Sony has introduced the S-Frame range of digital photo frames. Top of the line are the XR100 and VR100 that offer 10.2 inch screens and AVCHD video playback with stereo sound. The XR100 also includes TruBlack technology for better playback quality. The rest of the models come with screen sizes ranging from 7" up to 10.2" and offer a number of slideshow modes, clock and calendar views plus smart orientation sensors that flip images for correct viewing of portrait or landscape images.

Press Release:

Sony debuts first ever photo frames with HD video playback

 New S-Frame range includes unique ‘photo album’ for easy sharing

  • Ten new digital photo frames from 17.6cm (7”) up to 26cm (10.2”)
  • AVCHD video playback with stereo sound (XR100/VR100)
  • New concept S-Frame D830L portable photo album for fun, easy sharing
  • All-in-one DPP-F800 photo frame/printer
  • Free engraving service with online orders

The latest S-Frame range of digital photo frames by Sony brings your precious memories to life like never before. A beautiful addition to any interior, S-Frame offers the best-ever view of your favourite moments… now with AVCHD video playback with stereo sound on range-topping models.

You’re sure to find the perfect S-Frame, with total of ten new frames in screen sizes from 17.6cm (7”) up to an extra-large 26cm (10.2”). From great value gift ideas to feature-packed luxury frames, every S-Frame offers a wide range of slideshow modes plus clock and calendar views to flatter your photo collection.

All models (except E710 which comes with exchangeable panels) feature a distinctive illuminated ‘Sony’ logo on the panel bezel: the logo disappears automatically when frame is positioned vertically in portrait position. There’s also a smart orientation sensor that 'flips' images for correct viewing whether the frame is in portrait or landscape position. There’s also an energy-saving timer that cuts power consumption when the frame isn’t being used, plus a remote for handy playback control from wherever you’re sitting.

XR100 and VR100 models boast a generously-sized 26cm (10.2”) panel for a big, beautiful view of your photos and videos with exquisite detailing and colours. The flagship XR100 adds TruBlack technology for even richer, high-contrast images with practically no reflection. It’s also distinguished by an extra-wide viewing angle (160° x 160° degrees) so everyone can enjoy the show, anywhere in the room.

In a first by Sony, the S-Frame XR100 and VR100 can show your camcorder, camera, and DSLR AVCHD clips with clear, rich stereo sound. Enjoy your video’s soundtrack or a choice of pre-installed background music tracks. Alternatively, enhance the mood of videos and slideshows by transferring your favourite music tracks to the frame’s internal memory.

S-Frame Album: share the memories
Don’t keep all those special moments to yourself. Share them around with the new S-Frame D830L. A unique concept in photo sharing, S-Frame Album doubles as a portable, battery operated photo album that’s ideal for showing off your photos and Standard Definition videos with musical accompaniment. Slideshows can be accompanied with a choice of pre-loaded music tracks, or import your favourite MP3 tracks via USB or media card.

Supplied with a luxurious leather-effect cover which protects the DPF when you’re on the go, S-Frame Album’s sculpted lines are beautifully styled for comfortable handling and sharing. When it’s not being used as an album, simply place the frame back on a table or mantelpiece.

S-Frame Combi: print and enjoy
The new DPP-F800 is a fully-featured photo frame that also lets you create beautiful, lasting prints of your favourite moments – with no PC needed.  Discreetly concealed behind the adjustable-angle 20cm (8”) panel, the integrated colour printer delivers sumptuous, glossy photos in just over a minute. 

Now even more personal: free engraving service
A new engraving service lets you create the perfect, personalised gift for friends, family or loved ones. Available exclusively when you buy online from Sony, the free service offers the choice of adding a name or short message that’s engraved on the frame.  You can see your message previewed on screen during checkout, and there’s no extra time required for delivery of your order.

The new S-Frame range of digital photo frames by Sony is available from October 2010.