How to Find the Shutter Count on Your Canon 6D Mark II Shutter Count?
Canon does not embed the shutter count in the image’s EXIF data, so you’ll need some software that knows how to read this data stored within the camera. Each generation of DIGIC processors inside EOS digital cameras has a slightly different location/method for accessing the shutter count, which needed new/updated programming.
Don’t have time to read the full article? Here are some quick solutions that you can try to check your Canon EOS 6D Mark II shutter count:
Canon 6D Mark II shutter count online: www.camerashuttercount.com (free)
Canon 6D Mark II shutter count software/app for mac & windows: Tornado EOS (Windows and Mac, you can use the free version to check your 6D Mark II shutter count) ShutterCheck by Konstantin Pavlikhin (Mac here and PC here, Paid) ShutterCount for PC and Mac (Paid)
How to Find the Shutter Count on Your Canon 6D Mark II?
Canon 6D Mark II shutter count online
6D Mark II shutter count software/app for mac & windows:
Tornado EOS (Free version available)
Tornado EOS is available in two versions. One is provided free of charge for reading the shutter count, total shutter count, language restriction, mirror count, total mirror count, C-log, and error logs.
You can upgrade for $20 per day or $65 per month. AV generates false positives. If you are unsure, use a virtual machine. If you don’t close EOS Utility, you might not be able to connect.
Tornado EOS is a good program. Some users have reported success with the free version of Tornado EOS worked for them.
Supported models: Beginners line
- 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
- EOS 60D
- EOS 60Da
- EOS 70D
- EOS 80D
- EOS 90D
- EOS 6D
- EOS 6D Mark II
- EOS 7D
- EOS 7D Mark II
- EOS 77D / 9000D
- EOS R
- EOS Ra
- EOS RP
- EOS 5D Mark II
- EOS 5D Mark III
- EOS 5D Mark IV
- EOS 5Ds
- EOS 5Ds R
- EOS-1D Mark IV
- EOS-1D C
- EOS-1D X
- EOS-1D X Mark II
- EOS-1D X Mark III
- EOS R3
- EOS R5
- EOS 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
ShutterCount for PC and Mac (Paid)
by DIREstudios – It can be installed on Windows, and macOS operating systems.
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?
“I have come across many applications online for getting my Canon camera’s shutter count but no luck. It’s mainly a waste of time. Then found this application paid version. Worried if it worth buying but gave it a try and luckily it worked for all my cameras especially Canon 80D & 6D Mark II. Happy to use this app and saved lots of my time. Trusted app and feature is simple. Plug and Play.” By BalaPro (PCMacStore)
See more details and reviews on ShutterCount for PC and Mac here.
by Konstantin Pavlikhin
Supported Canon Cameras:
International Models 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;
American Models EOS Rebel SL1, SL2, SL3, XS, XSi, T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5, T5i, T6, T6i, T6s, T7, T7i, T8i, T100;
Japanese Models 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 into my laptop and that’s all I needed to do. Super easy. I recommend everyone buys this.” – By GALVEAZY (Pcmac user)
See more details on ShutterCheck: Mac here and PC here
If any of the methods mentioned above work or do not work for your Canon camera, kindly share what works for you below. It might help someone. Thank you!
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Shutter Life
Each shutter that comes with the camera has a life span that we measure in terms of total shutter clicks (Shutter Count). The majority of high-end DSLR shutters easily reach or exceed the 100,000 or 150,000 mark.
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II has a shutter life of 150000 actuations. This is an improvement over the original model that had a shutter life of 100,000 cycles.
I own a Canon EOS 6D Mark II, and my shutter count has already surpassed the average shutter life span. I occasionally get washed-out images because the shutter failed to sync. Apart from that, I have had no problems. Personally, I believe that shutter count is only one of many factors to consider before purchasing a used DSLR. The lower the shutter count, the better. To be more specific, a shutter count of less than 50k is acceptable if the camera is in mint condition.
Canon 6D Mark II shutter replacement cost
The Canon 6D Mark II shutter replacement cost is not expensive. The average cost of replacing shutters is around $300. If you don’t use the shutter like a machine gun, it could easily last 2 to 3 times the advertised “average” shutter lifetime.
It doesn’t take much time to replace the camera’s shutter. All you need to do is take your camera to a professional for them to fix it for you.
Information on Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D Mark II is the successor to the Canon EOS 6D and the first full-frame DSLR camera in the series. It has a lot of improvements over its predecessor, such as a 45-point all cross-type autofocus system, which is great for shooting video as it focuses on subjects quickly.
The camera also features a dual pixel autofocus system, which allows it to focus on subjects much faster. This feature is used when shooting video so that there are no interruptions in sound or motion.