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Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On March - 22 - 2016

What is Shutter Count in digital photography

What is Shutter Count in digital photography

Undeniably, the advances in the world of photography have rapidly increased since the the more affordable prices of DSLR camera. There are even beginner-class DSLRs that has a price tag In the $500 range. By purchasing a DSLR, a person will have the opportunity to learn more about photography while ensuring quality results in their photographs and avoid disappointment when using high ISO settings. All these comforts makes us excited to continue photographing and unknowingly produce thousands of photos in a short time.

But did you know that each shot of a DSLR camera is recorded and is stated and counted as “shutter count.” This count records the amount of shots the DSLR camera has taken since purchased. The part of the DSLR camera counted in the shutter counts is the shutter unit that mechanically opens and closes at a certain speed (up to 1/8000 second) every time the trigger button is pressed. On non-DSLR cameras, the shutter works electronically making it more durable. But in DSLRs, these shutters work mechanically, which makes them have a limited life span. For that, there are estimations and testing in the manufacturing plants to determine the shutter’s shutter count limit before it becomes problematic. Read the rest of this entry »


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