How to find out your camera's shutter count

how to find out camera shutter count
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Finding out your camera shutter count is not only interesting (you'll find out how trigger-happy you really are!), it can also be an important thing to know for practical reasons.

If you’re looking to sell your camera, it’s a good idea to find out your camera shutter count – which is how many shots your shutter has racked up. Even if you don’t want to get rid of your camera any time soon, it’s an interesting figure to know, as it shows how much use your camera has had – and it might surprise you. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.