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NIX 12 inch Hi-Res Digital Photo Frame with Motion Sensor & 4GB Memory (X12C)

by NIX
4.4 out of 5 stars 1,323 customer reviews
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Product Description

The newer X12D with enhanced features is now available on amazon

Why NIX?
NIX is the leading brand for Digital Photo Frames in the U.S. With 7 years of experience and dedicated customer service team, we are committed to delivering high quality frames and services that allow you to display digital memories in a sophisticated way. To assure you of the quality and service we provide, we give you a full 1 Year Part's & Labor Warranty at the time of purchase.

Need to display all your digital photos?
The NIX Digital Photo Frame is the most simple and affordable solution to display all your digital moments. Just plug in your USB stick or SD/SDHC card and see all your photos play in front of you! It's that easy.
This frame is perfect for everyone from professionals, to parents and grandparents who just want a frame that works with the convenience of not having to actually operate it. Combined with an intuitive remote, it's a breeze to get started.

NIX Digital Frame
With a High Resolution LED Backlit Display, enjoy all your (JPEG) photos with amazing detail and clarity. The Frame can also be used to play (MPEG-4 / AVI) videos. When the frame activates after sensing movement it can either play photos or videos. Equipped with a generous 4GB memory, it is housed in a very small and portable USB thumb drive so you can conveniently move photos from your computer to your frame. Combined with a simple, clear remote control, it's a breeze to get started.

Hu-Motion Sensor
For ultimate convenience, the frame comes with our trademarked 'Hu-Motion' Sensor that turns the frame on when you enter the room and off when you leave the room! Set the frame to switch off after sensing no movement in time increments from 5 minutes to 1 hour.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Item model number: X12C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,323 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 16, 2013

Customer Reviews

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There was some initial frustration with this frame. First off, the frame works well. So far I've only added photos to the thing, so I have no experience with videos. Its now setup and running nicely. The image quality is great, and I think the viewing angle with it hanging on the wall is perfect. I can see the images clearly regardless of where I am in the room, and the 12 inch screen makes it the perfect size for my room.

So why not five stars? Well that has to do with what I had to go through to get the frame to properly display the images. The resolution is 800 x 600 on the frame, so I understood that resizing the photos to be that size was something I had to do. Not a big deal, I just used a nice bulk resizing tool called Light Image Resizer. Its a free download and free to use for personal use. Made it really nice and easy. However when I initially loaded the photos, I found the frame wouldn't transition smoothly on all photos. The slideshow would freeze randomly on photos, taking longer than the 5s I had it set too. Sometimes upwards of 2 - 3 minutes to finally change pictures. I did a lot of research but NIX's own site has a blow off solution that basically says make sure its in the right format and check with the support site for advice, otherwise delete the picture. No thank you, especially since the photos were all taken with the same camera and resized the same way, so why would it pick and choose which to freeze on? I couldn't find any additional advice on their support site, perhaps I wasn't thorough enough, however after some poking around on other forums, I found the solution. Apparently the software on the frame likes the picture names on the memory card to be four characters long and a number. So 0001.jpg for example.
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I am a photographer, and was not too happy with our existing digital photo frame. It has a 16:9 aspect ratio (similar to a HD TV), and rather coarse quality display. I thought I would take a chance on the NIX 12-inch display. Many of the reviews are pretty good. I was also drawn to the fact that the aspect ratio is 4:3, which is identical to our Canon G-15. It doesn't match the 3:2 ratio of my DSLR, but it is close enough. I like the fact that NIX includes a nice, compact 4GB flash drive. Saves me the trouble of getting another one.

Setup was easy. A few comments, however. The remote would be easier to use if it had the standard symbols for Play/Pause on it. The Time is set for 24 hour format, and can't be changed. This only impacts you if you use the calendar function. The Slideshow button on the remote is nice since it will take you right to the slideshow from whatever menu function you're in. Still, the ergonomics of the remote and menu system are lacking. I also haven't found a way to adjust the picture controls while watching an image. Instead, you need to exit to the menu, set the brightness/contrast/saturation, then return to the image. The factory settings are OK, but I brought down the brightness and contrast a step or two. The transitions are okay, but I noticed the fade (dissolve) transition is very choppy and stutters, making a poor transition. The other transitions for the photos are fine.

I use a 27" Mac monitor to process my images, and I am fussy about color balance, contrast, brightness, sharpness, etc. Nix does a decent job of displaying my images in a very pleasing manner. I notice a lack of punch in the reds and a softening toward orange. Skin tones look pretty natural.
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I have owned two nix digital picture frames with the automatic on sensor. I purchased the latest model NIX 12 inch a few weeks ago. It is fantastic. The auto on sensor works beautifully. The images display at a very high resolution and I like the fact that the frame size is 12 inches so that the images are sufficiently large for viewing. Custom settings are easy to adjust with the remote and you can tinker with those settings so that the images meet your personal preference (you should adjust the brightness setting to correspond with the frame location). On this newest model, the remote control has a built in holder on the back which is really nice; no more misplacing the remote. Overall I am really happy with the NIX digital frames and this is the only digital frame I will purchase in the future. I have family members who are also photo enthusiasts and I am thinking about the NIX frame as a Christmas present for them. Highly recommend.
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I bought this frame to replace an older 8.5-inch (diagonal) Digital Spectrum Solutions Memory Frame, which was still working, because I wanted something larger and because the Digital Spectrum frame can't handle the collection of over 10,000 photos I now wish to display. The good news is the Nix is 12 inches (diagonal), a very nice size. Although the Nix has only 800x600 pixel resolution, the pictures have adequate sharpness. The Nix has no difficulty with the large number of photos in my collection.

The main shortcoming is in image quality, specifically in color balance. Photos that display correctly on my ViewSonic monitor, two Samsung monitors, a Dell laptop, and the Digital Spectrum frame, show up with too much red on the Nix frame. There are controls for brightness, contrast, and saturation, but not for color balance. I tried changing brightness, contrast, and saturation, but the color imbalance remained. I would have to edit my entire photo collection of over 10,000 pictures by trial and error in order to get them to display correctly on the Nix. Also, the Nix has a narrower viewing angle within which the photos display with good brightness. One more thing -- the infra-red sensor that is supposed to turn on the frame from 6 feet away does not work reliably at a distance of more than 2 feet.

Update 11/14/13. Nix contacted me after seeing the review above and attempted to resolve the problem. We exchanged email messages, and I sent them photo files.
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