Sony puts RAW images in the frame

Pro snappers can at last say goodbye to digital picture frame file conversion misery – Sony's latest models will display still pictures in all t

Pro snappers can at last say goodbye to digital picture frame file conversion misery – Sony's latest models will display still pictures in all their RAW, untampered-with glory.

Digital picture frames are usually fussy eaters, demanding a diet of nothing but lossy JPEGs. But Sony's latest will happily gobble up RAW files – the discerning DSLR user's format of choice – downscaling those megabytes of data on the fly and displaying them in what the company claims is 'HD' quality. That's if HD is now defined as 800x480 pixels.

The new models include the 7in DPF-D700 (pictured) and the 9in DPF-V900. Multi-card readers take Memory Sticks, xD and SD cards, on board is 512MB of memory and auto face exposure software, there's HDMI-out if you want to pipe shots to a big-screen telly and you'll be able to control them using a Bravia remote.

Sadly there's no Wi-Fi, although selected models come with bundled Bluetooth. They're out next month, Mr Bailey.

Sony DPF-V700, V700BT, V900

Price: £TBA

On sale: March

Contact: Sony