Ricoh may close shutter on personal camera business


SteveLedger

Link Posted 12/04/2017 - 00:21

The Japanese company will radically review a production and manufacturing strategy centered on cameras for the retail market, including such brands as Pentax and GR. Options include withdrawing from this segment altogether.

http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Ricoh-may-close-shutter-on-personal-ca...

richandfleur

Link Posted 12/04/2017 - 00:31
Yikes

johnriley

Link Posted 12/04/2017 - 00:36
We shall see what the future holds as it unfolds, but I won't be letting ifs and maybes affect what I want to use now. Even if it was all packed up there is more than enough stock in circulation to keep me going as long as needed.

Very interesting article, thanks for the link.
Best regards, John

Mag07

Link Posted 12/04/2017 - 00:52
Random thoughts from a random website? Do they carry any value? I personally never heard of them? To my knowledge Ricoh does not publicly release their quarterly investor's financial reports. I may be wrong, but the wording used in that particular article is rather poor. More of a 'lets cause a stir', then anything else.

Especially given the last paragraph...

I am somehow, strangely calm.
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Last Edited by Mag07 on 12/04/2017 - 00:55

jules

Link Posted 12/04/2017 - 04:43
Reuters in Japan have it now if that makes it any more legit?

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fjp.reut...
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stu62

Link Posted 12/04/2017 - 05:07
if they was going to do that i dont think they would have bought out the kp

McGregNi

Link Posted 12/04/2017 - 06:47
Some scaling back seems inevitable, given the industry and market conditions. Let's hope it's limited mainly to the likes of the WG and Q, since these are mostly challenged by the smartphone onslaught.

If it's just about reallocating factory capacity to more profitable product lines, then hopefully there's enough room left to keep the K mount stuff on track.
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 12/04/2017 - 06:48

edin_togger

Link Posted 12/04/2017 - 06:50
The first article is from Nikkei (the ones that lend their name to the Tokyo Stock Exchange Index) so I'd say thats a respected source, i.e its not "fake news".

SteveLedger

Link Posted 12/04/2017 - 08:06
Mag07 wrote:
I may be wrong, but the wording used in that particular article is rather poor. More of a 'lets cause a stir', then anything else.

'than'

Also posted on TokyoDaily
Definitely not fake news.

http://www.tokyodailynews.com/ricoh-may-close-shutter-on-personal-camera-busines...

sebas77

Link Posted 12/04/2017 - 08:07
Update: Ricoh issued a statement denying the report, saying that they are focusing on expanding "high-value-added models" (Google translated from Japanese).

http://www.itmedia.co.jp/news/spv/1704/12/news063.html
Last Edited by sebas77 on 12/04/2017 - 08:08

SteveLedger

Link Posted 12/04/2017 - 08:14
Good grief...
Stop the internet, I want to get off.

MrB

Link Posted 12/04/2017 - 08:51

tyronet2000

Link Posted 12/04/2017 - 08:55
johnriley wrote:
We shall see what the future holds as it unfolds, but I won't be letting ifs and maybes affect what I want to use now. Even if it was all packed up there is more than enough stock in circulation to keep me going as long as needed.

Very interesting article, thanks for the link.

That's exactly a great number of us will feel John. If never buy anything else I have sufficient to keep me going.

I always felt they were a bit late coming to the Full Frame market
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 12/04/2017 - 09:09
I find using a 3 day delay filter on the internet sorts out the majority of the panics, fake news, etc.


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Algernon

Link Posted 12/04/2017 - 09:27
Samsung are having a hard time catching up ..... whoever wrote that article hasn't a clue what they are talking about.
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