At one end, they had hands-down the best & fastest imagers. 13 years ago they had a fantastic camera in a manageable size & price which could have been, in time with effort, worked into a consumer product. They had a great start into dominance as a digital capital company.
At the other end, at core Kodak was a very large scale chemical consumables company.
Alas, it's very hard for a company to transition from a core competence to its polar opposite.
A documentary said Eastman/Kodak was a strong influence on Apple, now its successors as extremely successful company, using similar philosophy, simple and focused products + distribution scheme, albeit virtual now.