Sony A7 Shutter Count

What is Shutter Count?

Shutter actuation or shutter count are number that represent how many time your camera shutter has actuated, every time your shutter open and close when taking a picture, count a one actuation. Since camera shutter are mechanical part, it will fail to operate someday when it reach it’s maximum actuation, it will worn out just like your shoes, or car’s tire.

It is very important to know your shutter actuation number to prevent the sudden fail while you are working with your camera, especially if you are a pro Photographer. Or you are planning to buy a second hand camera. You can match and check the serial Number For the corresponding file so you dont get cheated. Here is a link where a professional photographer get it’s shutter broken during an assignment.

What is the Maximum Shutter Count Rating for My Camera? It vary widely by model. Obviously, canon’s professional models last much longer than entry-level model. 5D Mark II 's shutter assures trouble-free operation over its 150,000-cycle. Canon 450D (Canon EOS Rebel XSi) 's shutter.

  • Vello 3.5mm Remote Shutter Release Cable for Sony Multi-Terminal cameras ($11) is the cord you need if you want to trigger your Sony a7 III Series camera remotely using a Pocket Wizard or any other remote trigger with a 3.5mm mini-plug port.
  • What is the Maximum Shutter Count Rating for My Camera? It vary widely by model. Obviously, canon’s professional models last much longer than entry-level model. 5D Mark II 's shutter assures trouble-free operation over its 150,000-cycle. Canon 450D (Canon EOS Rebel XSi) 's shutter life is about 50,000 actuations.

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Check Your Nikon, SONY or PENTAX Camera’s Shutter Count

Sony A7 Shutter Counter

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Check your CANON shuttercount

Shutter count canon

This program connect to your canon camera, and check it’s shutter count. Please make sure you have a good cable connection and battery fully charged.
This program works in windows PC. Tested on most canon camera arround.

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Maximum Shutter Actuations Life Prediction:

Nikon D4/ D4s:
Kevlar / carbon fibre composite shutter with 400,000 exposure durability

Nikon D3, D3x, D3s:
Kevlar / carbon fibre composite shutter with 300,000 exposure durability

Nikon D800/D800E, Nikon D810:
Kevlar / carbon fibre composite shutter with 200,000 exposure durability

Nikon D700, Nikon D600, Nikon D610, Nikon D750:
Kevlar / carbon fibre composite shutter with 150,000 exposure durability *

Nikon D7000, D300s, D300:
Factory tested Shutter life 150,000 actuations

Nikon D5100, D5000, D3100, D3000, D90:
Factory tested Shutter life 100,000 actuations

How to check sony a7 shutter count

Nikon Older Models:
Don’t have enough Information, Like D80 is to be said up to 50000 actuations. But Most newest model min have 100k actuations tested on the factory.

How To Check Sony A7 Shutter Count

If your camera shutter has worn out, you can repair it at your camera service center, it will cost you 100 – 250 $. They will disassemble your camera and replace the shutter with the new one, and reset the shutter count to zero again, and start counting. In other word shutter count is representation of your camera shutter life expectations, not your camera life. After you change your camera shutter you can shoot normal again. Just like your car tire has worn out and you can change a new tire and your car start working again.

Sony A7 Shutter Count Tool

Each model, camera actuations is vary, some will have 100k expectancy shutter count, on some pro model such Nikon D3s, it is equip with a Kevlar / carbon fibre composite shutter with 300,000 exposure durability.

Nikon D3s has been tested up to 300.000 shutter actuations

To simply check your nikon shutter actuations please go thispage and upload a file directly from the camera.

A simple tool to check Sony A7iii shutter life

The easiest way to find the shutter count on the Sony A7iii camera is by using the free tool Exiftool. This command line utility works on both Windows and MacOS computers. First, download either the Windows executable or MacOS package from Phil Harvey’s website. Then follow the instruction on the site to setup the tool. Next, take a photo with your A7iii and copy it to your computer. On a Windows command prompt or a Mac terminal window, run the exiftool command and pass the name of your image to it. For example, on a windows command prompt, it will look like this:

As you can see, the tool extracts information from an image file taken with the Sony A7iii. About two third of the way down, you will see a line with the keyword “Image Count”, as seen on the following screen shot:

The camera used to take this example image has a shutter count of 1392. You may have notice that there are 2 other rows with the “Image Count” keyword, and they all display the same shutter count value. To my knowledge they always show identical values.

Any alternative and free tools?

Sony A7 Shutter Count

Another free tool for checking Sony camera shutter count is picmeta. I have have seen it working on previous Sony cameras such as the A7ii and A6300. It is a Windows based visual tool and it is even easier to use than exiftool. Unfortunately it does not report shutter count for the A7iii - it displays zeros all the time.