Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera ILCE-7/ILCE-7R

Cleaning Mode

Allows you to clean the image sensor.

  1. MENU (Setup) → [Cleaning Mode] [Enter]
  2. Turn off the product following the instructions on the screen.
  3. Detach the lens.
  4. Use the blower to clean the image sensor surface and the surrounding area.
  5. Attach the lens.


  • A blower is not supplied with this product. Use a commercially available blower.
  • Cleaning can be performed only when the battery level is(3 remaining battery icons) or more. The use of an AC-PW20 AC Adaptor is recommended.
  • Do not use a spray type blower as it may scatter water droplets inside the camera body.
  • Do not put the tip of a blower into the cavity beyond the lens mount area, so that the tip of the blower does not touch the image sensor.
  • Hold the camera slightly face downward so that the dust falls out.
  • Do not subject the product to any shock during cleaning.
  • When cleaning the image sensor with a blower, do not blow too hard. If you blow the sensor too hard, the inside of the product may be damaged.
  • If the dust remains even after you cleaned the product as described, consult the service facility.