Check the shutter count for camera and estimate your camera's value and remaining lifetime.
Shutter count is an essential factor for any digital camera user to consider. It is the total number of times that a installed shutter in a camera has closed since it was manufactured. Knowing this number provides insight into how much use the device has seen, and can give an idea as to how much life it may have left.
Most modern DSLR cameras feature menu systems or online tools via Panasonic’s website which enable users to track their own shutter cycle counts. Even older cameras can be checked here, as long as relevant data is stored. Given proper maintenance and care, most digital cameras are usually able to reach thousands of successful cycles before needing repair or replacement parts.
In order to ensure top quality photos and keep all systems operational over extended periods of time, it is important to be aware of a camera’s shutter count. Doing so helps photographers successfully maintain their equipment over the years.