San Diego - Sony Electronics is launching Thursday a multitasking digital photo frame and printer combination.
The S-Frame DPP-F700 is an all-in-one device that allows photo lovers to display their favorite photos and make an instant print copy for interested friends and family.
The DPP-F700, which will ship in January at a $200 estimated selling price, has a 7-inch 16:10 LCD display with WVGA (800-by-480) resolution.
The device prints 4-by-6 inch professional quality 300-by-300 dpi photos instantly in just 45 seconds.
The frame will also enable users to edit images before making prints. Editing options include enlarging, reducing, cropping, date stamping, adding borders or omitting, and adjusting brightness, contrast, hue, and sharpness.
A Creative Print mode will enable making photo calendar using more than 30 templates, print an ID photo, and create a "layout print" with multiple images on one sheet.
The S-frame includes 1GB of internal storage capacity with an auto-resizing adjustment that downsizes photos to let you store up to 2,000 photos.
The new S-Frame model supports JPEG, TIFF and BMP image file formats.
Images can be transferred to the frame via a USB connection or via most Flash memory cards, including Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Secure Digital (SD), SDHC, Multi-Media Card (MMC), CompactFlash and xD-Picture Card media.
An Auto Orientation sensor automatically rotates photos to adjust for horizontal of vertical frame placement.
Supplied accessories include a paper tray, AC adaptor, CD-ROM (print driver, PMB), operation manual, cleaning kit and stand.
Optional print packs include compatible SVM-F series: SVM-F40P (40 sheets of photo paper and cartridge), and SVM-F120P (120 sheets of photo paper and cartridges).