Shutter count milage (what is good and what's not?)

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Gpruitt54
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Shutter count milage (what is good and what's not?)
Apr 29, 2013

What is the sweet spot for Nikon D200, D300, D100, D90, D80 etc in terms of shutter counts? This question is asked a lot and is provided a lot where used cameras are posted on places like Ebay.

But, what count is good and what count is getting into the not so good range? I recently bought a used D200 and at the same time, selling a D70 (also bought used).  Both cameras had roughly the same number of shutter counts (Approx 14,800).

With this count, would these both be considered high mileage cameras?  Both Cameras are in nearly flawless condition to look at, and seem to have been well cared for.

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In reply to Gpruitt54, Apr 30, 2013

That shutter count confirms the D200 wasnt used that much,if it had 100,000 it might have 50,000 left.

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In reply to Nikonicon, Apr 30, 2013

Nikon tested the D200 to over 100k, Ive heard of people with 70k and still going, mine is on approximately 40k . A 14k D200 is just a baby

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I just came across this quote from a flickr member:
"One of the D200 at the studio that I work will need to get the shutter replaced. The good news for you guys is that it made 228,000 shots!"

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In reply to Gpruitt54, Apr 30, 2013

Gpruitt54 wrote:

What is the sweet spot for Nikon D200, D300, D100, D90, D80 etc in terms of shutter counts? This question is asked a lot and is provided a lot where used cameras are posted on places like Ebay.

To me a lot depends on the price and on the general condition of the camera. Fifteen thousand clicks is not a lot of clicks however, when I bought my new-to-me used D300 last year I specifically wanted a very low click count - which I got: 5k clicks for a cost of GBP £500.

That was from a dealer and the camera came with a 14-day cooling off period and one year's dealer warranty. I probably would not buy from a private individual unless the price were exceptionally low.

David

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My *D40* has over 40,000 shots and no issues.

My D200 has about the same.   No issues at all.

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In reply to Gpruitt54, Apr 30, 2013

These statistics are probably the best answer.  Choose your camera link

http://olegkikin.com/shutterlife/

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Mine is reaching 350000 clicks (used as webcam and taking pictures every 5 minutes since more than 3 years...

check this post

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51365614

and you can have a look at the resulting images right below

(but the weather is not at its best at the moment) ;-(

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http://www.mediabar.ch/webcamtest/

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Turbguy1 wrote:

These statistics are probably the best answer.  Choose your camera link

http://olegkikin.com/shutterlife/

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WoW, very interesting site data.

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In reply to Gpruitt54, Apr 30, 2013

Gpruitt54 wrote:

What is the sweet spot for Nikon D200, D300, D100, D90, D80 etc in terms of shutter counts? This question is asked a lot and is provided a lot where used cameras are posted on places like Ebay.

But, what count is good and what count is getting into the not so good range? I recently bought a used D200 and at the same time, selling a D70 (also bought used).  Both cameras had roughly the same number of shutter counts (Approx 14,800).

With this count, would these both be considered high mileage cameras?  Both Cameras are in nearly flawless condition to look at, and seem to have been well cared for.

My D300... In Nov 2011, APS (in Chicago) replaced the "mirror box sequencing unit" and the "sequence base plate" at 102K. The previous service invoice stated that "it was showing signs of wear". The total cost for parts and service was $300. To me it was worth it for this "workhourse" body.

I currently have 131,181 clicks (since it was new).

Wayne

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dwa1 wrote:

Gpruitt54 wrote:

What is the sweet spot for Nikon D200, D300, D100, D90, D80 etc in terms of shutter counts? This question is asked a lot and is provided a lot where used cameras are posted on places like Ebay.

But, what count is good and what count is getting into the not so good range? I recently bought a used D200 and at the same time, selling a D70 (also bought used).  Both cameras had roughly the same number of shutter counts (Approx 14,800).

With this count, would these both be considered high mileage cameras?  Both Cameras are in nearly flawless condition to look at, and seem to have been well cared for.

My D300... In Nov 2011, APS (in Chicago) replaced the "mirror box sequencing unit" and the "sequence base plate" at 102K. The previous service invoice stated that "it was showing signs of wear". The total cost for parts and service was $300. To me it was worth it for this "workhourse" body.

I currently have 131,181 clicks (since it was new).

Wayne

WoW! You are getting great mileage out of your D300.  I can only hope to see similar mileage out of my used 14,800K D200.  I really LOVE this D200. It has fantastic features.  I am going to be doing Timelaps with the camera, and with its build in interval timer (YAHOO!) I am encouraged by the mileage you guys are reporting with your D300 bodies.

However, I wonder why there no D200 reports on this post.  Is the D200 that much lesser of a camera? Just asking. I’m on a budget, and the D200 was all I could afford. Although, the D200 is a far superior camera over the D70 I was using.

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