Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Traveller3216, May 20, 2020.
Hi, just wondering which is the best/easiest software to use to determine shutter count on an 80D
This one works for me: https://www.camerashuttercount.com/
Works for my Canon 1Ds and two APS-C Pentax cameras. The only one it does not work on is my Canon 20D because the shutter count value is not in the EXIF data. The only way to get it is to take a 20D to a Canon Service Centre.
I expect that it should work on your 80D.
Well, unfortunately it didn't work for my 80D. It does offer to sell a Mac version however. Thanks very much for the info. Cheers Mate. Tony
I wonder if the Canon live chat team would have any kind of official advice? http://imaging.chat
I did contact Canon and they advised me that the only way to get the shutter count would be to send the unit in. They will provide the information I seek, however it would cost me approximately $100USD, not including shipping charges both ways.
There are a couple of programs out there, and you can look up on YouTube how people are using them, even specific to the 80d.
That said, I do not feel the information is even as valuable as the time spent tying to get it, so I do not see the obsession with this statistic, in fact I'd be far more worried about the shutters on my film cameras.
You can usually get a good idea how much mileage a camera has by looking at it, a camera with 150,000 shots will show signs of wear for its age. If this is about buying or selling a used camera you can see if it is well cared for and the price will reflect its condition. A well cared for looking camera from a seller with a good selling history should be all you really need. I'll step off the soap box now.
I guess you could even ball park the image count by looking at the first through last image numbering.
As far as I am aware of, if you want a accurate shutter count then you have to send it away to Canon, if you use any third party software, it is an estimate based on the file numbers.
This free software works for my 7D and 7Dii on my Windows 10 Pro PC.
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Again, many thanks for your thoughts. Will get on it right away.
I don't know if it shows the count on other cameras Tony, so it would be good to know.
I found the program and downloaded it, but I cannot get it to do anything. I could not the download for v3.82, but found v.3.87. I tried to indicate which camera I wanted to use, but only found Canon EOS 7d. Not having a good week with software. Tony
It should read all cameras in THIS LIST.
Mine works OK for both my 7D and 7Dii, which are on the list.
I installed 3.87 and it worked fine.
Before you run the program connect your camera to a USB port with the supplied cable and switch the camera on. Windows should find your camera. If it doesn't find it then there is another issue to resolve. If it DOES see your camera, then this is how to go about it:
1. Run the APT program, and you'll see a dialog box asking to set the co-ordinates, click NO
2. The next dialog box is "Check Lists", I click CANCEL
3. With camera OFF, connect the camera via USB cable and wait for it to be recognised.
4. It should appear in the LOG box bottom left. If not found then switch the camera ON.
5. Click CONNECT and a ladies voice will say "Camera Connected"
6. The last line in the LOG box will show the shutter count.
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