How accurate are websites that display the shutter counts on DSLRs?

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How accurate are websites that display the shutter counts on DSLRs?
Mar 27, 2013

With curiosity as my motivation, I decided to obtain the shutter count on my 3 year old Nikon D300S. I used two online services. They both displayed the same count: ~28000! Before uploading the RAW photo, I carefully estimated the count at 4000 to 6000. I am amazed at the number. Do these online services reveal accurate information?

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Nikon D300S Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR +11 more
Nikon D300S
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