Many manufacturers of photographic equipment produce cameras that are not afraid of water and can even work submerged. However, not all users will find them suitable for price or performance, and it may happen that a regular camera accidentally ends up under water. Let’s say you dropped the camera under water, or water got inside for some other reason. What to do in this case?
First, you need to power off the camera. How? You need to remove all the batteries and accumulators that are in it. This is necessary so that a short circuit of the internal electronics does not occur.
Next, you need to clean the camera with an absorbent cloth.
If the camera has fallen into salty or dirty water, it is worth doing this especially carefully. The optics can be cleaned with clean, ideally distilled water, and cotton swabs and lint-free wipes.
After cleaning, leave the chamber to dry. To avoid corrosion, you need to speed up this process. How? Of course, you should not heat it or do something like that. It is necessary to put the camera in some kind of container or box with silica gel bags, which comes in packages of new electronic equipment, but do not close this container hermetically, otherwise a large amount of moisture will not evaporate.
Next, you should wait a few days and only after that put the battery in and turn on the camera. As practice shows, in a large number of cases the camera will work fine.