Bye Bye, Pentax? Ricoh May Kill Off Its Camera Business

22 thoughts on Bye Bye, Pentax? Ricoh May Kill Off Its Camera Business

  1. No Petapixel, you’re gonna kill Pentax with reporting like that. Ricoh responded to that report refuting its claims BEFORE your alarmist article was published, yet your article makes no mention of it.

  2. Hope it’s not true! Pentax offer so much more compared to Nikon and canon and their first FF camera is one of the best in its class. All Ricoh have to do is to stop making stupid cameras with lots of lights on it and stick to medium-pro bodies

  3. It is defenitely NOT TRUE… some creep got a few pennies to draw out bad rumors… thats it. the officials never said anything like this… maybe some bored weirdo blew up the sentence of some official from an interview, when they said they want to concentrate on high quality products like the GR and the PENTAX DSLR line as well as their W(ild)G(ear) Series and Ricoh Theta, when they got asked about cheap point n shoot. —— talking about point n shoot. the high grade digital pointnshoot “MX-1” could use a successor…. hopefully with EVF…

  4. No they are closing down the Ricoh line of compacts Ricoh themselves have responded to the rumour , nice irresponsible reporting, setting an example for all the crap internet news everywhere , why bother being accurate and doing due diligence

  5. Pentax KX was my gear when I went to serious photography. It stood on its own against my camera club friends’ Nikons & Canons. Truly a workhorse, a class on its own, and it delivered. Funny, but later on, I bought a Spotmatic.

  6. PetaPixel, you need to get your act together and check then recheck the facts before posting or sharing information especially ‘fake news’ in particular. In this case, get the information directly from the manufacturer. Having had a look at Ricoh’s official website, they have clearly indicated that “RICOH is focusing its resource on the high added value products such as PENTAX.”

  7. I really want to get the K-1. Like really want it. It couldn’t be more perfect for my needs. But I won’t be getting it. I’ll be getting the 6D Mk II since theres dick all for FF Pentax lenses.

  8. With regard to the article about RICOH today
    Apr. 12, 2017
    Ricoh Co.,Ltd.
    Today there was an article saying that RICOH considers to shrink the camera business and withdraw from consumer products. This article is not based on RICOH’s official announcement.

    RICOH is focusing its resource on the high added value products such as PENTAX and GR that are appreciated by the existing users and photo hobbyists. RICOH is also a market leader of input devices in the VR or AR market with its “RICOH THETA” where we can see rapid growth, and will keep on expanding the business even more in this field. In addition, RICOH will develop and expand the imaging business in the solution business field for corporate, by creating new market utilizing its own camera technology.

    http://www.ricoh.com/info/2017/0412_1.html

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