Pentax Corporation Pentax or Ricoh Imaging Company today, is a Japanese optical company specializing in the manufacture of photographic equipment (cameras and lenses), telescopes, sport optics and medical equipment. The company merged with Hoya Corporation on March 31, 2008 Currently, Pentax is a business division and brand Pentax Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company Ltd. is historically an especially important role in the development of photography brand, the company being which introduced the pentaprism and their contribution was fundamental in the development of autofocus systems, two essential elements of any SLR camera, as we understand it today.
The Japanese automaker aims Hoya Corporation reported 1 July 2011, the sale of its Pentax camera business to copier and printer maker Ricoh, in a deal, according to the Nikkei business daily, about 10 billion yen. 1 July 29, 2011, transferred his Hoya Pentax imaging systems business to a newly created subsidiary called Pentax Imaging Corp. The October 1, 2011, Ricoh acquired all shares of Pentax Imaging Corp. and renamed the new subsidiary Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd. 2 Hoya will continue to use the Pentax brand for its range of medical products, such as endoscopes.