How to reset Shutter Count

Started Oct 6, 2008 | Discussions thread
Klay Regular Member • Posts: 466
Re: How to reset Shutter Count

Ancient_Mariner wrote:

Same thing with cameras. The number you refer to, is an unofficial
number of shutter actuations, that statistically represents the
number at or after which the given camera suffers a shutter failure.
Some cameras can fail long before that (although this is rare),
others can carry on after 100, 150, or even 200.000.

The 25,000 number he's referring to is a single camera that failed near that number (in the link he posted above). Given the sample size of that data and the fact that most of them in the sample are closer to 10,000 actuations, it's an outlying data point and is pretty meaningless.

Nikon probably has published a number for the expected lifespan if the shutter on the D60. It's probably higher than 25,000. Regardless of what it is, Ancient_Mariner is right, it's not a guarantee of failure.

You may also want to do some math to figure out how long it will take you to get to your camera's expected shutter life span. You may end up finding out that it may take you years to get there.... by which time you will have saved up enough for a new camera.

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