Total shutter count for 60D

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by peter_c|5, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. How can you calculate the total number of times a shutter has been released? My body is a 60D, but I imagine the system is the same for most or all Canon DSLRs. The instruction manual is mute on the question. I looked at an old forum posting which suggested looking at the EXIF data using Adobe Bridge, but shutter count isn't shown.
    On my body, file numbering is set to 'Continuous', the folder is '100CANON 761' and the most recent exposure is shown as '100-8677'. As I've taken well over 10,000 photos all this mans is that I've taken 8677 shots since the count last rolled over.
    Total shutter count would be useful to know when thinking of selling or buying a used body!
     
  2. There is no total shutter count info available in one of the menus but you can use special software to find the number. I don't recall the name of the software but if you do a google search you will no doubt find it.
     
  3. The software I have used in the past is EOSinfo. It is a free download from this site :
    http://astrojargon.net/eosinfo.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
    As I remember the instructions are a bit sparse but it is very simple to work :
    download the software, connect camera to PC, run the software - there is your shutter count.
    Something like that. I used it on a 5DII but it seems to work with most Canon DSLRs.
     
  4. I use an app called "ShutterCount." I had to buy it at the Apple app store but it was only $2.99. Worked great! Read shutter cycles from my 5D MKII, 60D, 70D, 6D and SL1.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shuttercount/id720123827?mt=12
    The designer, Dire Studio, also has a Windows version but you'll have to buy it directly off their website (haven't tried this version)
    http://www.direstudio.com
     
  5. Thanks! As we are a Mac household, I'll try ShutterCount, as suggested by Puppy Face.
     
  6. You can also try simple, free online services like http://www.camerashuttercount.com/ . They use camera EXIF data, where the info is often stored. Worth the shot, given the price.
    Do note that the total shutter count is indicative of exactly nothing. Manufacterers claim an average mean time between failure for shutters (which is pure statistics, a Bell curve, where you cannot know where on the curve your exact camera will land), which none of them actually garantees either. And the shutter sure isn't the only part that can go wrong, so whatever comes out of it, it's a fun fact on how much you used your camera, and no much more.
     
  7. Wouter, I just tried this website but, despite it saying it supports the 60D, the message that came back was 'Your camera doesn't add shutter count information to images'.
    Oh well, looks as if ShutterCount might not work either. And yes, I know that the shutter count is only of mild interest to me and not a prediction of anything.
     
  8. Hmm, I used Shuttercount on my 60D last year because the buyer wanted the shutter cycles and it worked perfectly. It was used on a Mac Mini running 10.9x. Subsequently, worked fine on my SL1, 70D 5D2 and 6D (all the cameras in my house).
    To get the count, you need to tether the 60D to a Mac with a USB cable while running Shuttercount. It reads the count from the internal memory of the 60D.
     
  9. I use Magic Lantern to get a shutter count on my 60D
    http://www.magiclantern.fm/
     
  10. +1 ShutterCount works fine on my 60D and 6D, using a MacBook Pro running Yosemite.
     
  11. OK, I'm tethered but I can't see the camera in the Browse box. All I can do is upload the latest shot using the EOS utility - and then ShutterCount still can't read the data. What am I missing? I'm running Yosemite 10.10.13.
     
  12. Are you using the ShutterCount.app? Click on the icon at the top left (USB plug). It's a simple panel that displays 1. camera model, 2. serial no., 3. shutter count and, 4. owner name. That's it. The icon next yo it (clock) stores shutter counts you've recorded in the past. It IS NOT a browse box. Just stats.
    If you the 60D isn't showing up, maybe you have a bad cable? The cable that shipped with your 60D is the best choice as other cables sometimes don't work. I don't have a 60D anymore but the app works perfectly with my other cameras and worked with my 60D in 2014.
     
  13. Do note that the total shutter count is indicative of exactly nothing.​
    I would disagree with this conclusion, and, often, shutter count has a decided effect on resaleable value. In essence, it IS indicative of one thing: how much the camera has been used to take pictures. It is the only way to approximate how many times the buttons have been pushed, how many files recorded (of course how many times the mirror, and shutter, have been activated), etc.
    While you are certainly correct that shutter count does not predict when a failure will occur, I can guarantee that a failure WILL occur at some point. In that, it's much like a car's mileage. The same car, with the same engine/transmission, almost always entails a higher resale value with lower mileage, because it is a system, which is only fully in operation when the engine is running, but of course wear to the rest of the system is occurring primarily when the car is moving. The same applies to the camera (only the system is considerably simpler).
    As such, while not a specific predictor of failure, shutter count is an extremely important piece of information about your camera - especially since it's not exactly easy to 'check under the hood'.
     
  14. I don't care that much about click count on my cameras--I have so many they're all pretty low mileage. However, I do plenty of horse trading and many buyers assume you're lying about usage and insist on an accurate shutter count. With ShutterCount.app you can actually email the stats straight off the camera to the buyer.
     
  15. I used an app called EOSinfo,exe and
    it worked for my 5D2 however at first
    it replied that no camera was seen.
    IIRC the solution was to have the
    camera already powered up and USB
    connected to the powered-OFF PC
    [win8], ... and then power up the PC.

    This was "above and beyond" the
    easy instructions that initially got
    me no result ... just an intuitive
    maneuver but it worked.

    So .... if your simple app is not
    delivering, try a few typical tricks.
    Don't be a slave to the exact
    instructions provided with it.

    Here's the source link:
    http://astrojargon.net/EOSInfo.aspx

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