Sony has announced a new addition to its S-Frame family of digital photo frames. The DPP-F700 7-inch model includes a printer that delivers 6 x 4-inch photos in seconds. It also features simple photo editing functions and lets you create custom calendars via the device interface.

Prints are at 300dpi and the screen can lie flat or be raised for a better viewing angle during the printing process, which involves attaching an included paper tray before pressing the print button.

Simple editing of photos (such as enlarge, reduce, crop, date stamp on/off, border/borderless, and brightness, contrast, hue, and sharpness adjustment) prior to output can be undertaken on the device using the navigation keys or via the included remote control. According to the company, there's also a facility to get creative and produce calendars using one of over 30 templates.

The LCD screen has an 800 x 480 resolution and there's 1Gb of internal memory plus multiple card support (including SD, SDHC and Compact Flash) and USB connectivity. The frame supports images in JPEG, TIFF or BMP format. The auto orientation sensor will sense whether your frame is set vertically or horizontally and adjust the display automatically and the auto adjust will resize photos so that they best fit the frame.

It's not the first time we've seen a printer included with a digital photo frame of course, way back in January 2008 we told you about the Smartpants SP8PRT. That device offers a slightly bigger 8in screen at 800 x 600 resolution for a slightly bigger price of US$300, has comparable card support and connectivity but only supports images in JPEG format and doesn't allow in-device editing prior to printing.

Sony's device, which you can see in action in the video below, will be available in the US in January next year for around US$200, see Sony Style for more information closer to the time.

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