Ricoh Are Not Exiting The Camera Market

Ricoh Imaging has put rumours to bed with a statement confirming their place in the camera industry.

13/04/2017 - 10:15

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Ricoh Imaging has quickly shut down rumours that they are planning on leaving the camera market with an official statement

In the statement, Ricoh says: "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."

The company plans to focus on 'high added value' products from the Pentax and GR ranges. Plus, they'll be expanding their VR / AR business further as this is an area they can see growth in.

The rumour created quite a bit of discussion on site so many members will be happy to hear that Ricoh Imaging isn't going anywhere. 


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Peter Elgar

Link Posted 17/04/2017 - 20:03
"Not going anywhere" -- For the moment -- let the accountants loose and see what happens !!
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!

nonur

Link Posted 20/04/2017 - 07:46
"Not going anywhere" is good, but standing there is not. I think Ricoh needs to improve and expand their marketing policy immediately and make the products available everywhere.
Regards,
Nezih

GeoffSteyning

Link Posted 20/04/2017 - 10:39
nonur wrote:
"Not going anywhere" is good, but standing there is not. I think Ricoh needs to improve and expand their marketing policy immediately and make the products available everywhere.

Quite agree. There's always 'something missing' when compared by the photo press to other brands - flash sync, burst speed, tethering or something else not quite as good as "another camera make"...... and, if not, they fall back (annoyingly and wrongly) on a comment about a perceived shortage of lenses (and with the K1 they're still correct).

The headline of "Ricoh are not exiting the camera market" is, unfortunately, missing the letter 'C' in "exiting".
Don't get me wrong - I'm perfectly happy with my Pentax but, let's face it, lenses are more expensive than other brands and there ARE some deficiencies that are singled out by the photo press. And the K1 has only a few (very expensive) lenses to match it.

JScarborough71

Link Posted 28/04/2017 - 17:22
Ricoh is falling apart. They need to make a move.

RobL

Link Posted 29/04/2017 - 08:24
What is wrong with you people? GeoffSteyning, Pentax lenses are demonstrably not more expensive than other brands except in a few instances and remember that only a small percentage of Canon/Nikon lenses have both SR and weather resistance. And in comparison tests the lenses often rate better than comparable ones from other camera manufacturers although Sigma are on a bit of a roll at the moment. Pentax also has the largest number of APS-C lenses of any manufacturer currently on the market and there is the medium format range to consider as well.

Interesting that despite the rude comments I received on another thread it appears from this news item that Ricoh DO take note of what appears on websites.
Last Edited by RobL on 29/04/2017 - 08:26
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