What Is Shutter Count?


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sinnery

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Since i was sarcastically told not to ask about this to a seller in the Buy&Sell forum.

So what is this shutter count? how do you benefit from knowing anything about it?

thank you for your kind attention. *pissed off*
 

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Since i was sarcastically told not to ask about this to a seller in the Buy&Sell forum.

So what is this shutter count? how do you benefit from knowing anything about it?

thank you for your kind attention. *pissed off*
A shutter count is the number of times the shutter has been used on that particular camera body. You can find out the rough number thru programs like Opanda Exif.

There is a mean time before failure for most of the camera body's shutter and as such, they would be able to guage the lifespan of the shutter mechanism roughly. It also shows how much the camera has been used so far...
 

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Since i was sarcastically told not to ask about this to a seller in the Buy&Sell forum.

So what is this shutter count? how do you benefit from knowing anything about it?

thank you for your kind attention. *pissed off*

Hmm... why is it so? for not suppose to ask about this shutter count?
 

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A shutter count is the number of times the shutter has been used on that particular camera body. You can find out the rough number thru programs like Opanda Exif.

There is a mean time before failure for most of the camera body's shutter and as such, they would be able to guage the lifespan of the shutter mechanism roughly. It also shows how much the camera has been used so far...
It can tells how much photos have been taken, but not sure if camera manufacturers do have a spec of the minimum shutter count it can last?
 

jeanie

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opanda can?how come when i open a pic and it shows all the exif without shutter count?can teach me?
 

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It can tells how much photos have been taken, but not sure if camera manufacturers do have a spec of the minimum shutter count it can last?
Pro camera have more mtbf shutter count than consumer camera.

But, it doesn't mean your camera suddenly die when minimum shutter count is over.

I believe Camera Manufacturer will use this shutter count on camera to improve their product reliability.

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Arto.
 

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You may want to post this query on another forum as this is strictly for B&S.

Apologies to seller for OT & uppz for your sale.

yeah... this guy said so. i'm still mad.........
 

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yeah... this guy said so. i'm still mad.........
It is normal to ask shutter count when you want to buy camera. It is something like when you ask "how old is your car?" when you want to buy a car.

Or, maybe because you ask him "What is the shutter count?" instead of "How much is your camera's shutter count?".

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Arto.
 

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It is normal to ask shutter count when you want to buy camera. It is something like when you ask "how old is your car?" when you want to buy a car.

Or, maybe because you ask him "What is the shutter count?" instead of "How much is your camera's shutter count?".

Regards,
Arto.
ouh it wasn't his thread. it was someone else's. and i ask the thread starter. he just bugged in. i think he had a bad day today. but still. so mean.

sorrry. i'm cranky person. i just didn't find it appropriate for him to do that.
 

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Personally feel that shutter count can only help a little. It depends on how the owner uses the camera.
Anyway it is not that expensive to replace the shutter, about $100-$200 or so.
What worries me most is actually the sensor.

E.g.
10K shutter - sports shooter or others where they use camera as machine guns ;p
10K shutter - use camera for frequent astro (e.e. star trails) photography. 1 picture can requires minutes of your sensor.
 

zac08

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Personally feel that shutter count can only help a little. It depends on how the owner uses the camera.
Anyway it is not that expensive to replace the shutter, about $100-$200 or so.
What worries me most is actually the sensor.

E.g.
10K shutter - sports shooter or others where they use camera as machine guns ;p
10K shutter - use camera for frequent astro (e.e. star trails) photography. 1 picture can requires minutes of your sensor.
Quite true... so I think cameras from the night photography group is kinda out for the resale market liao :bsmilie:
 

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Quite true... so I think cameras from the night photography group is kinda out for the resale market liao :bsmilie:
Eh, BTW, shutter is more important than sensor. Since shutter is a moving part component which can weary over time and shoot.

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Arto.
 

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Eh, BTW, shutter is more important than sensor. Since shutter is a moving part component which can weary over time and shoot.

Regards,
Arto.
But shutter units can be replaced.. can the sensor be replaced as cheaply?
 

Artosoft

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But shutter units can be replaced.. can the sensor be replaced as cheaply?
Again, it is depend on camera model. IMHO, sensor lifetime is longer than shutter lifetime (unless, CCD vs CMOS lifetime as previously hot debated CCD vs CMOS...).

Regards,
Arto.
 

adelynn88

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All along I've been wanting to ask this question.
How many pics (approximately) can I take until the shutter life ends? I ask many people and they always tell me "its hard to say" or "it depends".

Of course it depends, but let's say for normal usage, what is the shutter life of a DSLR?
Sorry if i sound stupid.
 

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All along I've been wanting to ask this question.
How many pics (approximately) can I take until the shutter life ends? I ask many people and they always tell me "its hard to say" or "it depends".

Of course it depends, but let's say for normal usage, what is the shutter life of a DSLR?
Sorry if i sound stupid.
usually 100k...
 

westwest1

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Quite true... so I think cameras from the night photography group is kinda out for the resale market liao :bsmilie:
how to tell that the camera have been used for night photography?? care to share...it sound interesting...
 

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