Shutter count on Olympus EM 5

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Seejul New Member • Posts: 23
Shutter count on Olympus EM 5

Hello, i am trying to find the actual shutter count information on the Olympus EM 5. Gone through the menus a few times but no luck yet. Thanks

P S Senior Member • Posts: 1,391
Here is the instruction for the Olympus DSLRs, may

be it would work but I have not tried it on my E-M5 (it works on both of my E1 and E3): (...and use at your own risks)

1. Turn on the power switch
2. Open CF card door
3. Press "menu" and "OK" buttons simultaneously
4. Press the menu nav arrow arrow buttons in the following sequence:

  • WB (Up)

  • ISO (Down)

  • Metering Icon (Left)

  • AF (Right)

5. Press the shutter release
6. Press menu nav buttons menu nav buttion AF (Right) again

Page 2 screen will appear, R.......stands for the shutter count.

Page 1:
L - lens code
F - flash code

Page 2:
R - counts the number of shutter activations
S - counts the number of times a flash was fired.
C - counts the number of times the mirror has been locked up (cleaning mode).

U - number of times the camera has been turned on (and the ultrasonic wave cleaner activated).

V - counts two operations: [1] number of times the mirror has been locked up in Live View, and [2] number of times the AEL button has been used to auto focus while in Live View

Page 3:
CS - camera serial number

MCS - Is the same as the "Internal Serial Number" recorded in the EXIF data of pictures recorded with the camera. The 16-digit number contains a variety of information. Here is what we understand so far:

Digits 1-4 represent the camera model. 4001 = E-1, 4007 = E-300, 4011 = E-500, 4016 = E-330, and 4046 = E-510.
Digit 5 is the year of manufacture. For example, "3" equals year 2003.
Digits 6-7 represent the month of manufacturer. For example, "06" equals June.

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OP Seejul New Member • Posts: 23
Re: Here is the instruction for the Olympus DSLRs, may

Thanks! makes a little nervous to try though ...:-(

P S wrote:

be it would work but I have not tried it on my E-M5 (it works on both of my E1 and E3): (...and use at your own risks)

1. Turn on the power switch
2. Open CF card door
3. Press "menu" and "OK" buttons simultaneously
4. Press the menu nav arrow arrow buttons in the following sequence:

  • WB (Up)

  • ISO (Down)

  • Metering Icon (Left)

  • AF (Right)

5. Press the shutter release
6. Press menu nav buttons menu nav buttion AF (Right) again

Page 2 screen will appear, R.......stands for the shutter count.

Page 1:
L - lens code
F - flash code

Page 2:
R - counts the number of shutter activations
S - counts the number of times a flash was fired.
C - counts the number of times the mirror has been locked up (cleaning mode).

U - number of times the camera has been turned on (and the ultrasonic wave cleaner activated).

V - counts two operations: [1] number of times the mirror has been locked up in Live View, and [2] number of times the AEL button has been used to auto focus while in Live View

Page 3:
CS - camera serial number

MCS - Is the same as the "Internal Serial Number" recorded in the EXIF data of pictures recorded with the camera. The 16-digit number contains a variety of information. Here is what we understand so far:

Digits 1-4 represent the camera model. 4001 = E-1, 4007 = E-300, 4011 = E-500, 4016 = E-330, and 4046 = E-510.
Digit 5 is the year of manufacture. For example, "3" equals year 2003.
Digits 6-7 represent the month of manufacturer. For example, "06" equals June.

P S Senior Member • Posts: 1,391
Seejul, please see this thread:
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http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1041&message=41546944

I copied the information here:

I'll use an E-M5 as my example, but other Olympus cameras are similar:

With the power off, hold down the Menu button as you move the Power Switch to On. Continue holding the Menu button until the display appears.
Press the MENU button.

Navigate to the SETUP menu, and pick the monitor brightness adjustment (third item).

Press the Right button, then press OK. You'll see a screen showing Olympus and the camera model number.

Press the following sequence of buttons: Up, Down, Left, Right, followed by pressing the shutter release, followed once more by pressing Up.

There are four pages in the diagnostics, which are reached by Up (page 1), Right (page 2), Down (page 3), Left (page D). Yeah, it didn't make a lot of sense to me either until I realized that someone was too lazy to code a navigation method: they just assigned the four pages to four buttons.

The first page lists critical information about CPU, memory, and firmware status:

U = Main user CPU area
B = boot area
L = four digit firmware number
F = four digit flash firmware number
On the second page you'll find a number of pieces of information:

R = shutter release count
S = flash use count
C = cleaning mode count
U = ultrasonic cleanings count (typical number of power cycles)
V = Live View count (not used on E-M5)
B = shots using in-body stabilization
On the third page you'll find:

CS = camera's serial number

MCS = CPU code and serial number (model #, year, number; on my camera model 4138, 204 for March 2012)
Page 4 lists error codes that the camera has encountered.

Turn the camera off to leave the diagnostics.
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P S Senior Member • Posts: 1,391
Re: Seejul, please see this thread:
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I tried it and it worked except the display did not appear as stated here:

"With the power off, hold down the Menu button as you move the Power Switch to On. Continue holding the Menu button until the display appears."

What I did was, ignored it. After I waited for a few (5?) seconds, and the display stayed black, I continued with the rest of the instruction, and it worked.

P S wrote:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1041&message=41546944

I copied the information here:

I'll use an E-M5 as my example, but other Olympus cameras are similar:

With the power off, hold down the Menu button as you move the Power Switch to On. Continue holding the Menu button until the display appears.
Press the MENU button.

Navigate to the SETUP menu, and pick the monitor brightness adjustment (third item).

Press the Right button, then press OK. You'll see a screen showing Olympus and the camera model number.

Press the following sequence of buttons: Up, Down, Left, Right, followed by pressing the shutter release, followed once more by pressing Up.

There are four pages in the diagnostics, which are reached by Up (page 1), Right (page 2), Down (page 3), Left (page D). Yeah, it didn't make a lot of sense to me either until I realized that someone was too lazy to code a navigation method: they just assigned the four pages to four buttons.

The first page lists critical information about CPU, memory, and firmware status:

U = Main user CPU area
B = boot area
L = four digit firmware number
F = four digit flash firmware number
On the second page you'll find a number of pieces of information:

R = shutter release count
S = flash use count
C = cleaning mode count
U = ultrasonic cleanings count (typical number of power cycles)
V = Live View count (not used on E-M5)
B = shots using in-body stabilization
On the third page you'll find:

CS = camera's serial number

MCS = CPU code and serial number (model #, year, number; on my camera model 4138, 204 for March 2012)
Page 4 lists error codes that the camera has encountered.

Turn the camera off to leave the diagnostics.
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OP Seejul New Member • Posts: 23
Re: Seejul, please see this thread:

Excellent! Thanks so much. Worked like a charm!

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