Sony Electronics, San Diego, Calif., introduced the new HD Series S-Frame, in three sizes. The new models offer AVCHD and MP4 video playback, allowing consumers to view detailed, realistic video with vivid colors and contrast directly on the units’ high-resolution LED backlight LCD screen. An advanced image processor scales and displays content up to 192 megapixels, making these frames capable of handling footage taken with even the most advanced digital cameras or HD camcorders. The three models are 10-inch DPF-HD1000 ($169.99), the 8-inch DPF-HD800 ($139.99) and the 7-inch DPF-HD700 ($119.99).
Slideshow options include Clock, Calendar, Time Machine and Random. With 2GB of internal memory, each of these three frames can store thousands of images. Maximizing internal space, the models offer auto-resizing downsizing photos so you can store them within the device and return your memory card back to your camera. Additionally, the internal memory can store up to 40 songs; supported audio formats are mp3, AAC, and Linear PCM.
Digital images can be loaded onto the frames’ internal memory from a USB thumb drive or several types of media cards, including SD, SDHC, SDXC Memory Card and Memory Stick PRO Duo. All models support JPEG and Alpha’s RAW (thumbnail preview) image file formats.