How do you find the exact manufacture date of a camera?

3 months 2 weeks ago #736559 by Joslyn
My sister gave me an old Canon 5D, and I’m trying to find out when this thing was manufactured?  I know the camera first came out in 2005.  But I’m trying to find the specific date it was made. 

Is there a place on this camera that shows this?  


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3 months 2 weeks ago #736562 by Nikon Shooter
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Gear normally doesn't come with a date but it is possible
to find it using the serial number and a little research.

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3 months 2 weeks ago #736648 by Roman Omell
:agree:  Most serial numbers who provide clues on the exact month and year something is made.  Google will be your friend on this one.  


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3 months 1 week ago #736762 by Screamin Scott
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3 months 1 week ago #736773 by Joslyn
Any idea where the serial number would be on this thing?  

Thank you!


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3 months 1 week ago #736774 by Screamin Scott
Normally on a plate on the bottom of the camera.

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3 months 1 week ago #736882 by EtherArts
I'm professional product photographer .I have used  Nikon camera Many early model Nikon cameras (like the F2) used a date code or sequence in the serial serial number, modern cameras like the D90 do not. You cannot tell the production date from the serial number. You can see how many times the shutter has been triggered by looking at an image from the camera's EXIF data.


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3 months 1 week ago #736888 by Screamin Scott
That's true, Nikon camera bodies can't be researched any longer. That said,  Nikkor lenses can...

www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html

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