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Sony picture frame review | Rating & Conclusion

Published on: Thursday, March 25th 2010                   Written by: Ilse Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

Sony S-frame DPF-X1000

Sony S-frame DPF-X1000

Sony digital picture frame options

The Sony S-Frame DPF-X1000 frame features an abundance of options. Of course, the default settings for time, backlight, language, alarm, etc., are available. In addition, there is a wide array of options for playing a slideshow: stop / play, interval, background music (MP3 format), and a mode to determine how the pictures should appear. I really like the latter, since it enables you to display a picture averagely, but also with a clock alongside, or a calendar above, below, left or right. Displaying multiple images side by side is not a problem, and is only a matter of three buttons.

Sony picture frame review

Sony picture frame review

Sony photo frame settings

The Sony S-Frame makes is possible to display 40 pictures as icons side by side, so you can easily find your favorite picture. Also the Zoom function with the 'fit-to-screen' as its smartest setting is available. The pictures themselves can also be adjusted via 'Creative Edit'. You can choose to create a picture in sepia, or add text and clip-art. In short, there are plenty of options to everybody's liking. I also found out that changing settings is easier through the remote control than using the buttons on the side. What’s more; it also helps to prevent leaving fingerprints behind on the screen!

 

Sony frame test conclusion

O verall, the Sony DPF-X1000 photo frame comes with a lot of good qualities. More than enough options are available. In fact, this screen is akin to a computer that is specialized in displaying pictures. The menu and interface instantly offer a familiar feel, and it is not hard to get the hang of it. The device's appearance is very sleek and has a nice finishing touch to it, evoking a feeling of high quality. There are plenty of picture upload options, which all work excellently. The screen is bright with a vivid color reproduction, however, as I mentioned before, the viewing angle from below is not optimal. Other than that, the screen is large enough and features excellent resolution. There's actually no real downside to this Sony photo frame. It certainly is one of the best photo frames in the current market. Unfortunately, its front is admittedly fingerprint-prone.

Review Sony picture frame DPF-X1000

Review Sony picture frame DPF-X1000

The Sony photo frame is somewhat noisy when in use. This will not be disturbing when the frame is placed in a living room, however, I can imagine that the high buzz, coming from your nightstand while you are trying to sleep, could be annoying. Nevertheless, it's an excellent model of the S-Series, although there are still a few points of improvement.

 

Sony photo frame

Sony photo frame

Positive [+]

• Bright picture reproduction
• Vivid colors
• Many options
• Wide array of picture upload options

Sony memory support

Sony memory support

Negative [-]

• Viewing angle from below
• Somewhat noisy
• Fingerprint-prone screen

Sony digital frame

Sony digital frame

Review rating %

• Test score : 85%
• Excellent photo frame

 
 
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