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Camera shot counter - reseting the camera affects counter?
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August 7, 2012
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If we reset the camera, we reset also the picture COUNTER, that counts how many shots the camara makes since the fabric?
When you want to sell or buy a used camera, the first question people make is “how many shots”, in order to know the use that camera had besides it phisical apearance.
In NIKON D7000 we can continuous count our shots if we turn on the funtion in Menu -> Custom Setting Menu -> Shooting/display -> d8 File number sequence ON… But what happens when we arrive to the photo DSC_9999 and how can we know how many shots our camera made till now?

August 19, 2012
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1. An internal shutter count, set to zero at the factory, but it usually has a couple of hundred actuations on a brand new camera, due to testing. This count can not be reset, at least not by the user. The value is included in the exif data for every shot. This website can helps you to read it: You just have to upload one of the files from your camera to this website and it will give you the info on how many shutter counts your camera has.

2. There is also a file number, used to create file names for the images, such as IMGP2345.JPG. In this example, the file number is 2345. This number can be reset, although it normally keeps counting until it reaches 9,999, at which time it rolls over to 0000. To reset the number, take a memory card, with image file IMGP2345.JPG and put it in a memory card reader on your PC. Rename the file to IMGP0001.JPG and put it back in your camera. The camera will see the file and the next image will be named IMGP0002.JPG.

I believe here is also a menu option to tell the camera to reset the file number: Menu -> Custom Setting Menu -> d Shooting/display -> a8 File number sequence – Reset (That should be it)

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