Sensor Cleaning E-PL5 ?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by bigal1000, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. bigal1000

    bigal1000 Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 10, 2010
    New Hampshire
    I have been searching to no avail for an answer,does the E-PL5 have auto sensor cleaning? Has anyone cleaned the sensor themselves? Thanks very much.
  2. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    It has Olympus's SSWF (SuperSonic Wave Filter) mechanism, which vibrates a thin surface in front of the sensor at very high frequencies to shake off dust when the camera powers up.

    Every Olympus and Panasonic mirrorless model uses this same mechanism.

    That said, there are things that it can't remove and if you are unlucky enough to end up with those, you'll need to use standard methods.
  3. bigal1000

    bigal1000 Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 10, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Thanks very much.
  4. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    I had a nasty mark on the sensor of my E-PL5 - probably a water (or spit!) drop. It wouldn't shift with the auto SSWF, nor with a blower or lens pen. I had to resort to a wet clean with a sensor swab and Eclipse fluid. It needed probably 10-15 wipes with 3-4 swabs before the mark came off - a real clinger! I didnt press too hard, but I also didn't go ultra light either. The camera seems to have suffered no ill effects from the clean. Specifically, the IBIS still works as it should.
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