Check Nikon Digital SLR Camera Shutter Count with Opanda IExif

January 22, 2008 – 11:44 am

Some photographers are really concern about how long their digital SLR camera will last before they had to change the shutter or buy a new camera. Some may want to know how many photos that they have taken since they bought their camera.

If you are currently using a Nikon digital SLR camera, then you are in luck. A freeware called Opanda IExif can tell you how many shots that you have taken with your camera based on the shutter count attribute recorded on a photo’s EXIF information.



Steps to Check a Nikon Digital SLR Camera Shutter Count

1- Using your Nikon camera, take a picture in JPEG format. RAW formatted images won’t work with Opanda IExif.

2- Transfer that picture from your camera to your personal computer.

3- Download Opanda IExif. Double click the setup file to install it and click the Panda icon on the desktop to run it.

4- Select the “Open” menu icon. Choose the photo that you have taken before. Your picture will be shown on top left of the interface.


5- Select the “Summary” tab.

6- Scroll down until you reach the “MakerNote (Nikon)” section. Scroll down a little bit more until you find the “Total Number of Shutter Releases for Camera” attribute. A number will be shown next to this attribute. That my friend, is your Nikon Digital SLR shutter count.


How many shots have you taken / your shutter count number? Currently mine is at 16397 which is probably OK because I bought a used one to start a new hobby. Don’t forget to check out the other EXIF information! Learning the EXIF data can make you a better photographer, as the experts said.

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  1. 29 Responses to “Check Nikon Digital SLR Camera Shutter Count with Opanda IExif”

  2. Its a wonderful software.

    By TAPAN ROY on Mar 19, 2008

  3. What kind of Nikon camera is?
    I have tried 2 bridge (nikon) and 3 canon (DSLR) and It doesn’t seem to work…

    By Alessandro on Aug 26, 2008

  4. @Alessandro: Mostly Nikon SLRs. Mine is working – D50.

    By Syahid A. on Aug 27, 2008

  5. I am unable to achieve the shutter count on my Nikon D200 on my Mac Book Pro. All of the software seems to be for Windows OS.??
    Any suggestions please?
    Thank YOu,

    By William on Oct 8, 2008

  6. @William: None that I can think of right now. Will post if I can find a suitable one for Mac.

    By Syahid A. on Oct 9, 2008

  7. @Alessandro. This software work with picture captured as jpeg. Cannot work with RAW.

    By Metalz on Oct 20, 2008


    You own a Canon and a Nikon Digital slr cameras? Nice! How many dslr cameras do you own? I’ve always been a big fan of the Canon myself. Which one do you find better?

    My Digital SLR

    By Shannon on Nov 30, 2008

  9. What the hell? I tried with 3 different cameras – D1h, D100, Coolpix 8700, and it doesn’t work!! The images are in JPEG. I did exactly how you said, but there is no “Total Number of Shutter Release”.
    I suggest you to write model of cameras that work with it.

    By Natalia on Feb 28, 2009

  10. Some people who had problems may have done what I did. When I downloaded opanda, I got two versions. The iexif 2.3 worked fine and showed the number of shutter actuations just fine. When I tried it the next day I couldn’t do it and finally realized I was in the PowerExif version, which did not show shutter actuations. I went to the iexif 2.3 and it showed it like it was supposed to. If you can’t find it you may be in the PowerExif version.

    By Oscar Palmquist on Mar 14, 2009

  11. It has worked for me. Nikon D60. Towards the end of the column, look for “Total number of S…”

    By Robert Lalancette on May 26, 2009

  12. You should always use opanda, photome or other software like these with unedited pictures…I tried this with the same photo…one straight out of the camera and the same one edited with PS…The edited one didn’t have the total shutter releases, but the original one did.


    By Tudor Manolache on Jan 18, 2010

  13. Doesn’t appear to work with photo’s emailed..anyone struck the same?

    By John on Mar 29, 2010

  14. Works on D300!

    By Thiago Antunes on May 25, 2010

  15. Mines at 29448

    By Mikey on Jul 19, 2010

  16. This set of instructions says use the “summary” tab. I found my shutter count under the “EXIF” tab.

    By Pops on Aug 1, 2010

  17. Work with Nikon D90..

    By Fatchur on Aug 21, 2010

  18. Just downloaded the software (both IExif and PoweriExif). IExif worked perfectly on my D2h bodies. One is at 101,982 and the other at 54,183. Great product…

    By Seagrove on Sep 6, 2010

  19. Great program, I have been wondering how any shots I have taken in the last 18 months (22593).
    Very easy to use. Thanks

    By Dougie on Sep 26, 2010

  20. tried with my d50, bought 2 years ago with 2600 clicks, and now is 26000.

    By chang on Nov 1, 2010

  21. This is really great. Thanks for including the download link. I did manage to get it to work on my D200 and found the magic figure – 32587.


    By Mark on Apr 23, 2011

  22. I just bought a used D200 and after reading your article, I downloaded the software and got a pleasant surprise that my new-to-me camera hasn’t been over used. My thanks for the great tip! cheers

    By Adrian McCluskey on Jun 11, 2011

  23. thanx good work i found my shutter count on my nikon d5000.

    By krishna kadam on Jul 4, 2011

  24. This is awesome! I have been looking for a software to help me count the number of images I have taken. It worked perfectly on my D90. Thanks for this post!

    By Hannah Hartley on Oct 7, 2011

  25. I just wanted to say that I am really enjoying this application! Worth the download. Try it everyone!

    By Hannah Hartley on Oct 13, 2011

  26. I have tried opanda on my Nikon D3100 and got the required data from it.
    Its an amazing software

    By Ali on Oct 18, 2011

  27. It does not work with my D70s. Tried with a few unedited jpg files, but there is no such line in the exif.

    By Yoss on Feb 9, 2012

  28. Neither worked with an unedited photo from a D200 of a friend of mine. What’s wrong?

    By Yoss on Feb 9, 2012

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