updated 09:50 am EDT, Thu October 23, 2008
Sony intros photo frames
At the PhotoPlus Expo on Wednesday, Sony Electronics introduced two new digital photo frames to its S-Frame range, including the 8-inch DPF-D80 and the company's first 10-inch frame, the DPF-D100. Both sport 800x600 LCD screens and are the first Sony frames with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Compared to a 16:9 ratio, photos appear larger thanks in part to the elimination of borders.
Either frame has advanced image processing features, and is capable of displaying images as large as 48 megapixels or up to 100MB in size. Built-in memory for each is a healthy 200MB, which is filled up via transferring from compatible memory cards that include Memory Stick PRO and PRO Duo, SD, MMC, CF, Microdrive and xD Picture Card. A USB port also allows JPEG and RAW (SRF, SR2, ARW) images to be transferred directly from a digital camera or a connected PC.
A built-in sensor will adjust the orientation of photos depending on whether the frame is placed horizontally or stood up vertically, as well as turn off the lit-up Sony logo when in a vertical position. The frames can be set up to display photos in one of 10 slide shows, show a clock and calendar along with a photo, or display an index mode where users can see several photos at the same time. A remote control is included.
The DPF-D80 is available now, priced at nearly $180, while the DPF-D100 ships in November for about $280.