Dust on the image sensor can greatly complicate the post-production process, particularly when it comes to video. For this reason, we recommend that, before exchanging lenses or the like, you configure the sensor shield to close when the camera is turned off. This can be accomplished by selecting [Sensor shield closes] for [Sensor shield behavior at power off] in the setup menu.
- Camera startup times may increase.
- The shield can be damaged by touching it when it is closed.
- When exchanging lenses with the shield closed, be sure to insert the lens perpendicular to the mount. If inserted at an angle, lenses could contact the sensor shield and damage the shield or the image sensor.