Top 10 Digital Photo Frames Reviewed and Compared

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Here we compare the latest digital picture frame models in detail. You can read about the features of top 5 best digital photo frames and choose the best for your need. You can also buy from amazon at a discount of above 50%. The pros and cons are explained including pictures.

UPDATE: Scroll down for the new addition digital photo frames with ratings and user reviews.

The Digital World

Digital Picture Frames are not just a display screen with pictures sliding around. Its your memories inside them. And digital picture frames are modern way to remember those beautiful memories. To know more about digital photo frames and how to choose the best, read this!

That said, here goes our list of top digital picture frames currently available in the market.

ViewSonic VFD820-50
ViewSonic VFD820-50

#5 ViewSonic VFD820-50 - 8''

The best budget digital photo frame available. It has a screen resolution of 800x600. This sleek and pleasing frame with eye catchy design is apt for both home and office use. With the 800x600 screen with 4:3 aspect ratio, you can see your crisp and sharp images on this killer budget digital photo frame. It supports most of the memory cards. Also has an easy to use interface. The buttons are situated at the rear so it may be a little difficult to navigate through menu. The light sensor and LED backlight add charm to the device. The ultra slim design make possible to adapt to any décor. It also has calender and clock features.

Pros

  • Best Budget digital photo frame
  • Value for money
  • Ultra slim design

Cons

  • Doesn't have a rechargeable battery (Less portable)

Price: $29.99 @ Amazon

Sony DPF-D710
Sony DPF-D710

#4 Sony DPF-D710 7''

A basic photo frame from reputed manufacturer Sony. It comes with a remote control and has an internal memory of 128 MB but only 80 MB will be available for users. It supports memory cards such as MS, MS Duo, SDHC and SD. It does have an automatic orientation sensor (AOS). AOS crops images suitably to fit to the screen, that means the black bars forming on each sides when image has wrong aspect ratio can be avoided. The drawback of this feature is it alters the image without your approval. Fear not! You can turn off this feature. In this frame also, the buttons are located on the back side of frame which is annoying. It is better to use remote instead. It supports JPG, TIFF and BMP file formats and has an aspect ratio of 16:10. Sony also provide a stand for the frame.

Pros

Cons

  • Price is little higher.
  • Doesn't have a rechargeable battery.

Price: $118 @ Amazon

Transcend PF830
Transcend PF830

#3 Transcend PF830 8'' Digital Frame

Transcend's good looking and beautiful digital frame PF830 comes in two colors: Black and Ivory. It has an internal storage of 2 GB. It has dedicated remote control. It is compatible with most of the memory cards available such as SDHC,XC,MS and much more. It doesn't have a motion sensor but has an automatic orientation sensor which is explained above. Another advantage of PF830 is that it can play videos. For videos, AVI and MOV formats are supported. Video playback is pretty fast without any lag. Audio is also nice. The main thing about PF830 is its eye catchy design. Also the 8'' display has pretty good quality. The only drawback I see is the lack of rechargeable battery. The frame will run only when plugged in. Buttons are situated on the back but it is easily accessible unlike the above models.

Pros

  • Two color options to choose from.
  • Compatible with almost all sorts of memory cards.
  • Can play videos.

Cons

  • Lack of rechargeable battery and motion sensor.

Price: Starting from $110 @ Amazon

Pix-Star PXT510WR02
Pix-Star PXT510WR02

#2 Pix-Star PXT510WR02 10.4 Inch FotoConnect XD

First of all this is a WiFi photo frame. You can download or send pictures directly from internet. This WiFi frame also has a unique email id so that you can send pictures to the frame via email. And it doesn't have a subscription fee. How wonderful! Has an aspect ratio of 4:3 and resolution of 800x600 pixels. Most of the WiFi frames have a subscription fee but this does not. You can connect to the home network or internet to transfer pictures to frame. The company also provides a remote and a kickstand. However buttons are situated on the back of the frame which makes you difficult to navigate through but you can use the remote for this purpose. Compatible with JPG, PNG and GIF file formats. It has 2 GB of internal memory. Also has different language options. You can also access radio stations and whether forecasts. You can set the WiFi frame to turn off after a period to save energy. Another feature is that it has a built in spam filter. It doesn't display unsolicited images. The only drawback is that it does not play videos.

Pros

  • WiFi enabled
  • No subscription fees
  • Very Fast
  • In Built spam filter

Cons

  • Doesn't play videos

Price: $189 @ Amazon

NIX X08D
NIX X08D

#1 NIX X08D 8 inch Hi-Res Digital Photo Frame with Motion Sensor

And our winner is NIX 8'' Hu-Motion Digital Frame. The features for the price makes NIX the winner. Most appropriate to use as home decoration because it does not have a rechargeable battery. It has USB port if you want to transfer files directly from your computer. Compatilble with most of the memory cards such as SDHC, SD, XD, Sony MS etc. Has 1 GB internal memory. The touch controls is located on the right side of the frame which is very easy to use. The menu and controls has a lot of options which can be accessed easily. The remote control we get with this photo frame is marvelous.

It has the major advantage- motion sensor called Hu-Motion. It means that the digital frame will display images only when there is someone around to see it.

Pros

  • Excellent Display Quality
  • 1 GB internal memory
  • Motion Sensor
  • Amazing remote
  • Price

Cons

  • No rechargeable battery

Price: $59.99 @ Amazon

Comparison Chart

Features
ViewSonic VFD820-50
Sony DPF-D710
Transcend PF830
Pix-Star PXT510WR02
NIX X08D
Internal Memory
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128 MB
4 GB
2 GB
1 GB
Screen Resolution
800x600
800x480
800x600
800x600
800x600
Aspect Ratio
4:3
16:10
4:3
4:3
4:3
Size
8 inch
7 inch
8 inch
10.4 inch
8 inch
Wifi
No
No
No
Yes
No
Display Type
LED Backlit
WVGA LCD
LCD
LED
IPS LED Backlit
Weight
1.4 pounds
2 pounds
2.6 pounds
5 pounds
1.6 pounds
USB
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
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ViewSonic VFD1027w-11ViewSonic VFD1027w-11ViewSonic VFD1027w-11
ViewSonic VFD1027w-11
ViewSonic VFD1027w-11
ViewSonic VFD1027w-11
ViewSonic VFD1027w-11
ViewSonic VFD1027w-11
ViewSonic VFD1027w-11

UPDATE #5 ViewSonic VFD1027w-11

Cool and stylish digital photo frame with 128MB internal memory to store your sweet memories. It has a beautiful ebony frame. The ultra high 1024x600 resolution and brilliant clarity makes the frame complete bang for the buck. It supports USB flash drive (both host and slave modes) and memory cards. There is clock and calendar functions besides running photos. You can place it in any living room, bedroom or office and is perfect for gifting also. The crystal clear, high quality picture display with super fine details can indulge anyone in the first look itself. The auto on/off feature makes it energy efficient and the easy to use interface with remote control makes it user friendly in every manner.

Rating: 7.6/10

Some User Reviews

"I highly recommend the 10 in digital frames; if you are thinking between the sizes, the size difference is quite worth it. Photos are easily seen from a slight distance and the overall appearance just seems nicer."

"Great for hanging on a wall and viewing wide 3:2 type photos from a DSLR in horizontal orientation. Images look great from a distance of 6 feet or more."

"Great frame at a great price. Really easy to use- I use a 2gb usb memory stick and it has no problems finding any playing my pictures. "


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Kodak Easyshare P720 Kodak Easyshare P720 Kodak Easyshare P720
Kodak Easyshare P720
Kodak Easyshare P720
Kodak Easyshare P720
Kodak Easyshare P720
Kodak Easyshare P720
Kodak Easyshare P720

UPDATE #4 Kodak Easyshare P720

This sleek and slim 7 inch digital picture frame is known for its many features. The major attraction is the Quick Touch Border which allows you to operate by simply touching or sliding the border of the frame which prevents any smudges or fingerprints on the screen. There is a yellow illumination on the frame border which tells you where to touch exactly. The picture frame is easy to set up and the file transfer from computer is also very easy with the included Kodak Easy Share software. It displays photos in 16:9 wide screen HD aspect ratio and utilize Kodak Color Science for vibrant colors and clear details. Another useful feature is the customizable frame. The picture frame comes in two colors- Cranberry Red and Sliver. Kodak also provides optional Faceplates for the frame from which you can select appropriate one that goes with your interior décor. You can create, edit and view slideshows in the picture frame itself, it supports almost all memory cards and USB flash drives. Just plug in the picture loaded USB and you’re ready to go. 2 memory card slots and 1 USB port are available. The automatic on/off setting avoid energy wastage. The LED backlit digital photo frame can be placed vertically or horizontally and is known for its low power consumption.

Rating: 8.7/10

Some User Reviews

"With its touch border that allows the user to set up a slide show from a variety of options, the interface is friendly for even someone not entirely comfortable with new technology."

"Easy, absolutely no-fuss and with no need to be technical savvy, this digital picture frame is totally cool. "

"It is VERY easy to set up and if you are going to give this as a gift for a not-so tech savvy person you can rest assured it is very simple to use. What a better way to send an awesome gift this year."

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Digital Foci DLB-081 D-Light Box - 8" portable digital photo viewerDigital Foci DLB-081 D-Light Box - 8" portable digital photo viewer
Digital Foci DLB-081 D-Light Box - 8" portable digital photo viewer
Digital Foci DLB-081 D-Light Box - 8" portable digital photo viewer
Digital Foci DLB-081 D-Light Box - 8" portable digital photo viewer
Digital Foci DLB-081 D-Light Box - 8" portable digital photo viewer

UPDATE #3 Digital Foci DLB-081 D-Light Box

The best portable digital photo album in the list, this 8 inch LCD display has a resolution of 800x600, 4:3 aspect ratio and 4GB internal memory. Design is slim and sleek with soft leather like case. The frame has 6 hours battery life which is ideal for passing around photo frames during family gatherings etc. Digital Foci also provides a kick stand for easy placement. You can organize photos easily in a computer with included software and transfer the albums in to DPF. There is photo thumbnail feature for easy navigation through albums in the frame. It supports almost all types of memory cards and USB flash drive. The Music Box folder allows you to play background music while displaying pictures. Simply load music files to the folder. Or you can assign separate theme music for each album by copying the music file to the respective album.

Rating: 8.8/10

Some User Reviews

"Perfect, except that the instruction manual is very limited"

"I wish I had this years ago! A super easy way to share pictures. Very worth the money. Good quality product."

"It's everything I wanted. I wanted to be able to show pictures from vacation and the granddaughter without have to print them off on paper. The battery last a long time and charges fast. One more plus, I can take pictures at family functions , take the card from the camera put it in the viewer and start showing pictures right away."

Sony DPF-D1010
Sony DPF-D1010

UPDATE #2 Sony DPF-D1010

The 10 inch LCD DPF from Sony has 128 MB internal memory and comes with a mini USB cable to connect with computer. It has an aspect ratio of 16:10 and 800x480 WVGA resolution. It supports almost all memory cards, memory stick and USB. There are 9 different slideshow styles each with different transitions. The time between each transition can be set manually. The auto orientation feature rotates the images automatically to frame placement. The DPF D1010 comes with clock and calendar features and a user friendly remote control. Sony also includes auto on/off feature to save power.

Rating: 9/10

Some User Reviews

"The 800-by-600-pixel 8-inch-diagonal display is clear, crisp, bright and saturated. Photos display instantly, either singly, until you manually advance them, or in a slideshow with your choice of 10 time intervals from three seconds to 24 hours and with your choice of six transition effects. "

"I just loaded this frame up with pictures of the kids for grandma, and can say that this frame is a much better choice for the price than other brands."

"Here is my summary:
- high quality screen
- good viewing angles
- very nice frame for use in living room etc.
- easy to configure
- good price"

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nixplay 12 inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame
nixplay 12 inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame
nixplay 12 inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame
nixplay 12 inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame
nixplay 12 inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame
nixplay 12 inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame

UPDATE #1 nixplay 12 inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame

The 12 inch high resolution DPF is known for its wireless functionality and picture quality. You can send images from smart phones, email, facebook, dropbox, picassa & instagram. The nixplay app for iPhone and Android lets you transfer pics from your smart phone easy and quickly. You can set up 10 frames for one account which is perfect for family and business sharing. You can also control settings and create separate slideshows for each frame. Another notable feature is the Hu-Motion technology which is the master of energy saving. The frame gets on when anybody enters the room and gets off when they leave the room. The connectivity options are any memory cards, USB and WiFi. The high quality rubberized finish gives the DPF some ruggedness. The LED backlit frame is VESA mountable also. Overall this would be a perfect gift for your loved ones.

Rating: 9.4/10

Some User Reviews

"Finally, NIX seems like a great company that stands behind their products. The unit I ordered had one bad pixel, and after I contacted NIX, I had a new (perfect) frame in my hands the next day."

" The frame is great, bright colors, easy to use, now that I know how, the motion sensor is a good feature."

"Well I bought 2 frames, the 15 inch and the 12 inch and I am keeping them both. They are huge! My only regret is that I didn't buy the 8 inch frame as well which I have since ordered. I will have the 15 inch in the living room, 12 inch in the bedroom and 8 inch at work."

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