Well-engineered camera with a superbly smooth shutter

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Isola Verde
Isola Verde Veteran Member • Posts: 9,961
Re: Funny how some models just run and run..
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47872Mike wrote:

Isola Verde wrote:

We were in a "John Lewis" store recently, and I was surprised to see them still selling the GX80 (as it's called, here in Britain) - which led me to check the serial number of the used one I'd bought a few weeks previously.

It decoded to a manufacturing date of 25 Feb 2020.

For a model in the shops since May 2016, that's a production run of almost four years by then - with mine unlikely to have been the last?

Peter

Actually, I might as well try the same look-up for my own camera. Can you tell me how you did it? Do I need the internal serial number, or just the one on the base of the camera?

It's the internal serial number, I use a little program called PhotoMe

https://www.photome.de/

But, essentially, an internal serial number of XFR200225nnnn translates to

Mfrer's code XFR

Date 2020-02-25

No of camera made that day nnnn

Peter

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