They did enter the digital photo revolution early. Kodak released the Kodak DC40 in 1995. Apple's Quicktake 100 also failed; it was released in 1994. Kodak had digital printing, picture frames, Easy Share, etc. Maybe it was bad products and marketing that failed them. I don't think the tech was there in the 1970's, when they invented the digital camera, for it to be a low cost mass consumer product.