The digital photo frames are of great demand in the consumer market. Sony is a well known company that has excelled in the manufacture of many electronic devices. The company is trying hard to meet the demands of the consumers along with many others. So far, the manufacturer has performed well with the release of a number of such products. The company is gradually releasing a number of models. It manufactures high quality photo frames as well as frames that are compatible with the other products of the company. The pictures can be printed without using a computer, viewed soon after capture and viewed using the high definition BRAVIA televisions.
The LCD display of the DPF-X1000 measures 10 inches. It has a resolution of 1024×600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 15:9. It has a HDMI port to connect to high definition televisions. There is an internal memory capacity of 2 GB that can be used to store up to 4000 images. It also has a memory card reader that can support media types like SD, MMC, Memory Stick, xD Picture Card and Compact Flash cards. The Bluetooth 4 wireless connectivity can be provided for an additional configuration. It has image editing options like auto image correction, auto image rotation, auto dodging, white balance correction and auto dimmer. The display employs the New TruBlack technology to reduce reflections and to add contrast.
The device is sleek with no controls on the front side. The edges are curved and the device has a shiny display. The design and the display are of good quality. The rear side has the control buttons on its right. It also has the input output connections that are covered with protective lids. The front side has a display of 10 inches with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. The display is very good with good quality. It is capable of displaying even the smallest detail of a picture without performing a zoom. There is an accelerometer sensor that is responsible in changing the orientation of the display. Thus the display can viewed both vertically as well as horizontally. The design is made such that it attracts finger prints.
The navigation through the menu is great with the help of a remote control that is included in the package. The display produces images with realistic and vivid colors. They are not exaggerated and appear excellent. The quality is good with the default setting itself. The display has an aspect ratio of 15:9 and has good viewing angles. The viewing angles are good in all the directions except for when viewed from the bottom. The brightness of the display can be adjusted to make the images appear sharp and bright. The frame supports images with the BMP, TIFF and JPEG image formats. The photos can be stored either using the internal memory or to a memory card by using the additional card reader. There is an USB connector that can connect to external storage devices to store the images.
There are lots of options in the X1000 photo frame. It has basic options to adjust the time, date, language, alarm, backlight, etc. along with playback options like play, pause, stop, interval, picture mode and background music. The picture mode enables the user to view a picture along with the presence of the calendar and clock. Side by side view of multiple images is also possible. It can display a maximum of 40 images side by side in the form of icons. The most interesting option is the zoom function along with the fit to screen option. The images can be adjusted by using the Creative Edit feature.
The menu is smart and easy to use. The pictures from the internal memory as well as from the USB or the memory card load very quickly. The auto play feature opens either on connecting a USB or on inserting a memory card. This allows the user to choose between options like display one image, display all images, view slide show or select the ones to display from each file. The HDMI port allows the users to connect the frame to a high definition monitor or television. The DPF-X1000 has a number of good features and a good display that produces quality images. The interface and the menu are snappy and easy to use. The design is sleek with high class look and quality. This has no big drawback and it is one of the best photo frames available in today’s market. The only issue is that it is noisy when in use. The display is excellent with nice resolution but it is prone to finger prints which needs improvement.