How to Clean Your Digital Camera (Image credit- Lifewire)
All the important parts of your digital camera are cleaned thoroughly. For instance, maintaining a clean digital camera lens helps assure clear pictures.
When the LCD is clean, you can view every photo in its best light before deciding which ones to delete. By knowing how to clean the camera properly, you can even solve some camera issues.
Users of point-and-shoot digital cameras are the target audience for these detailed instructions. Those who use digital SLR-style cameras should also occasionally clean the image sensor.
You might not require each item on this list to clean the various parts of your camera. However, the first item is crucial because it will safely clean every component of your point-and-shoot digital camera. Everything you require should be available online or in a camera or electronics store.
Microfiber anti-static cloth that is free of chemicals and oils and is kept in a plastic, resealable bag for security.
- A clean, soft cotton towel or lens cleaning paper
- Lens-cleaning solution (may be used in place of a few drops of fresh water)
- A little brush with delicate bristles
- Items to Steer Clear of When Cleaning
Under no circumstances should you ever use these materials to clean your LCD screen or lens:
- Canned air (if the camera enclosure is not airtight, the force with which the air is ejected could propel dust and other particles into the camera)
- Printed towels
- Paper towels
- Any piece of clothing with dirt
- Any coarse fabric
- A lot of liquid
- Brush with rough bristles
- Any kind of liquid cleaner, unless your camera maker or dealer specifically advises against it.
At-Home Lens Cleaning
It takes some time to properly clean your lens. This is how:
- If necessary, turn on the camera to access the lens cover.
- Turn the camera so the ground is in front of the lens. To clear the lens of any stray particles, blow gently on it.
- If you still see particles on the borders of the lens, use a small, soft brush to very gently remove them.
Use the microfiber cloth to gently rub the lens in a circular motion. Work your way out to the edges after beginning in the center of the lens.
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Use a few drops of lens cleaning solution or clear water if the microfiber cloth is unable to completely remove all of the dirt or smudges. Droplets should be applied to the cloth, not the lens. Using the damp part of the cloth first and the dry section last, scrub in a circular motion.