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Can you "wash" a dslr with water?

 
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Jan 09, 2012 16:34 |  #1

So I found this pic online the other day, but I'm unable to find it again. It showed some people dunking a dlsr into lots of water and using a brush to "clean" it. And no, I'm no noob and I know how to clean a sensor etc. but it just got me thinking: Is there anything in a dslr that actually can't handle water, if the battery is out of the camera? Could you take a dslr, put it in a bowl of water for an hour (obviously not a weather sealed one or whatever), let it dry completely, and then expect it to work? Would the CMOS sensor get damaged by the water itself? Would the electronics corrode?

And no, I'm not going to try this and I don't see the point of even trying.




  
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Jan 09, 2012 16:39 |  #2

If you are no noob, you should know the answer already~! LOL


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Jan 09, 2012 16:39 |  #3

http://9gag.com/gag/16​73742 (external link)

lol, this one.




  
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Jan 09, 2012 16:40 |  #4

no - simply put you cannot.


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Jan 09, 2012 16:43 |  #5

Dores wrote in post #13675448 (external link)
So I found this pic online the other day, but I'm unable to find it again. It showed some people dunking a dlsr into lots of water and using a brush to "clean" it. And no, I'm no noob and I know how to clean a sensor etc. but it just got me thinking: Is there anything in a dslr that actually can't handle water, if the battery is out of the camera? Could you take a dslr, put it in a bowl of water for an hour (obviously not a weather sealed one or whatever), let it dry completely, and then expect it to work? Would the CMOS sensor get damaged by the water itself? Would the electronics corrode?

And no, I'm not going to try this and I don't see the point of even trying.

Are you real !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Jan 09, 2012 16:44 as a reply to  @ Nick_Reading.UK's post |  #6

Electronics should never get wet.


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Jan 09, 2012 16:53 |  #7

Well, simple electronics aren't going to short ciruit if there's no current running through them... I'm actually asking because some guy said that doing what I explained would be totally fine, and I disagreed with him, but then I started wondering what makes a camera so special vs. a mobile phone for example.




  
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Jan 09, 2012 16:53 |  #8

LAMO, any electronics should not touch water.
I wonder though could you clean it with mineral oil?
mineral oil is non-conductive and it displaces air and water..


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Jan 09, 2012 16:56 |  #9

Dores wrote in post #13675563 (external link)
Well, simple electronics aren't going to short ciruit if there's no current running through them...

I suggest you switch off your PC/Laptop, wash it under running tap water and then try to reply to this thread. That will save us answering any more silly questions..


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Jan 09, 2012 16:58 |  #10

Nick_Reading.UK wrote in post #13675580 (external link)
I suggest you switch off your PC/Laptop, wash it under running tap water and then try to reply to this thread. That will save us answering any more silly questions..

Congrats on being a nice guy.




  
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Jan 09, 2012 17:01 |  #11

Dores wrote in post #13675598 (external link)
Congrats on being a nice guy.

I am very nice, but did you really expect serious answers ??


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Jan 09, 2012 17:05 |  #12

Yeah.




  
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Jan 09, 2012 17:13 |  #13

Olympus E series DSLR's are/were noted for waterproofing, with reports of people washing them off under the tap etc.


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Jan 09, 2012 17:21 |  #14

It's ok to wash them in holy water. ;)




  
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Jan 09, 2012 17:22 |  #15

Dores wrote in post #13675563 (external link)
Well, simple electronics aren't going to short ciruit if there's no current running through them...

...However even when you take the main battery out, there is still a watch-style cell inside the camera which allows it to retain settings in memory. So there is a current running somewhere critical.

If I found a pic of a DSLR being washed and I thought it was genuine (i.e. not a joke pic), my first thought would be that it's already broken and most likely an inert prop for film or TV.




  
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