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05-11-2010, 12:23 PM   #1
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Shutter count of about 80 on a new K-X?

Just bought it brand new from a reputed seller, and after 30 shots I took the exif reader indicates about 110 clicks... Is this normal? Thank you.

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Just bought it brand new from a reputed seller, and after 30 shots I took the exif reader indicates about 110 clicks... Is this normal? Thank you.
That's actually low. I've never had one below 250.

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That's actually low. I've never had one below 250.

Agreed, 80 sounds pretty low. I don't recall the exact number, but I think the Kx I bought last winter has a shutter count around 225. FWIW, the K7 I bought last week was at 400.
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And for the record, the *reason* it isn't 0 is that these things get some testing at the factory.

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And for the record, the *reason* it isn't 0 is that these things get some testing at the factory.
That's what I thought--still, I wanted to make sure...Thank you all. It seems I have a very nice K-x.

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How can you check the shutter count? I'm curious to know what mine is now.
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How can you check the shutter count? I'm curious to know what mine is now.
I just found out that you can use this program to check the EXIF: IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide

I'm sure there's an easier way to do it especially with newer cameras.
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Or upload a file here and check the shutter count: Jeffrey's Exif viewer

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How can you check the shutter count? I'm curious to know what mine is now.
PhotoMe. Use it to view an unedited JPG or a RAW (PEF/DNG) file.



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In the Photome image above, the 'SR Result' says 'not ready'.
In my K200D, I see 'not stabilized' some times and some times as 'not ready' .
And also 'Shake Reduction (Setup)' is 'On' for K200D (instead of '5' here).
Could any one explain what these values and keys mean please?
Am I using SR or not?
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QuoteOriginally posted by siva.ss.kumar Quote
In the Photome image above, the 'SR Result' says 'not ready'.
In my K200D, I see 'not stabilized' some times and some times as 'not ready' .
And also 'Shake Reduction (Setup)' is 'On' for K200D (instead of '5' here).
Could any one explain what these values and keys mean please?
Am I using SR or not?
That particular photo is HDR capture on the K7. For some stupid a$$ reason, the K7 turns off SR on many functions, including that one (and wireless flash, WHY?). The K7 doesn't have an actual SR switch like it's predecessors but is a software switch.

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So, how about for the K200D? Does the SR status (not ready) means that when I took that picture, even when the SR switch was in the on position, the SR was not used at all? Sorry. I am a bit confused.
Any one knows what these EXIF tags mean?
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QuoteOriginally posted by siva.ss.kumar Quote
So, how about for the K200D? Does the SR status (not ready) means that when I took that picture, even when the SR switch was in the on position, the SR was not used at all? Sorry. I am a bit confused.
Any one knows what these EXIF tags mean?
To my understanding, SR Not Ready, equals Not Used. You're supposed to wait until you see the little hand in the viewfinder before actually taking the picture.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jct us101 Quote
I just found out that you can use this program to check the EXIF: IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide
I'm sure there's an easier way to do it especially with newer cameras.
I use Irfanview. It's a great program, and it does display EXIF info, but the EXIF data it displays does not include shutter count.

Here's a smaple of the EXIF data displayed in version 4.27, the latest versions:

Filename - K-m_ISO_1600.jpg
Make - PENTAX
Model - PENTAX K2000
Orientation - Top left
XResolution - 72
YResolution - 72
ResolutionUnit - Inch
Software - PENTAX Digital Camera Utility Ver.4.10
DateTime - 2009:10:18 01:35:22
YCbCrPositioning - Co-Sited
ExifOffset - 250
ExposureTime - 1/10 seconds
FNumber - 0.00
ExposureProgram - Manual control
ISOSpeedRatings - 1600
ExifVersion - 0221
DateTimeOriginal - 2009:10:17 16:56:30
DateTimeDigitized - 2009:10:17 16:56:30
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MeteringMode - Center weighted average
Flash - Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 55.00 mm
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 3872
ExifImageHeight - 2592
InteroperabilityOffset - 49390
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Manual
White Balance - Manual
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 82 mm
SceneCaptureType - Standard
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Normal
SubjectDistanceRange - Unknown
Maker Note (Vendor): -
Mode - Auto
Quality - 5
ISO - 268
White Balance - Unknown (17)
Lens Type - M-42 or No Lens
Thumbnail: -
Compression - 6 (JPG)
XResolution - 72
YResolution - 72
ResolutionUnit - Inch
JpegIFOffset - 49514
JpegIFByteCount - 4388

PhotoME does display shutter count.

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QuoteOriginally posted by JeffJS Quote
To my understanding, SR Not Ready, equals Not Used. You're supposed to wait until you see the little hand in the viewfinder before actually taking the picture.

Exactly.
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