Saturday, January 21, 2012


I was bought a Kodak Instamatic when I was 14 years old for my birthday. A fantastic little camera which I used for slides. Most of our family photos were taken with this kind of camera.

Is this the end of an era?

Kodak going bust?

It seems that the company have not kept up with the digital technology over the years and have been in denial of the fast moving digital camera market. I have to say that I have been surprised at how few Kodak cameras have been on the market in shops and stores. They currently market the Kodak printer as a way of printing photos cheaper, but seriously, how many people actually print out all their photos like we did with film cameras.

Do you remember these, the 126 film cartridge, easy to use with the instamatic!

It should be interesting to see what happens next. Will the name 'Kodak' survive or will it disappear like Woolworths did.

Some Kodak facts:

Kodak founder George Eastman produced the first camera film in rolls in 1883
The firm Kodak is set up in 1888 and launches the first consumer camera in 1888 with the slogan: "You press the button, we do the rest"
In 1900 Kodak introduces a consumer camera for $1 called the Brownie, which goes on to become a best-seller in America
In 1969 a Kodak camera is used during the first Moon landing
Kodak claims to have invented the world's first digital camera in 1975. It had a resolution of 0.1 megapixels; the camera was the size of a toaster

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