completely new to photography - i don't even have a camera right now, but am planning to buy one with the gahmen's nice little present come may 1st.

anyway can anybody tell me the price of the ricoh caplio r3? i did a little bit of research and so far the review's i've read have been pretty positive... the lens is supposed to be pretty good right?

how much is a r3 brand new, roughly? and how much more is the r4? advice needed as to whether the price difference is worth it...

(apologies in advance for asking this here... i know there's consumer's corner but i dunno why i wasn't allowed to post a thread there to ask about this!)