So my Ricoh broke down, in a different way than Martin's. I don't wear tight pants, but imagine, a camera in pocket, maybe it zoomed while it was in pocket, which only makes me look good (I think), but the bad thing, is if there's no space for something to zoom, what happens to it. It gets squashed. I'm guessing that's how the servo motor burnt out, trying to zoom, but can't. I read about this online, and that leads me to recommending everyone to have a case for it. I guess the idea for this camera is a quick access, but I think that's how mine broke down.