Is Ricoh serious about the Pentax’s future?

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JimBim Regular Member • Posts: 221
Is Ricoh serious about the Pentax’s future?

After 15 years with Pentax I’m on the crossroad – stay with Pentax, o move to a different brand. To be more clear about this I decided to read the report to investors (not only Ricoh) and other official documents in Ricoh website. I was surprised – cameras are a very little part of Ricoh business - only 7.7% in year 2013. And it lives in the category “Others” while Canon, Nikon, FijiFilm putting it to imaging category. When I was reading interview with Zenji Miura (President and CEO of Ricoh) I found nearly nothing about camera business and the future of Pentax. It is expected the grow in the sector “others” only 7% in year 2017. By the way, “others” sector includes digital cameras, theta and …watches. Can we expect something big from Ricoh? I’m thinking, that Ricoh will follow C/N, Sony, FujiFilm with delay 2-3 years with no innovations (except colors). Do you have other sources or information to deny my fears?

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