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This digital photo frame comes in a very nice and presentable box. Once opened, the photo frame is packed underneath the blooklets, and it looks stunning. The photo frame itself it quite slim from the sides, but on there is a bit sticking out on the back, in the middle, a "rectangular hump". I am not complaining, just describing it. It is a bit like a mini television to be honest in its appearance. I am writing this to warn those planning to hang it up on the wall that it does stick out a couple of inches due to the back of the frame.
Once I received it, I plugged it via USB into my computer (which is running on Windows 7), and it is recognised as a removeable storage device, just like a USB memory stick. You then create a folder or multiple folders, and copy your photos on to it. This process is done using a USB cable, but none is supplied. It uses a B-type USB cable, which should be available to use temporarily in most households with a computer as it is just your standard printer USB cable. You can also insert a memory card and transfer the photos that way or just leave the memory card in.
There are buttons on the actual photo frame as well. It does come with a remote control which is quite small and light, however, it does not work too well as it needs to be held close and to the front, bottom right hand-side corner. It works though, once you get the hang of it.
This process was simple, so once they were transferred, I set the slideshow, at first the photos has black bars at the sides, and weren't full screen, so I clicked "menu", then clicked on "Slideshow settings" and then I changed the setting from "entire image" to "fit to screen". This helped. The photos themselves come up crystal clear on the LCD screen.
You can set it so that a clock with the date, etc appears on one side with the photo on the other, or just a calendar full-screen, or just a clock, etc. There are many options for clocks, and calendars, and they look very nice. You can use the frame as just a digital clock if you wish.
At the moment, mine is set to full-screen photo slideshow because the screen isn't massive so I prefer to just utilise the full screen for the photo slideshow.
I have about 400 photos from a 7 Megapixel camera stored on the internal 1GB storage, and they have used up 781mb, which is quite good I suppose. You could always resize the photos in order to save space.
There is a screw-in hole in the back on the right hand side (looking at it from the back), and you screw the metal "pole" into here. This holds up the frame, and at a slight angle, but the angle isn't adjustable but it isn't too bad. What I mean by this is that you can't lean it back or forward. You can place the frame horizontal or vertical, and the photo frame detects this and changs the photo so it is the right way up. Although, I prefer horizontal because I think it looks strange vertically standing up.
It is also possible to use this as a conventional photo frame by just displaying one image the whole time.
You have the option to choose the slideshow transition effect (like in powerpoints), and the time delay between photos. I have chosen the "random" slideshow transition effect.
There is also an option to choose times (and days) when it will switch on and off which is quite handy as well I guess.
The SONY sign lights up but can be switched off in the settings, and this switches off automatically upon mounting/standing the frame vertically, which makes sense I guess.
The frame itself is a nice glossy black. It is quite light, lighter than I expected.
I would definitely recommend this! Please don't hesitate to buy this. It is simple and works great, fabulous quality!
(P.s. this is my review taken from Amazon.co.uk ([Supersonic])
Sony's DPF-D72N digital photo frame displays single pictures, multiple thumbnails, or slideshow presentations in vivid color and detail on its 7" LCD. With direct USB input from most digital cameras and support for most memory cards, the DPF-D72N makes it easy for anyone to load and share photos without a PC.
|Product Description:||Sony DPF-D72N - digital photo frame|
|Device Type:||Digital photo frame|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||21.2 cm x 3.9 cm x 14.2 cm|
|Key Features:||Digital photo viewer, memory card reader|
|Integrated Flash Memory:||1 GB|
|Flash Memory Cards Supported:||CompactFlash Card type I, CompactFlash Card type II, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, Memory Stick Duo, xD-Picture Card|
|Display Type:||7" TFT|
|Display Format:||800 x 480|
|Supported Still Images Formats:||JPEG, RAW, TIFF|
|Playback Image Resolution (max):||8000 x 6000|
|External Control Devices:||Remote control|
|PC Interfaces:||Hi-Speed USB|
|Included Accessories:||Remote control, stand , power adapter|