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06-28-2008, 09:15 AM   #1
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Image count on K200D has shifted to a high number

I used the same memory card between a K100D Super and a K200D. The image count on the Super was about 6000 and on the new K200D was about 800. After I formatted the card I have noticed that the new K200D is showing image count about 6000 as well. So it looks like a lot of pictures were taken with it but in reality only 800 pictures were taken. Does anybody have any ideas how to correct that? I am worried if and when I want to sell the K200D the high number of images would become a problem.

06-28-2008, 10:32 AM   #2
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Then check the shutter count with PhotoME, and provide the buyer with that number instead of the image number.
Pentax at least provides that number, other brands do not.
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Use PhotoME as morfic suggests. You cannot count on the image number anyway since the image number can be reset to 1 in a custom function.
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In what body did you format the card??

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I don't know about the K200D you have, but the way I "fix" the count when I accidentally mix my K100D and K110D cards is:

Change the Setup menu option "File #" to Reset. Power off.

Put a single file on a card using your computer with the old count either by copying your last correctly numbered file or editing the file name.

Insert prepared card, power on.

Take a test shot, it should have a name one greater then the file you placed on the card.

Change the Setup menu option "File #" back to SerialNo.
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Thanks guys. I downloaded PhotoME and found out what the real shutter count is. Then I followed the procedure outlined by Leo and set the file number in the camera the same as the actual shutter count. Now they are in sync. Great.
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I'm glad my little procedure worked for you. I occasionally use my K110D card as a spare for the K100D and mess up the numbering. It only takes five minutes to fix.

Hint: My K100D rolled over 9999 a few weeks ago. A strange directory appeared on the card called 101PENTX. Unfortunately I read that as 110 and assumed I swapped cards and I erased the directory. Then I discovered a bunch of files were missing. The camera does not put 0001 in the same directory as 999x, it created a new folder.

Fortunately I purchased "Easy Photo Recovery" before when I needed to recover some corrupt images (only partially successful). The program had no trouble un-deleting the folder of photos. Afterwords I deleted 101PENTX and the camera went back to "normal."

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