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Sapphire DPF-T10 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £122
inc VAT

At 10.2in, Sapphire’s new photo frame is larger than most.

The black bezel sits flush with the screen, and this is outlined by a thin white outer bezel. A hefty aluminium alloy stand means it can sit either horizontally or vertically, and you can mount it on a wall in either orientation too.

On the left edge are two memory card slots, which support all types of card bar the outdated Smart Media format. There’s also a USB port for flash drives or any device supporting USB storage, and a mini USB port for connection to a PC.

You can use the latter to copy photos, videos and MP3s to the 256MB of internal memory, but video support is limited to motion-JPEG files in an AVI wrapper.

The responsive touch-sensitive controls are all on the front. Menus were generally easy to navigate and looked attractive. There aren’t many settings – you can’t adjust colours, contrast or brightness, for example – but a useful timer function lets you set on and off times to save energy. Power consumption is very low anyway, and negligible in standby.

The 800×480 resolution is more than enough to fill the small display with details, and colours are accurate, if a touch undersaturated. Viewing angles are excellent, and brightness is just about good enough to see photos in a sunny room. The built-in speaker is very quiet, but that will bother you only if you use it for video and MP3 playback.

You can set the slideshow interval to five, 10, 15 or 30 seconds, or once per day. There’s no way to cycle photos every hour or two, though. There’s also no orientation sensor, meaning photos have to be rotated individually when using the frame vertically – there’s no way to display a slideshow in portrait mode automatically.

The price of £170 is fairly steep for a frame of this size, and there’s no wireless Ethernet or Bluetooth. If you want a large photo frame to display a different photo in landscape mode each day, then the DPF-T10 won’t disappoint. Kodak’s 8in SV811 has similar features and is much better value, but many will prefer the DPF-T10’s more stylish appearance.


Price £122
Rating ***


Wall-mounted orientation portrait, landscape
Stand orientation portrait, landscape
Viewable size 10.2 in
Aspect ratio 16:10
Native resolution 800×480
Brightness 250cd/m²
Size 170x267x130mm
Weight 1.5kg


Audio playback formats MP3
Video playback formats AVI (motion-JPEG)
Speakers 1x 0.5W
Wireless networking support N/A
Timer yes
Motion detection no
Accessories mini USB cable, power supply
Batteries N/A
AV outputs N/A


Memory card support SD(HC), MMC, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Pro Duo, xD, CF, Microdrive, USB storage device
Integrated memory 256MB
Image viewing formats JPEG

Buying Information

Warranty two years RTB
Price £122


Power consumption on 4W
Power consumption standby 0W

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