Canon shutter count

Have you ever wonderd how to find the shutter count from your Canon? Since the days of Canon EOS 1D II and 1Ds II Canon hides the shutter count inside the camera. That means you either need to send the camera to Canon or use a 3rd part software. Do you wonder if they below will show you the correct shutter count? Well, I have sent my 6D and 7D to Canon and the shutter counts I got from Canon are the same as I got from Magic Lantern, But Magic Lantern also showed me the Live view counts.

Anyway, here are some links to different software with the ability to show you the shutter count.


Magic Lantern (free and open source)

With Magic lantern you can find out the count, not only for the the pictures you have taken but also the Live view. Software for M, 100D, 1100D, 1200D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 7D, 6D, 5D II, 5D III.

Magic lantern

You find the software here and down below you have a tutorial how to find the shutter count.


EOSInfo and 40D Shutter count (free)

Software like EOSInfo for Windows and 40D Shutter Count for MacOSX are able to get the shutter count for 1000D, 40D, 50D, 450D, 500D, 700D och 5D II.


400plus (free and open source)

For 400D  400plus is available and works like Magic Lantern. Tutorial here.


Canon EOS DIGITAL Info (free and open source)

Canon EOS DIGITAL Info is for Windows and based on EOSInfo. Shutter count for M, M2, 100D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 5D II, 5D III, 1D IV, 1D X, 1D C.


DIRE studio (not free)

DIRE Studio has an app for iOS, software for OS X and Windows. It costs and supports 100D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D,77D, 80D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 5D II, 5D III, 5D IV, 5Ds, 5DsR, 1D IV, 1D C, 1D X, 1D X II.


Gphoto2 (free and open source)

If you use Linux you can try out Gphoto2. Install process:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gphoto2

Contect camera and computer and write in Terminal:

gphoto2 --auto-detect

Now you should see what kind of camera you have connected. If so, continue with:

gphoto2 --get-config /main/status/shuttercounter

Confirmed with 1000D, 450D, 550D, 600D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 7D, 6D, 5D II


SPT (not free)

SPT has software that can do so much more than just to check the shutter count. For example calibration of the AF or calibration of the shutter. Therefor it also costs much much more. Between $99-275. This one can also read mirror count and even reset both the shutter count and the mirror count. Works with: 100D, 200, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 80D, 7D, 7D II, 5D, 5D II, 5D III, 5Ds, 5DsR, 1D III, 1Ds III, 1D IV, 1D X, 1D C.


eosmsg (not free)

Chinese software eosmsg that works with M, M2, 100D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 5D II, 5D III, 5D IV, 5Ds, 5DsR, 1D IV, 1D C, 1D X, 1D X II.


EOSCount (not free)

The last software is EosCount.com and costs money. Cameras that will work are 100D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 7D, 5D II, 5D III, 1D IV, 1D X, 1D C.


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