If you’re hoping and expecting your camera to keep taking great photographs for several years without a problem, it’s essential that you keep it as clean as possible.
You should never touch the lens of the camera with your fingers. When cleaning the camera’s lens, LCD screen, and viewfinder, it’s a good idea to turn the camera downward.
The best tools to clean a camera with are canned air and photographic blower brushes as these should be able to remove grit and dust particles that are in the camera.
It’s also a good idea to clean the lens and other camera parts with a soft, dry cloth or some type of specially-made lens cleaning paper.
You might also want to include the use of a lens-cleaning fluid. However, you should place the fluid onto the lens cleaning paper instead of the lens itself. You shouldn’t use liquids to clean the camera’s body as they are known to cause damage.
If your camera has a mirror, you should use a blower brush to clean it, not a lens-cleaning solution or tissue. If your camera is old or too dirty to clean, or you’re not sure how to do it, it’s recommended that you take it to a camera shop and have them clean it for you. Camera-cleaning kits can be bought for around $10.