Sigma outlasts Kodak

Started Feb 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
gbainbridge
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In reply to Kendall Helmstetter Gelner, Feb 13, 2012

I think part of Kodak's failing was that it made some cheap and nasty cameras, on the basis of making profit on the film and processing. That's why they kept introducing new formats, so that initially only they could process the images. Any one remember disc cameras?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_film

With digital imaging, there were no profits to be made on media and processing, so Kodak lost their main income stream.

They tried with digital but stuck to the 'cheap and nasty' end of the market. My eldest son had a Kodak digital camera and it really was awful. The only thing they did get right was the concept of a camera 'dock' which would automatically download the images to your computer, something that to the best of my knowledge no other manufacturer has done.

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Gary.

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