Digital photo frames review 2009

Digital photo album technology is still a little raw.
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  • Updated:9 Jan 2009



Eleven 10inch (20-22cm) digital photo frames priced from $198 to $499

See our latest review of digital photo frames.

When CHOICE first set out to test digital photo frames in January 2008, we discovered several flaws in the technology, including poor picture quality, confusing controls and inefficient energy consumption. Nearly two years later, there are improvements in picture quality but we’re still seeing many of the same flaws.

Our assessment panel looks at a series of digital photos that highlight brightness, contrast and colour depth. We found some models bleach a digital photo and some present a warm colour to the screen, but rarely do any give a realistic representation. The frames were scored on their:

  • Picture quality based on colour balance, contrast and skin tone
  • Ease of use of the remote control, onboard and on-screen controls
  • Standby energy consumption

Please note: this information was current as of January 2009 but is still a useful guide to today's market. For more recent information, see our Digital photo frame review 2010.

Brands and models tested

  • Agfaphoto AF 6105MS
  • Sony DPF-V1000
  • Digiframe DF-F10411c
  • Aiptek Da Vinci PAV
  • Kodak EasyShare M1020
  • Shintaro SHDPF104V3
  • JCMatthew DPF-BWP10
  • Kaiser Baas Snapshot KBA04023
  • Samsung SPF-105V
  • AV Labs AVL961B #
  • LèVision BOPF1000

# Discontinued but may still be available in some stores.



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