Canon Shutter Count? Get accurate shutter actuations from ShutterCount App

by Keith Alvendia1 Comment

One of the oldest questions around the DSLR market has always been “how many shutter actuations does my camera have?” In fact, one of the most popular posts in the past was this planet5D article “Canon EOS 5D Mark II shutter count actuation utility

Well now, there's a new player in the game! Just released this week, the ShutterCount app will now easily give you an accurate count of the number of photos you've taken with your Canon DSLR!

I bought ShutterCount immediately upon seeing it (granted it is currently only $2.99 so it wasn't a big expense) and it reported what seems appropriate for my shutter count on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. However, it isn't currently showing the proper serial number, but I've reported the issue to the ShutterCount App makers and they're looking into it.

It is simple to use – download the app, connect your camera via USB, launch the app and get your shutter count! Great if you're looking to buy a used camera as well.

What is ShutterCount?

ShutterCount displays the number of shutter actuations (the shutter count) of your Canon EOS digital camera. The shutter count is read directly from a USB-connected camera, and thus provides accurate numbers that are not attainable with simple EXIF-based methods.

With ShutterCount you can easily check whether a newly purchased camera is really new, or check how heavily used a pre-owned item is. And you can save a trip to a Canon Service Center by doing the reading for yourself.

ShutterCountScreen shutter actuations

The app provides unlimited readings for an unlimited number of cameras, so you can freely track actual camera usage. Even if you work for a rental house or just lend a camera to a friend.

ShutterCount only displays the shutter count for still photos – video clips recorded are not included in the number. For a separate mirror movement reading (that includes videos) you should consult an authorized Canon Service Center.

Supported cameras:

Canon EOS-1D X
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1
Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i / Kiss X5
Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i / Kiss X6i
Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i
Canon EOS 1100D / Rebel T3 / Kiss X50

Please quit all applications that might connect to your camera (e.g. Canon EOS Utility, Capture One, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom) before launching ShutterCount.

Special Introductory Offer through October 30: Get ShutterCount now for just $2.99!

For more info: DIRE Studio

(cover photo credit: snap from DIRE Studio)


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