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Old Jan 19, 2011, 10:09 AM   #1
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Default FZ40 has a shutter count?

does the fz40 has a shutter count? if yes how to know?
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Old Jan 19, 2011, 11:42 AM   #2
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I am a FZ40 owner. The FZ40 does not have a defacto shutter count feature. However, if the file naming convention on the camera's images is not changed from the default selection, the camera will keep numerical track of the image in sequential order.

But keep in mind, a single menu item change could easily alter that.

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Old Jan 19, 2011, 12:08 PM   #3
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yep the image in sequential...but the fz40 has a shutter count? can it be changed?
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just out of curiosity, why would you want to change it? it's not like a DSLR which has a physical shutter mechanism that has a finite lifespan...
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 1:08 AM   #5
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ok only dslr has a shutter count...

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just asking i'm noob at cameras
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 8:04 AM   #6
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ok only dslr has a shutter count...
Shutter count is only relevant on cameras with a mechanical shutter
mechanism. This is not confined to DSLRs. Some bridge cameras
including the Panasonic FZ series have mechanical shutters.

The 'shutter count' of your FZ is the total number of shutter actuations
since the camera was made. Apart from the image file numbering which
is easily reset, there doesn't seem to be any way for the user to determine
the shutter count. It is possible and even quite likely that the camera firmware
keeps a count of shutter actuations for service/repair purposes.

I wouldn't worry about it. The Panasonic FZ cameras are famously
reliable. It will probably become obsolete long before it wears out.
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I wouldn't worry about it. The Panasonic FZ cameras are famously
reliable. It will probably become obsolete long before it wears out.
I agree.
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G'day all

Agree with corkpix ...
My FZ30 has a frame count of 153xxx [ie: 53,000+ images]
Still going strong - magic camera - great lens - and obsolete in many areas
Will I trade it in ... no way

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