Canon 20D serial Number

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Donald Gray, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. Donald Gray

    Donald Gray Guest

    I have a 20D with the serial number rubbed off the s/n plate
    underneath. This is a known problem & Canon state on their website
    that it does not effect the warrantee as the s/n is embedded in the
    camera...

    However I wish to know the s/n myself. On the box that the 20D came in
    there is a label with several numbers. Can anyone out there ID the
    correct s/n?

    a) 2 letters and 6 digits
    or
    b) 4 digits, a letter, 3 digits and 2 letters.
     
    Donald Gray, Dec 16, 2005
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  2. Donald Gray

    eawckyegcy Guest

    The serial number is encoded in image files. Open one with DPP, then
    "File->Info..." will have it under "Camera Body No."
     
    eawckyegcy, Dec 16, 2005
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  3. Donald Gray

    Donald Gray Guest

    Thanks - That was a quick reply!

    However, what is DPP?
     
    Donald Gray, Dec 16, 2005
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  4. Donald Gray

    Donald Gray Guest

    Opps - I can answer that for myself!
    Digital Photo Professional - the s/w that comes with the camera!

    I had it hidden in the screen 'cos I used Photoshop CS2 & Not really
    played with DPP

    Thanks for the clue...
     
    Donald Gray, Dec 16, 2005
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  5. Donald Gray

    eawckyegcy Guest

    "Digital Photo Professional" -- it's Canon's processing package, and
    you may have a copy with your camera (though maybe it's a "1" series
    thing - I goy my initial copy with my 1DMkII). If you don't have DPP
    then use whatever came with your camera: my 10D came with something
    called EOSFileViewer and it also showed body serial numbers from the
    images.
     
    eawckyegcy, Dec 16, 2005
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  6. Donald Gray

    eawckyegcy Guest

    Ah, so the 20D does have it. You might consider updating it to the
    latest:

    http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/controller?act=DownloadDetailAct&fcategoryid=314&modelid=10464

    Click on "Drivers/Software" and yank the "updater". I don't have the
    high-end PhotoSlop -- pricey and bloated with stuff I will never use --
    it's a mainly a graphic arts program, not an image processor -- so DPP
    is very useful, and the latest versions are _substantially_ better than
    the ones that come with the cameras...
     
    eawckyegcy, Dec 16, 2005
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  7. Just connect to you computer and use the Canon View utility to get it
    and at the same time put you name in the IPTC field.


    *********************************************************

    "I have been a witness, and these pictures are
    my testimony. The events I have recorded should
    not be forgotten and must not be repeated."

    -James Nachtwey-
    http://www.jamesnachtwey.com/
     
    John A. Stovall, Dec 17, 2005
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  8. Use CS2's Bridge and look at the Metadata.


    *********************************************************

    "I have been a witness, and these pictures are
    my testimony. The events I have recorded should
    not be forgotten and must not be repeated."

    -James Nachtwey-
    http://www.jamesnachtwey.com/
     
    John A. Stovall, Dec 17, 2005
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  9. Donald Gray

    Celcius Guest

    I guesst that's for the 20D only?
    I tried it out with my Canon 350D, and it's blank.
    Marcel
     
    Celcius, Dec 17, 2005
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  10. Donald Gray

    Frank ess Guest

    Irfanview and PIE both show a S/N for my 350d / RebXT
     
    Frank ess, Dec 17, 2005
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  11. It should be in the EXIF data.


    *********************************************************

    "I have been a witness, and these pictures are
    my testimony. The events I have recorded should
    not be forgotten and must not be repeated."

    -James Nachtwey-
    http://www.jamesnachtwey.com/
     
    John A. Stovall, Dec 17, 2005
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