Sensor Cleaning

Sensor cleaning For interchangeable lens cameras starts from £50 for same day service. This is a professional clean and will be done safely. Please make sure the camera has a full charge in the battery.

Our Sensor Cleaning Service

We can clean the majority of interchangeable lens camera sensors in as little as 1 hour using a wet clean. For that reason its the most effective and safest way to clean for your camera’s sensor.

So which Sensors Can Be Cleaned?​

Almost any camera that has access to the camera sensor can be cleaned. Including 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.

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.

Did you know...​

All interchangeable cameras bought from Campkins come with a free sensor clean. Click here to see our range of Interchangeable cameras.

Just one last thing…

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.

Our sensor cleaning service can be done the same day you bring it into us. This is a professional clean and will be done safely. Please make sure the camera has a full charge in the battery. Come see us for sensor cleaning today.


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​
£ 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
£ 50/60
  • Check/clean lens exterior elements
  • Check/clean Sensor


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

Frequently asked questions

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 all 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.

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