Serious Compacts reviews the Ricoh GR Digital II, in many ways the only camera in its a class: a truly pocketable camera with RAW support and a 28mm-equivalent f/2.4 lens (but only sneaker-zoom).
The GR Digital II is currently the flagship Ricoh compact and occupies a unique position in the "serious compact" market. It isn't the right compact for most people, even amongst those who appreciate advanced compacts. For starters, it doesn't zoom, lacks image stabilization, and sells for $500 at the time of this review (down from a $700 street price at introduction). That said, nearly every photographer I know who has tried this compact for as little as one week has been taken with it.The Ricoh is above left, compared in profile to the Sigma DP1. Ricoh GR Digital II Review [SeriousCompacts.com]