Summary: I bought this for my parents' 60th wedding anniversary. My daughter uploaded a lot of old family photos. My Mom and Dad loved it. However, my daughter was not pleased with the uploading process. She loaded photos from a computer using the USB connection. The user manuel was not at all helpful for this process. There was a lot more information if one were to use a memory stick.
Summary: Review is for the 8 inch version DPF D80.
Would definitely recommend this. Amazing piece of excellent finish, appeal, electronic design and functionalities except for few minor glitches.
1. 4:3 aspect ratio matches with that of many camera' settings. Almost no image cropping hassles (Unless images are shot in widescreen mode - a rarity)
2. 800x600 resolution implies amazing clarity - Gives a great feel to images
Summary: This frame has great photo quality and is very easy to use. Some reviewers complained that the word Sony at the bottom of the frame stayed illuminated. On mine it lights up when you turn it on, then goes off as the pictures start to display, so it isn't a distraction. I gave it only 4 stars because it doesn't play video. Otherwise it's a great digital photo frame, and I like it much better than the Kodak one I had previously.
Summary: I have a HP unit (DF820) with shuffle issues that are exactly the same as Sony (a friend has a DPF-D80). The issues are so similar that it seems like they're both working off the same code base! Programming 101, not rocket science.
Summary: ..The S-Frame is a nice simple hassle free digital picture frame. I had mine up and running in no time once I got my hands on it. I exported snaps directly from my Macbook (iPhoto app) directly to the S-Frame connected through a USB cable. Now the Bummber!! The picture frame has a Clock + picture display mode and a Calendar + picture display mode - Well nothing wrong with that...... ......
Summary: This review is for the 8" Sony Digital Picture Frame (Model #DPF-D80). I specifically wanted this photo frame because it has the 4:3 aspect ratio and that is what all my picture are taken in. I didn't want to get any of the widescreen frames (16:9 aspect ratio) and have my pictures be stretched, cropped and/or have the black bars on the sides or tops of each picture. Also, I just wanted my pictures to be displayed.
Summary: The first digital photo frame I ever own but I'm really impressed by the design. Just a few points that may not have been touched upon by other reviews: (1) On Mac, using iPhoto to export pictures is a breeze. Each file is roughly 500 k with Maximum quality - Large format JPEG, which means that the internal 256 MB memory stores ~500 pictures. I've tried lower quality compression that produced smaller files; the pictures still looked very good.
great looking, great image quality, seems like interface could be simplfied
Amazon Customer, Amazon
26 February 2009
Summary: I purchased this frame as a gift for my parents and set it up in advance with an image card full of family photos I'd scanned. We set the frame up on display at their 50th wedding anniversary party and everyone enjoyed watching the photos move through the years! My parents loved the gift! The frame is a sleek and stylish looking display, not cheap or cheesy like some that try for the more "picture frame" styling.
Summary: After a disastrous bout with Kodak's latest photo frames, I'm happy to have found one that finally works without problems. I got the D80 on sale at Sears Canada for $169 and was half expecting I might have to return it, especially after reading that this model, like the Kodaks, may have problems displaying altered images. But so far so good. It seems to have displayed everything I have thrown at it, including over 2000 images edited in Adobe CS2.
Summary: PROS: Outstanding clarity bright screen photo rotates with frame Sony light can be turned off 600x800 resolution Random view - photos appear in random order Multi-image view. Clock and calendar view Remote control CONS: Small perimeter Frame perimeter is not wood backstop leans frame only about 10 degrees. Would prefer if it leaned back a bit more. I highly recommend this frame.