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Sony8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory)
 
4.4

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clear image (30)
  • Easy to use (28)
  • Attractive (25)
  • Easy photo upload (24)
  • Well built / quality (22)

Cons

  • Hard to use (3)
  • Unattractive design (3)

Best Uses

  • Desk (23)
  • Gift (16)
  • Home decor (16)
  • Photography display (16)
  • Store/business display (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (28), Budget shopper (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (34)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19), Yes (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

4.5 Stars: Lovely little frame!

I have now bought two of these for grandparents/great- grandparents to showcase pictures of their new grandson. It is a perfect gift! Almost. Here are a few of the cons that knocked...Read complete review

I have now bought two of these for grandparents/great- grandparents to showcase pictures of their new grandson. It is a perfect gift! Almost. Here are a few of the cons that knocked it down to a 4.5 star rating:

CONS:

1. The angle of viewing is pretty limited. You pretty much have to be looking straight at the device to get a clear picture.

2. It throws off a lot of light. In other words, it will not blend into the background of a room. Like a TV, your eyes will be drawn to it. This is not a huge con but for those thinking it will blend seamlessly with their vintage decor like a regular frame, it will not.

3. It does not come with an easy way to connect directly to your computer. We purchased a $10 USB stick which helped with the transfer. On a similar note, it would also be nice to be able to hook it directly to a TV so you could launch a slideshow for the family. Pie in the sky I know, but a girl can dream.

4. THIS IS A USER ISSUE! You really have to commit to one format (portrait or landscape) for all your photos and stick with it. If you have a mix of the two, whatever way the frame is set-up will be the default setting. In other words, if your frame is standing on its short end, any landscape photos will come up on the screen at a fraction of their size. Just keep this in mind when choosing pictures for the frame (and when shooting pics to put on the frame).

5. No Ken Burns effect. I'm not saying I love this, or would even use it, but why not just add it to the functionality for those that do?

6. It would be nice to not have to plug it in all the time as it limits the areas of the home/office that you can display the frame. An option to charge it or use batteries would be nice.

PROS

1. Clear, bright, picture.

2. Great control over photo slideshow (timing, auto turn off, order).

3. Easy to set-up.

4. Sleek and elegant look.

5. Great size.

6. Decent price when you think about all of the photos you do not have to print, frame and mat!

Overall, I would (and will) purchase again and again. Hope this helps!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Everything is good except one major flaw

I liked a lot of the features on the frame...it compared favorably in most respect to the several I've tried out so far.

However, it does not save any...Read complete review

I liked a lot of the features on the frame...it compared favorably in most respect to the several I've tried out so far.

However, it does not save any settings (except current date and time) after power is lost. So, if you decide to move your frame from one place to the other (or want to ship it as a gift), it forgets all of your customizations.

Some of the features that are not saved include:
* Auto on/off times
* Slideshow interval
* Display of Sony logo
* Backlight level
* ...and many more...

I returned this frame. I'm sending these as gifts to non-technical family members. I need to be able to configure it once, ship it, and all they have to do is plug it in.

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2.0

8" digital photo frame

By sue

from St Clair Shores, MI

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Image
  • Easy Photo Upload

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction
  • No Internal Memory
  • Unattractive Design

Best Uses

  • Desk
  • Gift

Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

This appears smaller and I think it is the design of it. I have one that is glass like across but this one does not. It appears to frame the pic which makes the picture look smaller. The quality and resolution is very good but this is too small. I sent it back and ordered the 10 inch one. It has slightly poor cheap quality in the 8 inch. The older models in appearance where much nicer.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

Great!

By JC

from New York, NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Clear Image
  • Easy Photo Upload
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

    Great frame. Good size. Easy to set up and use. We bought 3 for holiday gifts to our family and everyone loved them. Would buy again!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    3.0

    Great gift but not 100% satisfied

    By lovelyduckie

    from Nashua, NH

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Discrepant Performance

    Best Uses

    • Photography Display

    Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

    I bought this as a gift for my mom, I was going to make it real easy by already loading up lots of images for her. However, some of the photos I tried to put on it mysteriously do not appear as images on the screen even though I can view them without issue from my computer. I tried re-naming them and trying again, but it didn't work. I got all the images from the same source so some of them not displaying is really crummy. I googled the issue, and it seems to be a common problem. The screen is beautiful and it's easy to use (as long as it decides to display the photo). I don't regret the gift, but at an this price point there shouldn't be this issue. Looking back I wish I had bought a lesser brand and just spent less.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Excellent Quality and ease of operation

    By Doug

    from St. Louis MO

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Image
    • Easy Photo Upload
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

        I tried two other brands of digital picture frames and returned them before I bought this one. This Sony was not only easy to set up but easy to operate. Great picture resolution and a feature filled remote.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Tornado damage never looked so good!

        By Laughing Lauree

        from Northern Wisconsin

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Clear Image
        • Easy Photo Upload
        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction
        • Time Machine Date Is Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Desk
          • Gift
          • Home Decor
          • Memory Refresher For Mom
          • Photography Display
          • Store/Business Display

          Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

          Love this picture frame. Great resolution, good size memory, and especially love the time machine date feature which rolls the date down. The thumbnails are also wonderful. On April 10, 2011 our building was hit by a tornado. Compared to other buildings, our damage was minimal but we lost our roof and the whole east wall of the 64 x 80 building. New customers come in and remark tht we must not have had too much damage since we looked pretty good within a month. I posted photos of the damage on this picture frame and with it's size and great picture, now my customers can ooh and aah over the damage from the safety and comfort of the passage of time and the technology of digital photography. Thanks for a wonderful product and your great service.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great photo frame!

          By Alexandre R. Janini

          from São Paulo, Brazil

          About Me Quality Oriented

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Clear Image
          • Easy Photo Upload
          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Desk
            • Photography Display

            Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

            The image quality is very good and I was amazed at how easy to use, yet powerful, the menus and options were on this.
            I didn't expect anything else from Sony.
            I loaded up a 1 GB SD card with my favorite pictures and was showing off my photos right away.
            There's a really nifty option in the menus to schedule when the frame will automatically turn itself on and off for every day of the week.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Works great - reliable Sony quality

            By Chachi

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Clear Image
            • Easy Photo Upload
            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Desk
              • Photography Display

              Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

              I use this frame on top of my dresser, so I wanted something fairly small. I also wanted a frame that I could turn on and off at specific times. This one is a perfect fit!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great frame

              By Jeff

              from Hershey PA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Image
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Limited viewing angle

              Best Uses

              • Desk
              • Home Decor

              Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

              Sharp, colorful images. Nice combination of price and features.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Had it four weeks; seems okay

              By Auggie

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Clear Image
              • Easy Photo Upload
              • Easy To Use
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Desk
                • Gift

                Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

                I purchased this for my parents. It's the first digital frame I've ever bought. The display is very nice and colors seem pretty true, though some very light areas can get blown out to pure white. The operation is as simple or as complex as you want. For my technically-challenged mother, this is crucial. Most of the images I use are old family photos I scanned to 800 x 600 pixels @ 180 dpi, and are loaded onto a USB Flash drive (not included) that I attach to the unit. Since my folks don't have a computer, this set-up allows me to update the images simply by swapping Flash Drives. One caveat: frame size is not ideal for viewing from 6 to 8 feet away or more unless most of your images are simple, large, or cropped tightly. Keep this is in mind.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Worth and good to buy

                By Abhi's

                from USA

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Clear Image
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Not now

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Home Decor
                • Photography Display

                Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

                The screen looks good and options are fine to use it. It can be used any where, ease to use and worth to buy.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                pics

                By Felipe

                from Brazil

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Photo Upload
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Unattractive Design

                Best Uses

                • Home Decor
                • Photography Display

                Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

                It should be cheapper. The foscus design would be more beautiful. It´s brillant and I didn´t like it.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Fantastic Photo Frame

                By NYRGIRL

                from Upstate New York

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Clear Image
                • Easy Photo Upload
                • Easy To Use
                • Quality Construction
                • USB Drive for photos

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Desk
                  • Gift
                  • Photography Display

                  Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

                  I like the fact that you can put your pictures on a USB drive and use it that way, makes changing out pictures so easy. Love that each slide show photo can show the date and year the picture was taken. Buy this and you will not be disappointed...LOVE IT!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  3.0

                  Good but could be better

                  By Big Chris

                  from Hoboken, NJ

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Hard To Use

                    Best Uses

                    • Desk

                    Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

                    Works great once you get the photos on there, but getting the photos on can be a challenge. Won't accept file formats from Facebook/Snapfish. Also, won't allow a direct connect to iPhone. In this day and age, I was very surprised. I had to transfer photos from iPhone to memory stick to get onto photo frame. No instructions on how to do this were included.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    3.0

                    Everything is good except one major flaw

                    By Bonnie

                    from Lewisville, TX

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Customize sorting
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Nice auto onoff settings
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                    • Settings lost

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

                      I liked a lot of the features on the frame...it compared favorably in most respect to the several I've tried out so far.

                      However, it does not save any settings (except current date and time) after power is lost. So, if you decide to move your frame from one place to the other (or want to ship it as a gift), it forgets all of your customizations.

                      Some of the features that are not saved include:
                      * Auto on/off times
                      * Slideshow interval
                      * Display of Sony logo
                      * Backlight level
                      * ...and many more...

                      I returned this frame. I'm sending these as gifts to non-technical family members. I need to be able to configure it once, ship it, and all they have to do is plug it in.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Nice Frame

                      By DHO

                      from Austin, Tx

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Clear Image
                      • Easy Photo Upload
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Desk
                        • Home Decor

                        Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

                        I use it with a thumb drive and it works very well.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        very pleased. Would buy , again

                        By CAU, RN, BSN

                        from Detroit, MI

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Clear Image
                        • Easy Photo Upload
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Quality Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Desk
                          • Gift
                          • Photography Display

                          Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

                          User Friendly. Very good quality in photo display. Love the remote control, Would be nice if it could run on a re-chargeable battery . Kind of a hassle , as far as mobility of the device, to have to plug it in all the time

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Beautiful and useful

                          By Lina

                          from Sao Paulo, Brazil

                          About Me Value Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

                                For a long time I was thinking about having a digital photo frame, when I decided to buy this product. It has a lot of useful functions and the quality is quite good. It is so nice to see pictures on a digital frame.
                                If I knew how it was, I would have bought it years ago. And its price is worth it!

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great picture frame

                                By Traveling man

                                from Ohio

                                About Me Value Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Clear Image
                                • Easy Photo Upload
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Quality Construction

                                Cons

                                • Manual is not real good

                                Best Uses

                                • Desk
                                • Home Decor
                                • Photography Display

                                Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

                                I use this frame to display pictures from our vacation travels. I just put the pictures on a SD card and plugged it in and the slideshow started. The images are very good and visible at quite a wide angle.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                great frame. bought one for grandparents

                                By tingle

                                from birmignham alabama

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Clear Image
                                • Easy Photo Upload
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Quality Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Decor

                                  Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

                                  we bought this frame for ourselves. we have enjoyed the ease of adding photos and the daily playback. easy to set up. so, we just bought one for admiring grandparents for christmas. and it is defintely cheaper to buy an SD card and up the memory.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

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                                  4.0

                                  great product.

                                  By srivats

                                  from sunnyvale, CA

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Image
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Quality Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Unattractive Design

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Gift

                                  Comments about Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame (128MB Memory):

                                  I got the product for my bil. The picture quality is really good and solig sony product. [...]

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

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