Like many people I have many pictures, which I have taken over the years, and like ot have a lot of them on show. But, like many people, I haven't got a never ending wall to put all my picture frames on, so I invested in a few different size digital photo frames so that I could enjoy my pictures without all the wall space that they would normally required.
As I said, I have several of these frames, including brand names such as LG, Kodak, Sony and others, and it is one of them other frames that I am going to tell you about today, under the well known, and very reliable brand which is Samsung.
So, shall we begin by getting the basic spec out of the way with...
* Size of actual frame is approximately 236mm wide by 160mm high by 23mm deep (45mm deep with stand)
* 500g in weight
* 8 inch (20cm) visible screen
* 4:3 ratio
* 800x480 display resolution
* 1GB internal memory
* Memory card slot
* USB port
* JPEG image format
In the package you should get...
* quick start manual
* User manual on a CD-ROM
* Power cable
* USB cable
** So, that's the specs out of the way with then.
* MY OPINION...
Well, I have a thing for these digital photo frames, (not that sort of thing mind you), as I find them to be one of the best inventions since, well, since the digital camera.
Mainly due to the fact that I like to take pictures and like to exhibit some of the pictures I have taken.
Anyway, this picture frame, as well as all other half decent frames, save on paper as you can put your pictures directly onto it, or even onto an external memory module, and see all your favourite pictures in a slide show format. Thus, depending on how many images you have on the frame, there will always be a different image each time you look.
The front has a simple nice shiny speckled black frame with a good sized screen in the centre, then, when you turn it around you are then presented with the controls which are situated down the left hand side, these controls include...
(from the top...)
* Power button
* Menu... Opens up menu option, or hold for five seconds to lock/unlock all buttons
* Cursor... selects options and adjusts settings
* Enter... Select the option
* Back... return to previous screen, or hold for more than 2 seconds to return to main menu.
* Slideshow... Starts/stops a slideshow from your images.
** Then, on the side next to the stand...
* Mains adaptor point
* USB Port
* SD card slot.
The good sized internal memory can hold thousands of images and with the capabilities of adding an external memory module the load could be enormous.
And uploading your images is a breeze, either via a PC using a USB cable, which should be supplied, or via an external memory module, such as a pen drive or SD card.
Then, once you're images are uploaded it is just a matter of adjusting a few settings in the menu section and, once you've found you're happy, your digital photo frame is ready to show off your myriads of photo's.
The pictures are clearly displayed, although this does depend on the original pictures, and it is quite quick to read the images, taking a few minutes to do so, which is a lot quicker than some of the digital frames I have tried.
And the menu is a little on the tricky side, but once I messed about with it a few times I soon had the hang of it.
In all it is a fine way to show off your precious pictures and takes up only a tiny space on your shelf.
If you want to get one of these famous branded digital photo frames then they sell for around the £80.00 region, which may seem a little pricey but it will last a lifetime and is well worth the money.