Shutter Actuations for SONY, NIKON, PENTAX and CANON

What is Shutter Count?

Shutter actuation or shutter count refers to the number of times your camera shutter has actuated. Every time the shutter opens and closes when taking a picture, it counts as one actuation. Since the camera shutter is a mechanical part, it will eventually wear out and fail after reaching its maximum actuation count, similar to how shoes or car tires wear out.
It is very important to know your camera shutter count to prevent sudden failure while you are working with your camera, especially if you are a professional photographer. It is also crucial if you are planning to buy a second-hand camera. You can match and check the serial number for the corresponding file to avoid getting cheated. Here is a link where a professional photographer experienced a shutter failure during an assignment.

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Check Your Nikon, Sony, or Pentax Camera’s Shutter Count


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Upload a recent file directly from your camera to check your actual Sony, Nikon, Pentax, or Canon camera shutter count. Visit our shutter count page.


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Check your Canon Shutter Count

This program connects to your Canon camera and checks its shutter count. Please make sure you have a good cable connection and a fully charged battery. This program works on Windows PCs and has been tested on most Canon cameras.

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Download “Canon Shutter Count Tools for Windows PC x86”

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Maximum Shutter Actuations Life Prediction:

Nikon Z9: Tested for 200,000 actuations

Nikon D6: Tested for 400,000 actuations

Nikon D5: Tested for 400,000 actuations

Nikon D850: Tested for 200,000 actuations

Nikon D810: Kevlar/carbon fiber composite shutter with 200,000 exposure durability

Nikon D750: Kevlar/carbon fiber composite shutter with 150,000 exposure durability

Nikon D780: Tested for 200,000 actuations

Nikon D500: Tested for 200,000 actuations

Nikon D7500: Tested for 150,000 actuations

Nikon D7200: Tested for 150,000 actuations

Nikon D5600: Tested for 100,000 actuations

Nikon D5500: Tested for 100,000 actuations

Nikon D3500: Tested for 100,000 actuations

Nikon D3400: Tested for 100,000 actuations

Nikon D3300: Tested for 100,000 actuations

 

If your camera shutter has worn out, you can repair it at your camera service center, which will cost you between $100 and $250. They will disassemble your camera, replace the shutter with a new one, and reset the shutter count to zero. In other words, the shutter count represents your camera shutter life expectancy, not the camera’s overall life. After replacing the shutter, your camera will function normally again, just like changing a car tire.

Nikon D3 Shutter Unit

Nikon D3 Shutter Unit

Each camera model’s actuation expectancy varies. Some have a 100,000 shutter count expectancy, while professional models like the Nikon D3s are equipped with a Kevlar/carbon fiber composite shutter rated for 300,000 exposures.

Nikon D3s with 300,000 shutter count expectancy

Nikon D3s has been tested up to 300,000 shutter actuations

To simply check your Nikon shutter actuations, please go to this page and upload a file directly from the camera.