K5 but they are pretty new, there are some very long lived K10's out there 3 made it to over a million one of which is still going.

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At the moment the script doesn't log stats or anything, but I suppose it could do so as long as things are kept anonymous!

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Thanks for adding this tool Adam. It's much much easier to read than PhotoMe.
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"Unknown" shutter count for original 2003 *ist D

This works for my K-7, but for both of my *ist D cameras (original 2003 D, not DS or DL), I get "Unknown" shutter count. Does the D not store that data?

Both D files were Jpgs taken just now for this purpose, straight from the camera with no processing.


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It works well on my K100D.A very handy tool that you have put up Adam.Thanks!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by GregL65 Quote
This works for my K-7, but for both of my *ist D cameras (original 2003 D, not DS or DL), I get "Unknown" shutter count. Does the D not store that data?

Both D files were Jpgs taken just now for this purpose, straight from the camera with no processing.


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Take a look at the extended exif output- it should be there, could it be under a different key than the other cameras?

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worked with DNG from K-x

QuoteOriginally posted by AOShep Quote
Good EXIF utility. The down side, however, is the image has to be JPG. Can't do RAW.
It worked for me using a DNG from a K-x.
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This is a very good utility. I am some 500 images short of 10000. And it feels like a milestone is approaching!
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"Unknown" shutter count for original 2003 *ist D

QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Take a look at the extended exif output- it should be there, could it be under a different key than the other cameras?
Hi Adam,

I looked at them all, and I don't see it. I took another shot just now; here are the results. This is an in-camera jpg, not modified, in fact not even copied to the hard drive; from the tool I browsed to the file on the CompactFlash card exactly as written by the camera:

Again, this works fine with my K-7, but I get this "Unknown" Shutter Count with both of my *ist D bodies (original D; not DS, not DL).

(Sorry about the bad formatting; this forum software seems to be stubborn about it)



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If either value is showing up as "Unknown", try uploading a different file, and make sure that it hasn't been modified.

Camera PENTAX *ist D
Manufature Date 2004:05:15
Shutter Count Unknown

Full EXIF Data

AEExposureTime 1/72
AELock Off
AEMeteringMode Multi-segment
AEMeteringSegments 6.5 7.8 7.6 8.9 5.8 7.8 6.0 6.5 4.6 5.2 4.8 6.9 5.8 5.5 7.1 4.5
AEMinExposureTime 1/3862
AEProgramMode Av, B or X
AFPointMode Select
AFPointSelected Center
AFPointSelected2 Center
AFPointsInFocus (none)
ApertureRingUse Prohibited
AutoAperture On
BlackPoint 130 128 127 130
BodyBatteryState Full
BracketShotNumber n/a
CPUFirmwareVersion 1.12.01.03
CameraTemperature 15 C
CircleOfConfusion 0.020 mm
ColorMatrixA 1.71875 -0.76172 0.04297 -0.22266 1.50000 -0.27734 -0.11328 -0.32812 1.44141
ColorMatrixB 1.18750 -0.14453 -0.04297 -0.19922 1.46875 -0.26953 -0.09766 -0.28125 1.37891
ColorSpace sRGB
ComponentsConfiguration Y, Cb, Cr, -
Compression JPEG (old-style)
Contrast Normal
CreateDate 2012:01:31 20:53:10
CustomRendered Normal
DSPFirmwareVersion 1.12.01.03
Date 2012:01:31
DateTimeOriginal 2012:01:31 20:53:10
DestinationCity San Francisco
DestinationDST Yes
DriveMode Single-frame; No Timer; Shutter Button; Single Exposure
DriveMode2 Single-frame
E-DialInProgram P Shift
EVSteps 1/3 EV Steps
EncodingProcess Baseline DCT, Huffman coding
ExifByteOrder Big-endian (Motorola, MM)
ExifVersion 221
ExposureMode Auto
ExposureProgram Aperture-priority AE
ExposureTime 1/80
FOV 38.2 deg
FileModifyDate 2012:01:31 23:25:14-06:00
FileSize 310 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
FlashOptions Normal
FlashpixVersion 100
FocalLength 35.0 mm
FocalLength35efl 35.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 52.0 mm)
FocalLengthIn35mmFormat 52 mm
FocusMode AF-S
FocusMode2 AF-S
HometownCity New York
HometownDST No
HyperfocalDistance 15.14 m
ImageSize 1536x1024
InteropIndex R98 - DCF basic file (sRGB)
InteropVersion 100
LensID smc PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 AL
LensType smc PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 AL
MIMEType image/jpeg
Make PENTAX Corporation
ManufactureDate 2004:05:15
MeteringMode Multi-segment
MeteringMode2 Multi-segment
Model PENTAX *ist D
ModifyDate 2012:01:31 20:53:10
MultipleExposureSet Off
NoiseReduction Off
PentaxImageSize 1536x1024
PentaxModelID *ist D
PictureMode Aperture Priority; 1/3 EV steps
PictureMode2 Aperture Priority
PowerSource Body Battery
PreviewImage (Binary data 39932 bytes)
PreviewImageBorders 26 26 0 0
PreviewImageSize 640x480
PrintIMVersion 250
ProgramLine Normal
Quality Good
ResolutionUnit inches
Saturation High
SceneCaptureType Standard
SceneType Directly photographed
SensingMethod One-chip color area
SensorSize 24.024 x 16.038 mm
Sharpness Hard
ShutterSpeed 1/80
SlaveFlashMeteringSegments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Software *ist D Ver 1.12
SubjectDistanceRange Distant
ThumbnailImage (Binary data 5015 bytes)
Time 20:53:10
ToneCurve (Binary data 15950 bytes)
WB_RGGBLevelsCloudy 14475 8192 8192 7626
WB_RGGBLevelsDaylight 13315 8192 8192 8576
WB_RGGBLevelsFlash 15635 8192 8192 7787
WB_RGGBLevelsFluorescentD 16843 8192 8192 8961
WB_RGGBLevelsFluorescentN 14064 8192 8192 10093
WB_RGGBLevelsFluorescentW 12566 8192 8192 12298
WB_RGGBLevelsShade 15514 8192 8192 6978
WB_RGGBLevelsTungsten 8192 8192 8192 18306
WhiteBalance Tungsten
WhiteBalanceMode User-Selected
WhiteBalanceSet Tungsten
WhitePoint 8384 8192 8192 17952
WorldTimeLocation Destination
YCbCrPositioning Co-sited
YCbCrSubSampling YCbCr4:2:2 (2 1)

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02-07-2012, 07:40 PM   #13
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Doesn't work for me.
I'm not suprised. Nor is anyone else that knows my luck with computers.
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Yup, doesn't look like it's there for the *istD, but maybe the proprietary Pentax software can read it?

K-x should work fine though, just make sure your photos are originals.

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