Hello everyone! I have seen lots of questions here on lockergnome.net, but didn't found nice answer on my question, so here we go: I have this camera. Yesterday I was shooting video and some pics and when I watched it on my laptop, there was a huge smudge on the video. I thought it might be from my laptop so, I watched it on my perfectly clean desktop screen. It was still there! I turned on my camera and when I looked deeper into the lens, I saw dust and smudges, a lot of them. I watched video on youtube, but found only tips for SLR and DSLR. So please if someone know how to get it clean please respond.
P.S. the first thing I did to the problem is using a Q-tip and a deep breath, to clean it and I ended up smudging even more.
asked Aug 02 '10 at 03:55
I would get some lens cleaner or 50% rubbing alcohol and 50% water. I would also use a q-tip to wipe it off gently, I would also recommend a little dust removal pump to remove the dust.
answered Aug 02 '10 at 03:59
Get a lens pen -- http://www.lenspen.com/409/64/
If there's dust on the CCD/CMOS (digital camera sensor), be VERY careful and consult the user's manual.
answered Aug 02 '10 at 16:09
When cleaning the lens on a point and shoot, use alcohol and bottled water (never use tap water as it is not clean enough and will leave spots)
Clean the lens very softly with a qtip. After that, use a paper towel (very soft one, then lightly clean some more, after that let it dry then use a really soft lens cleaning cloth (if you have a new unused cloth made for glasses, that will work (only use a new one) then buff out any remaining smudges (if any) left behind from the cleaning process
Also in the future make sure no one ever touches the lens and never use it in a dirty environment. The lens on a point and shoot is very thin and most added coatings which act as filters and help remove glares and many other things are sprayed onto the glass and constant cleaning will eventually remove the coating. Once that happens, no amount of color correcting will give your images the original quality of the camera (the camera will not correct for loss of those coatings)
PS even plain water is enough to remove some of the coating