How to get total number of shots taken by the camera

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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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    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.

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    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 »

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    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.


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    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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