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How to find out actuation count for 5Ds?

limvo05
Rising Star

Not sure if this is a Canon thing or not. I switched from Nikon to Canon last year. To my surprised, I am not able to find a way to tell me how many actuations my camera has. I actually called Canon Tech Support and they told me not with the 5Ds. Can this be true?

 

Thanks,

LV

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Peter
Authority
You have PM.

TCampbell
Elite

The camera does internally count the shutter count... it just doesn't display it.  I think some Nikon cameras even add the shutter count to the image meta-data.  Canon doesn't do that.

 

The "official" answer to your question is that if you ever send the camera in to Canon service (e.g. mail it in to CPS for a cleaning, etc.) you can ask them to check the shutter count and they'll tell you what it is.  But no Canon-provided consumer software displays this info.

 

I use a utility by Dire Studio called "Shutter Count" that runs on my mac and it displays the shutter count for most Canon bodies.

 

 

Tim Campbell
5D III, 5D IV, 60Da
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