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    Matthew Reese
    BPL Member

    @bradktn

    Hey, all.  I just got back from a week in Yosemite, (Great!), but, despite keeping it in a case, etc., the fine dust that defines the trails in the park has permeated my little Sony and settled on the sensor.  Does anyone know a reasonable outfit that can/would clean it for me?  It’s out of warranty.  Thanks.

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    Kevin Babione
    BPL Member

    @kbabione

    Locale: Pennsylvania

    In case it’s not posted here please let me know what you find – I have an RX100 II that needs cleaning as well.

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    Jennifer Mitol
    BPL Member

    @jenmitol

    Locale: In my dreams....

    I asked my own camera shop here in town (Precision Camera) if they could clean my RX100iii and they said absolutely – and for not very much either.

    Do you have any camera stores around you?

    I know Precision, like B&H, sells lots of stuff online – I bet if you had no one near you, you could ship it to one of the big shops and have them do it for you.

    #3428302
    Kevin Babione
    BPL Member

    @kbabione

    Locale: Pennsylvania

    I bought my camera at B&H and was going to contact them regarding servicing it.  I’m going to try the vacuum trick first…It can’t hurt!

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    Nick Smolinske
    BPL Member

    @smo

    Locale: Rogue Panda Designs

    I’ve actually found that the pump for my Exped Downmat works really well for cleaning sensors!  It’s a 2-person job though – one to hold the end of the pump in front of the camera and another to do the pumping.

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    Kevin Babione
    BPL Member

    @kbabione

    Locale: Pennsylvania

    I have a small Dyson hand-held vacuum that I used to remove the dust from the sensor of my RX100m2 and it worked really well.  I put some tape over the end of the nozzle to make the opening smaller (and increase the velocity) and then vacuumed around the lens opening with it closed and open.  I also removed the battery and vacuumed in there.

    Give the vacuum trick a try – I don’t believe there’s any way you can hurt the camera.

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    Cameron M
    BPL Member

    @cameronm-aka-backstroke

    Locale: Los Angeles

    I acquired a used RX100 mk3 and was dismayed to find sensor dust and no shop willing to clean the sensor for under $250. I tried the vacuum trick and it eliminated 98% of the dust to a level that I can live with. I used a very strong Metro vac, and taped the hose around the extended lens. I think it is true that many do not notice the dust, so I attach a picture showing what it may look like, with the dust particles circled- hard to see on such a small picture, but glaring once you start seeing it spoil every picture.

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