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Compatible Models

Check Shutter Count works with any DSLR cameras including Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic and Olympus. Make sure to upload the raw image from your camera.

1D C, 1D X, 1D MARK III, 1D Mark IV, 7D Mark II, 7D, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 6D, 70D, 60D, 50D, 40D, 700D (Rebel T5i), 650D (Rebel T4i), 600D (Rebel T3i), 550D (Rebel T2i), 500D (Rebel T1i), 450D (Rebel XSi), 100D (Rebel SL1), 1300D (Rebel T6), 1200D (Rebel T5), 1100D (Rebel T3), 1000D (Rebel XS)...


D3/D3s/D3x, D40/D40x, D4/D4s, D5, D50, D60, D70/D70s, D80, D90, D200, D300/D300s, D500, D600, D610, D700, D750, D800/D800E, D810/D850, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D3400, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500/D5600, D7000/D7100/D7200/D7500...


a9, a7r2, a72, a7s2, a7r, a7s, a7, a6500, a6300, a6000, a5100, a5000, a99II, a77II, NEX-7, NEX-6, NEX-5T, NEX-5R, NEX-5N/NEX-5, NEX-3/NEX-3N, A77M2/A77, A65, A58, A57, A550, A55, A37, A330, A290...

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Frequently Asked Questions

You might have lot of questions. We've covered most of them here.

How can I check the shutter count on my camera?

To check the shutter count on your camera, upload a raw file to our tool. We’ll help you extract the EXIF data from your photos that keep a record of your shutter’s actuation. You can also consult your camera's manual for instructions if it does not store the shutter count number in the EXIF data.

Why is the camera shutter count important?

The camera shutter count, or the number of shutter actuation, is crucial in determining a camera's life expectancy and value. As a mechanical component, the shutter wears out slightly each time it opens and closes. While factors like proper care and maintenance contribute to a camera's lifespan, the shutter count is a reliable indicator of how long a specific camera will likely last.

Can you reset the camera shutter count?

Camera shutter count data is typically stored in the camera's firmware or internal memory and cannot be reset under normal circumstances. However, some manufacturers that sell refurbished cameras might reset the shutter count to zero. Custom firmware may enable the resetting of the counter, but this process requires advanced skills and poses the risk of damaging your camera.

What is EXIF data, and how does it relate to shutter count?

Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF) data is a set of metadata embedded within an image file by the camera. It contains information such as date and time, camera settings, and the camera's shutter count. By examining the EXIF data of a photo taken with a used camera, you can determine the number of shutter actuation and assess the camera's overall condition.

What happens when a camera reaches its shutter count limit?

When a camera reaches its shutter count limit, it often continues to function, but image quality may deteriorate, and the mechanical shutter may eventually require replacement. If you're considering a second-hand or used camera, selecting one with a lower shutter count is essential, indicating the shutter has been actuated significantly below its limit.

What is a 'good' shutter count?

A "good" shutter count varies depending on the camera model. Entry-level and mid-range DSLR cameras typically have a shutter count rating between 100,000 and 200,000, while professional-grade cameras can range between 400,000 and 500,000. When purchasing a second-hand camera, it's best to choose one with shutter count well below its rating.

What's the difference between a mirrorless camera and a DSLR regarding shutter life?

Mirrorless cameras often have a longer shutter life than DSLRs due to their electronic shutters, which lack the mechanical components that wear out over time. However, some mirrorless cameras still have a mechanical shutter, so it's essential to research the specific model you're interested in to understand its shutter life expectancy.