What if Ricoh bought all Samsung's mirrorless technology?

Started Sep 19, 2015 | Discussions thread
OP anthony mazzeri Senior Member • Posts: 2,078
Re: What if Ricoh bought all Samsung's mirrorless technology?

Alex Sarbu wrote:

It would be bad, because Ricoh was losing money with the GXRs;

That means Ricoh pumping lots of money into a money-losing division

The GXRs were losing money,

As I already said several times, the Ricoh camera division was losing money. Can you call that "doing way better"?

I'm not sure why you're so concerned about Ricoh losing money with the GXR. They weren't.

Their camera division was a fraction of a decimal point of a percentage of a single digit percentage of a fraction of part of their business and not even a mention on their annual report listed under "other". More like a vanity project for the company history and image like a large brewery keeps on its wagons and draught horses.

The fact is before they WERE making the GXR. Now they AREN'T making it, or any successor. How on earth can you be arguing that can possibly be an improvement for any of us if Ricoh is now not losing money on not making cameras?

In hindsight buying Pentax was the worse thing that could have happened to Ricoh cameras. What's the difference if they exit the business after a launching failed mirrorless system, or they are exiting now after launching nothing. I'd prefer the former.

I'd prefer them to succeed. I'm amazing that you'd rather see them fail in a last futile attempt...

I don't say at all I wouild like to see them fail. Where do I say that?

All Ricoh cameras but one now have already exited the camera market. I would prefer they had given it a proper shot at a mirrorless and at least go out trying, than by not even trying.

Again I ask, how on earth does it help any of us who want a Ricoh camera if they are earning profits by only making Pentax DSLRs?

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