This is my first post, and it is not intended to be a chicken little message, just one user's experience with the new Ricoh. I bought it almost a month ago, and it was working beautifully. I have been using it for street shooting, and I have found it easy to use and a perfect complement to my Olympus EP-3 and Mamiya 6 cameras. Unfortunately, this morning I power the camera on and the shutter would not open, nor the lens would extend from the camera body. I made sure the battery was charged (it was), and swapped it for the extra battery that I purchased when I bought the camera. Same thing. This is the first camera where I have had a problem, which is unfortunate. I am not an abuser of cameras, and this has mainly stayed in my jacket. I am going to see if I can send it to Ricoh. It's a great camera that enables me to take good pictures, and I need to have this taken care of ASAP. I am tossing this out here just in case others might have a similar experience -- hopefully not.