Digital photo frames review 2009

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

03.Product profiles

Profiles - what to buy

Agfaphoto AF 6105MS

Price $319

Good points

  • Programmable sleep mode.

Bad points

  • No regular USB port (but does have a USB adapter and mini-USB for computer connection).
  • Stand is not adjustable.
  • Poor onboard controls.
  • No power indicator.

Sony DPF-V1000

Price $499

Good points

  • Can output images to a TV.
  • Can be wall-mounted.
  • Programmable sleep mode.
  • Only frame in this test to have a power indicator.
  • Only onboard controls in this test to receive a good rating.
  • Only on-screen interface in this test to receive a good rating.

Bad points

  • Stand is not adjustable.
  • No music or video playback (photos only).
  • Most expensive frame on test.

Digiframe DF-F10411c

Price $359

Good points

  • Can output video to a TV.
  • Can be wall-mounted.
  • Programmable sleep mode.
  • Remote control rated well.

Bad points

  • No power indicator.
  • Poor onboard controls.

Aiptek Da Vinci PAV

Price $379

Good points

  • Two-year warranty.
  • Remote control rated well.

Bad points

  • No regular USB port (but does have a USB adapter and mini-USB for computer connection).
  • No power indicator.

 

Profiles - the rest

Kodak EasyShare M1020

Price: $329

Good points

  • Can be wall-mounted.
  • Programmable sleep mode.

Bad points

  • No power indicator.
  • Poor onboard controls.

Shintaro SHDPF104V3

Price: $246

Good points

  • Can be wall-mounted.
  • Programmable sleep mode.

Bad points

  • Stand is not adjustable.
  • No power indicator.
  • Poor onboard controls.

JCMatthew DPF-BWP10

Price: $299

Good points

  • Can be wall-mounted.
  • Programmable sleep mode.

Bad points

  • No power indicator.
  • Poor onboard controls.
  • Scored 0% for standby consumption.

Kaiser Baas Snapshot KBA04023

Price: $230

Good points

  • Can be wall-mounted.

Bad points

  • No power indicator.
  • Poor onboard controls.
  • Images look too warm (yellow).

Samsung SPF-105V

Price: $399

Good points

  • Two-year warranty.
  • Has Wi-Fi functionality.

Bad points

  • No power indicator.
  • Poor onboard controls.
  • Scored 0% for standby consumption.

AV Labs AVL961B (A)

Price: $250

Good points

  • Can be wall-mounted.

Bad points

  • Manual contains the warning: “Only use for a maximum of 8 hours.”
  • Stand is not adjustable.
  • No power indicator.
  • Scored 0% for standby consumption.
  • Images look too warm (yellow) and have compression artefacts.

LèVision BOPF1000

Price: $198

Good points

  • Can be wall-mounted.
  • Least expensive frame on test.

Bad points

  • No power indicator.
  • Images look flat and dark with noticeable "jaggies" (unsmooth edges).

# Discontinued but may still be available in some stores.

 

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