Everybody was expecting some changes after Ricoh purchased Pentax. As a matter of fact, Ricoh just announced that all their photography-related activities would be grouped under a single banner and inside a single common subsidiary, Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company which will take charge of all the developments. This should reinforce the role of Pentax, but [...]
You have certainly heard the announcement that Ricoh just purchased Pentax from Hoya, its previous owner. As a matter of fact, it may have been surprising more than one, but it was already true that Hoya no longer seemed to know what to do with its photo division under the Pentax brand name. Since the [...]
At least, that is what is said on a post from the DPreview forums. It would make just one more competitor. But it sure is the only way to move for companies stuck in the Point-n-Shot market of compact cameras where margins are dwindling. Maybe a 4/3 SLR or Micro-4/3 camera.