Cleaning and storage
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
Avoid touching glass parts with your fingers. Remove dust or lint with a blower (typically a small device with a rubber bulb attached to one end that is pumped to produce a stream of air out the other end). To remove fingerprints or other stains that cannot be removed with a blower, wipe the lens with a soft cloth, using a spiral motion that starts at the center of the lens and working toward the edges. If this fails, clean the lens using a cloth lightly dampened with commercial lens cleaner.
Remove dust or lint with a blower. To remove fingerprints and other stains, clean the monitor with a soft, dry cloth, being careful not to apply pressure.
Note that foreign matter inside the camera could cause damage not covered by the warranty.
- Use a blower to remove dust, dirt, or sand, then wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth.
- After using the camera at the beach or other sandy or dusty environment, wipe off any sand, dust, or salt with a dry cloth lightly dampened with fresh water and dry thoroughly.
Remove the battery if the camera will not be used for an extended period.
To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once a month. Turn the camera on and release the shutter a few times before putting the camera away again.
Do not store the camera in any of the following locations:
- Places that are poorly ventilated or subject to humidity of over 60%
- Places exposed to temperatures above 50°C (122°F) or below –10°C (14°F)
- Places next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such as televisions or radios
For storing the battery, follow the precautions in “Storing the battery”.