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Re: Another American company going under
10/4/2011 12:39 PM
Chris Pinto (24466) wrote:
While I do think that many companies are having a hard time these days, I truly think Kodak really blew-it by not really keeping up with their competition.
You go into any major electronics store, and ask for a decent camera, chances are, the salesperson isn't even going to mention the name Kodak in his reply! No, he's going to mention the TOP-3 "Canon, Minolta, or Nikon" but NOT Kodak.
Problem is, they are not into the whole DSLR scene, and that's a major problem! I mean, how can you be a MAJOR NAME BRAND in the camera industry, without having some really decent DSLR's??? That makes absolutely NO SENSE to me.....YEAH, you're gonna fail!
Pretty much all of their cameras are (in my opinion) "Kiddie Cameras".....You know, the kind you get for $59.00 at the local Pharmacy or, or something you buy for your 10 yr-old kid as a "1st Camera".
Kodak was a major force back in their heyday, but, when you're trying to compete with the likes of Canon, Minolta & Nikon, (even Panasonic) which are light-years ahead in camera technology, you're gonna fail, unless you keep up.
I think Kodak was headed for the downward spiral possibly 10-15yrs ago....maybe longer...
Just my 2c