Kodak, like Polaroid, isn't well these days (it's now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy), but a generation of consumers still look favourably on the brand. Back in 1963, 15 years after the Polaroid instant camera was introduced, Kodak unveiled the Instamatic (in photo above on right side, with an Eastman Kodak Brownie on the left), with its easy-load film cartridge. The cameras were a hit with amateur photographers, who snapped up more than 50 million Instamatics by 1970. The camera's success led names like Canon and Olympus to release their own easy-load cameras. The Instamatic brand grew over the years, becoming available in several formats and designs, before Kodak canned the line in 1988.
* Video: A photojournalist's look back at Kodak
* Tell us: What products do you miss?
April 16 (Bloomberg) -- Yahoo! proposed three new directors to shore up its dwindling board, as Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer continues to reva... More April 16 (Bloomberg) -- Yahoo! proposed three new directors to shore up its dwindling board, as Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer continues to revamp the Web portal. Emily Chang reports on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)
Date 11 hrs ago, Duration 0:24, Views 14
Have your say
Is it important to own a house?
Thanks for being one of the first people to vote. Results will be available soon. Check for results
- 77 %1. Yes, owning a home is an investment that will pay off.
- 2. No, I'd rather save my money and rent.
- 3. No, I can't afford to buy a home.
- 4. I don't know.