Kodak is number one in the U.S. digital camera, snapshot printer, photo kiosk and online picture sharing markets. Kodak is a manufacturer of numerous products including cameras, digital cameras, photo paper, printers, graphic communications products, film, medical, dental and molecular imaging products. Founder George Eastman put the first simple camera into the hands of a world of consumers in 1888. In so doing, he made a cumbersome and complicated process easy to use and accessible to nearly everyone. The company is comprised of several departments including research and development. Kodak researches and develops electronic imaging hardware and media and new techniques for exploiting the versatile characteristics of silver halide based systems.