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Camera has condensation inside. Can I clean lenses and how?

\015 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5.Condensation inside lens left two blotches that show up on every photo. Worse when zoom is used. Can I open this camera to clean inside lens?\015

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Hello

Ok, i had the exact same problem, and all i did was to put the camera in a sealed container wth about 2 cups of rice. I left it in there for 2 days.

I really hope this can be of help.

Kind regards
Andrea
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