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12-26-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
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New K7 shutter count

I just bought a new Pentax k7, which was apparently new in box.

I checked to see if the camera had been used before by checking how many times the shutter has been released. The EXIF data stated it had been released 248 times before i purchased the camera.

Is this normal? Does the Pentax factory do this?

12-26-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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Yes that is normal, almost every new Pentax K-7 has a shutter of around 200 before it's released. The Pentax factory probably quality-checked it before packaging it. Mine had around 210 shots when I bought it new.
12-26-2009, 07:48 PM   #3
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Evening, This has come up before, and it does appear that Pentax test the cameras in a final inspection phase by putting a few hundred actuations on the camera. The number tends to vary around a few hundred, so it sounds like your 248 is reasonable.
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Cool thanks for the info

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Mine had 573, right out of the box.

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Mine shows 100-5551, 100-5552....on the LCD screen when viewing the pics.
What does prefix number "100" means?
BTW, I have posted the same question in another post on K-7 shutter count.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Septrain Quote
Mine shows 100-5551, 100-5552....on the LCD screen when viewing the pics.
What does prefix number "100" means?
BTW, I have posted the same question in another post on K-7 shutter count.
Is it possible you used an SD card from a previous model camera? Try re-formatting your card and tell us the results.
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how do you see this? where is the number located?

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Download a program called PhotoMe (google it)..

Open one of your unmodified files with it and look for the shutter count.

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mine had 300 when bought new so it seems that pentax tests thouroughly
04-12-2010, 10:58 AM   #11
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As other said, this is normal. The Quality Assurance team at most of the companies test drive the electronics before packaging to be ready to ship. Just enjoy and take care of your new camera.
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This isn't just confined to the K-7.
Most if not all of the Pentax DSLRs have a average shot count of 300+.
When I bought my K100D super new, it had 340+ shutter count.
We should actually be thankful that we can even see or access the shutter count of the Pentax DSLRs.
You can't do this with the Canon Rebel.
I think it is only Canon that can access this feature and you have to bring the camera to them to get the info on the shutter count.
Bad if you are buying a used camera since, you don't actually know how extensively it has been used! You just have to take the word of the seller if you are buying a Canon.
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So would 1800 be excessive shutter count offered as new from one of the two Pentax site supporters?
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I would consider it new/ lightly used.

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