It's a choice between:
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FX35
I've seen actual photos taken by a LUMIX and I was very impressed with what I saw. Coming from a little point-and-shoot camera, the photos were extremely clear and the colors were vivid. As for the Ricoh camera, I'm not quite sure how the old-school camera brand's digital cameras are but the look of the R8 is what I fell in love with.