Did Ricoh err in buying Pentax?

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anthony mazzeri Senior Member • Posts: 2,057
Did Ricoh err in buying Pentax?

Where's my Ricoh ILC system? Where's my flying car?

Looking at Fujifilm's ever-improving new camera models and lenses and financial results, I feel that's where Ricoh could/should be now if they had continued with a GXR-style ILC system instead of completely abandoning it when they took the decision to go all-in on Pentax SLRs instead.

Even the Fuji Instax print cameras being their most successful range, Ricoh could also have done that with their copier technology - they even had a concept printer module for the GXR on display at the very beginning. Then they bought Pentax. Now it's all gone. What could have been.

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