Summary: Can honestly say that this solid little compact is a proper find. If yre looking for a portable. hard wearing camera with an excellent battery and great range of features as well as being relatively well-priced then this is well worth a look. Think that my past fave make, rollei could learn a thing or two from ricoh.
Summary: Bought this as replacement for lost R7. Build quality seems greatly improved and hi-res lcd display is a joy to look at (this was a failing on the R7). Chunky good looks. As per other reviewers can see the dslr being left at home...
Summary: Wanted something to carry around all the time so I don't miss a photo opportunity. Also have A Panasonic FZ28 & Nikon D80 but they are both too bulky to carry around (in your pocket) So far very pleased with quality of shots (other than in low light). Very easy to use and heaps of features.
Summary: I love this camera. I have compared it to my other friends carrying the canons and sonys and they absolutely amazed at the quality of my camera. Awesome Widescreen, tools and the zoom! At first i was unhappy, that was because i didnt know how to use the camera properly for different shots. once u get used to it. Its a fanatastic camera. Play around with it. all the difference settings are there for different scenes, shots etc.. Its great!
Summary: A very solidly built little camera. Excellent results obtained so far, I am particularly impressed by length of battery life per charge. Only niggle I have is the small size of the toggle button which makes scrolling through stored images very " fiddley.