I so want one of these! Back when digital frames first came out I didn't find them to be very nice clarity at all. They have improved them so much over the years. We just bought one of these for my father in law, who lives in NY. He doesn't get to see the kids very often, and we thought this would be perfect. At first I was a little taken aback by the price. But when I realized you could plug it in, no batteries, and it would hold a thousand pictures I figured it was a great deal. After we bought it, and uploaded 200 pictures to it, we kept it for a week to test it. The pictures were clear as day, and it has a constant rotation of the pictures. It was so fabulous that I am adding it to my Christmas list. They do make smaller ones, but I am unsure of the clarity of the pictures for those. If you have family that does not get to see you that often, this is a wonderful gift idea. Note if you do not save your digital pictures to your computer but keep them on an online service, you might have to pay a fee to download them from there, so be sure to know before you begin.