Despite its small size and light weight, the G700SE has strengthened glass at the lens front surface and body protectors added at strategic points. This toughness enabled it to withstand 2.0 m drops in 26 positions (6 surfaces, 8 corners, and 12 edges) in testing conforming to US Department of Defense “MIL Standard 810F.” Furthermore, it also passes this test with the power on.
Water resistance is rated at JIS/IEC waterproof protection grade 8 so the G700SE can handle two hours of underwater photography at a depth of 5 m. In addition to use at wet sites, the G700SE can also be used for shooting in the rain, and it can be washed in water if it gets dirty.
Dust resistance, at JIS/IEC dustproof protection grade 6, guards against infiltration by dust and sand. The G700SE can also shoot in cold environments, with cold resistance able to handle temperatures down to -10°C.
The G700SE can be disinfected with ethanol or sodium hypochlorite, which has been approved as a food additive disinfectant. So it can be safely used in medical facilities and production facilities.
Approximately 360 pictures* can be taken with the rechargeable battery provided. The dissipation of battery power can be reduced by specifying synchro monitor mode, which turns the picture display off when the camera is not being operated.
In addition to the high-capacity rechargeable battery included, the G700SE can also be powered with readily available AAA-size alkaline batteries. With these batteries, approximately 40 shots* can be taken. So you can quickly recover from the battery depletion that can occur in periods of long use.
You can also attach commercially available 37 mm diameter filters, which are effective for preventing lens scratching and condensation.
With the wide, durable neck strap, you can suspend the camera diagonally, and it can also be suspended vertically from the neck to allow for easy storage in a breast pocket.