You will need
- the program for reading exif-files
The Nikon and Pentax all information about how many times the camera clicked the shutter, is stored in a special exif file. To view it, it is sufficient to find a program that can read such files and to decrypt them. It is not difficult, suitable, for example, Opanda EXIF or ShowExif, there are other applications. They are all small and simple. The program will need to open the image that was shot on the camera last. In the properties displayed by the app, will the parameter "Total Number of Shutter Releases", in front of which is indicated the numeric value is the mileage of the camera.
Manufacturers Canon have not decided exactly whether they support the exif format, so about some cameras you can find out the whole story with the meta-files, and some not. If the camera whose mileage you are interested in does not have the capability to know the number of shots, you have two options. First – inspect the camera. Most likely, if it was actively used, on appearance it will be noticeable. Or you can give the camera to the service center, there will be able to determine the age of the camera, this method is more reliable and more accurate.
If we are talking about the Olympus camera, in this case, the approach is quite tricky. If you do not know, never it is impossible to guess how verified have camera run. You will need to make several steps. First turn on the camera. Then open the card cover memory. Then simultaneously press two buttons, first "play" (in some models 'menu'), the second "ok". Then take turns to press buttons up, down, left, right. Press the shutter button, and then up again. This procedure will allow you to learn about how many pictures she clicked off the camera.
If the professional camera, the normal mileage is about 150 thousand personnel. For Amateur cameras limit – about 50 thousand photos.
If you buy a used camera, it is also important to know what conditions were made for photos. If filmed mostly in the Studio, and the lifetime of the shutter is much more.
Advice 2: How to know the mileage of the camera
Intuitively, the mileage is the degree of deterioration of the camera. Cars it is measured in kilometers. The cameras – the number of shutter clicks. Shutter any camera has its own resources and will eventually wear out. Cameras have easier mileage less than professional. How to know the mileage on your camera? Consider the case of two fotoseventos: Nikon and Canon.
All meta-data about images stored in encrypted form. To view them, just by looking in the document properties, it is impossible. You will have to use special software. And for each manufacturer's cameras to look for its program.
Let's start with Nikon. To view meta-data, you can use the program ShowExif. It weighs less than 1Mb and requires no installation, what is very convenient. Just run the program. In the left window, specify the path to the folder with the latest photos. In the middle - will appear in the photos themselves. Select the last one. In the right window will show all the meta data about the picture. Among them, almost at the end look for the line "Total Number of Shutter Releases". The figure in this row is the number of the last shutter. If it says 50, it means your mileage is 50 frames. If written 23824, then the shutter of your camera clicked just enough time.
As for Canon, everything is complicated. Most people recommend with cameras of this brand to contact the service center. They argue that the only way you can determine the mileage of the camera. However, there is a chance to learn meta-data and samostoyatelno using the program EOS Info. The program's interface is almost the same as ShowExif. However, it should be borne in mind that the program can read data only on certain Canon cameras. There is also a chance to get meta-data through ShowExif. Sometimes it works. Apparently, it is difficult to come to a specific conclusion. And you better do with the camera to go to service center and get accurate data on mileage of your camera.
Advice 3: How to run Nikon
Each technique has its mileage, for example, wear of the motor vehicle is calculated by the number of wound kilometers. The camera also have mileagethat can be expressed in the number of captured frames (shutter clicks). If you know this value, it is easy to determine the deterioration of the device.
You will need
- - ShowExif;
- - ACDSee Photo Manager.
When you press the shutter button the camera are multiple processes that use the internal stuffing of the device (electronic circuit). One of them is writing data to a file of any format. Data name, which are included in the description of the file exceeds a few tens of parameters: manufacturer, camera model, orientation, date, pixel count, white balance, version of the image, tilt the flash, etc.
Among all these options, you can find the number of captured still images. With the help of a program ShowExif you can not only find a particular value, but also to edit any of the above parameters, and many others. Information about the graphics file format is called metadata. Metadata is encoded information.
The program ShowExif is a free product and it takes up about 1 MB, so you will not be difficult to download it from the Internet. It does not require installation and is started by double-clicking the left mouse button on the icon of the camera.
After it starts, specify the path to the directory with the photos captured in the test chamber. In the download list, select any image and select it. In the right part of the window will be a multi-level table with data about photos.
Look for Total Number of Shutter Releases is the value of this parameter is the desired size (number of recorded images).
If you use as a viewer for graphic files on your computer the program ACDSee, the number of shots you can learn in a different way. Open any image captured with your camera and press Ctrl + Enter. The value can be found in the Total row Number.
Sometimes sellers cameras artificially reset the values of internal counters – this makes for a more profitable sales techniques. Also, this value may not correspond to valid data, if the camera shutter has ever been replaced by a new one.
Advice 4: How to find native run
What if the odometer is not true? And it is from mileageand depends on the condition of the internal parts of the machine. Drivers who sell used cars often make rollback odometerto faster and more expensive to sell the car. In this case, the mileage of the car will have just to define "by eye".
First of all, check the auction sheet, if you purchase a car, imported from Japan. But it is worth noting that it can also forge. As for American cars, the odometer they can check using a special database, called Autocheck and Carfax.
Check carefully the condition of the cabin, if after studying the relevant documents you still have doubts. Please pay attention to the wheel, rubber pedal pads, seats, buttons, mats, etc. Check also the condition of the tires, look under the hood of the car. In some services of the mechanics at the time of passing of technical inspection stick the relevant stickers and point them mileage.
Remember, one year the operation of the machine the average passing 30000 km. of Course, there are exceptions, but if for example you are offered a car 1998 with a mileage of only 60000км, it is serious occasion to reflect. Also produce a comparison of the current mileage of the car with the same indicator during the previous sale. Look at the tires, usually the first rubber is enough for about 100,000 km And if the car has new tires and the seller claims that it was passed 40000 km, respectively, figure was curled.
Please refer to a mechanic for inspection of the purchased car, since the odometer values are often recorded during the passage of the maintenance. Also, experts will be able to determine the mileage on the engine wear, exhaust system, steering and suspension. You can check the car and VIN number. If you know that the owners of the cars are very often changed, it is better to refuse purchase.
Check also the ratio of the year of issue and condition of the car because it is possible to buy a former taxi with twisted mileage. As a rule, most imported from Europe the car is twisted the counters and during the inspection the buyer is very difficult to detect twist.