Don’t have time to read the full article? Here are some quick solutions that you can try to check your Canon shutter count:
Canon shutter count online: www.camerashuttercount.com (free)
Canon shutter count software/app for mac & windows:
FreeShutterCounter (FREE macOS application)
Tornado EOS (Windows and Mac, you can use the free version to check your Canon shutter count)
Canon EOS DIGITAL Info Files (windows, Free)
ShutterCount for PC and Mac (Paid)
Please check supported Canon cameras before using/downloading.
Top most searched Canon cameras
How to Find the Shutter Count on Your Canon Camera?
1. Canon shutter count online
The easiest way to find your canon shutter count is to upload an original JPG or Raw file to an online tool that will then analyze the image and provide you with your shutter count.
The online tool that I used is www.camerashuttercount.com.
Step 1: Navigate to www.camerashuttercount.com
Step 2: Click on “Choose File” and select an original unedited image in JPG or RAW file format
Step 3: Once your file is chosen, hit the upload button
2. Canon shutter count software/apps for Mac and Windows:
The #1 solution might not work for some Canon cameras due to the fact that Canon doesn’t include the shutter count in the EXIF information of an image file. So then you can try the solutions below.
FreeShutterCounter (FREE macOS application)
This Free MacOS application works for the following cameras: 1D C, 1D X, 1D Mark IV, 7D Mark II, 7D, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 6D, 70D, 60D, 50D, 40D 700D (Rebel T5i), 650D (Rebel T4i), 600D (Rebel T3i), 550D (Rebel T2i), 500D (Rebel T1i), 100D (Rebel SL1), 1200D (Rebel T5), 1100D (Rebel T3), 1000D (Rebel XS)
They say it does NOT work for the following cameras: 1D X Mark II, 5DS, 5DS R, 5D Mark IV, 5D, 80D, 750D (Rebel T6i), 760D (Rebel T6s), 1300D (Rebel T6), R series.
Check this FreeShutterCounter here.
Tornado EOS (Free version available)
Tornado EOS is a good program. Some users have reported success with the free version of Tornado EOS working for them. Install it and plug in your camera and press the button and the shutter count is there on the screen.
- EOS 100D / REBEL SL1 / Kiss X7
- EOS 200D / REBEL SL2 / Kiss X9
- EOS 250D / REBEL SL3 / Kiss X10
- EOS 500D / REBEL T1i / Kiss X3
- EOS 550D / REBEL T2i / Kiss X4
- EOS 600D / REBEL T3i / Kiss X5
- EOS 650D / REBEL T4i / Kiss X6i
- EOS 700D / REBEL T5i / Kiss X7i
- EOS 750D / REBEL T6i / Kiss X8i
- EOS 760D / REBEL T6s / 8000D
- EOS 800D / REBEL T7i / Kiss X9i
- EOS 850D / REBEL T8i / Kiss X10i
- EOS 1100D / REBEL T3 / Kiss X50
- EOS 1200D / REBEL T5 / Kiss X70
- EOS 1300D / REBEL T6 / Kiss X80
- EOS 2000D / REBEL T7 / Kiss X90
- EOS 4000D / REBEL T100 / 3000D
- EOS 50D/ 60D/ 60Da/ 70D/ 80D/ 90D
- EOS 6D/ 6D Mark II
- EOS 7D/ 7D Mark II
- EOS 77D / 9000D
- EOS R/ Ra/ RP
- EOS 5D Mark II/ 5D Mark III/ 5D Mark IV
- EOS 5Ds/ 5Ds R
- EOS-1D Mark IV/ 1D C/ 1D X/ 1D X Mark II/ 1D X Mark III
- EOS R3/ R5/ R6
- Works only online only; permanent and stable internet connection is required
- Works on Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10/11 (x86 and x64, all editions and service packs)
- Works on Windows Server 2008/2012/2016/2019 (all editions and service packs)
- Works on macOS with Parallels (and Windows installed on it)
- Emulators are supported (VirtualBox, VMWare, Parallels, etc.)
- Screen resolution 1024 x 600 or higher
- On Windows Server, “Desktop Experience” component is required
- Windows XP or lower is not supported due to lack of build-in support required API
See more details on Tornado EOS here: https://tornadosw.com/tornado-eos.php
Canon EOS DIGITAL Info Files (Free)
Canon EOS DIGITAL Info is for Windows and based on EOSInfo. It works on the most recent Canon EOS Digital Cameras.
The following models should be supported (not all tested):
- EOS 40D
- EOS DIGITAL REBEL Xsi/450D/ Kiss X2
- EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS/ 1000D/ KISS F
- EOS 50D
- EOS 5D Mark II
- EOS Kiss X3/EOS REBEL T1i /EOS 500D
- EOS 7D
- EOS-1D Mark IV
- EOS Kiss X4/EOS REBEL T2i /EOS 550D
- EOS 60D
- EOS Kiss X5/EOS REBEL T3i /EOS 600D
- EOS Kiss X50/EOS REBEL T3 /EOS 1100D
- EOS 5D Mark III
- EOS 1D X
- EOS Kiss X6i/EOS 650D/EOS REBEL T4i
- EOS M
- EOS 6D
- EOS-1D C
- EOS Kiss X7i/EOS 700D /EOS REBEL T5i
- EOS Kiss X7/EOS 100D/EOS REBEL SL1
- EOS 70D
- EOS M2
- EOS Kiss X70/EOS 1200D/EOS REBEL T5/EOS Hi
****The shutter Count is Not Available:
EOS 5DS / EOS 5DS R / EOS REBEL T6s / EOS 760D / EOS 8000D / EOS REBEL T6i / EOS 750D / EOS Kiss
X8i / EOS M3 / EOS 7D Mark II
EOS-1D X Mark II / EOS 80D / EOS Rebel T6 / EOS 1300D / EOS Kiss X80 / EOS M10.
See more details on Canon EOS DIGITAL Info Files
ShutterCount for PC and Mac (Paid)
by DIREstudios – It can be installed on Windows, and macOS operating systems.
1D4/1DC/1DX/1DX2/1DX3/5D2/5D3/5D4/5DS/5DSR/6D/6D2/7D/7D2/40D/50D/60D/60Da/70D/77D/80D/90D/100D/200D/200D2/250D/450D/500D/550D/600D/650D/700D/750D/760D/800D/850D/1000D/1100D/1200D/1300D/1500D/2000D/3000D/4000D/8000D/9000D/M6II/M50/M50II/R/R3/R5/R5C/R6/R10/Ra/RP; Kiss F/M/M2/X2/X3/X4/X5/X6i/X7/X7i/X8i/X9/X9i/X10/X10i/X50/X70/X80/X90; Rebel SL1/SL2/SL3/T1i/T2i/T3i/T5/T5i/T6/T6i/T6s/T7/T7i/T8i/T100/XS/XSi
Successful Tested Models:
Canon 80D, Canon 60D, Canon 5D MarkII, 5D MarkIII, Canon 5D4, 6D Mark II, D2, 5D3, T3i
Also works on Nikon such as D200, D300, D700, D800, D2Xs, and Pentax K-3.
Software Installation Requirements
PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation
Compactible OS list:
- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
Requirements for MacOS Installation
Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.
Compactible OS list:
- OS X 10.10: Yosemite
- OS X 10.11: El Capitan
- macOS 10.12: Sierra
- macOS 10.13: High Sierra
- macOS 10.14: Mojave8
- macOS 10.15: Catalina
- macOS Big Sur (macOS 11)
What people are saying on ShutterCount?
“Works very well! The only problem I had with it was that it cost $5.99 which seems a bit much for just telling you the shutter count, but other than that it worked pefectly for me. I have a Canon 80D and since it is so hard to find the shutter count for the 80D, I bought this app; and it told me the shutter count right away.” – By Amy A. Siebert (Mac App Store)
“I’m a Canon owner and it’s very hard to use any of the free online software to tell your shutter count. I was preparing to sell my 5D2 and was having a terrible time–even photoshop wouldn’t reveal the count. Found this app and in a matter of seconds determined my shutter count for the D2 and the 5D3 I also own. Very easy–just plugged in my camera and turned it on. Well worth $5 as I plan to use it often in the future.” – By tpattyphoto (Mac App Store)
by Konstantin Pavlikhin
Supported Canon Cameras:
EOS 1D Mark IV, 1D X, 1D X Mark II, 1D X Mark III, 1D C, 5DS, 5Ds, 5DS R, 5Ds R, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, 6D, 6D Mark II, 7D, 7D Mark II, 40D, 50D, 50D RETINA, 60D, 60D RETINA, 60Da, 70D, 77D, 80D, 80D RETINA, 90D, 100D, 200D, 200D II, 250D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 770D, 800D, 850D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 1500D, 2000D, 3000D, 4000D, 8000D, 9000D, R, Ra, RP, R3, R5, R6, M6 Mark II, M50, M50 Mark II, Hi; PowerShot G5 X Mark II;
EOS Rebel SL1, SL2, SL3, XS, XSi, T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5, T5i, T6, T6i, T6s, T7, T7i, T8i, T100;
EOS Kiss X2, X3, X4, X5, X6i, X7, X7i, X8i, X9, X9i, X10, X10i, F, X50, X70, X80, X90, M, M2;
What people are saying on ShutterCheck?
“I got two shutter counts for two of my cameras super quick and easy. Canon 7D and 6D. 7D only has about 4500 clicks on it which is just a bit more than what I was told when I bought it used. I just plugged it in to my laptop and thats all I needed to do. Super easy. I recommend everyone buys this.” – By GALVEAZY (Pcmac user)
“I sadly purchased this for $5 to have this app fail at connecting to my Canon EOS M5.” – By Gabem96 (Pcmac user)
“Works perfectly when WiFi is turned off! Can not connect your EOS because USB port is turned off in the camera when WiFi is enabled. Also, after using this app, turn off your camera, remove the battery, then reinstall the battery. This resets your “Auto-Off” settings.” – By SonomaHM (Pcmac user)
“This App works as described! If you are having problems with your camera connecting, you must first download EOS Utility from the Canon website and install it. If it doesn’t show up as a download for your version of Mac OS, choose another version and download it. Works for OS Catalina and my Canon 7D and 80D.” – By dgitalchaos (Pcmac user)
eosmsg (not free)
eosmsg is a Chinese software compatible with many camera models such as: 1D X / 1D C, 1D X Mark II / 1DX2, 1D Mark IV / 1DM4, 5D Mark II / 5D2, 5D Mark IV / 5D4, 6D / 6D Mark II, 7D/ 7D Mark II, 7D2, 60D / 70D / 80D / 77D /9000D,….
See more details and supported models on eosmsg here.
In case there is no tool above that can verify your camera’s shutter count, it is recommended that you send your camera to a Canon service center. These centers can offer shutter count information for your specific model.
If any of the solutions mentioned above work or do not work for your Canon camera, kindly share your camera models and what works for you below. It might help someone. Thank you!
FAQs About Canon Shutter Count
Popular Canon Camera Shutter Life
|Canon models||Expected Shutter Life|
|Canon EOS 80D||100,000 actuations|
|Canon EOS 1D Mark IV||300,000 actuations|
|Canon EOS 6D Mark II||150,000 actuations|
|Canon EOS RP||150,000 actuations|
|Canon EOS R||200,000 actuations|
|Canon EOS R6||300,000 actuations|
Canon EOS R5
You’ve probably heard of the term “shutter count” before, but maybe you’re not entirely sure what it is or why it matters. If you’re a photographer, whether amateur or professional, it’s important to know your camera’s shutter count. In this section, we’re going to explain what shutter count is, why it’s important, and how you can find out yours.
What Is Shutter Count?
Every time you take a photo, your camera’s shutter opens and closes. The shutter is a movable barrier inside the camera that controls the amount of light that hits the sensor. The sensor is what records the image.
The number of times the shutter has opened and closed is called the shutter count. For example, if you’ve taken 10,000 photos, your shutter count would be 10,000.
Why Is Shutter Count Important?
Your shutter count is important because it’s a good indication of how long your camera will last. Just like any other mechanical device, cameras and their parts have a limited lifespan. The shutter is no exception.
How long your camera’s shutter will last depends on a number of factors, such as the quality of the camera, how often you use it, and the conditions you use it in. However, as a general rule of thumb, most shutters will last for around 100,000 cycles.
Once your shutter count reaches this number, it’s likely that it will start to experience problems. These problems could manifest themselves in a number of ways, such as a drop in image quality, increased noise, or shutter lag. In extreme cases, the shutter could even fail completely.
Of course, this is just a general guideline and there are always exceptions. There have been reports of cameras with much higher shutter counts still going strong, as well as cameras with lower shutter counts experiencing problems.
However, knowing your shutter count is still important because it gives you an idea of how long your camera is likely to last. If you know your shutter count is high, you can be more proactive about taking care of your camera and making sure it receives the proper maintenance.
On the other hand, if you know your shutter count is low, you might want to start thinking about saving up for a new camera.
How to Find Out Your Shutter Count
There are a few different ways to find out your shutter count. Use EXIF Data to Get Shutter Count.
Another way to find out your shutter count is to use a third-party tool, such as the Shutter Count Info tool. This tool works with a number of different camera brands, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, and Pentax.
To use this tool, you need to download it and install it on your computer. Once it’s installed, you can connect your camera to your computer and the tool will read the shutter count from your camera.
Finally, some camera manufacturers include the shutter count in the EXIF data of the images you take. EXIF data is information that’s automatically added to your images by your camera. This data includes things like the date and time the photo was taken, the exposure settings, and the shutter count.
If your camera includes the shutter count in the EXIF data, you can view it using a number of different tools, such as the EXIFViewer tool.
Keep in mind that not all cameras include the shutter count in the EXIF data. And even if your camera does include it, the shutter count might not be accurate.
For example, if you’ve taken a photo with the self-timer, the shutter count might not be incremented until the photo is actually taken. So, if you use the self-timer frequently, the shutter count might be lower than it actually is.
In conclusion, knowing your camera’s shutter count is important because it’s a good indication of how long your camera will last. There are a few different ways to find out your shutter count, such as using a website or a third-party tool. You can also check the EXIF data of your images.