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Hello folks, i have just bought a new sony a6400, now my question is. Has anyone else got new camera with firmware already updated and a shutter count of seven including my uploaded photo to check shutter count. Does this mean the seller on ebay listed it wrong or could he have updated firmware

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If you bought it new, the seller might have checked it before shipping, to avoid a return if the camera is faulty from the factory.

Or if it is a shop, they could have used it to test a lens or to show to another customer. It happens.

It is a common practice, actually the physical shop in which I bought mine invited me to check it before leaving, to ensure that it was not defective.

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I've never heard/read that updating the firmware changes to shutter count -- but I've never checked into that.  That would seem an odd thing to do.  I also can't image a new camera having manually updated firmware.

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The latest version of the firmware for A6400 is version 2.00 (Windows) and that was released on 06/13/2019 or almost five years ago.  My guess is that version 2.00 is the default firmware for A6400 now (and should have been for quite a while).

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Production of the 6400 was stopped for a while during the pandemic, and then resumed once stocks had been cleared, so all new cameras have the latest firmware at the time of production,

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