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Is there a way to check the number of activations?

Jefenator

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I think the image file title gives a decent ballpark hint - unless you've somehow reset that, or you use panorama mode a lot.
 

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When I first got my 7 I loaded it with a card formatted in my 6. It's been following the 6's fiel sequence ever since. I have NO way to tell how many actuations the 7 had when I bought it.
 

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Maybe this whole actuation thing is a bit overrated. Anyone ever had a broken shutter?

Oh I totally agree with you on this one !! Yes some shutter mechanisms do die on SLRs, but on a mirrorless camera I've never heard of it ??
The one thing is that, for someone selling a lot of cameras, like me, some buyers are paranoid about shutter count...
 
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Oh I totally agree with you on this one !! Yes some shutter mechanisms do die on SLRs, but on a mirrorless camera I've never heard of it ??
The one thing is that, for someone selling a lot of cameras, like me, some buyers are paranoid about shutter count...
Indeed, I've had the same experience. Some buyers freak out already when they see a shutter count over 1000. :confused: So I consider it a good thing that you can't find a shutter count on the NEX cameras!
 
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Download exiftool from Phil Harvey's site (free) and run the following command (in a Windows command box; can't help Mac users):
Code:
exiftool -ImageCount C:\Temp\20140305-177.arw

i-wZdbfXL-XL.jpg
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Replace C:\Temp\20140305.arw by the path for the file you want to investigate. Apparently my A7 has had 3694 shutter actuations (assuming that that's close to image count).
 
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I used HDR on my A7. Have to remember to set it back to raw! :eek_old: I hear the camera making 3 exposures, and each HDR sequence delivers 2 images, and the image count goes up by 3 on each HDR shot. So it appears the exif value is the count of the number of exposures, not final images. There is no difference between electronic front curtain or not, so the counter is not really counting the work the shutter has to do.
 

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