By Konstantin Pavlikhin
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The no-nonsense shutter actuations count reader.
Whether you are buying a used Canon EOS camera or just giving attention to your existing photo gear it is sometimes useful to know how many shots a particular camera has taken.
The modern DSLR’s shutter has pretty big, but still limited resource, that varies in 100,000–150,000 shots range. Unfortunately, for some reason Canon decided to hide the diagnostic info from user’s eye.
That’s where EOS Inspector comes into play! Download the app and connect your Canon EOS camera via USB cable to get accurate shutter actuations count measurement.
For information about camera compatibility please refer to the support page.
Partially Works with Canon 7D
The shutter count appears to be correct. It’s cheap, it’s fast, it’s easy to use. All good things. However, the serial number is displayed incorrectly. Comes up as a negative number instead of a the actual number. I feel like this should be fixed, given that it’s a paid application. If the 7D is listed as a compatible camera, all the information should be correct. Or, there should be an * with exceptions. That’s not quite on the up and up, far as I’m concerned.
This app would be 5 stars were it not for that. Seems like a small thing, but the app is $2 and it doesn’t do anything except Serial, Shutter Activations and Firmware Version. 2 out of 3 correct isn’t quite enough. Given that, I would probably still buy it over again because the shutter count does seem to work. It’s just good to know what you’re getting, though.
Also of note, I had to power cycle my camera to get the shutter count to update properly. Quitting the app, unplugging the camera from USB and re-plugging and re-opening were not enough. Just an FYI tidbit.
Worked perfectly for my Canon 7D and 5D MII
Very useful and easy to install app, perfect for professionals like myself who depend on equipment working flawlessly time and time again. It took me less than a minute from finding this app to reading the shutter count on my cameras. The EOS Inspector worked great for my Canon 7D and my Canon 5D Mark II. I also checked my older back up camera, the original Canon 5D, but it would not read any information from that model. I would buy this app again.
Inaccurate and a disappointment.
I have seen some good reviews about this app and I thought I could give it a try. I went ahead and downloaded it to see how many pictures my old 550D have taken since 2012, and what I got were a blank shutter count and a wrong serial number. I tried connecting again without an SD card and then again without an SD card and I never got the answer for how many shutter counts my camera has. Not sure if this has been a bug or something, but I just wasted $1.99 while I should have just used Magic Lantern in the first place and it’s completely free and accurate. What a waste of money and disappointment.
- Category: Photography
- Released: Apr 10, 2014
- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 0.9 MB
- Languages: English, Russian
- Seller: Konstantin Pavlikhin
- © 2014 Konstantin Pavlikhin.
Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor