Shutter Count

Canon EOS Camera Shutter Lifetime

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 :).

Canon EOS Shutter Life
EOS Model CPU Shutter Life Released
D30 DIGIC II 40.000 2000 Q2
1D DIGIC 150.000 2001 Q4
D60 Unknown 40.000 2002 Q1
1Ds DIGIC 150.000 2002 Q4
10D DIGIC 40.000 2003 Q1
300D DIGIC 40.000 2003 Q3
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

*Dual CPU

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Canon EOS Shutter Count

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. 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:

killall PTPCamera

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.




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