Canon 6d Shutter Count Check Online

Check the status of your Canon EOS DSLR camera and find the shutter count number in a matter of seconds, with this simple application

Free Shutter Count is a lightweight program that can read the hardware information stored in your Canon EOS DSLR camera. The application can read the shutter count and thus determine how many times it captured photos or film.

Establish the value of a Canon DSLR

But, with the release of the Canon EOS 5Ds R, Canon changed the way the shutter counts were stored and all the tools were suddenly ineffective in helping out Canon owners and potential buyers. Cut forward to today when the Shutter Count app team released a statement and an update to their software announcing they'd solved the mystery! Using IExif, you only need to install the program, open it up, and select your JPEG that you wish to view. Scroll down until you see the phrase “Total Number of Shutter Releases for Camera.”. The number next to it is your Canon shutter count. If an EXIF viewer does not work with your Canon DSLR, don’t lose hope yet. When buying a Canon DSLR in person, always check the shutter count on your computer before taking it home. Walk or ask for a discount if the shutter count is exceeding high (see below for more info). When shopping online, ask the seller to verify the shutter count before buying.

Many DSLR devices feature a warranty for an approximate number of shutter activations, which usually reaches a value of few tens of thousands. The usage and therefore value of the camera can be determined based on how many times it has captured images. The more shutter activations the camera has, the lower its value.

Free Shutter Count can help you to accurately determine the number of shots a camera has recorded and determine its attrition. It is a reliable tool for determining the value of the camera if you plan to sell or to buy a used one.

Easy to use application

Free Shutter Count is simple to install and features an intuitive interface. The program requires only that you connect your Canon DSLR camera to the computer via USB and turn it on so that it can read the count of shutter activations.

Once the camera is connected, you might need to refresh the application. The tool can also determine the model of the camera, the serial number and firmware, along with the shutter count.

The application is compatible with the Canon EOS series and can read information from various models, including 350D, 450D, 1000D, Rebel T2i, Rebel XSi, 5D Mark II and Mark III. Other models may be incompatible.

Determine camera firmware with accuracy

Free Shutter Count can reveal the real number of shutter activations. It can only read the firmware details stored by your camera, not determine its wear or estimate its value. Some cameras can fail early on or outlive their warranty by twice the shutter counter. However, the program can offer you insight on the health of your device.

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Free Shutter Count was reviewed by Elizabeta Virlan
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Wondering how many your canon DSLR camera shutter have actuated? This tutorial will show you how to check your Canon camera’s shutter count. Please take a note, not all canon EOS camera shutter count can be read out, only recent digic III and IV camera should be able to read out. There are many methods to get the shutter counts, but you definitely will use a computer either MAC or PC.

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Let’s start with Mac. For MAC user, you can use gphoto2 to check your camera shutter count. This also apply to LINUX users, which is rare among photographer 🙂 but the tutorial below i will explain only for MAC user, and I consider LINUX user are expert and can install gphoto2 on its own.

gphoto2 is a free open source program. // to install gphoto2 on your MAC start your command line console and type this command

The HomeBrew Instalation wil begin, it will install all necessary files for your MAC to be able to run gphoto2. The gphoto2 instalation should complete with no errors.

After the completion of the instalation, you hsould turn on your Canon camera and plug it to your USB cable to your MAC. after this was done you can type this command in your command console:

if you are not entering that command you will get this error later


If you are done with “killlall” command you can exploring the gphoto2. To be able ro read the shuttercounter you must have access to the config of the camera. you just type this to read out the shutter count

if it is resulting this informations…

Then your shutter count info is read out, the number of 53288 is the shutter count value. 😀

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gphoto2 has a lot of abilities you can explore with, it can take pictures from your computer, and there is so much possible uses than just to read out the shutter count.