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Ralph Easy

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

... New Micro 4/3 Camera!

http://4.static.img-dpreview.com/files/news/5677987022/520/Kodak_S1.jpg?v=1909

(...and maybe, a Full Frame camera by Christmas!)

http://www.petapixel.com/2013/01/18/kod … ss-camera/

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/ph … era-on-way

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Jan 18 13 11:28 am Link

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Jeffrey M Fletcher

Posts: 4374

Asheville, North Carolina, US

They're not dead, they've just moved over to the name licensing business. It's been a well planned corporate strategy all along.

Jan 18 13 11:31 am Link

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Michael Bots

Posts: 6303

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Kodak and JK Imaging Announce Brand Licensing Agreement for Consumer Digital Products
http://www.kodak.com/ek/US/en/Kodak_and … oducts.htm


"JK Imaging’s CEO, Joe Atick, is chairman of JA Capital Holdings, a global supplier specializing in consumer imaging and electronics products."


http://www.corporationwiki.com/Californ … 26835.aspx
"Jk Imaging Ltd. has a location in El Monte, CA. Jk Imaging Ltd.  Jk Imaging Ltd. filed as a Articles of Incorporation on Wednesday, August 08, 2012 in the state of California"


http://start.cortera.com/company/resear … dings-inc/
"JA CAPITAL HOLDINGS INC is in the Offices of Holding Companies, N.E.C. industry in FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. This company currently has approximately 10 to 20 employees and annual sales of $500,000 to $999,999."

Jan 18 13 12:38 pm Link

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Robb Mann

Posts: 10959

Baltimore, Maryland, US

Looks poised to repeat Polaroids recent launch success.

Jan 18 13 02:00 pm Link

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Digitoxin

Posts: 13345

Houston, Texas, US

Way to go Kodak!

Surely entering a saturated market will help matters a lot.

This will be Like the printer business.  Oh, wait.....

Jan 18 13 02:39 pm Link

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London Fog

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

.-.

Jan 18 13 03:46 pm Link

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Jim Ball

Posts: 17391

Frontenac, Kansas, US

I predict that withinin 25 or 30 years, someone will invent a digital camera with a built-in miniaturized printer, eliminating the need to separately print the image file. tongue

Jan 18 13 04:13 pm Link

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Motordrive Photography

Posts: 3708

Lodi, California, US

Jeffrey M Fletcher wrote:
It's been a well planned corporate strategy all along.

I don't Know if that fits my definition of well planned, maybe it's just
what they have to do to stay around.

Jan 18 13 04:46 pm Link

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JJMiller

Posts: 765

Buffalo, New York, US

Kodak is no longer Kodak, that's pretty much it. Their head got too big for their britches, and now they are grasping and chasing, too bad- especially considering they are an hour down the road from me hmm

Jan 18 13 04:49 pm Link

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SayCheeZ!

Posts: 18293

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Jim Ball wrote:
I predict that withinin 25 or 30 years, someone will invent a digital camera with a built-in miniaturized printer, eliminating the need to separately print the image file. tongue

It's been done... and flopped, although Polaroid came out with one a few months ago.
Nobody really knows about it so I think history will repeat itself
http://techland.time.com/2012/06/29/pol … ts-photos/

Jan 18 13 10:48 pm Link

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salvatori.

Posts: 3921

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, US

Jim Ball wrote:
I predict that withinin 25 or 30 years, someone will invent a digital camera with a built-in miniaturized printer, eliminating the need to separately print the image file. tongue

Wasn't there a digital camera out about ten years ago that had a printer built-in? I could swear I saw a small consumer-type thing that the print came out the bottom of the camera...

EDIT: Shit, sorry, didn't see the reply directly above - need to drink coffee smile

Jan 19 13 05:16 am Link

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Jeffrey M Fletcher

Posts: 4374

Asheville, North Carolina, US

Motordrive Photography wrote:
I don't Know if that fits my definition of well planned, maybe it's just
what they have to do to stay around.

A product like this could be thought of as the ghost of Kodak.
(they are dead but their confused spirit is still hanging around trying to continue living)

Jan 19 13 05:37 am Link

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redbanana

Posts: 777

Lexington, Kentucky, US

That's a good looking Nikon 1 J2 they are holding lol.

Jan 19 13 07:03 am Link

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SayCheeZ!

Posts: 18293

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Raoul Isidro Images wrote:
Is Kodak Dead? Far From It...

Nerf licensed their name to a camera too.
Just because someone slaps a name across it doesn't mean it's a real contender.

Don't molest the dead.  Let Kodak rest in peace.

Jan 19 13 02:25 pm Link