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When is a camera 'worn'? [duplicate]

How many frames does a 'worn' camera have on its back? 10,000? More? Less? When should you decide not to buy a used camera, frame-wise? My girlfriend and I shoot something like 3000 frames a month. ...
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Are there any known methods for resetting the shutter count?

When buying used camera bodies the shutter count gives you a good figure together with the external condition of what kind of usage the body experienced previously - assuming the shutter count is ...
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Does the manufacturer reset the metadata shutter count when replacing the shutter?

I've read about this across different forums but have not found a satisfying answer. Does the manufacturer (Canon in particular) reset the metadata shutter count when replacing a shutter?
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How can I get the shutter actuation count for Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i)?

How can I view the shutter count on an EOS 600D? The EOSInfo software doesn't work for me.
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Does the Fujifilm X100 have a limited number of shutter actuations, similar to focal-plane shutters?

I'm trying to find out the expected shutter life of the Fujifilm X100. I've not been able to find any consistent specifications, apart from having a possibly-electronic leaf shutter. Has it got an ...
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What is a shutter actuations, and how is it relevant in purchasing a used camera body? [duplicate]

I am planning to take a secondhand DSLR Nikon D3200 camera. It says that it has less than 450 shutter actuations. I have no knowledge of this term: what is a shutter actuation? And is it a good ...
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Does live view increases the number of shutter actuations?

Does live view increases the number of shutter actuations? I heard this before and I just see it now here, but that doesn't sound right, does it? I mean in live view the shutter should remain open all ...
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How do I know the Canon 6d shutter count via software?

How do I know the Canon 6d shutter count via software, since it's not on the EXIF, and EOSInfo, gPhoto, MagicLantern don't work.
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Is zero shutter count normal for a new camera?

I just bought a new Nikon D7000 to gift to someone, as always, I tested its shutter count using Exif info and to my surprise it had zero shutter counts, and it seems my test photo was its first. When ...
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Accuracy of shutter actuation count in Canon and Nikon cameras

Nikon In most Nikon DSLRs, shutter actuations could be found in the Exif data and it's possible by using a tool as simple as this online Exif viewer, however Nikon support website says that: This ...
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Does taking photo using the camera fastest shutter speed shorten the life of a camera?

Does taking photo using the camera fastest shutter speed shorten the life of a camera? Would this apply apply to all types of camera, regardless if it is a DSLR, Point & Shoot or Mirrorless? Will ...
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Does the term 'shutter-actuations' only apply for DSLR and Mirrorless Camera only?

When a person wish to buy a second hand camera online, he/she will ask for the actuations ( or the shutter count) for the camera. Does, can I assume that point and shoot camera does not have shutter ...
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When does the camera use the mechanical shutter and when does it use the electronic shutter?

I notice that Nikon P510 is having a 'Electronically controlled mechanical and CMOS electronic' shutter. So, I was wondering when will the camera use the mechanical shutter and when will it use the ...
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Are these images symptomatic of shutter failure?

This is a burst sequence taken with a Canon 1D Mark II N in high-speed mode (8fps). You can see the bright line down the center and the dark area in the upper-right. I have several other sequences ...
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Why does shutter life vary from DSLR to DSLR?

@fluf and I were chatting on the site chat room and were talking about shutter life. After looking at this rather interesting but scary site http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/, it seems shutter ...
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What are the physical limits of a mechanical shutter?

I've recently found myself shooting a lot of photos on the maximum speed that my camera (a Canon 600D) allows (1/4000). This is quite extreme when thinking about mechanical movements, so I assumed ...
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Is there a resource showing Mechanical vs. Non-Mechanical shutter cameras?

I am looking for digital cameras to use for a webcam project. After learning first-hand about shutter-actuation limits I am now looking for some sort of reference that shows what cameras have ...
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How do I find how many pictures have been taken with a Canon EOS1000d?

I have tried looking in the software that came with it, but with no luck so far. This is probably very basic... I would really value any help please.
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How much actuation is used in videos for 550D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does every frame of video (or live view) on a DSLR count as a shutter actuation? I am concerned about the amount of actuation used when taking a video on my Canon EOS ...
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How much more durable, really, are higher end cameras?

I notice this webpage seems to come up pretty often when people discuss the durability of their gear. http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/ The site has some neat information. It allows people to ...
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How much does it cost to replace a DSLR shutter?

I own a Nikon D5000 and I've read in numerous places that the earliest part that fails in a DSLR is the shutter. This is rated to 100,000 actuations, and since there are weeks when I shoot 1000 pics, ...
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Do sensors wear out?

We all know that shutters wear out and they have a limited number of actuation's. The question I have is, do sensors wear out too? Do they suffer any kind of damage after each shot? Should I be ...
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Does every frame of video (or live view) on a DSLR count as a shutter actuation?

From time to time I see questions about shutter actuations on this site and this got me thinking — does every frame of video count as an actuation? Does this means a 10 minute video is "worth" 18000 ...
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Why does my new camera appear to have over 3000 photos taken already?

I just bought a new Canon EOS 60D and a new 8GB SDHC card. When I started it the first time I realised that the shutter count on Battery-Information-Menu was at 256 taken photos. I made a few shots ...
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Why is the number of shutter cycles so low?

I see that according to the Nikon's website, "the shutter of the D3S and D3X has been tested for 300,000 cycles". At the same time, some professional photographers can make much more than one ...
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Does using a camera with very high shutter actuations have any side effects?

My friend has an old Canon 300D which he recently inherited. I heard him take a picture with it and I noticed how sluggish the mirror flipping sounded, even @ 1/250. Perhaps the sound is best ...
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How can I see the number of shutter actuations on a Canon 40D?

How can I find out how many pictures have been taken by a 40D?
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What are shutter actuations?

I was just reading the question How many actuations are "too many actuations"? and trying to figure out what a shutter "actuation" actually is. The only thing I can guess is that it's the number of ...
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How can I get the shutter actuation count for Canon EOS 500D/550D?

How can I get the actual shutter actuation count for a Canon EOS 500D or 550D (Digital Rebel T1i or T2i)? Two popular solutions for most earlier Canon cameras don't work: I peeked at location ...
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How many actuations are “too many actuations”?

When looking at used camera bodies, a question that comes up a lot, is "how many shutter actuations, or clicks, does it have?" What I am wondering is, how many is too many. In other words, is there ...
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How can I see the number of shutter actuations for my Canon EOS 350D?

I have a Canon Digital Rebel XT (otherwise known as the EOS 350D). I'd like to find the number of shutter actuations. I have tried ExifTool, and the ShutterCount is not part Exif information for a ...