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The Sensor Cleaning Service Near You

Notice dark spots on your images?

Campkins Cameras is the sensor cleaning service near you for interchangeable lens cameras. Sensor cleaning is £75 for the same-day service within 2 hours. This is a professional clean and will be done safely without compromising your camera.

Come see us for the sensor cleaning today.

Clean Your Sensor today

The process is easy!


Bring your camera to us

Bring your camera or lens to us at 12A King’s Parade, Cambridge, CB2 8PP. Important – Before leaving make sure the camera has a fully charged battery or enough for us to complete the clean.


Sensor clean done within 2 hours

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. So relax grab a coffee or enjoy some shopping.


Ready for Collection

When the clean is complete we will call you to let you know the camera is ready for collection. Upon collection, you will be asked to pay for the service. Afterwards, you will have a professionally cleaned sensor delivering sharper results. 

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. Cleaning a camera sensor will remove this objects and give you cleaner sharper images.

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. 

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.

Ready to bring your camera for a sensor cleaning?

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.

Sensor Dust Test

How Much does our sensor cleaning cost?

Our camera sensor cleaning service costs £75 and is ready within 2 hours same day service with no appointment or booking needed. This service is for both mirrorless and DSLR cameras. The clean is done using a sensor cleaning solution. We are open 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

Sharper images

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

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.

Same day service done within 2 hours

No booking required so come in drop the camera off and grab a coffee or explore Cambridge and collect when you're ready to.

Customers reviews

What people say?

Andreas Löscher
Andreas Löscher
Super quick service when I needed new passport photos.
Susnata Karmakar
Susnata Karmakar
Very polite and welcoming staff. A little overpriced for an Indian who recently moved to the UK. But also very transparent about the cheapest options available.
Alison Cronk
Alison Cronk
I am a novice photographer and went into the shop looking for advice on which type of lens I needed to do a specific type of photography. While they didn't have the lens I needed in stock Will was unbelievably helpful taking time to explain (in layman's terms) what I needed and how to get the best out of the lenses I already have. I will definitely be back and will be supporting this shop in the future. It is great to find a shop with such fabulous customer service.

Your most frequent questions and answers about camera and lens repairs.

On average a sensor clean can take upto 30mins. This can depend on the availability of staff. We normally suggest 2 hours 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 is £75 for samy day service – max 2 hours. 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 is £75 for samy day service.

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. You can also check out our best sensor cleaning kit here.


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. See our camera sensor cleaning kits here.

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 near me?

Visit Us:

12A Kings Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ

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