Dpreview posted a Ricoh GXR/P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Quick Review. Their conclusion? “[shoplink ‘Ricoh 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6’]The GXR P10 28-300mm VC[/shoplink] comes with GXR’s excellent user interface and operation but the lens/sensor combination in the camera module only produces average compact camera image quality.“
According to the lasted financial report Ricoh makes more money (as whole company) but less money with digital camera compartment (Source: Photoscala)
One more thing: The japanese website DC.watch explains how to tranform your Ricoh GXR of “A12” in a macro unit!