We’ve seen cameras getting into our phones, movie players going hand to hand with music players, computers doing the task of a television, and projectors being built inside cameras. Do more’, is what every manufacturer is pushing their products toward. And there’s a new Sony product that seems to follow in the same league.
The Sony DPP-F700 is digital photo frame that’s slated for a release in November this year. What’s unique about it, is that it functions as a printer too! Only a few years ago, photo frames were something that you would place on a wall and they would remain there for all time. But time changes. Now with everything getting digitized, how can photo frames dawdle?
The frame has a 7 inch WVGA screen (16:10, 800×480) and has 1Gb of internal memory. Plus, it’s got a camera. The camera can be used to make quick prints – a great take for those who get visited by friends a lot.
The frame supports a variety of storage media: Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, SD Card, SDH Card, CF Card, and xD-Picture Card. Coming to the printer, the photographs produced are 4×6 inch printouts at 300 x 300 dpi. According to SonyInsider, the printouts integrate TruFast technology and are resistant to fingerprint marks, water, as well as discoloration when exposed to light, allowing them to easily preserve vivid memorable moments.
Their is no word on the date of release or the price yet, but it is expected to be around two hundred euros. The photo frame-cum-printer combo should be out in the market by November, or at least at the CES. Check out the complete specifications for the device.