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I need to find out the shutter count on a NIKON D5100 camera…

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I need to find out the shutter count on a NIKON D5100 camera in order to sell it. Since I am not camera literate, is there an easy way?

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2012

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Nothing. I was just asked the shutter count and I have no idea.

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Camera and Video Technician: Dan, Master Tech and Repair Facility Trainer replied 6 months ago
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Welcome to the site! I'm Dan, and I'd be happy to help. I have some software here on my side that will tell me the shutter count based on a photo file. Do you have a recent image you can share with me? You could just take a picture of the ground and post it here.

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Camera and Video Technician: Dan, Master Tech and Repair Facility Trainer replied 6 months ago

If you'd rather not share a photo, I can walk you through installing some free software on your computer that will show you the count. Either way is fine with me. There isn't a good way to use the camera itself to determine the count.

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