Shutter Life Expectancy

Started Apr 23, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Van Griff
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Shutter Life Expectancy
Apr 23, 2011

Stumbled over this site on a local Craigslist ad . . .
http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/

Shows collected data for shutter life for various camera models.

Some of the data will be skewed as it is wide open to anyone to throw in whatever data they choose . . . and there are some obvious false submissions.

Some interesting info nonetheless and the more real submissions are entered . . . the more accurate the results will be.

Just entered my actuation count for my D90.

Data Summary:
Entries: Number of Submissions
Alive: Average number of actuations after which shutter is still alive
Dead: Average number of actuations after which shutter died

D70S.: Entries = 451 / Alive = 050,424 / Dead = 046,293
D50...: Entries = 683 / Alive = 026,109 / Dead = 040,839
D80...: Entries = 729 / Alive = 041,936 / Dead = 043,498

D90...: Entries = 417 / Alive = 033,607 / Dead = 367,038 [18,274 if 8M entry deleted]
D200..: Entries = 574 / Alive = 075,762 / Dead = 107,787
D300..: Entries = 450 / Alive = 072,233 / Dead = 089,617
D3000: Entries = 083 / Alive = 126,788 / Dead = 006,828
D5000: Entries = 142 / Alive = 162,576 / Dead = 007,429
D3.....: Entries = 130 / Alive = 190,367 / Dead = 500,305

Don't know what one can conclude from the results . . . prob nothing as all entries are subjective . . . or other than that the more costly cameras generally have shutters that last longer and we can see the average number of clicks before failure.

The Survival Estimation graph seems to give results that are too high . . . says a D90 has a Survival Estimation of 89% for over 2.5M clicks . . . that seems way too high.

Enter your factual numbers and let's get the results more accurate.
Will be interesting to see if this post spurs a spike in entries.

Best,
V G

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