Summary: I don't understand the experts' rave reviews. Are they sure it was a Caplio R7 they tested. It's the worst compact camera I have ever owned. The lens seized up within a few weeks. I had to switch off and on several times to release it. A few months later the focusing went completely. The battery/card slide was always sliding open. Reading others' reviews I'm not alone in saying that the R7 is an utter waste of your money, avoid at all costs even at bargain prices.
Pros: very little, when it did work it was okayish
Summary: Don't buy this camera!!! Problem after problem. Camera now unusable, got maybe a good first 2 months out of it - trouble town since then. Less than a year old, now not working at all. Never buying Ricoh again.
Summary: The lens is stuck all the way out and wont turn on. We have hardly used the camera but it is out of warranty. The camera also took fairly poor shots when the light was not great. Would definitely not buy a Ricoh again.