Ricoh executives think mirrorless photographers will soon return to DSLRs

Imaging Resource recently published an interesting interview with a number of executives from Ricoh, owners of the Pentax brand, as part of the press blitz for the CP+ trade show in Japan.

The interview, by Imaging Resource’s Dave Etchells and William Brawley, covers a range of topics, however one of the most, well, surprising, is the assertion by Ricoh’s General Manager of the Marketing Communication Department Hiroki Sugahara that he expects mirrorless converts to return to DSLRs within one or two years. The steady stream of new Pentax lenses seems to back this up.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.