Ricoh announced the Ricoh G700 (24th Aug 2010), features a water, dust, and shock proof body, a wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens (28-140 mm), 10 metre flash range, it’s waterproof up to 5 metres, chemical resistance, freezeproof, has a 3″ screen, electronic level, SD-Worm support, 360 show battery life, and a 1cm macro mode. A wide-angle conversion lens is available that extends the lens to 22mm wide angle equivalent.
“The G700 was created for the demanding professional. To the water, dust, and shock resistance necessary for hard work-site use, chemical resistance has now been added. The wide range of functions includes a CALS mode useful for electronic data submission and a password camera lock capability. Attaining new levels of reliability, this true tool represents the crystallization of Ricoh technology.”