Kodak is Closing Its Camera Business

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., attends a Senate Banking Committee hearing on October 2, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

Is this ever the end of an era? Steve’s Digicams writes:

Despite the company’s financial difficulties, and analyst recommendations to shut off nonessential parts of the business, this is a headline we didn’t think we’d ever be posting. Kodak – a name that’s been synonymous with cameras as far back as we can remember – is closing the doors on its camera business.

Instead of retail products, Kodak will be focusing on business solutions. You’ll still see Kodak photo kiosks and dry lab stations as well as camera accessories, batteries and printers. They’re also keeping film capture and photo paper in the lineup. Still cameras, digital picture frames and video cameras, on the other hand, are on the way out.

How many of us grew up with Kodak cameras in our hands? To the coming generation Instamatic will be nothing more than an iPhone app. Kodak, clueless for too many years, became an also-ran in the digital age. Thanks for the memories….