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The Ricoh reshuffle gives Pentax control of the PRI camera business. Ricoh announces the PRI Pentax Ricoh Imaging business unit is assuming full control of all development, design and sales of cameras, worldwide. PRI was developed when Ricoh acquired P the consumer divisions of the Ricoh Personal Multimedia Products Company, which designed, manufacture and sold Ricoh cameras. The change took effect April 1st 2012. entax and it's the division that has previously designed, manufactured and sold Pentax cameras. It has now absorbed

Ricoh had it's beginnings back in 1936 when Kiyoshi Ichimura founded the Riken Kankoshi Co. The name was changed in 1938 to the Riken Optical. BeIinning. In 1940, the Ricohflex, a twin-lens reflex was introduced.

Ricoh cameras reached their zenith during the 1950s with over 1 million cameras being sold by 1954 in Japan. Ricoh introduced many variations of the original Ricohflex, including numerous cameras with the Ricohflex label. Other cameras were announced including the Diacord during 1958, the Ricohmatic during 1959 plus the Auto 66 during 1960

In 1963, the company assumed it's camera line name and simply became Ricoh. When the TLR fad cameras started winding down, Ricoh switched to single-lens reflex screw-mount cameras, or SLR, designs in 1964.

Ricoh persisted in making SLR film cameras before switching to digital camera designs in 2007. Since then, Ricoh has mainly stayed with compact digital consumer grade cameras.

In 2009 Ricoh announced the Ricoh GXR camera, which debuted as a totally unique, but on par compact and revolutionary method to designing cameras. In place of an interchangeable lens, the GXR system relies on self-contained lens/sensor components which attach to a basic camera digital module.

Hoya acquired the Pentax camera company in 2007 for a price of $1 billion, almost 10% more than the value of Pentax at that time. In 2010 the founder of the corporation's grandson Yutaka Yamanaka suggested the Board of Directors make changes to stop what he called these kind of "mistakes" from ever occurring again. On July 2, 2011, Hoya made an announcement that was in agreement to sell off the Pentax digital camera operations to Ricoh. Jan 27, 2011 ✓

Ricoh Digital Interchangeable Cameras
Ricoh GXR A12 28mm equiv. module released
Ricoh GXR A12 28mmRicoh has announced the GR Lens A12 28 mm F2.5 wideangle prime module for its GXR system. Its 18.3mm F2.5 lens (28mm-equivalent) employs an exotic nine element / six group design, including two aspherical elements, one special low-dispersion glass element, and several high-refraction-ratio elements, promising high image quality across the frame. This fourth module for the interchangeable unit system also features a 12Mp APS-C CMOS sensor, a faster GR Engine III processor and 720p HD video recording. It also comes with a manual focus ring for focus precision and an electronic level. 
Ricoh GXR A12-50Ricoh GXR A12-50 Digital Interchangeable Unit 12MP Body with GR LENS - A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO Camera Unit,

GXR Interchangeable Unit Camera System features the world's smallest and lightest digital camera with interchanegable lens capability.

The new GXR is an interchangeable unit camera system in which lenses are changed by using a slide-in mount system to attach camera units to the body. The lens, image sensor, and image processing engine are integrated into the camera units so the body itself does not contain an image sensor. Typical internet price $1,112

Ricoh announces new GXR A12 Lens M Mount,Ricoh announces new GXR A12 Lens M Mount, a mount unit specifically created for the GXR exchangeable unit camera. The color of the body color is only black, while the predicted monthly production is around 3,000 units. The brand new GXR Lens Mount A12 lens unit is built just for the GXR. it features an CMOS APS-C size image sensor plus a newly engineered focal plane shutter, The GXR A12 allows for mounting lenses like the Leica M lenses, while it makes various modes of reparation and correction functions available . Aug 8, 2011 ✓

Ricoh GXR S10 DigitalRicoh GXR S10 Digital with 24-72mm f/2.5-4.4 VC Ricoh LENS with 10MP CCD Sensor - GXR Interchangeable Unit Camera System features the world's smallest and lightest digital camera with interchangeable lens capability.

The new GXR is an interchangeable unit camera system in which lenses are changed by using a slide-in mount system to attach camera units to the body. The lens, image sensor, and image processing engine are integrated into the camera units so the body itself does not contain an image sensor. Typical internet price $440

Ricoh P10 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VC LenRicoh P10 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VC Lens with 10MP CMOS Sensor. This camera unit shoots continuously at about 5 frames/second* in RAW mode (10M), which captures a large volume of image data thereby giving you a high degree of freedom in subsequent image creation processes. You can also shoot at up to 120 frames/second (640480) using the ultra-high-speed Hi setting. In addition, there is M-continuous plus, which at the Low (10M) setting shoots 15 images in as little as 3 seconds and at the Hi (2M) setting shoots 26 images in about 0.9 seconds. Holding the shutter-release button down, you follow the movement of the subject, and when you take your finger from the button, the images shot continuously up to that point are saved. ✓

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