PHOTOGRAPHY: Kodak Slips Its Disc

Kodak Slips Its Disc

Kodak's disc camera was built around a fool-proof concept: a film cartridge containing a disc of 15 tiny frames. But after selling 25 million disc cameras since 1982, Kodak said last week that it has suspended production. While the company has promised to keep making film for the cameras, photo experts believe Kodak is ditching the disc design for good. Sales of the cameras, while brisk at first, slumped to fewer than 2 million last year. The disc's fatal flaw is its minuscule negatives, which tend to produce grainy snapshots. That handicap has become even more glaring with the arrival of...

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