Sony on Thursday introduced its new line of S-Frame digital photo frames. The DPF-V900, DPF-V700 and DPF-D70 will be available in March for $250, $190 and $140 respectively.
Each of the new frames features 800 x 480 pixel resolution and 15:9 aspect ratio screens. The digital photo frames can scale and display images up to 48 megapixels, and incorporate the ability to rotate through 10 slide show variations, clock and calendar views and two index modes.
The DPF-V700 and DPF-D70 are both 7-inch frames; the DPF-V900 is a 9-inch frame. Both the V700 and V900 have 512MB of internal storage capacity, while the D70 has 256MB storage. Digital images can be transferred from various flash memory cards including Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Pro Duo, SD Memory Card, MMC, Compact Flash, MicroDrive and xD-Picture card. You can also use a computer connected through the USB port, or directly from a digital camera using USB.
The V900 and V700 models are also compatible with a separately sold Bluetooth adapter, to enable you to transfer images wirelessly from your cell phone or from a computer equipped with Bluetooth. They can also connect to HDTV sets using an HDMI cable.
All three frames support JPEG and RAW (SRF, SR2, ARW) image file formats. The V900 and V700 also support TIFF and BMP images.