...Sony's own attempt a few years later used standard 3.5" floppies, took worse quality (even though higher resolution) pictures, fit fewer on a disk, and was a clunky giant in comparison to the Kodak....
I have a Sony Mavica .. and it uses floppys AND memory sticks. Yes it's only 2 meg BUT IT STILL WORKS.
I'm tired of todays point and shoot cameras that die after a year or so. My DSLR is still going strong, but my Mavica is still useful.
And to get back (somewhat) to the original thread ... my company, a professional photo lab, just told me they will be going out of business in a month. Yes, we went digital .. but it did not make up for the loss of the film business :-(
Kodak's most recent printers have two things going for them: one, the cheapest ink per page prices, and two, the way they connect wirelessly to the Internet. You Can set up so that not only can you print wirelessly to it from within your wifi area, but you can print to it wirelessly from anywhere you have an Internet connection via Google Cloud Print beta. Very cool.
Can it also turn the power on, put new paper in the tray, look at the prints to make sure they're coming out ok, and take the prints out of the output tray before they start spilling over the floor from anywhere in the world?
Without someone there at the printer, i don't think i would bother sending something to be printed.
I base that info on seven straight years of losing money. And losing money on their flat screen TV's. In addition, their counter partners are attacking what Sony does best.
1 Samsung Flat screen TV
2 Canon DSLR...Point and Click cameras
3 Pansonic 24p cameras
4 Apple iPad,iPhone,iTune
Now with the announcement of JVC 2k-4k cameras. That will cut into the Sony's F3 and FS100 sales. And, I can see once Apple get into the Chinese market. I don't think anybody can catch them as far as revenue. "Apple halts iPhone 4S release in China stores after near-riot." Apple have now created a demand on their product in China. I can imagine when they release the new iPad 3 and iPad 4 what's going to happen. http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/08/apple-may-launch-ipad-3-in-march-ipad-4-in-october/ Also did you hear about Sony review at CES 2012?
Now it's up to Sony new Playstation 3D to break the cycle???