Clean and Sanitize Your Camera Equipment

Article ID: ART176645 | Date published: 03/25/2020 | Date last updated: 03/25/2020


The following is information regarding the procedure to clean the exterior surfaces of Camera, Lens and Video products.


Cleaning of Camera, Lens and Video Products

For the purpose of helping to sanitize your Canon Camera, Lens and Video products, it is recommended that you clean parts touched with the hands such as camera grips, dials and lens exteriors.

  • Turn off the device and remove the battery before cleaning.
  • Please use a pre-moistened cloth or wet a soft cloth with 70% to 80% diluted ethanol or isopropyl alcohol to help sanitize and clean your Canon products. Lint-free or microfiber cloths are recommended. It is recommended that you use and properly dispose of protective disposable rubber gloves.
  • Refrain from spraying cleaning agent-directly on the product. Instead, spray the cleaning agent onto a lint-free or microfiber cloth and then wipe the exterior surfaces. 
  • Do not use 70% to 80% diluted ethanol or isopropyl alcohol to clean image sensors or coated lens surfaces.
  • Do not use cleaners that contain volatile solvents such as paint thinners or benzene to clean Canon camera, lens, and video products. 

This recommended cleaning procedure cannot guarantee the elimination of the novel coronavirus from Canon camera, lens and video products. Be cautious in the storage and use of the alcohol, including following all product instructions and warnings.


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