>If the date has not been set, then yes there should be a >prompt or flashing "clock". See pages 26-28 of your >camera's user manual. > >If the camera has been demoed or used for QC then the setup >would have been preformed and unless the camera was reset, >those settings would remain in effect. If the shutter was >actuated, even in the demo mode, for cleaning, or using >LiveView the shutter actuation count will be advanced. >Resetting the camera does not always reset this count. This >count is also different from the image count which rolls over >after 9999 the shutter count is a 32 bit unsigned integer and >should be good for recording over 4,000,000 actuations.
The reason I'm asking is that the retailer promised me I would receive a model from a "new batch" with all AF problems eliminated, yet I have a camera which arrived with a Feb 2012 date set ... I'm wondering if they have been less than honest with me. I've already put a number of actuations on the camera since I didn't think to check when I received it. Is there any way to find out the manufacturing date ?