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.
#2. "RE: Shots in Life of 5100" In response to Reply # 1
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.
#3. "RE: Shots in Life of 5100" In response to Reply # 2
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.