No More Kodak Moments as Company Exits the Camera Business

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SPreston2001

Wow how can you not think of cameras when you think of Kodak?? I just got a Kodak digital camera for xmas! Damn jacka$$es better continue to support it lol.

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MrHasselblad

For Kodak it started back in 1982 with the massive film format failure of the Disc film system; a negative so small it could not produce any type of quality image beyond 5x7.

The first real nail in the coffin for Kodak was allowing Fuji in; and to also sponsor something like the Olympics in 1984. Basically Kodak never saw Fuji coming. From the early eighties to digital Kodak film quality was rivaled by Fuji, Ilford, and even Agfa.

After just two minor innovations in digital (one in 1986, another in 1989) Kodak just couldn't keep up with the changing industry and basically tossed in the flag.

To this very date; the are still less than twelve digital cameras that can come close to the quality of film; even at the film speed of 200

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steevonson

How do you destroy the most recognizable brand in the film/camera industry? Seriously I'd like to know. This is an Enron level screw up. There's bound to be a couple documentaries on this in a couple of years. I'm looking forward to it.

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xmichaelx

Kodak made cameras, but they made their real $$ on film and development.
The business model was never updated to reflect the near obsolescence of film.

I agree that it would make for a fascinating documentary!

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steevonson

I understand where they slipped up but why it happened and then continued to do so I do not understand. They were once close to Coca-Cola with their branding and market recognition. They should've been able to diversify into anything and make a profit. Just disappointing.

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devastator_2000

Kodak not selling cameras is like Microsoft no longer selling Operating Systems.

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zero_ken13

Well this one is a sad news, when I was a kid I remember that Kodak is the brand that my family uses when we're taking pictures whenever and wherever. I love to cherish those moments, those pictures that I've had. Thank you Kodak for making our past unforgettable. I hope kodak will be remembered for the coming years, for being one of the greatest things that made us realize how beautiful it is to live. Remember a picture paints a thousand words.

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Zoandar

Why does Kodak owe rebates to Hollywood studios?

Oh, www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/02/kodak-bankruptcy_n_1248394.html

So after all these years of limelight, as in getting their fair half of the bargain, now they want to default on the agreement? Hollywood should have booted their ass to the curb 30 years ago for not paying. They should not be allowed to file bankruptcy.

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xmichaelx

"They should not be allowed to file bankruptcy."
How exactly will *anyone* get paid, then?

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