We explore means to advance source camera identification based on sensor noise in a data-driven framework. Our focus is on improving the sensor pattern noise (SPN) extraction from a single image at test time. Where existing works suppress nuisance content with denoising filters that are largely agnostic to the specific SPN signal of interest, we demonstrate that a~deep learning approach can yield a more suitable extractor that leads to improved source attribution. A series of extensive experiments on various public datasets confirms the feasibility of our approach and its applicability to image manipulation localization and video source attribution. A critical discussion of potential pitfalls completes the text.