Digital Camera Care and Maintenance

 


Like most electronic devices, digital cameras need extra

care when being handled. They have sensitive components

that may be damaged by improper handling.


We therefore came up with several tips to help you maintain

your camera so that you can use it for a much longer time.


1. Keep your camera from getting wet unless it is indicated

that it is waterproof. Otherwise, moisture will build up

inside it which will destroy your camera’s internal

components.


2. If you are using a rechargeable battery for your camera,

the time will come when it no longer works as well as it

used to.


Typical Lithium Ion batteries last up to 500 cycles after

which a decline in its performance can be noticed. Dispose

of your batteries properly and replace them with new ones.


3. Always keep your lens clean. This is especially the case

if you have a digital SLR as its lens is more complex and

need better maintenance. Read your user’s manual on how to

maintain your camera’s lens.


4. Avoid dropping your camera. As mentioned earlier, your

camera contains sensitive equipment which may be destroyed

due to excessive shaking or impact.


5. When shooting pictures in the sea, make sure to protect

your gear by waterproofing it well. Salt water can corrode

your camera.


Therefore, you should gently wipe its surface with a cloth

dipped in fresh water to rinse off remnants of salt water

on your camera. Wipe it dry after.

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