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This results in a much lower perceived shutter count than the true shutter count. For example, let's say the filename is edited from IMG9000.JPG to IMG2000.JPG. The next picture file written by a camera like Canon 5D Mark II will be IMG2001.JPG. The perceived shutter count is 2001, whereas the real shutter count is 9001. for Canon EOS DSLR (DIGIC III and later) cameras. 'Shutter Counter' allows you to read a shutter counter value from a camera. Reasons to retrieve a camera's shutter count include: - confirm that a new camera is truly new (shutter count 0) - establish value of a used camera - detect shutter counte. The Canon EOS 70D is a digital single-lens reflex camera by Canon publicly announced on July 2, 2013 with a suggested retail price of $1,199. As a part of the Canon EOS two-digit line, it is the successor to the EOS 60D and is the predecessor of the EOS 80D.
ShutterCount For Canon EOS DSLR - FREE (Shutter Count Tools) The ShutterCount Tools (its full name is ShutterCount For Canon EOS DSLR - FREE) is a simple, free software to read the exposure count. Apart from the shutter count it can also read the serial number, firmware version, the owner and artists name, plus copyright information. EOSCount allows you to read a shutter counter from a Canon EOS DSLR (DIGIC III and later) camera. It can also sync a camera clock to your PC's clock. All the information including the shutter count is retrieved through the official Canon SDK for maximum reliability and precision.
Have you ever wondered how to find the shutter count from your Canon? Since the days of Canon EOS 1Dn II and 1Ds II Canon hides the shutter count inside the camera. That means you either need to send the camera to Canon or use a 3rd part software. Uploading an image to a webpage to get the shutter count doesn’t work with Canon cameras post EOS 1Dn II/EOS 1Ds II.
Do you wonder if the software below will show you the correct shutter count? Well, I have sent my 6D and 7D to Canon and the shutter counts I got from Canon are the same as I got from Magic Lantern, But Magic Lantern also showed me the Live view count.
Anyway, here are some links to different software with the ability to show you the shutter count. If you find it hard to find your camera model, use the search tool in your browser and type your Canon model. If you own a Rebel camera, use Wikipedia to get the European/international model name.
Magic Lantern (free and open source)
With Magic lantern you can find out the count, not only for the the pictures you have taken but also the Live view. Software for M, 100D, 1100D, 1200D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 7D, 6D, 5D II, 5D III.
You find the software here and down below you have a tutorial how to find the shutter count.
EOSInfo and 40D Shutter count (free)
Software like EOSInfo for Windows and 40D Shutter Count for MacOSX are able to get the shutter count for 1000D, 40D, 50D, 450D, 500D, 700D och 5D II.
400plus (free and open source)
For 400D 400plus is available and works like Magic Lantern. Tutorial here.
CHDK for 350D (free and open source)
For 350D CHDK is available and works like Magic Lantern. Tutorial here. Also check this tutorial.
Canon EOS DIGITAL Info (free and open source)
Canon EOS DIGITAL Info is for Windows and based on EOSInfo. Shutter count for M, M2, 100D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 7D, 6D, 5D II, 5D III, 1D IV, 1D X, 1D C.
DIRE studio (not free)
DIRE Studio has an app for iOS, software for OS X and Windows. It costs and supports M50, 100D, 200D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 2000D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D,77D, 80D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 6D II, 5D II, 5D III, 5D IV, 5Ds, 5DsR, 1D IV, 1D C, 1D X, 1D X II, EOS RP, EOS R
For EOS RP and EOS R it reports counters in 1000 increments.
Gphoto2 (free and open source)
If you use Linux you can try out Gphoto2. Install process:
Contect camera and computer and write in Terminal:
Now you should see what kind of camera you have connected. If so, continue with:
If you get an error, try:
Now you can quickly locate a file by how it looks. Safari free download for mac os.
You will get something like:
Kill the first two process ID and try again:
Confirmed with 1000D, 450D, 550D, 600D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 7D, 6D, 5D II
Tornado EOS (free)
Tornado EOS comes in two versions. One free for reading shutter count, total shutter count, mirror count, total mirror count, language restriction, C-log and error logs. For $20/day or $65/month it is possible to upgrade and to edit for example shutter count, language restriction, GPS/WiFi or C-log. AV give false positive. Use virtual machine if you are unsure.
”Yes, for now many antiviruses have false positive detection of my program, because i use my custom protection system.
Unfortunately, it’s very difficult for a single developer to influence huge corporations. So use virtual machine is not a problem”
100D, 200D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 2000D, 4000D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 6D II, 5D II, 5D III, 5Ds, 5DsR, 5D IV, 1D IV, 1D X, 1D X II, 1D C.
SPT (not free)
SPT has software that can do so much more than just to check the shutter count. For example calibration of the AF or calibration of the shutter. Therefor it also costs much much more. Between $99-275. This one can also read mirror count and even reset both the shutter count and the mirror count. Works with: 100D, 200D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 2000D, 300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 6D II, 5D, 5D II, 5D III, 5Ds, 5DsR, 5D IV, 1D III, 1Ds III, 1D IV, 1D X, 1D X II, 1D C.
eosmsg (not free)
Chinese software eosmsg that works with M, M2, M3, M5, M6, M10, M50, M100, 100D, 200D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 2000D, 4000D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 6D II, 5D II, 5D III, 5D IV, 5Ds, 5DsR, 1D IV, 1D C, 1D X, 1D X II, EOS RP, EOS R.
EOSCount (not free)
EosCount.com also costs money. Cameras that will work with the software are 100D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 7D, 5D II, 5D III, 1D IV, 1D X, 1D C.
For Powershot and Ixus (and Canon EOS M3). You find the tutorial here and the camera support here.
ShutterCheck (not free)
Requires macOS 10.11 El Capitan or later.
M6 II, M50, 100D, 200D, 250D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 1500D, 2000D, 3000D, 4000D, 8000D, 9000D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 90D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 6D II, 5D II, 5D III, 5D IV, 5Ds, 5Ds R, 1D C, 1D X, 1D X II, EOS RP, EOS R
Eos Shutter Count Online
APT – Astro Photography Tool (free)
Eos Shutter Count Free
The democlaims to read shutter counts from cameras with Digic III and newer. The shutter count will be displayed in the Log panel.
M50, 100D, 200D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 2000D, 4000D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 6D II, 5D II, 5D III, 5D IV, 5Ds, 5Ds R, 1D III, 1Ds III, 1D IV, 1D C, 1D X, 1D X II, EOS R.
Wondering how many your canon DSLR camera shutter have actuated? This tutorial will show you how to check your Canon camera’s shutter count. Please take a note, not all canon EOS camera shutter count can be read out, only recent digic III and IV camera should be able to read out. There are many methods to get the shutter counts, but you definitely will use a computer either MAC or PC.
Let’s start with Mac. For MAC user, you can use gphoto2 to check your camera shutter count. This also apply to LINUX users, which is rare among photographer 🙂 but the tutorial below i will explain only for MAC user, and I consider LINUX user are expert and can install gphoto2 on its own.
gphoto2 is a free open source program. //www.gphoto.org/proj/gphoto2/ to install gphoto2 on your MAC start your command line console and type this command
The HomeBrew Instalation wil begin, it will install all necessary files for your MAC to be able to run gphoto2. The gphoto2 instalation should complete with no errors.
After the completion of the instalation, you hsould turn on your Canon camera and plug it to your USB cable to your MAC. after this was done you can type this command in your command console:
Eos Shutter Count For Macbook Pro
if you are not entering that command you will get this error later
If you are done with “killlall” command you can exploring the gphoto2. To be able ro read the shuttercounter you must have access to the config of the camera. you just type this to read out the shutter count
if it is resulting this informations…
Then your shutter count info is read out, the number of 53288 is the shutter count value. 😀
gphoto2 has a lot of abilities you can explore with, it can take pictures from your computer, and there is so much possible uses than just to read out the shutter count.