Shutter count : simple put - how many shots has the camera taken
The lower the number the better
For Nikon, easiest is to download a program called Opanda when u open a picture, the number of shutter release will be shown as part of Exif data
mechanical parts like shutter unit have a lifespan, shutter count is roughly gauge the lifespan you have for the shutter unit in the camera. don't worry so much about it, when it's time to go, it's just time to go. :bsmilie:
so maybe it's time to think more before you click your camera's life away.
i doubt there's a function to check, however you can bring it down to the ccsc to do a check with a fee i supposed. another way is to keep track of how many photos you've taken. that could be quite accurate as well.
maybe they wanted to get the 400d but since the 450d is coming out, so they hold their purse first. anyway the 450d has got slightly better features (esp the 3" screen, drools) and a better kit lens. i doubt there'll be much issues with the new 450d.
hmm i went to a shop they quote me 450D price and 400D price both differences is 300 =\ 400D got 5 free gifts like lcd protector, cannon tripod , cannon bag , 2gb ultra , extra battery but 450D only free me 4gb sdhc and a guide book =|
400D they offer me 1050
450D they offer me 1350:dunno: