I feel that when one has spent so much on a good quality digital camera, it is essential to take proper care of the camera. Remember that you digital camera will have a longer life if you take defensive measures to maintain it in the best state.
Camera lens are the vital and most delicate component of the digital camera. It works as the window and if this gets scratched even once you will require professional help as well as money to fix it. This is why it is essential to safeguard the lens. To begin with, if you are not clicking pictures the lens cap must always be in its place to protect and keep the lens clean. Avoid touching the lens directly with your hand as it will leave marks on the lens which is very tough to eliminate and it will give a blurry image. In case your lens gets dirty or dusty, it is best to use a cleaner which is a material specifically made for the camera lenses.
It is important to keep the camera body and free of dirt so it is best to store the digital camera in a pouch or case when it is not being used. In case it gets dirty, wipe it with a dry soft cloth. You must keep your digital camera dry as many of them are not waterproof. In case the camera gets wet, you can turn it off and take out the battery as well as the memory card. Allow the camera to air dry for a day or two. If the digital camera does not function properly you must get in touch with a good repair company or the manufacturer.
It is best to store the digital camera in gentle and dry condition. Extreme temperatures can be harmful for the camera and you must not leave it in any sunny place or even your vehicle. It is good to keep the silica gel packets which come with some products to stop damage from moisture. In case you want to store your digital camera for a long time it is beat to take out the battery from the camera. This will safeguard the camera if the battery leaks.
A disposable camera is an excellent idea if you plan to click photos in a high risk location where there is possibility of harm from mud or water. It is best to leave your digital camera at home.