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01-25-2017, 05:04 AM   #91
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I'll bring a bottle opener, just in case we won't be drinking tea.

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You're funny. I imagine us peacefully drinking the afternoon tea and discussing the art and craft aspects of photography and other civilized stuff, who would pay to see that?
Someone here in Holland made a fortune on Big Bother. ....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
You're funny. I imagine us peacefully drinking the afternoon tea and discussing the art and craft aspects of photography and other civilized stuff, who would pay to see that?
I can hear the cello music in the background.
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Someone here in Holland made a fortune on Big Bother. ....
The U.S. Big Brother TV program has no connection to civilized stuff.

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I can hear the cello music in the background.
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Missing 2018 numbers :-)
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They're uninteresting
Now, really - what can we expect after a year which only gave us the KP? I'm more curious to see if in 2018 they'll recover some of the lost ground. If not, that would be a failure.
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6.7% to 4.8% is quite a drop. If we're talking units I think it's substantial. I hope the Pentax segment is profitable.

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Aaand... back down to 4.8% from 6.7%. Interesting. Obviously it fluctuates, but when the market share is so small, then it seems to fluctuate a lot! Curious




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I don't care much about marketshare and I don't think this is Ricoh's first objective either.
Of course you still need some but as long as RI stays profitable or about things should be ok.
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QuoteOriginally posted by totsmuyco Quote
6.7% to 4.8% is quite a drop. If we're talking units I think it's substantial. I hope the Pentax segment is profitable.
The question is if there are new cameras to be released. Last year Pentax had continued sales of the K-1, but it was already a year old and whatever the K-P and K70 brought in with K-P being the only new camera body. Unfortunately, the K-P seemed to get pretty poor reviews and I don't know that it sold terribly well.

This year, there should be some new camera bodies and at least a little bump in sales as a result.
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I can't understand why the KP gets bad reviews. Okay, I agree about the battery life. But the image quality, it's unquestionable. As I have previously stated in the other thread, people now a days look more on the add-ons, touch screen, EVF, video and etc. To me a camera is suppose to come up with pictures and the KP does an outstanding, superb and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious job. Truly a Jedi's kit.

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I don't care much about marketshare and I don't think this is Ricoh's first objective either.
Of course you still need some but as long as RI stays profitable or about things should be ok.
Japan is Ricoh's strongest market and they have 4.2% and have yet to do anything to grow that. Ricoh as owned the Pentax brand since 2011. Ricoh has done some good things and produced some great products, but they have not had much success growing the brand. If Ricoh hadn't bought the Pentax brand, then they would probably be gone by now, so its a good thing that they did.
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Japan’s economy is expanding at an increasing rate again (slightly parabolic growth) which will have two effects for Pentax:
  1. Presumably, magnify relative sales increase since they are supposedly 50% home country sales
  2. Raise the Yen vs. other western currencies, potentially raising USD and EUR prices for their goods (which applies equally to all Japanese products, so it isn’t relative). This could slow company-wide revenue growth of competitors who are more foreign oriented, and/or have a higher mix of high-price product (Sony).
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