Originally Posted by snostorm
To see the number of actuations, you have to look at the exif with something like PhotoMe which reads ALL the exif data. It's a freeware download.
The "shutter count" field is located about 2 1/2 screens down from the Manufacturer's Notes header.
It's apparently normal for a brand new Pentax to have a couple hundred shutter actuations from in-factory testing. I'd say that anything over about a thousand would raise a flag for me. . .
Thanks for the link to this program. I had long ago lost count of my numbers on my K20d. I was a little surprised to find that in a little more than a year, I had recorded nearly 68K shutter actuations on my K20. I can't help but think about how long it would have taken to take that many photos in the film days.