Sony introduces new members to S-Frame digital photo frame line
Sony might have suffered big losses in the stock market lately, but good thing that has not dampened their enthusiasm of rolling out new devices and products to keep us consumers feeling happy. This time round we have a couple more additions to Sony’s family of S-Frame digital photo frames, and one of them holds the distinction of being the first 10″ model which is being paraded at the PhotoPlus Expo trade show. The two models in question are the DPF-D100 and DPG-D80, and these will come in 10″ and 8″ sizes, respectively. They will boast high quality SVGA resolution LCD displays and will be the first digital photo frames from Sony that come with an aspect ratio of 4:3.
With the 4:3 aspect ratio, you can forget about borders around digital photos, letting the photo itself fill up the entire screen. This would make your lovely photos look way larger on either frame compared to other digital photo frames that have a much wider 16:9 aspect ratio. Of course, the latter frames use this aspect ratio due to the fact that some people use them to view video files as well, and that is the optimal ratio if you’re one for widescreen media. Apart from the high quality LCD displays, both of Sony’s new models will boast an advanced image processing feature that quickly decodes and displays images. It is able to handle images up to 48 megapixels in resolution, so you don’t have to worry too much about forwards compatibility with either. Both the DPF-D100 and DPF-D80 will come with 200MB of internal memory, although you can hook up Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD, MMC, Compact Flash, Microdrive and xD-Picture cards as a photo source as well.
Other features include an automatic orientation sensor, 10 slide show variations, clock and calendar views and an automatic power on/off setting. The DPF-D80 and DPF-D100 digital photo frames will retail for approximately $180 and $280, respectively.