20d -- any way to view number of cycles

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by adrian_seward, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. I'm just wondering if there is a way to view how many shots have been
    taken with a camera body. Seems like the camera might store a count,
    but I don't know.

  2. I also have the 20D and I believe its the number of your last jpeg shott. Mine is IMG_7942, so that means that there have been 7942 jpegs. But then im wondering what about the ones that where shot in RAW? Any one else know about this?
  3. jbq


    Carl: that only works if you never reset the numbering, and if you don't share your memory cards with other Canon cameras.
  4. I believe that the only true way to know the actual 'cycle' count of a camera body is to take it into a Canon techhy and they can link into the diagnostics and tell you the exact number of times that the shutter has actually been actuated.
    The IMG.number is only good if the count hasn't been reset the such.
  5. Carl, the file numbering isn't an accurate way of determining the number of shots taken. If you had taken say 1000 frames on your camera and then used a CF card whose last file number was 5000, the next file on your camera would be 5001.
  6. So how do you reset the count to zero?
  7. Carl,

    I believe page 61 of your user manual describes Continuous vs Auto-Reset file numbering systems.

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