updated 02:45 pm EST, Wed January 30, 2008
Sony S-Frame Photo Frames
Sony this afternoon revealed that it would follow up its Cyber-shot updates with a trio of digital photo frames under the S-Frame label to showcase images taken with these and any other camera. The 7-inch DPF-D70, equally 7-inch DPF-V700, and 9-inch DPF-V900 (none yet pictured) all have 800x480 resolutions but are some of the few digital frames capable of handling very high-quality photos; all can handle RAW shots (in ARW, SRF, and SR2 formats) and are built on a downscaling processor that can handle up to 48-megapixel shots in most image types. The top two models also support Bluetooth adapters to wirelessly upload photos from cellphones.
These higher-end units also include native HDMI output, making them the first widely available frames to gain full 1080p support; they also support BMP and TIFF and on-frame editing tools to make basic adjustments such as red-eye removal and sharpening. Every S-Frame supports JPEG photos as well as ten different slide show modes, a calendar, and a clock. Sony anticipates shipping the three frames in March at prices of $140, $190, and $250.