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03-26-2009, 03:15 PM   #1
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Shutter Rating on the K10 or K20

What is the shutter life rating on the K10/K20?

I am going to be doing a project involving shooting some long duration time-lapse's and am wondering how well the shutter will hold up.

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03-26-2009, 03:30 PM   #2
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Pentax states that shutter life of K10D and K20D is 100k actuations.
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What is the shutter life rating on the K10/K20?

I am going to be doing a project involving shooting some long duration time-lapse's and am wondering how well the shutter will hold up.
About a year ago I invested extensive time researching the K20d. My memory tells me that at least one review listed the shutter life @ 150,000 actuations. At the moment I can't find that review. However, here is the wording used, by Pentax, in its official Press release of January 2008:

"Reliable, durable shutter unit assuring more than 100,000 shutter releases"


The release can be found here: PENTAX News and Press Releases - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site
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Even at 100k actuations over 5 years...that's an average of almost 55 pics per day, every single day. Double the amount of pics per day if you only shoot every other day of the year.

Unless you're a pro, it's nothing to worry about. And if you are a pro, you'll probably get a new camera every 3 years or so if not sooner Good luck with the time lapse photos...show them here if you can and/or share your techniques

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5 years or 100,000 shots - whichever comes first - more than enough justification to buy a new camera if you ask me!
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The long duration timelapse's I am looking at doing will quite likely fire off 10,000 exposures. I am only doing a couple, but it definitely makes me aware of the shutter life.

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