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Determine Shutter Activations on Nikon D300

by MelaniePhoto / July 22, 2011 9:57 AM PDT

Hi, I'm selling a Nikon D300 that I inherited, and I've been asked how many shutter activations it has. Can someone tell me how to determine this? Someone told me to take a pic and look at the file number and that's the number of activations, but I want to make sure I give an accurate count. Is there somewhere in the menu that I can look. I am a photography novice, so please give me very specific instructions. I appreciate it!!

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Shutter activations
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / July 22, 2011 11:43 AM PDT

I have heard that for Nikon DSLR cameras you can find that information in the EXIF data that in embedded in all pictures you take with a Nikon DSLR.

I don't have a Nikon picture handy, so you can give it a try (and let us know if it works).

If you don't have a program that reads EXIF data do a search for a program called Opanda.
If you have Irfanview, it can read EXIF data too.

It is about 3/4 way down toward the end of the EXIF list.
The line item name is "Total Pictures".


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Opanda was first hit on google about this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2011 11:51 AM PDT
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Determine Shutter Activations on Nikon D300 - answer
by marinecc / July 22, 2011 8:31 PM PDT
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by MelaniePhoto / July 24, 2011 9:11 AM PDT seemed easiest so that's what I did. The camera has a mere 473 photos on it. Thank you!! My question now is, why is the instruction manual to the camera only in Spanish?? The owner of the camera bought it from B&H camera in New York.

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That's a first.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 24, 2011 9:13 AM PDT
In reply to: GREAT!

New York camera shops are famous for "grey market" cameras. Sorry if I stop here.

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User Manual
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / July 24, 2011 9:26 AM PDT
In reply to: GREAT!
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