Newest Review: ... are quite a number of features on this frame and for the money it does have a good amount of settings. The internal memory on this came... more
Member Name: topsyturvy
Advantages: lots of features, great picture display
Disadvantages: fiddly stand
The Kodak P76 comes boxed in a nice compact box it has the photo frame image on the front and the Kodak logo on there and is well packaged. Once out of the box you get the instruction booklet in different languages which helps you on how to use this and the frame itself is a nice size it is 19.7cm (W) x 12.7cm (H) x 1.9cm (D) which is the perfect size and the frame is a 7" LED with a resolution of 714 x 480 which is good enough for me. It is all black and has a black gloss frame and on the reverse you find the stand which you screw in and take out of its slot and the buttons are here to navigate as well as the hole to plug in the socket connection. There are also slots here for memory sticks and cards.
KODAK P76 DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME
There are a number of digital photo frames but when I went alone to PC World to take a look at them, not all looked as nice, some were too small and some too big but this one was just right in size. There are quite a number of features on this frame and for the money it does have a good amount of settings. The internal memory on this camera is only 128MB which isn't that much really if you have as many photos as I do. What you can do if you want to store a couple of photos to internal memory is by using the button on the back and hold the copy button and it will copy them over. The frame doesn't take a lot to set up, you just get the socket, plug it in and it is ready to start using.
You get a start up screen which asks you to put in the date and also to choose whether you want different displays or the same all of the time and then you save and exit. When I first started using it, I inserted my memory stick into the side and then the pictures started to show up on a shuffle mode in a random order but I was just happy that it was up and running. This device can only play photos with a file name of JPEG or EXIF, now I have only heard of JPEG but it is the standard file extension for photo files anyway so this hasn't caused me any problems in using this at all. The photo frame holds up to 1000 photos which is a lot and then this is when you can start to choose the settings to display.
Not only can you obviously use your memory stick you can also use your SD card to play images from. It will accept all of the following formats: SD, SDHC, MMC, MS, MS PRO/MS PRO DUO, XD. The power button is at the back with this frame as are all of the buttons to navigate around, it is not too difficult to work out what to do with the instruction guide. My only problem with this frame is the stand, when I got the frame this was missing from the box and it was a nightmare having to go back as they had sold out of this frame but I spotted the display model and luckily was able to get that one. It slots in at the back to keep it all together when packaged but when in use it screws in and stands out, it is ok but if it fell this would easily break and the frame would never stand, it could have been made better.
So, going back to the settings and how to use this when you get to the main control panel you get the button options to use this frame. You have play/pause which is pretty self explanatory and then you have pictures where you can choose to play all, play by date, folders, keywords, people and favourites. Copy button is what I explained before where you just copy from a USB or memory card when they are inserts into the internal memory. The delete is to delete pictures from the frame, again when the memory card is inserted and picture finder plays pictures taken on the same day as the picture on the screen. There are more buttons also in the settings category.
Settings has the choose frame settings where you can rotate, have time/date, auto on/off, background image, enhancements, brightness, play order and language. One of the best is the transitions option where you can choose transition styles between pictures and the time that images are displayed, I need to fiddle about more with this myself as I feel I still have more to find out about this frame. The last of the settings is the set modes this is where you can choose your default settings for viewing modes so that you can have photos showing in collage mode, clock and calendar, it depends if you want ordered images. I personally prefer to have the photos always on random so that when a new one comes up I get a surprise.
One other slight problem I have had with this frame is that when it has been playing random photos, it keeps freezing on one image and then it will stay there until I click a button. I don't know if this is a fault but it seems strange to me, otherwise there are no real issues as the colour is very bold and I like the display, it is crisp and very clear and the quality is very sharp indeed. You always forget images you have until this seems to bring them up, sometimes it repeats several everytime and then sometimes I'll be looking and it has picked ones I haven't seen before and it can be quite nice. It is much better now that I can see all of the photos in my collection just shuffling through and getting a surprise.
This frame is a lovely idea for a gift for anyone who takes a lot of pictures and wants to see their images more frequently. It is quite nice to have on in the background as it doesn't take up too much room and even just when sitting there it can be nice to just watch. The price of these frames has come down a lot and this model I am more than pleased with and I am glad I decided to go for Kodak. I have so far had no more issues apart from the stand missing but I make sure I have this high up on a shelf out of the way so that the stand never breaks off. I think this is a brilliant, high quality digital picture frame and anyone looking for one should definitely look at Kodak's range
This photo frame I got it in Currys/PC World where it was on offer at the best deal around at £34.99 they are still selling it but stock is very limited. Amazon stock this but prices vary as the shop sell it at £70 which is too high really for this model I feel but eBay may have some deals.
The official Kodak website is http://www.kodak.co.uk/.
Summary: a digital photo frame from Kodak