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I huge part of my life is my family and for me personally lot of photos gathered round the house due to being a bit of clean freak is simple not an option until I saw that digital photo frames were available. So I decided to purchase one from the vast array and collection of items. When it comes to selecting a photo frame I simply think that the best thing is to go into currys and having a look at them. This is because personally I found that just like a camera the high resolutions one to me didn't always look the best and with the vast array being so similar for me personally I think that otherwise it would have been an impossible task.
Once we decided that the kodak was the one for us we spent around 130 pounds which I myself saw as an investment as I thought that I would never being buying another and with the higher resolution picture of the frame due to the kodak colour science I thought that it was worth while
When it come to uploading the pictures to the photo frame,you simply couldn't have it easier.With it boasting the 512 built in memory that although saying that it could hold 3000 pictures on the 512 realistically this will be around about 1000 depending on the photos quality. And to me the huge positive was the memory stick hold that was a great addition to the piece as it let me put the 2gb memory stick which it simple flicks though when inserted and simple selected through the really easier to use display that the frame features.
When it comes to the performance of the 800*600 display the pin sharp display is simple fantastique with the picture being much clear than any other display that I saw.There are three picture speed 5 sec ,10,or 60 seconds which also boasts the effect and to me personally and for me personally the picture is better than most televisions.
So overall this is a great product with an easy to use display that is simple amazingly easy to use,In addition to this the product also boast the additional memory which is an added bonus for me and I just cant get enough of it.
We all have digital cameras nowadays and they are great for going out, or travelling because we can snap away without having to worry about how many pictures are available on the film. One problem I find is that often the photos are taken and loaded onto a hard drive and not viewed that often. Certainly, my parents love flicking through all the physical albums of us as kids, but they seldom see my recent photos. That's why I bought this digital photo frame. When they come round for a meal, I am able to pop this on in the background and we can chat about the pictures.
The photo frame comes with a black border and a screen size of just under 18cm, or 7 inches, measured in the standard diagonal fashion. The display resolution is 800x600 pixels. Not great, but more than sufficient for family holiday snaps! The photo frame has a little stand and the power connection into the back of it. It operates solely in a landscape orientation, so perhaps is less useful if you take a lot of photos of people in a portrait set up.
The frame itself has internal memory of 512 MB which means you can actually store a couple of hundred photographs on the machine. Alternatively you can plug in your SD card, or a memory pen. There are a number of slideshow presets you can set up, controlling the speed, transitions and order of the show.
The display on the photo frame is not great resolution wise, but it does have the Kodak Colour Science software built in. This means you get crisp colours, somehow I particularly noticed it in the colour blue - I was looking at a photo including the sky and it showed up really well! The frame is available for £34.99 and is worth the money. My gripes about the landscape only and perhaps the limited amount of internal memory do not bother me enough to want to replace the device, and it can suit my needs perfectly.
I bought one of these for my mum for her birthday. I researched for a while as I didn't want to spend lots of money and decided on this one. Just to let you know there is a slightly newer model of this one the Kodak Easyshare p76. After setting my mums up I was so impressed I bought one for myself. I take lots of photos and it is costly to print them out all of the time so this seemed like a good way of displaying them.
The frame costs £42.80 on Amazon which is where I bought both of mine.
The newer version is a little more rounded on the edges than the above picture. The display is LED backlit and is 7 inches. The outer part of the frame is finished with a black gloss. In the box you also get a charger with a UK and European plug adapter and finally a USB lead.
The frame is thinner around the edges and it gets a little thicker at the back which is where the buttons to control it are. There is a black stand that pops out so the frame can be freestanding, or there is a hole so that you can mount it on your wall.
The instructions are easy they consist of two pages. It features pictures and a basic layout. This appeals to me as I hate page after page of black and white instructions. It gives you the basics and the rest you can pick up from the frame as there are basic instructions on there.
To start up the frame is easy you simply plug in and switch on. You can then either slot and SD card in the slot and either view the pictures on the card, or you can copy them off the card onto the memory. You can also use a memory card reader for the micro SD cards you get in most mobile phones or you can use the USB lead to connect straight to your computer.
The resolution of the frame is 800x600 pixels, which doesn't mean an awful lot to me! my partner says that the higher the numbers the better the quality of the pictures. When I was shopping around I found that this was the common resolution for most frames of this size and a lot I compared were more expensive than the Kodak.
I chose to insert a memory card straight from my camera and copy the pictures to the frame. The control buttons are easy to use, you have a menu and a back button, there is also an ok button which is centred in between a left, right, up and down button. The buttons are placed so that when you hold the frame in your right hand you can easily control the features. The menu is displayed along the top of the frame. You have a series of icons and on the screen it tells you what each icon does. There is the facility to copy a picture as well as delete a stored picture. You can also change how quickly the pictures change on the frame as well as choosing if they pan or fade out.
The memory of the frame is said to be 128MB I take most of my pictures on my Sony Camera which is 15.1MP because of this the memory doesn't hold the 1000 pictures it claims. Even when I have used pictures off my mobile phone which is only 8MP I had the same issue. I have managed to get about 200 on there, which is fine for me as I change them often anyway.
The frame looks really sleek next to my television, it is really bright and the display is really vivid. It really shows off my photographs and it is particularly nice in the evenings when I just have a lamp on in the living room.
What I like about this frame most of all is the ease of use. My mum is even worse with technology than me and even she managed to use it sucessfully on the first day she had it.
It is also a nice talking point as whenever I get visitors they like to have a look at the pictures.
I would definately recommend this as it is a nice way to show of pictures that would probably end up stuck on a computer or memory card. You can also update your pictures easily so you can always display your latest memories.
5 out of 5 from me.
We all are living in the digital age, and the digital frame is now a relatively old invention, meaning that they have really come down in price so you can genuinely find a little bit of value in finding a good product. The digital photo frame does make displaying your images far easier, firstly, you do not have to start any printing, and also photos falling down or on walls will not mess up your living room or take up your wall space. This makes it a fantastic idea, and should be considered by anyone who wishes to display their favourite snaps.
The Easyshare P725
Firstly, let me describe the photo frame to you. It has a black border running around the edge, which is about an inch wide, which gives it a nice modern feel. The display is 800 by 600 pixels, which is not fantastic and not the best you can buy, but it certainly does a job and is worth considering as a bit more of a budget option.
A downside to the build is that you can only have the product in landscape, which is a bit of a pain if you have some nice portrait photos, as you will not be able to put them on, or everyone will be lying down in your living room! It is quite a hefty product, weighing in at over 300grams and is a couple of inches thick, meaning that it is not quite as sleek and sharp as the above picture would try and illustrate!
It is powered by the mains and has a nice 1.8M lead, meaning that you can really get it to stretch to the area you want, which is definitely a plus point. Nobody wants a product that they cannot put in the position they really require.
Kodak claim you can store thousands of photo on this, but i believe that can only be done if you are using a very poor quality camera. Looking at the maths on my own, i think a typical digital camera would produce photos at a quality whereby you can put about 200 on this. That is certainly not fantastic, but it is good enough, and means that you are unlucky to see the same photo twice in a short amount of time.
It is also really easy to clean, just use a soft, dry cloth, and this gets rid of any nasty fingerprints or marks that have got on over the last week or so.
I think this currently retails around the £55 mark, which is quite reasonable for a digital photo frame. It represents the fact that this is a bit of a budget product but that it does a job.
A good product that is worth considering if you want a nice photo frame without spending overly too much money!
I wanted a digital photo frame for my front room to show many of the fantastic photographs I have taken in some wonderful places. I wanted a good looking piece of kit as it would be on show all the time and I wanted a good quality one to show off my photographs. I did not want to spend over £60.00, however. I found the Kodak P725 for £55.00 on eBay and it was brand new. I was really pleased with the price.
*Price and availability*
You can buy them frame from a variety of stores or online. It is priced at around £65.99 and Amazon currently has it on offer for £63.49.
The photo frame has a black border running around the edge and gives the frame a really modern look; it looks good quality and robust. The screen is 7" x 5" with a high resolution of 600 x 800 pixels. At the back is a stand so you can have the frame stood up. Disappointingly you cannot have the frame stood up portrait and you can only have it landscape. This is a little frustrating and would have been a simple adjustment to allow this facility. The stand is quite robust and sturdy which is great for supporting the device. It clicks out of place if you want to mount the frame on a wall but due to the size I would imagine it may get lost on a vast wall. However, it is nice to have a choice.
It weighs 308 grams and is 2.4" thick. This surprised me when my frame arrived as it was not as sleek and thin as expected. It does look a little clumsy in design which is disappointing but I was really pleased with the look of the front of the frame.
The device is powered by main supply and comes with an AC adapter. The cord is 1.8m long which is great as it means it is long enough to reach plenty of places and I do not need to use an extension lead. What is very annoying though is that my AC adapter came in white! This ruins the look of the device and took me a while to position the frame to hide the ugly; uncomplimentary lead.
The device has an Internal memory of 512 MB which means you can store images on the actual device as well as it supporting SD, SDHC, MMC, MS, MS Pro, MS Duo cards and also USB sticks. I am a little concerned as to how Kodak expects people to fit over 4000 images on the devices internal memory. If you use a camera that takes photographs at around 10 megapixels, you will get around 170 pictures on the frame.
The quality of the images is really good when you are looking directly at it. The images are bright and crisp and it is a pleasure to look at them. However if you have the frame above eye level then the screen appears to be really dark. This is disappointing as depending on where you are stood in the room depends on what sort of image results you get.
The can show the same photo on the screen, or use the slideshow function. This has delays of the images changing every 5, 10 or 60 seconds. You can also set the slideshow to show the images in a shuffle sequence however this is not a random sequence but it is exactly the same every time you put it on. The 10 second option is the only one where you can fade out the images or have them moving differently.
In regards to cleaning the device, I always use microfiber cloths as these are soft and gentle on the screen and also grab the dust and take it away.
*How much does it cost to run*
The device will use about 2 watts a day if used for around 12 hours a day, going on the latest electricity prices, it will cost over the year; £2.20 to run. Not a bad price at all and works out cheaper than printing costs!
I would not recommend the frame; for the money it is not good value for money. You can get bigger screens that are better quality for less money. Kodak let me down, after trusting the brand for many years with my photographic needs, this next leap in digital photography has not been successful. I still have the frame and still use it but there are so many better devices out there on the market.
These digital Photo frames are excellent items in my view, I own a Kodak Easy share P725 photo frame and I love it, I was given mine as a gift with photos already uploaded on to it, you can store thousands directly on to the thing as well as using a memory card or USB to view them instantly, it has auto re size capabilities which is a great feature, saves you messing around with them on your PC, it also is a free standing frame which looks great on the mantle piece, they look really smart and I think it is a great piece of kit for displaying memories, it cost fifty pounds and I know there are cheaper ones out there but this one from Kodak does it all and looks fantastic, I found it to be a great gift and I have since purchased one for one of my brothers and his family.
Well what can I say about this frame that hasn't already been said. It's actually one of the best frames that I found after a long search, and also trying out some of the cheaper ones on the market (don't go there, that's a different review for a different day). All I want from a frame is a decent colour, and one that doesn't make my head look like it's been through a vice or been taken in a hall of mirrors (sometimes the distortion is too much to bear). The aspect ratio of the frame is the same as my digital camera at 4:3 so it actually looks just like the photo that I've taken. The screen being 800 x 600 is perfect - and literally like looking at my laptop screen. You can actually see more of the picture itself, rather than it all being about the frame, which a lot of the cheaper ones although they claim to be larger, infact just have larger frames, with small images showing. It easily supports a wide range of memory cards - which is fab if you've got a selection of them because you have different cameras and camera phones.
Only a couple of downsides - there's no CD included for you for use (which others have, so if you do want to take the photos from your pc, doesn't allow you to put them in some type of order before you load it on the memory card. There's no manual either - so if I had given it to my mum who is in her early seventies, she wouldn't have a clue how to put it together, and more importantly for me, there's no USB cable which would make it a doddle straight out the box, to be able to load pictures from your laptop or pc to it's internal memory.
Apart from that, it's a fantastic frame. Sits pride of place on my office desk and one that if I had to recommend one to anyone, would be the top of my list.
photos these days tend to live on computers and the internet and no where else. When i got this for Christmas i had never heard of it before, and it seemed such a great idea, you can have thousands of photos on it if you want! i like the slowest speed setting the most, as its nice to be able to have a good look at the pictures, sometimes people don't realise that the pictures are changing for a while then will suddenly be confused because they could have sworn it was a different picture just a moment ago!
i found that despite the very good idea of this frame, the instructions seemed to make it seem more difficult than needed to get the photos off your computer and into the frame, and as technology is my weak point this was an issue at first, so if you are not very good with technology like me, you may want someone else to set it up for you, but once you get it going you'll most likely love it.
The only problem after the originial set up, was that i didn't really like the look of the frame, and i feel lots of different frame designs should be made available rather than just the sleek modern look that this one comes in....an old wooden look frame would have been nice. I also found that if you already have a lot of picture frames in the room, with pictures in, then having this frame kind of makes them feel pointless...which i didn't like, as i preferred the look of many of these frames but obviously could pick just one of thousands of photos to put in each of these.....a very good idea, and works pretty well, i found it wasn't that simple to get going, but again, im not good with that kind of thing.
I think its a good buy.....comes in 2 sizes and you can adjust the speed setting to what ever you like, but at around between £40 - £70 depending on where you look to buy it from, im not sure i wouldn't rather just have a few nicer photo frames that show fun memories as well as decorate the room, and have to deal with the fact i could then show off only a few photos to visitors.
I really think this is an absolutely great product.
Its such a great idea to have a digital photo frame as the photo that is being display changes so you always have something different to look at.
With the ability to store up to 4000 photo on the frame itself you won't be looking at the same photo all the time which means that I have been turning my head to look at the frame, a lot more than I used to when standard photo frames, as I've seen the picture hundreds of times.
Its also a nice feature to be able to view the photos in random and chronological order, as when you take photos all the photos from one event will be in one lump of photos and another event in another. Therefore with random you can see photos from lots of different moments of your and your family/friends life, rather than repeats of similar photos one after the other.
There are also 3 speed setting to suit your preference so don't worry about it being too fast/slow.
The picture quality is also very good and the screen isn't too bright so doesn't draw too much unwanted attention to itself. Colours are crisp and clear and the picture overall is very nice to look at.
Its easy to set up as you just out in your sd card and away you go, simple as that.
Overall a great product, makes a great gift.
I had a Kodak Easyshare P725 Photo Frame from my niece at Christmas 2010 and so I think I have had an adequate amount of time now to review this product. I don't know how much she paid for this frame, but I have seen it on Amazon for £47. I do have a lot of photos as I travel a lot, and I do have a couple of digital photo frames dotted around the house - and this is my latest addition. I guess I like them because I have the option of changing the photo once I get a bit bored of it - and if I'm having guests to the house, I can change the photos so that its something relevant to them and then it tends to be a talking point in terms of "Oh, do you remember when...?" type conversations.
This frame is rectangular and 7 x 5 inches with a black outer frame. It is powered via a AC power cord with plugs into the mains. You have the option of using the stand or mounting it on the wall (although the latter can look a bit messy with the AC power cord from out out of the back!).
This screen has an adequate resolution (800 x 600 pixels) and the picture is clear and without blurriness or fuzziness. The edges within the images are crisp and well defined. Although this is the least expensive digital photo frame that I own, I have to say that I think the photos are actually clearer on here than any of the other frames I own. However, I'm sure the fact that my camera is 12.8MP doesn't hurt either! In addition to this, the colours are bright and vivid and especially stand out against the contrast of the black frame. It really does display my photos in a stylish way.
Many digital photo frames only accept a few memory cards, and so I am impressed that this frame accepts 7 different memory cards, namely SD, SDHC, XD, MMC, MS, MSPro, MS Pro Duo - and so I think that's most bases covered. Unfortunately, one of my cameras takes a CF card and so I am unable to insert this card into the frame, but I can use a USB stick and so I can still use images taken with this camera. The cards and USB port plug in very easily - and are removed very easily. There is an internal memory of 512 MB which is also quite impressive and even with my 12.8 MB images I can add up to 40 images to the internal memory. This is a long way off of the 4000 suggested by Kodak, but this could work if you are taking photos with around 120KB - which would be terrible resolution if you're planning on printing the photos out, but for digital images this would be perfectly fine for displaying photos at 7 inches.
You have the option of keeping the same photo on the screen, or alternating the images in a slideshow with the image changing every 5, 10 or 60 seconds. I tend to use the single photo option because I like to have control over what I'm showing (not that I'm a control freak!).
The screen can be wiped over to keep it clean because it does get dusty and get fingerprints on it. I tend to find that it is best to use a glass cleaning spray as then it comes up really nicely. If the photoframe is placed in the sun, there is glare off of it and you can't see the image properly and so I suggest placing it somewhere that it going to be out of direct sunlight.
Overall, I recommend this photo frame because it is one of the less expensive models and yet it is good quality.
I recieved this Kodak Easyshare P725 Digital Photo Frame for my Birthday. I had never thought about
purchasing a photo frame before but im so glad someone did.
The frame is so simple and basic to use anyone could work it. It only has a few buttons so not too complicated at all. on opening i had it up and running in minutes. You just insert your memory card and you're away.
I have to say the image quality is Brilliant. You can see every detail and the colours are amazing.
Your pictures will be viewed on a 17.8cm (7 in.) screen. It has a high resolution 4:3 display.
It displays from it's memory, or from a USB stick or card. With a couple buttons, you can copy the images from the USB to the memory. The frame stores up to 4000 pictures directly with its 512MB of internal memory which is more than enough for most people.
It shows pictures in order by date modified, or random, you choose. You can select from 3 different transitions and duration times.
i know some frames have other special features such as background music or a video option. this frame doesnt really have anything like that which im fine with.
My pictures and memories mean everything to me. i have hundreds of them and love that i am constantly reminded of them. They are now all stored together in one small space with this photo frame. It takes pride of place in my living room for me and everyone else to see everyday, rather than being in boxes that dont get looked at for months at a time.
If i know anyone who is looking to purchase a photo frame, i will definately be reccomending this one!
I have many family and friends and every time I go out or there is a special occasion I try and take my digital camera. The problem is I have so many pictures I find it hard to choose which photo to put into a frame for everyone to see. Also with so many pictures they are hard to display, whilst also time consuming to organise.
This is when I came across digital photo frames, I searched around to find one to suit all of my needs and the frames vary drastically in price. I opted for a digital photo frame that was price in the middle at £70.
The Kodak Easyshare P725 comes with a High resolution 7 inch screen which has 800x600 pixels. This digital photo frame holds up to 4,000 pictures in the built-in memory. This photo frame can hold both JPEG and EXIF.
This frame comes with a polished piano black finish and is easy to use and set up with minimal navigation menus so that people of all ages can use it.
This is easy to use as you can remove the memory card from your camera and place it into the photo frame and the slideshow of photos on your memory card will be displayed instantly. The photos can be viewed in either random shuffle or in chronological order and with 3 different settings for the transition and duration.
The Kodak P725 works with all common memory cards SD, SDHC, XD and even USB sticks. But with the large internal memory you do not have to have a memory card inserted for the frame to work.
In the box you get the Kodak EasyShare P725 digital photo frame with stand, a power supply with 1.8 m cord, a AC plug and an instruction manual.
The quality of the photos are very good, the photos are very clear and come out on the screen to a great quality. This is a very good value frame and it is certainly better than more expensive digital photo frames that I have seen.
Once you have uploaded your photos you just need to opt for your choice in slideshow or you can freeze the frame on a set picture of your choice if you would rather.
One other advantage with a digital photo frame is that al my photos are displayed without having to pay large printing cost to place them all into photo albums. When you think about the frame probably costs around the same as buying albums and developing photos.
The only disadvantage is that if I was ever going to buy another digital photo frame I would opt for a frame with a larger screen to make the pictures more defined and visible.
I have had this digital photo frame for a few months now, after purchasing it for myself on amazon. At the time I paid £45 for it, but it has since come down a little bit to £38, which is a bargain for this photo frame. It has an RRP of £70, I'm not sure if I would pay this amount for it, but it is excellent for the price I paid.
This digital photo frame is black and it is so small and compact, it sits perfectly of my nest of tables in my front room. It is very slim, it isn't bulky, and when it is plugged in, you can't even really tell it is plugged in at the wall, it just looks like a photo frame on its own.
The picture quality is excellent, the pictures always come up perfect and clear. The screen is 7 inches, which is quite small, but it looks really nice in my front room. I didn't want a massive one, just a small discreet one, which I can just glance at and see all my favourites pictures coming up. It is great not having the same picture there all the time, every time you look up there's something different there.
This digital photo frame was really easy to set up, I had no bother and the wire is a decent length too at 1.8metres. You can actually store 4000 pictures on this photo frame as it has 512mb built in memory. This photo frame also has colour science technology which is supposed to make the pictures look just like you took them, some photo frames change the colours slightly. This colour science technology is supposed to make skin tones look natural etc, and I have to say it does work, my pictures always look perfect.
If you have pictures on your memory card taken on your camera, this photo frame couldn't be more easy to use, anybody could work it out. All you do is put the memory card into the photo frame and the pictures play automatically so you don't have to do anything at all. It is so quick and easy to use! You can also change the speed that the pictures change too.
I cannot recommend this digital photo frame highly enough, I had wanted one for ages and I absolutely love mine. It is quick and simple to set up and use, and I love having a different picture on there every time I look at it!
First you saw changing pictures on the wall in the Harry Potter films and now the same has happened in real life! I saw these a couple of Christmasses ago in a high street store and remember being fascinated at how they worked. A year down the line, my mum invested in one in a sale, costing her about thirty pounds I believe. The frame is designed to hold your Kodak memory card so that you can watch your favourite photos unfolding right before your eyes.
The frame size is about seven inches which seems ample to me to be able to see your photos being displayed and the frame can sit on a shelf and stand up on its own accord. What is amazing is the amount of pictures one can get on the thing, it claims it will take up to four thousand photos. I am not sure we have more than ten circulating on our one one, so we have quite a long way to go! If you did ever get to this amount, you could be assured of a picture for nearly every moment of the year I reckon.
The frame does need to be plugged in for it to work and comes with a generous length of cable for you to do this, but the cable is discreet enough and not an eyesore. The frame itself looks very smart and chic and has a really plush finish to it which makes it look expensive. As for the picture quality, you cannot fault the crispness of the images as they appear. High definition images which really accentuate the brightness and tones within each photos. The frame seems to deliver a much sharper picture quality than your standard Kodak still. It is rather like seeing the action live!
Setting the frame up is straight forward too, with a simple enough plug in and go system. The menu system is easy to navigate though can take a while to find your desired picture if you have a lot of photos stored. What I like most is the ingenuity of the product and how you can leave the room and return to see it rotating different photos right before the eyes. This would make a good gift for Christmas for a relative.
This digital photo frame is great for storing all your photo's on , it costs from £35 -£49.99 depending on where you buy it from.
The Kodak Easyshare P725 screen is seven inches high-resolution 4:3 display and it is a plug and play device.
This photo frame sits nicely on a cupboard or dressing table as it has a stand at the back to support it, it plugs into the mains and can used in any room of the house.
It stores up to 4,000 pictures and these can be loaded onto the frame and displayed individually or in random sequence. So you can have it changing pictures at certain timed intervals.
It has a USB port where you can upload your photo's from your computer onto it and it has 2 card slots to add pictures from other sources.
The photo frame comes with easy to follow, quick start instructions so you can easily use this device without having to ask someone to help you.
I like the way you can have a slideshow on it or just the timed photo changes and you can also just have one photo displaying, but why would you with all the storage room this photo frame has.
The photo's look very clear and sharp and the images are great especially if you have loaded them up from a digital camera.
I used to put all my photo's on the computer as I was always scared of losing the old one's or them getting damp or damaged when they were in the photo albulm and I find that if they are on a computer you tend to look at them more.
Now with this little gadget you can see your favourite photo's displayed everyday and keep the old photo album out of the way. I have scanned all my old photo's and put them on the computer to transfer to USB stick which can be used to get them on this photo frame.
To load the photos onto the frame you just put your USB stick or memory card into the back of the device and copy the images over to the frame, it doesn't take long to do and there are all your photo's nicely displayed in one place without having to root through the photo albums.
I love this digital photo frame as it's a handy gadget to own, it's sturdy, looks very stylish and is great to store photo's on.
I'd be happy to recommend one to you.