Sometimes it can be difficult to know what to get someone for Christmas. If you just don’t have any ideas, then why not choose a digital photo frame this year? This gift can come in handy for men and women of all ages. As long as you know that they take digital photographs, a digital photo frame can give them a reason to finally show off those photos!
How To Shop For The Right Photo Frame
There are a number of factors to consider when shopping for a digital photo frame. You’ll need to think about the frame size (whether you want a standard or “panoramic” aspect ratio), the design and décor of the frame, the features (such as ability to play slideshows, connect to Bluetooth etc), the image file formats it supports, memory cards the frame uses, screen resolution (larger screens need larger resolutions for the best quality) and more.
Why Do Digital Photo Frames Cost So Much?
If you’re comparing a digital photo frame to a standard frame then you may be confused as to why they cost so much more. But it’s important to remember that this is an electronic product with far more scope than a traditional frame. Digital frames allow you to create unique photo displays to rotate different photographs, display slideshows, print from the frame and connect to other devices wirelessly. The more functions you get, the more expensive the frame will generally be.
Top Selling Digital Photo Frames for 2010
1) Pandigital PAN7000DW 7-Inch Digital Picture Frame: This frame has been top of the bestsellers list for months, and is a 7 inch screen designed to look like black wood. It has a resolution of 800 x 600, can store up to 6400 images with its 1GB memory, has a built in card reader, a remote control and even supports MP3 audio and video. This carries a recommended retail price of $100.
2) Pandigital Panimage PI1003DW 10.1-Inch Digital Picture Frame: This frame is larger than the frame above, at 10.1 inches, with a resolution of 800 x 480, storage for 2500 images, a remote control and support for JPEG digital video. The list price for this frame is $150.
3) HP df1010b3 10.4-Inch Digital Picture Frame: This frame has a resolution of 800 x 600, includes a USB port, has a solid wood frame, 2GB internal memory, and extra functions such as the clock, calendar and alarm. It also plays MPEG1, MPEG4, Motion JPEG, JPEG and MP3 media files. Recommended retail price: $155.
4) ViewSonic VFM1024W-11 10-Inch Digital Media Frame: This frame has an ultra high resolution at 1024 x 600, with an LCD screen for excellent picture quality. It has an internal memory of 128MB, a calendar, alarm and clock, remote control, and beautiful cherry wood frame. List price: $190.