Canon shutter count

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Have you ever wondered how to find the shutter count from your Canon? Since the days of Canon EOS 1Dn 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. Uploading an image to a webpage to get the shutter count doesn’t work with Canon cameras post EOS 1Dn II/EOS 1Ds II.

Do you wonder if the software 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 count.

Anyway, here are some links to different software with the ability to show you the shutter count. If you find it hard to find your camera model, use the search tool in your browser and type your Canon model. If you own a Rebel camera, use Wikipedia to get the European/international model name.


Software

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 M50, 100D, 200D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 2000D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D,77D, 80D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 6D II, EOS R, 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

If you get an error, try:

ps aux | grep gphoto

You will get something like:

User 25802 2.1 0.1 302504 8736 ? Ssl 13:10 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor 

User 25814 2.2 0.1 441508 11176 ? Sl 13:10 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd-gphoto2 --spawner :1.3 /org/gtk/gvfs/exec_spaw/21 

User 25835 0.0 0.0 22676 1096 pts/0 S+ 13:10 0:00 grep --color=auto gphoto

Kill the first two process ID and try again:

kill -9 25802 

kill -9 25814

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, 200D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 6D II, 5D, 5D II, 5D III, 5Ds, 5DsR, 5D IV, 1D III, 1Ds III, 1D IV, 1D X, 1D X II,  1D C.


eosmsg (not free)

Chinese software eosmsg that works with M, M2, 100D, 200D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 6D II, 5D II, 5D III, 5D IV, 5Ds, 5DsR, 1D IV, 1D C, 1D X, 1D X II.


EOSCount (not free)

EosCount.com also costs money. Cameras that will work with the software 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.


Shuttercheck (not free)

For Mac OS. Costs a small amount. Cameras that will work with the software are 100D, 200D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 8000D, 9000D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 60Da, 70D, 77D, 80D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 6D II, 5D II, 5D III, 5DS, 5DS R, 1D C, 1D X, 1D X II.


ASSIST (free)

For Powershot and Ixus (and Canon  EOS M3). You find the tutorial here and the camera support here.


ShutterCheck (not free)

Requires macOS 10.11 El Capitan or later.

100D, 200D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 8000D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 7D, 7D II, 6D, 6D II, 5D II, 5D III, 5DS, 5DS R, 1D C, 1D X, 1D X II.