Pentax (Imaging), now a Ricoh company since October 1st, 2011. As Ricoh acquired all shares of Pentax Imaging Corp. and renamed the new subsidiary Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd. However, Hoya Corporation (that merged with Pentax on December 2006) will continue to use the Pentax brand name for their medical related products such as endoscopes.
In year 2008, it is less common to see Pentax in Malaysia market compare to already odd Ricoh camera products (ex: GX200, GRDII). Because of its rarity over here, not much of price comparison and competition between shops, it makes challenges to build up a simple Pentax system for budgeted user like me.
Things got better in recent years when DSC World Sdn Bhd tookover from shriro as Pentax distributor. Although DSC World is a new name, but is actually related to the experienced company: Futuromic Photo AV Sdn Bhd (since 1994, distributor for Nikon, Tamron, Ricoh in previous and etc) , which easily discover from their address (DSC World locate at upper storey of Futuromic), the about page, and this forum thread. Therefore, more events (social activities, competitions), products promotions, active Pentax Malaysia FB page, more dealers and on-line store carrying Pentax camera products.
In addtion, this is how i hunt for Pentax products,