I'm no camera aficionado, but $124M seems inexpensive for such a well known brand. Let's hope they have plans for synergies that involve more than laying off redundant business groups.
I agree, but Ricoh is most likely interested in their patents. Canon and Nikon dominate the DSLR market, with Sony quickly catching up.
I agree they are probably more interested in the patents. Most likely they will not release a camera under the Ricoh name but will continue to use the Pentax name for camera products.
When I was a young man, (so long ago) Pentax was a viable choice for a SLR Camera. They made quality goods. Ricoh has a decent reputation too. Maybe it will be a match that produces new ideas and lower prices.
ALSO: Could it be possible that Ricoh has a groundbreaking new idea and needs the DSLR manufacturing capability that comes with Pentax to produce it?
>> Could it be possible that Ricoh has a groundbreaking new idea and needs the DSLR manufacturing capability
I like that idea. I like that a lot.
Yeah I agree on the fact that this looks good. Of course we will have to see what comes from it, but it looks nice to me. Let us hope they drop some truly new design and components with a decent price line to as I would imagine they would have to with a combined company obviously looking for some new space in the current market which is pretty much owned by Nikon and Cannon. SONY may be coming up but they have not made it yet!
That doesnt seem to pricey. Pentax has always been know for having the smallest pocket cameras.
the merging of two of the top four is an interesting prospect. Hopefully they will emerge stronger!