1st post: ebay buyer wants shutter count

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by anixihartz, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. anixihartz

    anixihartz New to SC

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    Apr 30, 2017
    Greetings!

    I'm hoping to find out if someone knows how to extract the shutter count from an rx100m1.

    Thanks in advance!
    --Michael
     
  2. 480sparky

    480sparky SC Regular

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    Aug 24, 2015
    Ken
    Upload an unedited JPEG to Camera Shutter Count.

    Keep in mind, not all digital cameras keep track of shutter clicks. You manual should tell you if your model does.
     
  3. RichardB

    RichardB SC Regular

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    Aug 28, 2013
    I just tried uploading an RX100 image to that site, and it couldn't find the shutter count. :(
     
  4. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Isnt there another site? I just uploaded a jpg from my pentax k5 and it said the camera doesnt provide that information which is rubbish.
     
  5. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    This one should work for Pentax at least
    Check Camera Shutter Count and Manufacture Date
     
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  6. anixihartz

    anixihartz New to SC

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    Apr 30, 2017
    It does accept the sony jpg but the result was no data on any of the 3 or 4 data fields. Continuing my search...
     
  7. muzee

    muzee SC Veteran

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    Apr 30, 2013
    Have you tried this one? If it's included it should be displayed.

    Jeffrey Friedl's Image Metadata Viewer

    (Search for 'Shutter Count' on the page once the exif is loaded.)

    I tested one and it shows up like this:
    upload_2017-5-10_13-39-28.
     
  8. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    You could also say "I don't know, and this camera doesn't track shutter count, but my last jpg was numbered" whatever the number was, or take a best guess. There are lots of places to sell cameras. Don't let a demanding buyer hold you hostage!
     
  9. anixihartz

    anixihartz New to SC

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    Apr 30, 2017
    What type of Sony camera did you do this grep with? It doesn't work on my rx100M2:
     

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  10. anixihartz

    anixihartz New to SC

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    Apr 30, 2017
    It was actually interesting to try and work with this "ebay terrorist" ;)
    He had a tool that he was convinced would work. I used his tool on an image and came up with about 9 pages of screen saves. I sent them to the eager potential buyer and he subsequently threw up his hands and gave up!
    All that to say this:
    [all caps to indicate hilarious shouting]: SONY DOESN'T SAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING IN EXIF FILES: SERIAL NUMBER, SHUTTER COUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!
    enough is enough, point proved, buyer lost! ;)
     
  11. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    s/he might not have even been a buyer. Sometimes people like that are just shopping for primo deals. If you had said "200" maybe they're interested. If you had said 3000 maybe not so much.
     
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  12. anixihartz

    anixihartz New to SC

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    Apr 30, 2017
    You're probably right.
    OTOH, I've heard that one can estimate shutter count by exposure number. If you believe that it hasn't flipped past 9999, you might just use the shot number.
    Thanks all for the help!