Product Type: Kodak Digital Photo Frame
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A great addition to my living room!
Kodak Easyshare P725
Member Name: taramorg23
Kodak Easyshare P725
Advantages: Show your happy memories!
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.
Summary: Easy to use even for technophobes!