Expanding the matter of the Possible Shots counter capping to just “1999” where I wrote in the image caption, “I guess this is a easy firmware fix should Canon decide it’s needed.” a visitor posted the following comment:
“About the image counter, I doubt it can be made to show more than 1999 with a firmware upgrade. The available symbols on the LCD screen cannot change (this is not a dot-matrix screen that could display any symbol made of dots) and it looks like the first of the four digits is too narrow to be able to display anything except “1″. There is just not enough space between the left bracket and the second digit.” — Stefan
Interesting comment I can neither agree not disagree given my limited knowledge of how LCD works. This just piques my curiousity more. It goes without saying that the actual number of possible shots also depends on how much charge the LP-E6 battery has. For the purpose of argument, it is assumed a full charge. The counter limit here is a factory designed limit and why it stops at 1999 is puzzling. It does not actually bother me for now but someday when my CF cards get bigger to the tune of 32GB or 64GB this limit may become a source of annoyance.