We've also complained before that digital frames tend to be power vampires, so luckily this time around, Panasonic has included a light sensor that adjusts screen brightness depending on its surrounding environment. When lights are all off, so goes the monitor. We wish our current monitors were that smart.
What else does are manufacturers packing into digital photo frames these days? Well, the MW-20 boats 15 display patterns for its Lumix Scene Mode (made for iA Intelligent Scene Selector modes on Lumix cameras), a calendar, clock, and, of course, photo mode.
You can grab the Panasonic MW-20 Digital Frame Speaker and Dock later next month for about $250. It's still quite a bit for a digital picture frame, but at least you can do more stuff with it now.