The image sensor is protected from contamination by protective glass. However, the protective glass can
be contaminated by dust and other debris.
To clean the protective glass, perform the following steps:
1. Remove the lens or dust cap.
2. Using a photographic-grade bulb-type blower (commercially available), blow away any dust or
foreign debris from the protective glass inside the lens mount.
3. Immediately replace the lens or dust cap.
If the protective glass is still not clean, obtain an image sensor cleaning swab and solution. Follow the
cleaning instructions provided by the manufacturer.
Never touch the image sensor or any glass elements inside the lens mount. Only clean the
image sensor with the recommended cleaning tools.
Do not allow dust, moisture or any other foreign debris to enter the lens mount.
Avoid leaving the image sensor exposed for extended periods of time.
Always cover the image sensor with either a lens or a dust cap.
Use a dry or lightly dampened cloth to clean the camera body.
CAUTION — Do not use strong or abrasive detergents when cleaning the camera body.