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Shutter count

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by herzzreh, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. herzzreh

    herzzreh New to Mu-43

    Jan 17, 2011
    I bought a refurb E-P2, would like to know the actual shutter count. Possible?
  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    I've asked this myself (when I had Pens). It is well documented for 4/3 bodies but I've seen nothing for the Pens.
  3. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    This link shows how

    This links shows how
    Worked for me on the E-PL1 and E-P2
    E-PL1 comments

    You need to be patient and persistent as some find difficulty in getting it work
    It does work rest assured

    btw I think the Pens are good for 60,000 shutter actuation's or more
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  4. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010

    Display True Shot Count

    To see the real shot count of the E-PL1 use the method below. The file numbers can be misleading and can be reset so should not be used as a method of determining shot count. This Olympus service menu method is the only way to get the truth. Many numbers seen are not important to us so I only added descriptions for ones that matter and are important and that I could find names for.

    ► Camera OFF
    ► Hold down MENU button and turn ON the camera
    ► Release MENU button and press MENU again to get to Menus
    ► Go to LCD Brightness Menu, that's in Spanner Menu and third item down.
    ► Press RIGHT to show screen adjusters
    ► Press INFO and then press OK and on my E-PL1 this shows on screen....
    04 01 01 01
    ► Press in sequence UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT/SHUTTER/UP and Page 1 info appears
    ► Variously press RIGHT for Page 2, DOWN for Page 3, LEFT for Page 4 and UP again to get Page 1

    What we are looking for is the information on Page 2, on my E-PL1 it shows.....
    R 001946 [total shutter actuation count]
    S 000047 [shot count with flash]
    C 000000
    U 000929 [turn on count which is ultrasonic wave cleaner count]
    V 000000
    B 001915 [seems to be total number of times shutter button is fully pressed for any reason]
    L 000000

    On Page 4 is D: which is the damage code log, mine shows nothing and that is good.

    This is thanks to David Parsons web site
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  5. youry

    youry Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 9, 2010
    Winston Salem, NC
    isn't the shutter count used to determine the life of the mirror mechanism in SLR cameras. as long as the pen doesn't have a mirror is like asking how many shots on a P&S camera. I don't remember Olympus to give a life cycle for any pen. where did you get the 60000 number?
  6. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    Just a intelligent guess as the new E-5 is min 150,000
    The mirror wont give up first the shutter blinds will
  7. youry

    youry Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 9, 2010
    Winston Salem, NC
    E-5 is a DSLR and that explains the 150k. The PEN has only an exposed sensor and no mirror. It'll go as long as the electronics inside do not fail, which electronics can fail after a few clicks or never.
  8. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 6, 2010
    thanks very much Boyzo ... worked first time for me ... I'd seen this other thread from a while ago which gives another method, but the number from that and the number from the method you give don't agree on my camera ... I'm inclined to believe the one given by the "hidden" stats

    PS - it seems there are a lot of David Parsons who have websites! -- care to give us the link?
  9. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    Actually the shutter does have a limited life, also the Pen does twice the cycles per shot compared to a DSLR
  10. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    Here is Davids site
    E-PL1 comments
    And a very nice site

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  11. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus loser

    Nov 16, 2010
    My seven months old E-P1:

    Shutter count: 5169
    With flash: 277
    Power on count: 983
    Shutter button fully pressed: 4611

    I suppose those are pretty average numbers. On average I take 25 shots a day, 5 shots when I power on the camera and very rarely use flash or burst mode.
  12. Wow, and I thought the process to get the shutter count on the E-system SLRs was convoluted! Between myself and it's first owner my E-P1 reads 4470 - still just a baby. I wonder what page 4 would show if there was any "damage".
  13. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 6, 2010
    hehehe ... perhaps we should have a "Show: Your Stats" thread ?
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  14. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus loser

    Nov 16, 2010
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  15. Nehemiah

    Nehemiah New to Mu-43

    May 15, 2012
    I am buying a used Nikon and I want to know if there's any way of figuring out the shutter count without a computer since I won't be near one?
    Also, any general tips and questions I should ask before buying a used camera?
  16. NoMoreMirrors

    NoMoreMirrors Mu-43 Rookie

    May 7, 2012
    Winnipeg, Canada
    Cool! Worked on my E-PM1 too. Thanks for this.
  17. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    There isn't. Before you go to see it, ask the seller to e-mail a recent photo (unedited JPG). Then feed that through Nikon Shutter Count

    You might check for dust on the sensor.

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