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I've always admired digital photo frames for a while now thinking they were quite cool despite the obvious need to be permanently plugged into a power socket, and while I never really wanted those first incarnation models that were tiny and very expensive I never got around to buying one.
Luckily for me because my mother-in-law bought my partner and I this Kodak Easyshare M820 for christmas 2010. So because of that I have no idea what she paid for it so I can't comment on the price.
The device itself looks really smart to be honest , You have a choice of different coloured frames to boarder your device with and we just stook to the default white as we thought that looked best like the image of the product above. Other than the device itself the pack comes with an AC power cable a very good user guide and KODAK EASYSHARE Software, Digital Frame Edition and the coloured faceplates as previously mentioned.
The size of the photoframe is 10.1 × 7.1 inches and 8 inches from diagonal corner to corner. The display resolution is 800 x 480 which is perfectly adequate for something like this. It supports JPEG images formats with EXIF data, video formats of MPEG 1 and 4, MOV, AVI files types and MP3 audio files as well so not a bad selection of uses there. It is a 16:9 aspect ratio with a 300:1 contrast ration and aSi TFT active matrix screen to show it. It has a 128 MB internal memory available in 2 memory card expansion slots. It supports Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Multimedia Card (MMC), MEMORY STICK (MS), XD-Picture Card (xD) and COMPACTFLASH (CF) memory cards which is quite a few.
At the start I found it a little bit fiddly, other than powering it on the touch screen boarder was fine but the actual menus took a bit of getting used to and its not quite as easy as i'd initially thought it would be. That said it's not hard either just not what I was expecting.
The Image quality from my USB pen is really good and I've had many different holiday and concert images on the device and all seem to be displaying correctly although be warned that if you take images that are landscape and the device is stood in portrait mode or vice versa the image does rezise to fit the longest dimention so you do sometimes get small images show up because it just adjusts to the height and doesnt autofill the screen.
I've played mp3's on the device and the sound is surprising really. I expected it to be a bit tinny or just average but its actually quite decent all be it not very powerful but thats expected after all it isnt a sound system so you have to give it some leeway. I havent tried any .avi or movie files on it yet so I cant review that part but overall the images and sound has been pleasing.
Downside is that it doesnt have a battery option and that it has to be powered by a cable when in use so for that reason it does need to be somewhere where you can plug it in.
One great thing is that you can set viewing hours so for example yo ucan leave it plugged in and tell it to switch on from 9am till 10pm only which is handy.
It's quite a good little digital photo frame and I'm happy we got it as a christmas present. It performs well the images look perfectly fine and the sound is good. Its packed with features and there are many ways to put images onto the device. It has touchscreen controls and after a bit of a play it does become easy to use.
I have for some time now wanted to get a digital photo frame so I could have all the photos that I take of my nieces and nephews when I take them places on display but they have all seemed very expensive for what they are.
When I saw the Kodak Easyshare M820 online for under £40 I jumped at the chance and I am pretty sure I have gotten myself a very good bargain. It was priced at £79.99 most places and even higher in some but when I saw Amazon selling it for only £38.99 I could not believe my luck.
This photo frame is so very easy to use and it has a built in digital audio player so you can add music to the mood when viewing the photos. It has a 8 inch TFT screen which is plenty big enough for the photos to be seen clearly from anywhere in the room.
The colours seem very vibrant to me and they look almost as good as they do on my PC monitor. The frame supports both JPEG and EXIF formats for still images and it can also play video in MPEG-1 and MPEG-4 format and the audio is MP3.
It supports all the major memory cards such as Memory Stick, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, xD-Picture Card, CompactFlash Card, SDHC Memory Card and it has its own built in 128MB of memory.
As well as being very useful and good looking it is also very durable and does not look like or feel cheap, I have only had it for around four weeks so I have not really had time to knock it off the shelf when dusting or anything yet but I am sure it will take a bit of abuse without falling to pieces.
It is not a battery powered frame which is a good thing I think because I have heard of the older battery powered ones being very hard on batteries. This one comes with its own power adapter so you do not have to worry about it running out of batteries as you are in the middle of showing off your pics to someone.
It can be connected to your PC or laptop via USB and it requires an XP operating system and a minimum of 128MB of ram which I am sure everyone has much more than these days. It is a great little gizmo and for less than £40 I would recommend that everyone has one!