I see many users stating they have (any number) shutter clicks on their camera. Is there a menu buried somewhere in the camera that logs this?
Also, I bought my D7000 a few weeks ago new in the box from a local camera shop. I am curious as to what month/year it was manufactured. Is there a database somewhere, or will Nikon provide date of manufacture via serial number?
You need a 3rd party Exif reader to see the MakerNote section and Nikon's data entered there. Opanda makes one that works with Jpeg images only. Also you should use an unprocessed image direct from the camera.
If you have Adobe Photoshop and Bridge you can find the actual shutter count by accessing: Bridge>then right click on any thumbnail>file info>schema>auxImageNumber. This is best done with a RAW image file. If using the free download Opanda Exif reader software it sometimes does not recognise a shutter number on a processed jpeg.
A further point to the question relating to camera age. My understanding is that the serial numbers on any Nikon product rotate in a strange way. I was told once that other camera manufacturers also do this and is because neither manufacturer wants to let the other know exactly how many of a certain product is sold during its production life. This may be a load of rubbish, but has a certain logic. Regarding the age, well this will only have any relevance the longer the production run lasts. It only really applies if buying second hand as if you're selling you'll probably know the answer to its age anyway, unless of course you bought it second hand.
Whether Nikon would tell you the precise manufacture date for a camera you own, then perhaps. I phoned Nikon UK a few years ago when buying a second hand lens and they did tell me it was a grey import, but could not tell me the date of manufacture.
When I download my pics from a card reader directly onto my Imac desktop they are in a folder which is labeled initally 100D7000. When I reach 10,000 clicks the number on the folder becomes 101D7000 etc.
It is interesting to note that if pics 9,999 to 10,001 are downloaded at the same work session, two folders will appear on the desktop, 100D7000 and 101D7000.
So... if the folder that shows up on your desktop is labeled 105D7000 and your last image number is XXX_3592.jpg (for example) .. your camera has 53,592 clicks.
click No.16919 attached .. a northern flicker in a light drizzle.
There is a user setup option to change the image file counter under different conditions. See page 218 of your camera's user manual, d8: File Number Sequence. The image name number can be reset whenever a new card or folder is created, upon reset, or never.