In the late 1800s George Eastman of Rochester, New York was making photographic equipment including a small box camera with a new kind of picture taking material called roll film. By 1888, Eastman patented this small box camera under the name Kodak.
Eastman coined the word Kodak from no other word or no other meaning to avoid any trademark problems. His Kodak camera was introduced in June 1888 and sold for about $25.00. Each camera came with roll film that would take 100 pictures. After taking 100 pictures the owners would return the Kodak Camera and $10.00 to the Eastman factory for development. The pictures and Kodak camera with a new roll of film inserted would then be returned to the owner. Kodak camera owners would receive a 2 1/2 inch circular print mounted on heavy cardboard. Eastman’s advertising slogan for this Kodak Camera was “You press the button, we do the rest.” In nice condition, a vintage original Kodak costing $25.00 in the late 1800s would sell for several thousand dollars today.
Today Kodak has a great line of digital cameras like the EasyShare C-Series, Z-series, V-Series, P-Series and the hot and stylish new M-Series. Most of these new camera’s are thin, compact, and stylish and come in 5 megapixels to 8 megapixels or more with optical zooms of 3X to 12X or more. Price range vary but usually $150.00 to just under $350.00.
Kodak has a large selection of cool camera accessories like stylish camera bags, neck and wrist straps and gift sets. Want to share your images with friend and family, check out the “Good Things For Sharing From Kodak.” With Kodak Camera Docks you can transfer photo’s to your PC and recharge your camera’s battery pack. Kodak has many other accessories such as larger memory cards, batteries and chargers, AC adaptors, Zoom Flash and camera lenses and adapters.
For those of you who want to go back to the late 1800s when George Eastman developed the first Kodak then choose a Kodak Single Use Camera in high definition for indoor, outdoor or underwater use. For that vintage or classic look choose a black and white Kodak single use camera.
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