You will need
- - ShowExif;
- - ACDSee Photo Manager.
When you press the shutter button the camera are multiple processes that use the internal stuffing of the device (electronic circuit). One of them is writing data to a file of any format. Data name, which are included in the description of the file exceeds a few tens of parameters: manufacturer, camera model, orientation, date, pixel count, white balance, version of the image, tilt the flash, etc.
Among all these options, you can find the number of captured still images. With the help of a program ShowExif you can not only find a particular value, but also to edit any of the above parameters, and many others. Information about the graphics file format is called metadata. Metadata is encoded information.
The program ShowExif is a free product and it takes up about 1 MB, so you will not be difficult to download it from the Internet. It does not require installation and is started by double-clicking the left mouse button on the icon of the camera.
After it starts, specify the path to the directory with the photos captured in the test chamber. In the download list, select any image and select it. In the right part of the window will be a multi-level table with data about photos.
Look for Total Number of Shutter Releases is the value of this parameter is the desired size (number of recorded images).
If you use as a viewer for graphic files on your computer the program ACDSee, the number of shots you can learn in a different way. Open any image captured with your camera and press Ctrl + Enter. The value can be found in the Total row Number.
Sometimes sellers cameras artificially reset the values of internal counters – this makes for a more profitable sales techniques. Also, this value may not correspond to valid data, if the camera shutter has ever been replaced by a new one.
Advice 2: How to run Nikon
Usually when buying a digital b/u camera Nikon a potential buyer interested in his mileage, because this figure better than any other "describes" the technical characteristics of the device, and in particular, how many actuations the shutter of the camera is guaranteed. Not to be deceived, you need to know how to run Nikon.
You will need
- Nikon digital camera, a personal computer with access to the global network.
Download online program ShowExif. The usability of this software is that the system utility tool weighs less than a megabyte, due to the injection ShowExif a lot of time you will not take. However, for using this program it is not necessary to install on the computer: just download the package system utilities.
Connect the camera to a personal computer and throw back your footage on your PC's hard disk.
Run the program ShowExif and appeared on the screen window in the left part specify the directory to the folder with the transferred photographs.
Appeared in the middle of the screen a tab with photos, select the most recent photo that was made by Nikon. Move the eyes to the right window, which presents all information about the photo. In the list of characteristics look for "Total Number of Shutter Releases". This indicator indicates the mileage of the camera.
Make no mistake with the definition of the indicator of run/used a Nikon camera! Knowing this figure, you will be able to significantly bring down the cost of used equipment.
Is the advice useful?
In most cases, manufacturers of digital cameras point only guaranteed mileage potential. In other words, they guarantee that the shutter of this camera model to work a certain number of times. But declared indices run only in professional cameras where the shutter counter exceeds a hundred thousand times. As for Amateur models of digital cameras, their mileage, as a rule, is not declared. However, it is assumed that the number of actuations of the valves from Amateur models of cameras varies from thirty to fifty thousand times.