Table list of all known Canon camera shutter lifetime expectancy till to date. Including the CPU type and the release year.
It is important to know your shutter count, So you can expect when your camera will began to fail you.
Please note that this shutter lifetime value is tested and expected from the Canon. How ever it is not known when your shutter will fail you. For example EOS 300D is expected to fail at 40.000 counts, but there will be some surpass the lifetime expectancy like, my friend has goes beyond 43.000 counts and the camera still works. But it is not recommended especially for the Pro, you better get a backup camera :).
|EOS Model||CPU||Shutter Life||Released|
|D30||DIGIC II||40.000||2000 Q2|
|1Ds Mk II||DIGIC II||200.000||2004 Q4|
|20D||DIGIC II||50.000||2004 Q3|
|1D Mk II||DIGIC II||200.000||2004 Q2|
|1D Mk II N||DIGIC II||200.000||2005 Q3|
|5D||DIGIC II||100.000||2005 Q3|
|350D / XT||DIGIC II||50.000||2005 Q1|
|20Da||DIGIC II||50.000||2005 Q1|
|30D||DIGIC II||100.000||2006 Q1|
|40D||DIGIC III||100.000||2007 Q3|
|1Ds Mk III||DIGIC III||300.000||2007 Q4|
|1D Mk III||DIGIC III*||300.000||2007 Q1|
|400D / XTi||DIGIC II||50.000||2007 Q1|
|450D / XSi||DIGIC III||100.000||2008 Q2|
|1000D / XS||DIGIC III||100.000||2008 Q3|
|5D Mk II||DIGIC IV||150.000||2008 Q4|
|50D||DIGIC IV||100.000||2008 Q4|
|500D / T1i||DIGIC IV||100.000||2009 Q1|
|1D Mk IV||DIGIC IV*||300.000||2009 Q4|
|7D||DIGIC IV*||150.000||2009 Q4|
|550D / T2i||DIGIC IV||100.000||2010 Q2|
|60D||DIGIC IV||100.000||2010 Q3|
|1100D / T3||DIGIC IV||100.000||2011 Q1|
|600D / T3i||DIGIC IV||100.000||2011 Q1|
|1D C||DIGIC V+*||400.000||2012 Q4|
|6D||DIGIC V+||150.000||2012 Q4|
|5D Mk III||DIGIC V+||150.000||2012 Q1|
|650D / T4i||DIGIC V||100.000||2012 Q2|
|60Da||DIGIC IV||100.000||2012 Q2|
|1D X||DIGIC V+*||400.000||2012 Q2|
|100D / SL1||DIGIC V||100.000||2013 Q2|
|700D / T5i||DIGIC V||100.000||2013 Q2|
|70D||DIGIC V+||150.000||2013 Q3|
|1200D / T5||DIGIC V||100.000||2014 Q2|
|7D Mk II||DIGIC VI*||200.000||2014 Q4|
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. http://www.gphoto.org/proj/gphoto2/ to install gphoto2 on your MAC start your command line console and type this command
brew install gphoto2
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:
if you are not entering that command you will get this error later
An error occurred in the io-library ('Could not claim the USB device'): Could not claim interface 0 (m). Make sure no other program or kernel module (such as sdc2xx, stv680, spca50x) is using the device and you have read/write access to the device. *** Error (-53: 'Could not claim the USB device') ***
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
gphoto2 --get-config /main/status/shuttercounter
if it is resulting this informations…
Label: Shutter Counter Type: TEXT Current: 53288
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.