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Sony releases its first 10inch digital photo frame

S-Frame high-resolution LCD frames launched

Sony DPF-D80 digital photo frame

Sony has released two new digital photo frames – the DPF-D80 and DPF-D100 – at the Photoplus Expo show in New York.

Both 8-inch and 10-inch models have 800×600 pixel resolutions, according to the company, and are Sony’s first to offer a 4:3 aspect ratio rather than a 16:9 widescreen format.

The frames are also claimed to have advanced image processing capabilities which decode and display images up to 48megapixels (Mp) in size, although even cutting edge consumer cameras like Sony’s Alpha 900 currently max out at 24.6Mp.

Sony’s specification lists include on-board memory of 256MB, and the frames also take Sony’s Memory Stick Pro and Pro Duo as well as SD, MMC,CompactFlash, Microdrive and xD cards. Images in both Jpeg and the higher quality Raw format can be viewed.

According to the features list, the frames have 10 types of slide show transition, clock and calendar views as well as a remote control, and the frames can be programmed to conserve energy by switching on and off at specific times.

There’s also an auto orientation sensor which detects whether the frame is horizontal or vertical and adjusts the photo accordingly. Sony claim that when the frame is vertical the illuminated Sony logo will automatically turn off, unlike some previous generation frames from other manufacturers.

The DPF-D80 and DPF-D100 digital photo frames feature now on Sony’s UK website, although without UK pricing information. The DPF-D80 is available now in the US for about $180 (£114) and the DPF-D100 is set for release in November for about $280 (£177).

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