This "news" piece reeks of unreliable source...... First they say that there are new high end cameras coming and then..... "the source added that Ricoh is set to eventually disappear as a camera brand."
Perhaps Ricoh is helping to develop new high end Pentax cameras and they will fold the Ricoh nameplate.....need more info. But more high end cameras is ALWAYS cool with me. Trickle down of technology benefits all.
Something GRD related might be coming at the end of the month during the 7th GR Blog meetup: ãƒªã‚³ãƒ¼å…¬å¼ãƒ–ãƒ*ã‚° GR BLOG | Ricoh Japan
Nothing GXR related is planned or hinted at right now though. Given the success of the M mount I expect to see something new by next year though.
Well, luckily for GXR owners, it's already a great camera and even if it never gets updated or re-invented or new modules, it will continue to take great photos as long as they exist.
The current GXR will never be obsolete.
It's not so much that as it is simply getting a pulse out of Ricoh. We know Pentax has been busy, but we know nothing about Ricoh. Let's hope they show signs of life on the 27th.
The best we have from Ricoh is that they intend to keep making new cameras to the market.