Smartparts SP72 Digital Picture Frame

Smartparts SP72 is 7-Inch Digital Picture Frame features 128MB internal memory, memory card reader for easy viewing, 480 x 234 high-resolution picture display, Brightness: 220 cd/m^2, Contrast: 400:1, solid wood frame, and built-in USB port. This digital photo frame also supports CF, MD, MS, MMC, SD, and xD memory cards, and USB Thumb Drives; Plays JPEG files. The Digital Photo Frame measures 9.3 x 1.3 x 6.6 inches and weight 2.2 pounds.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Smartparts SP72 Digital Picture Frame User Reviews

Bought 2 7″ & 1 10.4″ and am very pleased
“Recently bought 3 SmartParts frames – 2 7″ & 1 10.4″. All delivered quickly by Amazon and in perfect working order. Loaded all 3 using both the application provided and also directly from the PC using the supplied USB cable. All performed flawlessly. Pictures are bright & colorful. Using the USB is by far the easiest way to load the internal memory and gives you total control. Only feature I would like to see in future products is the ability to not display a certain folders pictures but allow them to be loaded. Very pleased, well worth the money. Makes great gifts especially if you load some pictures for the person to enjoy.” – By Cameron A. Bryars
Rating: ★★★★★

Easy to set up and works like a champ
“Since Smartparts does not recommend the direct connect to the computer to download pictures, I used an SD 1 GB storage card to load up the pictures. It was pretty simple and did not take much time. We also used the timing feature to automatically shut down the picture frame in the late evening and it starts up in the morning. So far we have been very happy with this product. The picture quality is very good and and the frame looks very nice as well. I would buy another one – and in fact we did – for my mother-in-law. We got the 8-inch version with more functionality and it has the same qualities as this unit.” – By Prairie State
Rating: ★★★★★

Small but Powerful
“For a digital frame around $50, the Smartparts SP72 does its job without a lot of fuss. It took full-size JPEG files (5-7 MB) and handled them easily. Automatic rotation worked as advertised. A different Smartparts 7″ model (same resolution) literally took minutes to process each file for display (had to resize them before loading again). Picture quality is OK (480×234), don’t know if other makes are sharper at same resolution. Ultimately bought 800×600 Smartparts model, which had excellent picture. “ – By J. Voertman
Rating: ★★★★☆

Smartparts 7-Inch Digital Picture Frame
“Smartparts SP72 7-Inch Digital Picture Wood Frame with Beige Matting (Espresso)The picture frame works very well. Navigating the menu is a little tricky until you get used to it. If I had to do it again, I would go for a larger display (maybe 10-inch) even though the price increases rapidly with the larger the display area. All-in-all, a competant frame for a low price.” – By Ronald A. Carrington
Rating: ★★★★☆

Perfect Gift for Non-Tech Person
“My mother is completely technically challenged. She cannot Copy & Paste, let alone upload pictures from her digital camera onto a picture frame! However, she confirmed a few days after receiving the gift how easy it is to use and how clear the pictures appear! The auto-resize is choice and definitely the biggest plus+ for her. If you’re looking for a gift for the “older generation” who has been flirting with modern technology, surprise them with this magic frame that can change the mood to any room with your own pictures. I would definitely recommend this to my friends & family.” – By J. TAYLOR
Rating: ★★★★☆

Looks Nice, Easy to Use
“I like the looks of this frame, it has a nice wood frame and tan matte all of which is pretty nice quality. The photos have good color and are clear. I also love how easy it is to use, this would make a great gift for someone that is not great with technology, I literally just had to take the memory card out out of the camera and put it into the frame and it started playing the pictures right away automatically with random transitions included. There are also not a ton of configuration settings or anything.” – By Brian Koch
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Features & Specifications

Smartparts SP72 Digital Picture Frame Features & Specifications

SP72 Smartparts 7-Inch Digital Picture Frame
The SP72 digital picture frame offers a classic design with its real wood framing. The dark chocolate color of the wood mixed with the custom designed matting can compliment any room or office.

7-Inch Display Screen
The seven-inch screen shows-off your pictures with the same crisp quality that you receive from high-quality prints. The full color display offers vibrant, bright colors that provide optimum contrast, allowing you to view your pictures in their natural state. Your memories will be displayed exactly as they were when your pictures were taken.

Three Easy Steps
Displaying pictures on the digital frame takes three easy steps. Simply remove the memory card from your camera, insert the card into the frame and view your photos. There is no need to upload and edit your pictures on a computer.

Once the memory card is inserted into the frame, pictures are automatically displayed as a slideshow. The speed of the slide show is automatic. Photos will remain on the screen for about 5 to 20 seconds, depending on the size of the files. Larger files will take longer to load.

Viewing Modes
Pictures can easily be rotated by pressing the rotate button which allows photos to be turned to their correct position for proper viewing. The mode button allows you to adjust how your pictures will be displayed on the screen.

Normal view: pictures fit on the display screen without any stretching or cropping. Photos that are smaller than the size of the screen will be displayed with black bars on the edges.

Crop View:, pictures will be enlarged to fill the screen without stretching them. For pictures that do not match the size of the screen, the top and bottom will not be visible.

Picture Files
This digital photo frame is compatible with JPEG files. The JPEG format is in accordance with the camera industry standards and the frame is designed to display photos with the same industry standards. Most digital cameras will save pictures in this format by default. Pictures that are not in JPEG format, such as web, scanned or RAW images, cannot be displayed on the digital photo frame. However, these images can be converted to the JPEG format for the digital photo frame using specific computer applications.

Memory Cards
Secure Digital – SD
Multimedia Card – MMC
xD card
Memory Stick MS

OptiPix Pro
OptiPix Pro is designed to help you find, optimize and transfer pictures to your frame. The software, residing on your computer, will guide you through 3 easy steps. Optipix Pro will help you:

* View your vertical photos the right way
* Sharpen your photos
* Find and transfer photos to your frame
* Fit more pictures on your frame

OptiPix Pro does not alter the originals but instead it will create copies that will be optimized and transferred to your frame. You can store up to 2,000 pictures to your frame using OptiPix Pro. The software’s installation file is preloaded on the frame. You simply register your frame on Smartparts website and you can start using the OptiPix Pro software.

More than a Frame
Use your frame to get the message out. With Smartparts exclusive OptiPix Pro software for Windows, it’s easy to convert and transfer PowerPoint slides, PDF files, and most picture and graphic files directly to your digital frame.

Technical Specifications
Brightness: 220 cd/m^2
Contrast: 400:1
Resolution: 480×234
Vertical Viewing Angle: 45/55
Horizontal Viewing Angle: 65/65

What’s in the Box
Digital picture frame, removable picture stand and AC power adapter

See also: Digital Frames

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