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How to clean a mirrorless camera sensor

It’s important to clean your mirrorless camera’s sensor from time to time. Every time you take of the lens of a mirrorless camera, the sensor is exposed.

DSLRs seldom have this problem, as their sensors are protected by the mirrors.
Over time, an exposed camera sensor will gather dust. Eventually, you’ll start seeing black spots in your photos.

This makes your photos look messy and unprofessional. But have no fear; You can solve this problem by following these easy steps.

In order to clean your camera’s sensor, you will need the following:

Sensor cleaning solution.
Rocket blower.
Sensor swabs.

Note: You need to make sure your sensor swab is the right match for your sensor. if the swab is too big, it won’t be any help.


Once you’ve determined where the dust is on the sensor, you can use a rocket blower to get rid of the dust. You need to make sure not to get too close to the sensor with the blower. Also remember to be gentle.

Note: Never add any chemicals or liquids to the blower, as this could get into the camera’s electronics, and ruin everything.

After cleaning the sensor with the air pump, dip the sensor swab into the sensor cleaning solution. Carefully wipe the sensor with the swab afterwards.

Note: make sure to do this in a calm room with as little air movement as possible. This is to prevent something else from getting into the sensor.



Once you’ve completed these steps, you’ll discover that the spots are gone. This means your images will be clearer and sharper. Having clear and sharp images gives you a more professional look.

Cleaning the sensor is something that you need to do once in a while. This keeps your camera in good condition.