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EOS-1D X Mark III : Shutter count and price


I found a Canon 1Dx Mark iii with 230k shutter count.  Owner reports it is in pristine condition (pictures seems to confirm) always treated well and serviced by Canon twice a year.  Issue is, I cannot see it without driving 4 hours.  Price is $3500 body only.

My question is, is 230k shutter count sort of high for this camera even though it is built for much more?  

I just wonder how long I would have before it needed repair and then getting repair for a DSLR may get harder as time progresses.  So, if I waited for one with say 50k...would I get more out of it before repair may be needed?

Any words of wisdom for someone who has done something like this before?





The camera is rated for a 500,000 cycle shutter life, but that is statistical. 

There was a recent posting here where a member reported failure at ~230K followed by another member who reported going strong around 750K. 
More important is overall condition. As a pro level camera I think it will have a long in-service period. $3500 is a good price if it comes with all accessories. Even if it needs a new shutter the day after you get it you would be looking at about a $4000 camera, which is still a good price if it is truly in pristine condition. 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, M200, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, Lr Classic