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Sensor Cleaning

Camera cleaning & maintenance.

Sensor Cleaning Cambridge

Noticing dark spots on your images?

The Sensor Cleaning Service Near You

Campkins Cameras is the sensor cleaning service near you for interchangeable lens cameras. Sensor cleaning starts from £50 for the same-day service or done while you wait. This is a professional clean and will be done safely without compromising your camera. Come see us for the sensor cleaning today.

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Can it be stopped?

Digital sensors are magnets for dust therefore professional maintenance is important. There are steps that can be taken to avoid exposure, but, dust build-up is inevitable, which is why sensor cleaning becomes necessary maintenance on a regular basis. Finally, we recommend a sensor clean every 6 months. 

Sensor Camera

So which Sensors Can Be Cleaned?​

We can clean almost any camera that has access to the sensor. Otherwise known as interchangeable lens cameras this Includes micro four thirds, cropped APS-C sensors, full-frame DSLR sensors and medium format cameras.


What to look for?​

If you are noticing dark spots showing up on your images, chances are there’s certainly dirt on your image sensor. Therefore the things to look out for are small dust specs, larger opaque circles on the rear element and hair particles.

READY TO BRING YOUR CAMERA for sensor cleaning?

Our Sensor Cleaning Service

We clean the majority of interchangeable lens camera sensors in as little as 1 hour using a wet clean. We believe this is the most effective and safest way to clean your camera’s sensor.

  1. Before leaving make sure the camera has a fully charged battery or enough for us to complete the clean.
  2. Bring your camera or lens to us at 12A Kings Parade, Cambridge, CB2 8PP.
  3. The clean can be done while you wait but depending on the staffing that day we usually ask if you can leave the camera and come back within 1 hour.
  4. When the clean is complete will call you to let you know the camera is ready for collection.
  5. Upon colleciton you will be asked to pay for the service. Afterwards you will have a professionally cleaned sensor delivering sharper results. 
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What are you waiting for?

We are opened 7 days a week so why not come in and let’s get your camera sensor professionally cleaned with noticeable results in your photos and video.

Sensor cleaning


For mirrorless and DSLR cameras

Professionally cleaned sensor

We do the sensor clean so you don’t have to risk damaging your sensor.

No dirt or dust

After the clean has been done virtually all dirt and dust will be removed.

Sharper images

Noticeable better image//video quality with sharper images and no dark spots.

Done while you wait / Same day service

Can be done while you wait or explore Cambridge and collected when your ready to.

Do You Have Any Questions? Read Our FAQs Section and Feel Free to Ask

On average a sensor clean can take upto 30mins. This can depend on the availability of staff. We normally suggest 1 hour after dropping in your camera to the shop therefore giving us enough time to have your camera cleaned and ready for collection.

For interchangeable Cameras our sensor cleaning service starts at £50. Most noteworthy we do offer packages to include other cleaning services and maintenance for your camera and lenses.

With every interchangeable camera purchased at Campkins, we do offer a free sensor clean which is valid one year after purchase. For that reason, simply bring it in a year after purchase with your receipt and we will have it cleaned within the hour.

Our sensor cleaning service for DSLR’s starts at £50/60 – depending on whether it’s a cropped or full frame camera.

First of, sensor cleaning does have it’s risks, but as long as you do it the right way, you shouldn’t have any problems. Therefore having it cleaned by us is ultimately the easier option and quicker too.


First of all set your camera to its lowest ISO (usually 100 or 200) and proceed to switch off the auto focus on your camera and lens. Now set your aperture to the largest number available for your lens. (Usually f/16 or f/22).

Taking the picture:

If you are outside, point your camera up at the clear blue sky and take a picture. If you are indoors, find plain white paper, zoom in all the way so that the paper fits the whole frame, then make sure that the lens is completely out of focus and take a picture.

How to know if it needs cleaning:

Finally using the rear LCD, zoom in on the image, scroll from left to right and top to bottom all over the image and see if you can find any dark spots. If you cannot see any, your sensor is clean. If you see dark spots like the ones above, then your sensor almost certainly has dust on it.

We can clean your camera sensor for you. For that reason simply drop it in with us and we will have it ready for you  within 1 hour ready for collection.

Furthermore if your are not from Cambridge you can post it in to us and we will have your camera posted back to asap. (P&P charges may apply).

We recommend cleaning your camera sensor every 6 months. However those who have been to the beach or hot dusty, sandy environments will find plenty of dirt on their camera sensor and recommend having it clean soon after.

One quick tip to help you keep as little dust from your sensor as possible. Turn your camera off when changing your lenses. Try and keep your camera facing downwards and out of dusty and windy conditions. Replace any body caps and lens caps as quickly as possible and you’re winning.

Sensor Cleaning

12A Kings Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1SJ

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For other contact, options email us at [email protected]

What We Offer

The best passport photo service in town. We guarantee your photo will be accepted and you can have peace of mind knowing it will. We also can shoot and print for ID, Drivers License and for other nations/countries passports photo requirements.

£12 Photo & Print

Other Services We Can Do for You

We offer other camera maintenance services like exterior clean/interior cleaning, optic cleaning 


for compact/travel/bridge/camcorders
£ 30
  • Clean Camera Exterior
  • Check/clean lens exterior elements
  • Check/clean lens exterior movements
  • Check/clean viewfinder
  • Check/clean LCD screen
  • Check/clean flash shoe & contacts


for Mirrorless / DSLR Cameras
£ 50/60
  • Check/clean lens exterior elements
  • Check/clean Sensor


For Mirrorless / DSLR Cameras​
£ 80/90
  • Check/clean sensor
  • Check/clean lens exterior elements
  • Check/clean viewfinder
  • Check/Clean mirror
  • Check/clean finder screen
  • Check/update firmware


For Mirrorless / DSLR Cameras​
£ 130
  • Check/clean sensor
  • Clean camera exterior
  • Check/clean lens exterior elements
  • Check/Clean lens exterior movements
  • Check/clean viewfinder
  • Check/Clean mirror
  • Check/clean finder screen
  • Check/update firmware
  • Check/Clean lens contacts
  • Check/Clean flash Shoe & contacts
  • Clean camera bag interior

for compact/travel/bridge/camcorders

Product Description

If you need a photo for an ID card such as the CITIZENCARD. We can take the photo and print for the same fee of £12.

Photo ID for Visas for every Country

Product Description

If you're going abroad some visas require a headshot photo of you as part of your application. For £12 We will take the photo and print to the specifications of your chosen country.

Job Application or Social Profile Picture

Product Description

The more professional your CV looks the better chance of getting that interview for your potential new employer. So add a photo of yourself on your CV and go further to getting noticed. Same applies to your social profiles such as LinkedIn and Facebook. For £12 we will take the photo and print it out as a passport-style print or if you have other specification.


Legendary Support

Are an independent, family-run business. We are the camera shop near you opened 7 days a week – Online and instore. We pride ourselves as every photographer’s assistant in providing exceptional customer service, sound advice and the best value we can. We’ve been a feature of the Cambridge High Street since 1952. Serving the photographic and optical needs of the local community and the wider nation beyond.

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