Ricoh released the next interview with Dpreview. And they confirmed once more they do not want to jump on the Mirrorless trend:
Currently mirrorless, especially full-frame mirrorless, is a movement. So many users are interested in this new category of camera: full-frame mirrorless. Mirrorless itself has its own benefits [and] appealing point to the users: they can check their images before hitting the shutter button, through the EVF. But on the other hand, DSLRs have their own benefits: users can enjoy the beautiful image through the optical viewfinder and then imagine different ways of taking photos using different settings, they can imagine the consequence of taking the picture.
I imagine, in two or three years, some users who bought mirrorless cameras will return to DSLRs
We have been studying various possibilities when it comes to development, but we believe both mirrorless and DSLR have their own appeal. I imagine, in two or three years, some users who bought mirrorless cameras will return to DSLRs or choose to use both systems, because each has its own benefits.
Yes, I agree, DSLR will see a comeback in 2-3 years, and the earth will be proven flat too…