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Keep your camera in good shape

Because we use only materials of the highest quality, Olympus cameras give years of trouble-free use and enjoyment. Should you have problems, Olympus can repair your camera quickly and expertly. Please refer to our repair services for more information.

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Cleaning the camera

Exterior
Wipe gently with a soft cloth. If the camera is very dirty, soak the cloth in mild soapy water and wring well. Wipe the camera with the damp cloth and then dry it with a dry cloth. If you used the camera at the beach, clean it with a cloth that has been soaked in clean water and is well wrung.

Lens
Blow dust off the lens with a commercially available hand blower. Apply a small amount of lens cleaning solution to some lens cleaning paper and gently wipe the lens.

LCD monitor
Wipe gently with a soft cloth.

Picture card, battery and charger
Wipe gently with a dry cloth.

Caution
Do not use strong solvents such as benzene or alcohol, or chemically treated cloths. Cleaning should be done only after the battery has been removed or the AC adapter has been disconnected. Mold may form on the lens surface if the lens is left dirty or wet.

Condensation inside the camera

What is condensation?
When it is cold outside, the water vapour in the air is rapidly cooled and turns to droplets of water. Condensation occurs when the camera is suddenly taken from the cold air into a warm room.

To prevent condensation
When taking the camera suddenly from a cold to a warm place, place it in a plastic bag and make the bag as airtight as possible. Leave the camera for approximately one hour until the camera adjusts to the temperature difference.

Storing the camera

If you do not intend to use the camera for a long time, remove the battery and card and store the camera in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place.You should occasionally load the battery and operate the camera to keep it in working order.