Hands-on photos of Sony's printer/frame combo, the S-frame DPP-F700.
It's a digital photo frame. No, it's a photo printer. Wrong, it's both! Sony's S-frame DPP-F700, which will be available in the U.S. early January 2010 (sorry holiday shoppers!)for about $200, is a dye-sub photo printer with a 7-inch wide-screen 800x480-resolution LCD.
A matte-black panel to the right of the screen hides backlit keys for navigation and printing. It looks a little weird to have it hanging off the side there. This is really a printer first and a photo frame second.
Prints are 4x6 inches at 300dpi. It's a three-step process that requires clearance for the tray out front and nearly the same amount of space for the print to go out the back and then back through and out the front. A single print took under a minute and the results were decent.
I told you it took all those cards. There's also 1GB of internal memory so you can have up to 2,000 photos ready to print. The F700 supports JPEG, TIFF, and BMP image file formats. No Sony raw format, though.