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Digital Sensor Cleaning

Digital Camera Sensor Cleaning Service

Douglas Photographic can take your worries away; by handling the cleaning of your Digital Camera Sensor.  Many camera owners have a great deal of apprehension about cleaning the sensor of their digital camera.  Our trained technicians at DPI will clean your camera thoroughly on the outside, before removing the lens to professionally clean your sensor.  Our technicians will use the most current equipment and supplies to perform the best possible service. 

Bring your camera in with a fully-charged battery, memory card and lens. We will take a photo with your camera and print it to identify sensor debris before cleaning, and to display sensor cleanliness after cleaning.

  • Sensor Cleaning $59.95 
  • Return shipping to United States
    via USPS Priority Mail $19.95
  • Shipping insurance is available
    and based upon your equipment value
    at prevailing USPS rates.
Sensor cleaning by DPI Professionals

Recommended Schedule

  • Professionals -
    • Monthly cleaning for your main camera.
    • Quarterly for your backup cameras.
  • Amateurs -
    • Quarterly for a serious hobbyist.
    • Semi-annual for casual users, but especially before you head out for vacations and other important photographic events.
Important Notes:
  • This cleaning service will require as much as 1 hour to complete.
  • Cleaning service is available on all digital SLR cameras. Not available on digital point-and-shoot style cameras.
  • If you are unable to leave your camera with us, please make an appointment to bring your camera in for cleaning service.
  • If you have any concerns about your battery holding a charge, it is best to bring your battery charger in with the camera.
  • Please notify us if you are shipping your camera to us for this service.  We recommend insuring your shipment and opting for signature confirmation of delivery.  Provide your email address and we will notify you via email upon arrival.

Digital Camera Sensor Cleaning Subscriptions 

Sensor cleaning by DPI ProfessionalsKeep your digital camera sensor clean with a Douglas Photographic Imaging sensor cleaning subscription.

Purchase a subscription at a significant discount off our normal sensor cleaning rates and bring your camera in any time the sensor needs to be cleaned.


Professional subscription $360/year.

The recommended cleaning cycle for the sensor on a professional camera is monthly. With a professional subscription you can have your camera cleaned up to 12 times per year.

  • The first cleaning (not included in the subscription) must be done at the normal rate and is required for each camera included in a subscription. After that your subscription includes 12 monthly maintenance cleanings*. You may also purchase a subscription and use two of the monthly sensor cleanings for your first cleaning.
  • Your subscription may be used to clean any camera, however, each camera will be charged at the full rate for its first sensor cleaning. If you have a subscription you may use two of your monthly sensor cleanings for a first time sensor cleaning, or you may pay 1/2-price and use one of your monthly sensor cleanings for the first time sensor cleaning on a new camera.
  • You will receive monthly e-mail reminders for all cameras included in a subscription.


Hobbyist subscription $150/year.

The recommended cleaning cycle for the sensor on a hobbyist camera is quarterly. With a hobbyist subscription, you can have your camera sensor cleaned up to four times per year.

  • The first cleaning (not included in the subscription) must be done at the normal rate and is required for each camera included in a subscription. After that your subscription includes 4 monthly maintenance cleanings*. You may also purchase a subscription and use two of the monthly sensor cleanings for your first cleaning.
  • Your subscription may be used to clean any camera, however, each camera will be charged at the full rate for its first sensor cleaning. If you have a subscription you may use two of your monthly sensor cleanings for a first time sensor cleaning, or you may pay 1/2-price and use one of your monthly sensor cleanings for the first time sensor cleaning. This is a on a new camera.
  • You will receive monthly e-mail reminders for all cameras included in a subscription.

*Maintenance cleanings refers to normal sensor cleaning services, and does not include extraordinary dirt and debris caused by mishandling of the camera. External cleaning of the camera is done while cleaning the sensor only in as much as is necessary to prevent additional debris from entering the shutter block in the execution of the sensor cleaning.