The rising popularity of digital cameras has brought the slow decline of Polaroid cameras, together with the reduction in the popularity of photo albums and frames – most photos today are displayed on social networking sites instead of frames and albums. Despite this, Sony aims to bring back the personal touch that photo frames add to a home, with a touch of techie-ness, through its three new digital frames: the DPF-XR100, DPX-VR100, and DPF-D830).
The said photo frames are not only digital; they’re also ultimately modern with their top-of-the-line features. The first two (XR100 and VR100) are incorporated with AVCHD video playback through a media card, so they can display not just photos but also videos. Meanwhile, the D830 is the first digital frame from Sony to be battery-powered (built-in rechargeable battery). The two former frames features a high res WSVGA LED backlight LCD and 256 megapixels. The XR100 is also incorporated with Sony’s TruBlack technology, ensuring a stronger contrast and reduced reflection for a better appearance. Add in an alarm mode, a stereo audio, and Sweep Panorama playback (XR100 and VR100) and you can’t ask for anything more. For the D830, you get SVGA LED backlight LCD display. All three frames have a 2GB internal memory. They also have an auto-resizing feature that will allow you to store more photos internally even without a memory card. Plus, they allow you to copy your music (MP3) to the said memory.
You’ll also find a Sony Digital photo frame when you browse Amazon. So far, however, the three mentioned models are among the most advanced.