I own a Canon S230 and I'm planning to upgrade to a Ricoh, entirely due to the wide angle 28mm equivalent lens, which Ineed for travel photos. The R1/R1V and R2 are actually smaller than the Canon S230 in cu/in volume, but not as small as the newest S and SD models, but I'm willing to sacrifice the last bitof compactness for the privilage of having a 28mm.
Generally, how does the Ricoh compare with the Canons,especially in image quality? What are the main differences in features? I especially want to hear from those who own both Ricohs and Canons.