The count refers to the number of times the shutter has fired. It’s an important number for several reasons, making it worthy of our – and your – attention in this post. If you’re thinking about buying a used camera or selling yours, you’ll want to read on.
Importance of the Shutter Actuation Count
We’ve previously written about buying used gear to save money. It can be a wise choice when it comes to your camera gear. (There’s also the option of selling your equipment when you’re upgrading.) The camera’s shutter actuation count can play an influential role in either scenario.
Every camera has a lifespan, and every camera brand has its own average lifespan. The shutter actuation count gives you an idea of how many functional years the camera might have left. That number can affect a camera’s value, whether you’re buying or selling a used camera.
For example, would you buy a camera that probably has about one year of life left, and how much are you willing to pay for such a short lifespan?