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grnzbra Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Sep 2011Mon 05-Aug-13 04:14 PM
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"Shots in Life of 5100"


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I'm curious about how many shots one can expect to get out of a D5100 before it's junk. Not looking for a number like 263,521 but some kind of ball park like a hundred thousand, half million, million, etc. The reason I ask is I shoot a lot of birds in continuous mode and this past weekend I fired off about 1500 shots in one day and am wondering just how long the camera can keep this up.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 06-Aug-13 01:30 AM
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#1. "RE: Shots in Life of 5100"
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Hi Lind,

The D5100 shutter was tested to 100,000 cycles.

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grnzbra Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Sep 2011Tue 06-Aug-13 11:57 AM
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Thanks for the info. Perhaps I'd better find a subject that doesn't require continuous mode; the camera's less than two years old and I must be about a quarter of the way to that hundred thousand limit.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 06-Aug-13 03:56 PM
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#3. "RE: Shots in Life of 5100"
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Hi Lind,

100,000 actuations is not necessarily the limit of the shutters life.
Most continue working long past their design life. Others don't make it to 100,000 actuations. I know of D70's that are well in to 7 figures that are still working.
Of course there is no Guarantee.

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