Digital photo frames review 2009

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

02.Results

What to buy

  • Agfaphoto AF 6105MS - $319
  • Sony DPF-V1000 - $499
  • Digiframe DF-F10411c - $359
  • Aiptek Da Vinci PAV - $379
 

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Results tables

Performance
Brand / model (in rank order)
Overall score (%) Picture quality score (%) Ease of use score (%) Standby energy consumption score (%) Price ($)
Agfaphoto AF 6105MS
www.sagem.com.au
75
84
50
100
319
Sony DPF-V1000
www.sony.com.au
74
72
70
100
499
Digiframe DF-F10411c
www.digiframe.com.au
71
75
52
100
359
Aiptek Da Vinci PAV
1300 651 417
70
72
57
100
379
Kodak EasyShare M1020
www.kodak.com.au
67
78
35
100
329
Shintaro SHDPF104V3
www.shintaro.com.au
66
65
55
100
246
JCMatthew DPF-BWP10
www.jcmatthew.com
59
69
58
0
299
Kaiser Baas Snapshot KBA04023
www.lakopacific.com.au
58
53
55
100
230
Samsung SPF-105V
www.samsung.com/au
57
77
37
0
399
AV Labs AVL961B (A)
www.avlabs.net
55
62
60
0
250
 


Features

Specifications

Brand / model (in rank order)
Internal memory (MB) Remote control Wall mountable Cards accepted USB Speakers Aspect ratio Diagonal screen size (cm) Screen finish Dimensions (cm, H x W x D) Weight (kg) Resolution (pixels)
Agfaphoto AF 6105MS
www.sagem.com.au
256
CF /MMC / MS / SD / SDHC / XD
(B)
2
15:9
25.4
Gloss
24 x 33 x 2
1.1
800 x 480
Sony DPF-V1000
www.sony.com.au
1024
CF / MS / SD / SDHC
0
15:9
25.9
Gloss
21 x 30 x 4
1.3
1024 x 600
Digiframe DF-F10411c
www.digiframe.com.au
512
CF / MMC / MS / SD / XD
2
4:3
26.4
Matte
26 x 31 x 3
1.5
640 x 480
Aiptek Da Vinci PAV
1300 651 417
16
CF / MMC / MS / SD
(B)
1
13:9
25.9
Matte
23 x 31 x 3
1
800 x 480
Kodak EasyShare M1020
www.kodak.com.au
128
CF / MMC / MS / SD / XD
2
16:9
25.4
Matte
21 x 30 x 3
1
800 x 480
Shintaro SHDPF104V3
www.shintaro.com.au
256
CF / MMC / MS / SD / SDHC
2
4:3
26.4
Gloss
24 x 30 x 4
1.6
640 x 480
JCMatthew DPF-BWP10
www.jcmatthew.com
256
CF / MMC / MS / SD
2
16:9
25.4
Gloss
23 x 32 x 6
1.5
1024 x 600
Kaiser Baas Snapshot KBA04023
www.lakopacific.com.au
256
CF / MMC / MS / SD
2
4:3
26.4
Matte
25 x 30 x 4
1.4
640 x 480
Samsung SPF-105V
www.samsung.com/au
64
CF / MS / SD
2
15:9
25.4
Matte
20 x 29 x 4
1.3
1024 x 600
AV Labs AVL961B (A)
www.avlabs.net
CF / MMC / MS / SD / XD
2
4:3
26.4
Matte
27 x 32 x 5
1.5
640 x 480
 

Table Notes

(A) Discontinued but may still be available in some stores.
(B) Mini-USB socket only, but comes with adapter cable for USB key.

Using the table

Scores The overall score is made up of:

  • Picture uality: 60%
  • Ease of use: 30%
  • Standby energy consumption: 10%

How we test

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