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Canon 1DX Expected Shutter Life

 
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Apr 23, 2019 00:36 |  #1

1DX owners: What is your current shutter count? Are you confident it will keep shooting? I'm thinking of buying one soon and I'm curious if I can reasonably expect a body to go past the rated shutter life of 400,000 actuations as stated by Canon.




  
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Apr 23, 2019 02:29 |  #2

the 1DX I bought last year had just had a new shutter fitted - original broke at around 571,173 actuations according to the repair sheet.

Having said that, they can go bang at any time so you pays your money & takes your chances really....


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Apr 23, 2019 07:02 |  #3

I owned a 1Dx for about four years. The life expectancy of the shutter is around 400,000. But really, I wouldn't worry about that too much. If you have a chance to get one, I'd say go for it. I'm sure you won't be disappointed in the excellent image quality and the auto focus. The only ones around here who seem to criticize it are those who have never owned one.


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Apr 23, 2019 08:02 |  #4

jawatts wrote in post #18850116 (external link)
... I'm curious if I can reasonably expect a body to go past the rated shutter life of 400,000 actuations as stated by Canon.

What do you consider reasonable? 50/50, if so, then yes. The rating is MTBF meaning that at about 400k, 50% of the shutters have failed and 50% are still going strong. So, in this thread where someone had theirs fail at 571,173, someone else had theirs fail at 228827. There is no way to extrapolate this data on a per camera basis. With that said, replacing a shutter is not a terrible expensive repair, probably somewhere in the $300~$350 range.


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Apr 23, 2019 08:57 |  #5

I just looked. I think my cameras are what a car dealer would call "low mileage".
The 1DX claims <= 32000 exposures, the 1DX Mark II <= 16000.


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Apr 23, 2019 09:21 |  #6

MTBF doesn't necessarily mean 50/50 around that value. Without knowing the distribution skew itself, I believe there is no way to know where one's "comfort zone" should be in relation to shutter count, and certainly not consider the MTBF value to be in the middle of all the failures measured during testing.


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Apr 23, 2019 12:32 |  #7

I have had mine for like 5 yrs now, and I still have less then 30,000 shutter clicks on mine it works perfectly.


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Oct 28, 2019 19:26 |  #8

Ive had two for 6 years of daily press work with current shutter counts of 471000 and 398000. Canon professional sports bodies are the toughest most reliable cameras you can buy, more resilient than Nikons. A few months ago i noticed a dent in the vertical grip bad enough to lock the af area select button. I can't remember when it happened and the camera still functions perfectly, when they take a knock I think nothing of it. They most recently shot the NFL matches in London and functioned like new. They are designed to take a drop onto concrete without any functional damage.

New you pay a massive premium for this reliability, but a very heavily used 1DX mk i will be a bargain second hand and will function as well as the day it was bought for over £5000. If the shutter goes just pop in a new one.

I wouldn't bet a Sony A9 would have survived the last 6 years, thought it might take alot of the photography out of your hands for you if thats what you want. A Canon Eos R is a fragile toy.




  
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