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[Question] About water, dust, shock resistance and chemical resistance.

The camera has been designed for water resistance, dust resistance, shock resistance, and chemical resistance as follows.

Water resistance / Dust resistance

Water resistance : The G700 conforms to the specifications for JIS/IEC waterproof grade 8. It can be used at a depth of 5 meters, and for 2 hours for underwater photography.
Dust resistance : The G700 conforms to the specifications for JIS/IEC dust proof grade 6. It guards against infiltration by dust and sand.
In addition, the camera is designed for cold resistance, down to -10°C, you can take a picture in cold environments.

Water, dust, shock, and chemical resistance

Shock resistance

The G700 has been passed a 2 meters drop test, which is conformed to US Department of Defense 'MIL Standard 810F'.

Chemical resistance

Exterior of the G700 can be disinfected with ethanol, or sodium hypochlorite.

Safety Precautions

 
The camera body is covered with the protector (black rubber parts). After shooting in the rain or cleaning in water, water may seep through the edge between the body and the protector. But this does not effect the water proof feature.
The internal mechanisms of the camera are neither waterproof nor dust proof. If water enter the inside of the camera, remove the batteries immediately and contact a local service.
When opening an closing the battery/card cover or terminal cover, take care to prevent any water, sand, mud, dust, or other foreign matter that may have adhered to the camera from entering the interior of device. In order to prevent seawater or sand from getting inside, avoid opening or closing the camera at the beach, near the sea, or in sandy soil, if possible.
Open an close the battery/card cover or terminal cover with your bare hands. Do not ware gloves, as any sand, dust, or other foreign matter that may have adhered to the gloves may get inside the camera. Before opening and closing the covers, be sure to remove any water, sand, mud, dust, or other foreign matter from the camera. Then open an close the covers in a place where it will not be exposed to dirt.
Water droplets may get inside when the cover is opened. Wipe dry before using.
Because of its water proof structure, the mode dial may be hard to turn when it has not been operated for a long time. In the case, operate the dial several times to restore it to the initial state.
Do not leave the camera in places where there are extremes of temperature or humidity, such as in a closed car, at the seashore, or in a bathroom.
If any foreign object (metal, water, liquid) gets inside the camera, stop using the camera immediately. Turn the power off, remove the battery and memory card, and consult the store where you purchased the camera, or the service contact.
In cold climates, if the camera has water droplets adhering to its surface, they may freeze. It may cause the failure of the camera. Do not leave the camera with water adhering to it.


Note on condensation

In an environment where the temperature changes suddenly, condensation may occur in the product, resulting in troubles such as fogging of the glass surface or malfunctions of the camera. For care, take it out of the bag after the temperature difference from the atmosphere has decreased to a fairly small amount. If condensation occurs, remove the battery and memory card, and wait until the moisture has dried before using the camera.

[The situations that condensation may occur]

 
When the camera is moved to an environment where the temperature differs greatly.
In humid places.
In a room immediately after being heated, or when the camera is exposed directly to cooled air from an air-conditioner or another similar appliance.
Answer ID: g07030
Date created: September 24, 2010
Date modified: May 26, 2011
Product: G700
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications
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