How many shutter actuations should I expect? (incl. web tool to check yours)

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mrbenji Regular Member • Posts: 326
How many shutter actuations should I expect? (incl. web tool to check yours)

There's a well-known web tool that reports the current actuation count on nearly any Alpha camera ever made. You just upload any recent, original (out-of-camera) JPG or ARW to the site, it reports the count and destroys the file.

(You can Google "alpha shutter count" to get the link yourself, but it's )

Any thoughts on how many shutter actuations it would be reasonable to expect from my aging NEX-5? I have an A6000 on pre-order and am trying to decide whether to hold onto my NEX-5 as a 2nd body, unload it on eBay, or give it away to a friend. I'm assuming the fact the body is mirrorless improves life vs. a DSLR/DSLT, although I suspect the lack of an EFCS might be a minus in that equation.

At the moment my actuation count is just north of 127,500... it was ~95 when I bought it used for $340, so I feel I've already gotten my money's worth!

For those of you who've used your camera heavily for a number of years I'd appreciate knowing the following:

- Does your working camera have a current shutter count substantially higher than my 128k?

- If you had a camera shutter crap out, what was the shutter count recorded on one of the last original image files you have from that camera?


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