If you are looking for a great way to display your photos in your living room, why not consider buying a digital picture frame? This is a quick and easy way to show off the pictures taken with your digital camera or mobile and requires little work to set up. Best of all, prices start from only Â£20. Here are the top five digital picture frames on the market:
At the top end of the market is Sony’s DPFXR100 digital photo frame, boasting all the latest bells and whistles to justify its £220 price tag. Its 10.2 inch screen displays images in ultra-high resolution and has ‘TruBlack’ technology for no screen reflections. You can play back HD video clips and there is HDMI output for slideshows on any HD TV. There is space for 4000 photos on its 2GB internal storage and a full array of connections, including USB, mini-USB and a multi card slot which will accept Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, SD (SDHC), CompactFlash, MMC and xD media. Finally, a handy remote control lets you control it from anywhere in the room.
The £100 Kodak Pulse is an easy to use digital photo frame, boasting a bright seven-inch touch screen and integrated wi-fi, letting you add or replace pictures wirelessly. The backlit screen boasts resolutions of up to 800— 600 pixels and includes Kodak’s Colour Science technology for crisp colour. 512 MB of internal memory will let you store 1000 photos and the memory slot accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Multimedia Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro/Duo, XD-Picture Card (xD) and USB.
At the lower end of the market is the £60 Elonex PF9000 digital photo frame. Like the Kodak Pulse, it has a seven-inch screen, which is capable of displaying images in 16:9 widescreen and up to 480 x 234 pixels. You can load images straight from the memory card and it supports SD / MMC / MS Memory Cards. The only downside is the limited internal storage for only ten photos.
If you are on a serious budget and don’t mind settling for a basic model, why not consider Kitvision’s DPF7BKK? Retailing for around £20, it has a seven-inch screen capable of displaying photos up to 480 x 234 pixels, supports SD/XD/MMC/MS memory cards and is very easy to use.
The Motorola MF700 is a stylish matte black seven-inch digital photo frame retailing for around £60. Unlike many other models, it can be wall mounted. It boasts a 432 x 234 screen, capable of displaying images in widescreen and has rotate, portrait and landscape options. It supports a variety of memory cards, including Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Multi-Media Card (MMC) and Memory Stick (MS).