How to get total number of shots taken by the camera

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Offline procopio

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Re: How to get total number of shots taken by the camera
« Reply #10 on: 09 / January / 2008, 09:59:31 »
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Works on the A650IS!  :D

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Offline DDMan

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Re: How to get total number of shots taken by the camera
« Reply #11 on: 09 / January / 2008, 12:24:46 »
Works fine on my Canon A720 IS! :-)

Thanks for the tip! :D
A720 IS Firmware 1.00c

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what's up after IMG_xxxx is over 9999
« Reply #12 on: 11 / January / 2008, 14:27:34 »
[I just reached the 9000 mark, and till now enjoyed, that every picture has a specific number.
I'm frightend of loosing this for me very helpful feature when taking more than  9999 shots.]

What's up with the file names after you've shot more than 9999 pictures? Any experiences?

Thanks in advance.

Re: what's up after IMG_xxxx is over 9999
« Reply #13 on: 11 / January / 2008, 19:19:02 »
What's up with the file names after you've shot more than 9999 pictures? Any experiences?

They start again with IMG_0001.JPG - so you will get pictures with the same filename.

But - and this is the good news - there is a field in the EXIF-Data ("Image Number") which is a 7-digit number
of the format xyyzzzz.
zzzz - is the same number as in the file name
x - is shows you how often you passed the img_9999
yy - is always the first 2 digits from zzzz (don't understand that)

And now an example. First image in camera has the filename IMG_0001.jpg and EXIF-Data 1000001
Now you shot 10000 images and you get another image with IMG_0001.jpg but Exif-Data 2000001


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Re: How to get total number of shots taken by the camera
« Reply #14 on: 12 / January / 2008, 04:22:35 »
thanks, quite useful, when reaching that I'll perhaps write a small program that transforms the newer pictures into IMG_xxxxx or just IMG_number.

Thanks to the answer on the next page.
(I don't reply to not push the thread again uselessly.)
« Last Edit: 12 / January / 2008, 05:29:34 by jetzt »

Re: How to get total number of shots taken by the camera
« Reply #15 on: 12 / January / 2008, 04:55:07 »
or just IMG_number.
you don't need a self-written program for this - Irfan View's batch rename can do that

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Re: How to get total number of shots taken by the camera
« Reply #16 on: 27 / January / 2008, 04:14:59 »
My A710 saves something like: xyyzzzz,
but it is
x always 1
yy is 00 and after 10000 it is 01 and zzzz is the image number!

Answer to next post:
Seems that the internal memory of the camera is reset, if a few days without batteries, even if there is enough power
in the small cell next to the main power source.
I sure had shot about 60 images when I tried to remove this smaller cell and the counter was reset.
But these were the first one's, so only test images.
« Last Edit: 27 / January / 2008, 10:00:40 by jetzt »

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Re: How to get total number of shots taken by the camera
« Reply #17 on: 27 / January / 2008, 05:01:40 »
it's wrong on mine. it reports 949 shots but I have taken many thousands.


Re: How to get total number of shots taken by the camera
« Reply #18 on: 15 / June / 2008, 16:26:44 »
I have tried many time to get the original firmware version on my S5IS, S2IS and A570IS. All I get is the 1.0.1.0. Ihave tired most ways to make the ver.reg/VER.REG/vers.reg/VERS.reg empty file. I've used diferent size SD cards (64mb-2gb). Please tell me where I'm doing it wrong!

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.

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Re: How to get total number of shots taken by the camera
« Reply #19 on: 15 / June / 2008, 16:38:07 »
Hi dfoster54956,

take the right filename  :'(

ver.req

(in capital letters: VER.REQ)

 

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