Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Spots on the inside of the lens

When I take pictures I keep getting little black spots on the screen like there is dust on the inside of the camera. What can I do?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 300 Answers

Probably some dirt / dust or something on the CCD. The camera has to be disassembled and the CCD taken off. Any local camera repair shop will do it.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a Canon EOS 60D. Some balls/spots are appearing in the pictures. First time I thought it may be for the lens, then I changed the lens but the spots exist. It seems to be cleaned somewhere inside the...

Most of the time you see "spots" on your pictures, they are induced by dust on the sensor. Nothing to panic about, it happens in all camera's where you can switch lenses, like in your 60D.
To make sure what I tell, you can make a dust retention picture.
Pot your camera in manual, or Aperture priority. Put the lens (any lens you own) to highest aperture number (22 or higher). Switch to manual focus and turn it to infinity. Then make a picture, from a with sheet of parer, with lots of light.
The picture that you made, can be viewed on your computer. To start zoom in, to the place you last saw "spots" I think you can see blurry spots around there.

To get these spots away, you could go to a service centre, but you also could try to remove them yourself. In your manual, you will find how you can put the mirror up and how to opener the camera shutter for cleaning. With a special brush and a bellow, toy can remove most of the dust on your sensor. Sometimes debris will not come lose when you try, then you could try a "wet" cleaning.

Don't use brushes you have at home. Use special tools made for camera's. That also goes for the wet cleaning. Everything in the camera is very delicate, so handle it with care.
If you don't trust yourself, goto a service centre. But be aware dirt on the sensor will happen more then once. If you are young, learn it yourself.

Mar 06, 2014 | Canon Cameras

1 Answer

Black spot on pictures - cleaned lenses and inside

The spots can be in the inside of the lens settings to the CCD/imager.
If the cleaning of the lens is done well it can be a speck of dust logged in to the screen and having it on the image.
A careful cleaning in a dust proof set up is required.

Sep 25, 2010 | Nikon D50 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Caplio R7 Lens having black spots

Sounds like the spots are on your sensor. If on the lens, it would be too out of focus to matter.

Jun 09, 2010 | Ricoh Caplio R7 Digital Camera

1 Answer

In every shot I take there is a small shadow spot on the left middle!Why? I bought the camera used from a friend and they say they never had this problem,so I returned the new lens I bought and purchased...

If the spot appears on pictures you view on the computer or in prints, then the spot is dust on the sensor. If not, then the spot is on the focusing screen. You can clean the sensor but you will need some supplies and a little knowledge. Google the words "cleaning a DSLR sensor" and you will find sites with pictures explaining the procedure. It's not difficult. This problem is common with all cameras with lenses that can be removed.

May 18, 2010 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

1 Answer

Spots and smudges

The spots are dust particles in the air reflecting the flash back to the camera because the flash is so close to the lens. This is a problem with all point and shoot cameras...some more than others.

Jan 21, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot® DSC-H20 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Grey "dust spots" on screen and on pictures


on the surface of the CCD, that's a picture sensor chip, inside the zoomunit there will some contamination such as dust or an other particle
The ccd surface must be cleaned by an camera repair center

regards Rob NL

Apr 30, 2009 | Cameras

1 Answer

Polaroid camera 1739 has black spots on picture

you should be able to clean the exterior of the lens with a clean microfiber cloth or lens cleaning papers (available at even wal-mart). If the spots are in the inside of the lens body, you have to send this in to be cleaned as the camera will have to be disassembled to do it right.

Feb 09, 2009 | Polaroid i733LP Digital Camera

1 Answer

Debris Within the Lens Body

The dust you describe is likely to be on the sensor (more acurately the filter in front of the sensor) not in the lens, otherwise it would not appear as hair and dust spots.

If the camera you are using is a digital SLR camera, you can clean the sensor filter. This is one of many websites that provide useful information on sensor cleaning.

Nov 09, 2007 | Cameras

1 Answer

Digital Camera produces spots on screen Not caused by dust etc.

If in camera monitor and picture the same the camera or card has problem try to down load other computer check still the same

Oct 24, 2007 | Nikon D50 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

4 Answers

Black spot on picture

My Nikon was having the same problem with the stationary black spot. I used a can of Dust Off ( the original compressed gas duster). I just removed the lens and held the camera upside down (lens facing the floor) and blew my compressed air inside and my black spot disappeared. Just a thought you might like to know !! Good luck.

Aug 08, 2006 | Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z600 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Cyber-shot  DSC-S700 Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

259 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

james laughton
james laughton

Level 3 Expert

2113 Answers

JonSnell Electronic
JonSnell Electronic

Level 3 Expert

21299 Answers

Are you a Sony Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides