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.
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