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Old Oct 14, 2005, 7:51 PM   #1
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Is there any way to tell how many shots total a Rebel XT has taken? I'm trying to sell mine and have been asked how much it has been used. Any help would be appreciated.
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Look at the number of the photos coming off it.

If your next photo is IMG_1099 then you've taken 1,099 photos.

There's probably a better answer out there, but this is one I can think of.
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... or you can clear it to zero :lol: :-) :G
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Old Oct 14, 2005, 10:21 PM   #4
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Is there a maximum number of a photo's a digital camera can take or will it just keep going and going until it breaks/wears out?! I know, dumb question, but am curious.



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Until it breaks or wears out yes.
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Old Oct 15, 2005, 8:24 AM   #6
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I've heard that camera shutters are generally capable of 50,000 to 100,000 shots until theywear out.

However, I packed up a shutter in the outback of Australia in 8 days because of the dust. I don't think the camera had 1,000 shots on it.

Mostly I've seen cameras become outdated before they wear out.

I have a digital with less than 5,000 shots on it that I replaced with a Canon 20D.

I'm sure within 5 years a really tasty 12 or 24meg DSLR will come along and I'll buy it well before my 20D is worn out.

A buddy of mine has a school photography business. He takes, on average 2,000 shots a week (estimate). He used to replace his film cameras every 6-12 months.

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Old Oct 15, 2005, 9:21 AM   #7
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Is there any way to tell how many shots total a Rebel XT has taken? I'm trying to sell mine and have been asked how much it has been used. Any help would be appreciated.
Some of the Nikon models include this information in the maker notes section of the EXIF in the images. But, for Canon models, you'd probably need the factory's service software to get to it (chances are, it's stored in EEPROM), and your chances of getting your hands on Canon's servicesoftware are pretty slim.

So, your best bet is to try and figure out the number of photos taken by looking at the filenames assigned to your images as others have suggested.


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Well, I've had my camera since August and I barely use it and my pictures are already at 6700 (definitely not that many taken) so I think it started at about 5000 or something.


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Look at the number of the photos coming off it.

If your next photo is IMG_1099 then you've taken 1,099 photos.

There's probably a better answer out there, but this is one I can think of.
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Be careful of memory card that already have images. I have an S50 and 350D. If I put the S50 card and it has an image at 2500, then I think the 350D will continue at 2501.
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One question...can a shutter be replaced, or do you just replace the whole body?




I have had my 350D for 7 months and I am on picture 2400. I think at that rate, it is scheduled to die (50,000) in about 12 years. I think i will have a new one by then.
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