I'm an affiliate
I hope you love the products I recommend! Just so you know, I may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Thank you if you use links, As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Estimated number of Shutter Actuations for Nikon DSLR cameras.
Nikon camera estimated for 50.000 Shutter count.
Nikon camera estimated for 100.000 Shutter count.
Nikon camera estimated for 150.000 Shutter count
Nikon camera estimated for 200.000 Shutter count.
Nikon camera estimated for 300.000 Shutter count.
Nikon camera estimated for 400.000 Shutter count.
Nikon Camera, Sensor Manufacturer, and Designer.
(As far as I know) Nikon does not make Camera sensor themselves, they design it and some other company manufactures the sensors for them, but Nikon can call these sensors their own for some cameras.
The year 1998.
Nikon D1 – 2.74mp Sony sensor
The year 2001.
Nikon D1H – 2.66mp Sony sensor
Nikon D1X – 5.3mp Sony sensor
The year 2002.
Nikon D100 – 6.1mp Sony sensor
The year 2003.
Nikon D2H – 4.1mp Nikon sensor
The year 2004.
Nikon D70 – 6.1mp Sony sensor
The year 2005.
Nikon D2Hs – 4.1mp Nikon sensor
Nikon D70s – 6.1mp Sony sensor
The year 2006.
Nikon D2Xs – 12.4mp Sony sensor
The year 2007.
Nikon D40X – 10.2mp Sony sensor
Nikon D3 – 12.1mp Nikon sensor
Nikon D300 – 12.3mp Sony sensor
The year 2008.
Nikon D3X – 24.5mp Sony sensor
Nikon D60 – 10,2mp Sony sensor
The year 2009.
Nikon D5000 – 12.3mp Sony sensor
Nikon D3000 – 10.2mp Sony sensor
Nikon D3s – 12.1mp Nikon sensor
The year 2010.
Nikon D3100 – 14.2mp Nikon sensor
The year 2011.
Nikon D5100 – 16.2mp Sony sensor
The year 2012.
Nikon D800 – 36.3mp Sony sensor
Nikon D800E – 36.3mp Sony sensor
Nikon D4 – 16.2mp Nikon sensor
Nikon D3200 – 24.2mp Nikon sensor
Nikon D600 – 24.3mp Sony sensor
Nikon D5200 – 24.1mp Toshiba sensor
The year 2013.
Nikon D7100 – 24.1mp Toshiba sensor
Nikon D610 – 24.3mp Sony sensor
Nikon DF – 16.2mp Nikon sensor
The year 2014.
Nikon D3300 – 24.2mp Sony sensor
Nikon D4s – 16.2mp Nikon sensor
Nikon D750 – 24.3mp Sony sensor
The year 2015.
Nikon D810A – 36.3mp Sony sensor
Nikon D5500 – 24.2mp Sony sensor
Nikon D7200 – 24.2mp Toshiba sensor
The year 2016.
Nikon D500 – 20.9mp Sony sensor
Nikon D5 – 20.8mp Sony sensor.
The year 2017.
Nikon D5600 – 24.2mp Sony sensor
Nikon D7500 – 20.9mp Sony sensor
Nikon D850 – 45.75mp Nikon sensor.
The year 2018.
Does shutter count really matter?
The shutter count can tell a lot about the camera, generally, the shutter count is to let you know if the camera has seen little or much use, It’s to give you an idea of the condition of a camera.
When I’m looking for used DSLR cameras for sale on the web I have noticed that the average user uses his DSLR camera around 10 – 30k Shutter count before selling it.
If a camera has 10 – 30K shutter clicks, the person probably hasn’t used the camera
much really, whereas if a camera has 150,000 – 300.000 shutter clicks it’s being used all the time, It’s kind of like mileage on a used car, It is an indication of how much the camera has being used VS how old it is.
Nikon estimated shutter actuation’s numbers are mathematical… Average …and not an exact number, the actual amount may be higher or lower, you basically need to wait and see how much your camera can do.
The life expectancy, the MTBF (mean time between failures) is for example 150.000. actuation,
that means the average number of clicks on which Nikon expects the shutter to fail is 150.000. Which means some fail after 10.000. some after 300.000. So there is no reason to expect your shutter will fail.
I have read many blog posts that most Nikon DSLR cameras go way over this estimated average numbers.
When the shutter mechanism dies on Nikon DSLR cameras the shutter replacement cost around $400-600. it can be more or less.
How much does the shutter count when shooting video?
I have been reading about how much the shutter will count when shooting video, as far as I know, it’s one shutter count on each video.
How to find the shutter count on my camera.
I use Photoshop to check out the shutter count on my camera, but many people use a website called camerashuttercount.com (How to use that website) you take the last photo that you took with your camera and uploaded to the website and they will give you your shutter count number.
If you have Photoshop, take the last picture you took with the camera and open in Photoshop, as soon as the photo opened in Photoshop click on File, next click File info, there you choose Raw Data and look for Image Number.
Stories of high camera shutter count.
In the first blog post I found a Nikon D7000 camera that had taken 506.861 clicks and in the same blog post another Nikon D7000 user with 410.163 shutter count. This is very impressive, I took a screen photo of one of his Flickr photo Show EXIF info, see next two pictures below.
On many blog posts I found people talking about their camera has taken between 200.000 to 300.000 K, and we’re still working fine, the camera they were talking most about are Nikon D80 – D70 – D90 – D700 and etc, these were old blog posts.
In another blog post that I found, people were talking about the knew somebody who has taken over one million pictures on their Nikon D800 – D800E cameras, these cameras were used for taking time-lapse photos.
So I guess that Sports photography – Time Lapse photography and Hyperlapse photography is going to eat up your low camera shutter number, but that’s ok just learn as much as you can and take photos all the time.