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Shutter durability

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Oct 16, 2009 16:31 |  #1

Where does this number come from?

The DPReview press relases and reviews of the various models don't list the number of cycles the shutter is rated for. Canon's website doesn't include it under "specificatons"; the 7D has it under features (external link), but i can't find numbers for the 20D, 30D, 40D, or 50D (external link).

There's a few websites (like steve's digicams, digitalcamerareview, and batteries-wiki) that copy the Canon press release and list a 100,000 cycle number at the end, but I'm trying to do a presentation, and I would prefer to rely on Canon's official mouth (particularly for the 20D and the Rebel line), not on these websites.

Note: the DP Review news article on the 30D (external link) appears to be the only press release of its kind to mention the cycle life; the 20D and the 500D don't mention it.

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Oct 16, 2009 16:45 |  #2

There's a list here, half way down the page, under their new 7D review.

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Oct 16, 2009 16:45 |  #3

You can probably compile a list yourself if you sit down for a while, download every single white paper Canon have published for each camera and search for "shutter" within these papers.

If you want a table already, I don't think you'll get one from Canon directly. I've never seen any. There are tables like the one mentioned right above this post, but they are compiled by others in the same way as I now suggested.


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