Normal shutter count on new D600?

Started May 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
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j_photo Senior Member • Posts: 2,606
Re: Normal shutter count on new D600?
On the flip side, both of my D600 bodies, though they had zero count at first, now have shutter actuations that don't match the photo number (both under 9999 at the moment). It's bizarre, and I have had better things to do than figure it out, but I'm pretty sure if you edit a picture in camera (say, from NEF) and save it to JPG, it bumps up the photo number, and I think if you do funky things with the dual slots (format 1, but not the other), the photo number goes up, though, of course, the shutter count is the actual number. Do either of those, and you might see a photo number that is greater than the number of photos you have actually taken. To know the actual number, shoot a JPG file, then read it in an EXIF viewer to examine the number of actuations.

Another reason for shutter actuations and image numbers to diverge: Initiating live view requires a shutter actuation, even before the image is shot. Taking the photograph then requires a second actuation. (Haven't tested this myself, but have read it several times on dpreview forums.)

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