I am in the process of changing cameras and part of that would be selling my old one. I have it listed on ebay and someone asked about the Shutter Acutations. I have used several different programs to read what the count is and no matter what format the picture I select is the count is over 1 Billion. I am looking for help as the camera would have been toast long before I even came near that kind of count. Below is a link to the most recent picture.
At a rate of one actuation per second, shooting day and night, you would have had to own and use the camera continuously for 31 years, 259 days, 1 hour, 46 minutes and 40 seconds. YOU would have been toast along with your camera. Dave PS...cute dog. I tried uploading your photo to several exif viewers and cold not find a count. Interestingly, both viewers on my Macbook Pro say this picture was taken at f/95!
"Stupidity is a gift from God, but one mustn't misuse it" - Pope John Paul II
Simple thing to do. But I had not thought of that. Updated my firmware and count went from over a billion to 3598. That still seems a little low but better than a billion. Thanks again for the suggestions.
You need to use an unedited or unmodified Jpeg because the "shutter actuations" is in the MakerNote section of the EXIF and many image editing programs remove this data as they do not process any of the information contained within this section.
You can use Jeffery\'s EXIF Viewer to get the MakerNote data from a Jpeg or NEF that is uploaded for processing to the site, so be sure you want to wait for the NEF to be transmitted for processing.