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    Austin Vinar

    Does anyone know how I can check the shutter count on my camera? I have a Canon Rebel XS.


    Ezra Morley

    If you’re not afraid of downloading and running a program, looks like this little piece of software should be able to tell you:

    You’ll have to extract the .zip file to a folder and run the executable, then connect your camera to your computer with the USB cable that came with it. Here’s a video tutorial. (You can mute the sound, there’s no voiceover)


    David Frazer

    Another way that works for many cameras is this website:
    or this website:
    You can upload an unedited photo, and it will tell you how many shutter releases the camera has had. If you have a slow connection like me and don’t want to wait forever to upload a raw file you can change your settings for one picture to the smallest image quality. It looks like my shutter count is at 37849.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  David Frazer.

    Austin Vinar

    OK. Thank-you! My count is just over 95000.


    James Staddon

    Thank you, @dfrazer!

    I found this shutter-count life-expectancy chart for Canon to be helpful too:


    Austin Vinar

    @jamesstaddon Ok. Mine is supposed to last 100,000 and it has 96,465. How close to 100,000 do you think it will give out. Do you think it will last a good bit over or should I be camera hunting?


    Ezra Morley

    Those numbers aren’t necessarily anything to worry about. It’s just like the miles on a car. We tend to think of 200,000 miles as about the limit for a car nowadays, but there are lots of cars that go way over that. I know of a minivan that has nearly 300,000 right now, and it’s still running strong!

    If your camera is still working fine, don’t worry about the number of shutter actuations. You might want to keep an eye out for good deals, certainly, and upgrade if there’s a compelling deal, but don’t upgrade merely because the “mileage” is high. I’ve never had a camera long enough to find out what happens at 100,000 clicks, but I don’t think it will explode or anything. 🙂


    Ezra Morley

    I just checked the shutter count on my Pentax K-5 IIs:

    Camera 	           PENTAX K-5 II s
    Shutter Count               15,550
    Manufacture Date 	2013:08:18

    Practically brand new yet! 🙂

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