11-11-2020 11:24 PM
Hello - I have been shooting Canon cameras since the mid '80's. Recently I had to return the EOS R5 due to it being defective. A replacement order was placed. I received the replacement order Tuesday at noon on 11/10/20. I noticed tonight the following:
R5 file numbering started out as _13A0000
R6 file numbering started out as _V8A0000
The replacement R5 file numbering started out as _C6A8000
This leads me to believe that the replacement R5 is not brand new. Please advise because I am quite concerned that I paid full price for an used camera.
11-12-2020 08:19 AM
It doesn't affect the first four characters. They are unique to the camera body. The underscore means you have Adobe RGB colorspace selected.
The last four characters are the actual file numbers.
My camera, a 1D X model, allows me to change the first four characters, but when I choose a different file prefix the file numbers stay the same.
11-12-2020 08:43 AM
So, since I used same card from 1st R5 and didn't format the card on the 2nd R5 , the numbering system continued and I can't change the number?
I used to try to keep track of shutter clicks by the file name - guess that will be a bit different as I will need to remember to subtract 8000.
11-12-2020 08:59 AM
If you have only taken a few photos you could 1. format the card now and 2. reset the file numbering.
Then you would be only off by a few.
But remenber, the file number rolls over after 9999.
Look at your camera manual starting around page 740.
11-14-2020 08:08 PM
Upload your last photo to shutter count.com. It will give you the actual shutter count. There are several web sites that do this, it's free. Just google it. Good luck.