dSLR cameras have grabbed a big market share in the last year. dSLR sales are strong in the consumer market for models such as Canon’s Digital Rebel line and Nikon’s consumer and ‘pro-sumer’ models like the D50, D70 and D80. A lot of new amateur photographers, and professionals alike, have come to realize the CCD and CMOS dust is a substantial problem. For those unfamiliar with dSLRs (digital single lens reflex) cameras, they are, in very simple terms, digital cameras which have a removal lens. This adds a lot of options in terms of photography, but also allows dust to reach the inside of your camera body and park itself on your sensor. This CCD dust results in soft gray spots on your digital files.
Products are arising now to try and combat the problem. One of the most unique is Green Clean USA’s vacuum cleaning system. Using standard canned air and some fancy attachments it creates a miniture vacuum that can be used to carefully suck up dust off your CCD. Interesting concept and I love the fact it’s ‘touch-free’. Visit their site for complete video demos. The product line is widely available at camera retailers as well as online.