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How to get total number of shots taken by the camera

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Offline GrAnd

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    How to get total number of shots taken by the camera
    « on: 01 / January / 2008, 06:21:07 »
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    It's not a question, it's the solution. :)

    The procedure is the same as for "How can I get the original firmware version number of my camera?".
    But you have to put 'vers.req instead of 'ver.req' to your SD-card.
    So,
    • Create a file called vers.req in the root directory of your SD-card
    • Switch on the camera in playback mode (don't switch on in rec mode and change to playback later)
    • Press the [set]+[disp.] buttons together (press [set] first, hold it down, then press [disp.])
    • Do not release [set] button and press [disp.] again and ones more.
    You will see "Total shoot:" string.

    Be noticed that, unfortunately, not all models support this functionality (unlike for 'ver.req').
    From dumps I have, the following cameras can report total shots:
    A540, A550, A560, A570, A610, A620, A630, A640, A700, A710, A720 (it seems whole A-series can);
    S3IS, S5IS;
    S80;
    G7;
    SD430, SD630, SD700, SD1000.

    And for the following cameras seems there is no support of total shots reporting:
    S2IS;
    SD300, SD400, SD500.

    For other models it's unknown because I do not have the dumps for them. But it seems that all recent and new cameras have such functionality.
    « Last Edit: 01 / January / 2008, 06:27:33 by GrAnd »
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    Re: How to get total number of shots taken by the camera
    « Reply #1 on: 01 / January / 2008, 07:29:04 »
    Some caution: if camera remain for a few days without batteries, this counter can reset to zero.

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    Re: How to get total number of shots taken by the camera
    « Reply #2 on: 01 / January / 2008, 08:11:38 »
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    « Last Edit: 22 / April / 2008, 09:31:09 by Barney Fife »
    [acseven/admin commented out: please refrain from more direct offensive language to any user. FW complaints to me] I felt it imperative to withdraw my TOTAL participation. Nobody has my permission, nor the right, to reinstate MY posts. Make-do with my quoted text in others' replies only. Bye

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    Re: How to get total number of shots taken by the camera
    « Reply #3 on: 01 / January / 2008, 09:45:11 »
    COOL!!! Nice find!

    It's not mine. It's discovered by Altsoph.
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    Re: How to get total number of shots taken by the camera
    « Reply #4 on: 01 / January / 2008, 10:09:44 »
    Some caution: if camera remain for a few days without batteries, this counter can reset to zero.
    In this case the date/time will be reset as well.

    BTW1. The user manual says: "When not using the camera for extended periods of time, remove the batteries from the camera and store in a safe place."

    BTW2. How long should be the period without batteries until the backup battery will get empty? Has anybody (accidentally :D) checked this? I think it should be at least weeks, not days.
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    Re: How to get total number of shots taken by the camera
    « Reply #5 on: 01 / January / 2008, 11:35:03 »

    In this case the date/time will be reset as well.

    BTW2. How long should be the period without batteries until the backup battery will get empty? Has anybody (accidentally :D) checked this? I think it should be at least weeks, not days.

    I cannot explain it, but this happens with my A710 (after 3-4 days without batteries, but backup battery was full). And one guy in russian forum reported about this (sorry, I cannot find this message).

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    Re: How to get total number of shots taken by the camera
    « Reply #6 on: 01 / January / 2008, 12:01:55 »
    This does not seem to work on the 570 IS.  Neither did the trick to find ouit the Firmware version.  On the wiki it was reported that if Firmware Ver. 1.0.1.0 apeared that the oporation was not sucessful, and that is the result of both oporations involving ".req"  So far I have found nothing else compatible with A570 that has not worked with my A570 IS.  BTW DNG4PS-2 v0.2.2 works for raw conversion with A710 IS chosen.

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    Re: How to get total number of shots taken by the camera
    « Reply #7 on: 02 / January / 2008, 18:29:21 »
    Works on my A570IS 1.00e (as does ver.req).


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    Re: How to get total number of shots taken by the camera
    « Reply #8 on: 09 / January / 2008, 02:48:42 »
    it works on my a530 1.00a, and it reports 227.  But my continuously numbered image files say 4492, and I know that to be correct, not 227.  Perhaps it lost power at some point.  (Though I would've expected that to reset my file names. ???)

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    Re: How to get total number of shots taken by the camera
    « Reply #9 on: 09 / January / 2008, 05:31:48 »
    (Though I would've expected that to reset my file names. ???)
    The numbering for file names is kept in the SD-card as well.
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