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Ricoh announced the launch of the G700, a water, dust, shock and chemical resistant camera meant for tough conditions and on-the-job use.

The G700 can withstand the shock of being dropped from heights of up to two meters and is able to shoot underwater at depths of up to five meters for two hours. The unit is also resistant to chemicals like ethanol and hypochlorous acid. Other practical features include: various security functions that allow for password-protection, oversized buttons for ease of use when wearing gloves, and a barcode scanner and reader.

While many of the features of the G700 were seen in its predecessor, the G600, useful updates like its chemical resistance allow for the camera to be cleaned with disinfectants without damaging it—this makes it ideal for professionals working in industries and locations where hygiene is essential, such as medical facilities, factories or disaster areas.

The 12.1 megapixel camera features a 5x optical zoom (28-140mm lens equivalent), a high ISO of 3200, a 3-inch LCD screen, and a built in flash effective up to ten meters away.

For more information on the Ricoh G700, head on over to: Ricoh