9 best digital photo frames

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

In our age of technology, when even books have already become electronic, digital photography has long been an everyday and common phenomenon in every sense. When it comes to creating an album of the best captured moments in life, everyone does their own thing. Someone makes a selection in a computer or tablet, someone prints pictures and makes an 'old-school' paper photo album, and the most progressive go to the end in technological progress and buy a digital photo frame.

By itself, such a photo frame is an electronic device with an LCD screen and a wide variety of functionality, depending on the class of the device. So, many models of digital frames are able not only to show pictures, but also to play video recordings with sound, work in different viewing modes, even work as an FM radio receiver. The editors present you with a special rating with an overview of nine digital photo frames that have received the highest ratings from our expert council.

Rating of the best digital photo frames

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best digital photo frames 1 ESPADA E-21A 18 205 RUB
2 Rekam VisaVis L-170 RUB 12,990
3 ESPADA E-15HD RUB 9 155
4 Ritmix RDF-1027 5 344 RUB
5 Digma PF-105MS RUB 4,240
6 Ritmix RDF-828
7 Qumo PhotoLife QM121.01
8 Digma PF-922 RUB 3 260
9 Rekam DejaView FM87S RUB 2,990

ESPADA E-21A

Rating: 5.0

ESPADA E-21A

Let's start traditionally with the most expensive model. This is a digital photo frame of the domestic ESPADA brand. The brand itself is obviously far from the most famous, but this particular model turned out to be more than successful, especially considering the record dimensions of the photo frame.

More about dimensions. This 21.5 inches diagonal of the 16: 9 aspect ratio screen makes the device no longer even a digital photo frame, but a digital 'poster on the wall'. The relatively rare, as for photo frames, high matrix resolution – FullHD 1920×1080, pleases also.

Prohibitive, as for a device of this type, the price greatly narrows the potential target audience, but the product, nevertheless, is in demand and collects the most positive feedback. The exact dimensions of the photo frame are 53.8×33.2×4 cm.

In terms of content viewing, the functionality of the digital photo frame of this model includes: manual sequential viewing of images, magnification up to 5x, rotation, slideshows with different transition effects and music, video viewing. Popular multimedia formats are supported – JPEG and BMP images, sound and video – MP3, WMA, WAV, AVI, MP4. Photo frame recognizes video codecs MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, DivX, XviD.

Content media can be connected to your photo frame in a variety of ways. So, the device supports external flash memory cards Secure Digital, MultiMedia Card, Memory Stick, allows you to connect a portable hard drive up to 1TB via the USB interface, a third-party device via the miniHDMI video input. In addition, this model has a large amount of its own built-in flash memory – 4GB.

The sound from audio files or video can be transmitted to the built-in pair of speakers with a power of 1W each, or you can connect headphones or external speakers via a standard 3.5mm mini-jack.

Additional functions: alarm clock, clock, calendar, on / off timer, support for Cyrillic file names. The device is powered from the network. The package includes a remote control. You can also operate the buttons on the side panel of the photo frame.

The scope of delivery of this model includes: the photo frame itself, a remote control, a power supply, a USB cable, a stand, and documentation.

Advantages

  • record large diagonal;
  • FullHD resolution;
  • large amount of internal memory;
  • wide support for external devices, including those connected via miniHDMI;
  • remote control;
  • several menu languages, including Russian.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Rekam VisaVis L-170

Rating: 4.9

Rekam VisaVis L-170

The rating is continued by another photo frame of a domestic brand, which, according to the prevailing dubious tradition, is diligently disguised as Canadian origin. This model is not without its drawbacks, but it is almost two times cheaper than the one described above, while the diagonal, although smaller, is still one of the largest devices in this class.

The dimensions of the digital photo frame are 25.9x42x2.7 cm, and the weight is 1.15kg. The screen diagonal is 17.3 inches with a 16: 9 aspect ratio. The type of matrix is ​​TN, which upsets some users, but here you need to understand that digital photo frames are rarely equipped with more advanced matrices. Matrix resolution – 1600×900, brightness – 450 cd / sq. meter, contrast ratio – 650: 1.

The functional profile of this model is almost identical to the above described digital photo frame. Here there is support for the same types of external memory cards, portable hard drives with a USB connection, there is 4GB of its own internal memory. True, there is no HDMI video input, but this moment does not cause complaints from users, since its presence is often excessive for a photo frame.

The device also supports almost all of the same multimedia formats and codecs as the above digital photo frame with minimal differences. Allows you to view images in different modes, including slideshows, zoom in and out, watch videos with sound on the built-in speakers of 2W each. The sound can be output in the same way to external speakers or headphones through a standard 3.5mm jack.

The photo frame is powered from the mains. It is possible to mount it horizontally on the wall. Additional functions: clock, timer on / off, calendar, alarm. The delivery set includes a remote control.

The manufacturer provides a guarantee for this model for a period of 12 months.

Advantages

  • large screen;
  • 4GB internal memory;
  • support for portable hard drives;
  • remote control;
  • relatively powerful built-in speakers.

disadvantages

  • there are complaints about the natural shortcomings of the TN-matrix.

ESPADA E-15HD

Rating: 4.8

ESPADA E-15HD

The third number in the rating of the best photo frames according to the version, we once again draw attention to the ESPADA trademark, which deserves greater fame not only in Russia, but also in the world. Consider an HD photo frame with an even smaller diagonal and an even lower cost.

The screen size here is 15.6 inches. The resolution is 1366×768. The aspect ratio of the screen is slightly non-standard – 17:10. It is difficult to say why the developers made such a decision, but for the most part users do not complain about this circumstance. Device dimensions – 400x250x35mm, packing dimensions – 480x340x105mm,

The photo frame supports a variety of content sources: its own built-in 4GB memory, portable hard drives with USB connection, SD / MMC / MS flash memory cards. There is an AV input and a miniHDMI video input. The headphone output is not used, which makes a small part of users unhappy. The device recognizes multimedia formats JPEG, MP3, WMA, MPEG1 / 2/4, AVI, RMVB, MKV, 1080P. The sound is reproduced on rather powerful built-in speakers – 2 x 3W each.

The digital photo frame can reproduce photos in different modes: sequential display of a folder with the ability to repeat, slideshows with the option of sound accompaniment and setting the interval, scaling, rotation. Cyrillic is supported in file names, the menu is multilingual, including Russian. The built-in timer allows you to set the on and off times.

The delivery set of this model includes the photo frame itself, a protective cover, a stand, a remote control, a power supply, and a set of screws for fastening. The weight of the whole set is 2kg.

Advantages

  • high-quality image;
  • large amount of internal memory;
  • wide support for external media;
  • relatively powerful built-in speakers;
  • multilingual menu;
  • support for Cyrillic file names.

disadvantages

  • the headphone / speaker output is not active.

Ritmix RDF-1027

Rating: 4.7

Ritmix RDF-1027

The rating continues with an interesting, stylish, functional and high-quality digital photo frame of the Ritmix trademark. The brand belongs to the Russian distribution company Blade. This model is even smaller in size than the previous one and even significantly cheaper, which is a pleasant surprise when you take into account its important advantages.

Immediately about the main advantage. This digital photo frame is equipped with an IPS matrix, which is quite a rarity in this type of device. The advantages here are obvious – the image quality and, most importantly, the maximum viewing angles of 178 degrees in all directions. Matrix resolution – 1024×600. Image brightness – 200-300 cd / sq. meter. Contrast – 600-800: 1.

The screen size of this model is 10.1 inches, the aspect ratio is 16: 9. The natural wood case and elegant design deserve special praise. This photo frame really looks like a classic photo frame and not like a tablet.

The device supports external media of different formats – USB-flash, SD (FAT), SDHC, MMC up to 32 GB. It has its own built-in memory, but its size is very modest – it is designed for just a few photos. You can connect to the device via USB 2.0 or mini-USB. There is also a standard 3.5mm headphone output. Without connecting headphones, sound is output to the built-in speaker.

A separate advantage of this digital photo frame is its wide support for multimedia formats. Thus, the device can play images in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIF, PNG formats, as well as AVI, MOV, MKV, MP4, ASF, WMV video with MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 codecs (Divx4.0, Divx5.0, Xvid) , M-JPEG, H.264, 3GP. Even in terms of supporting audio formats, this photo frame breaks all records – MP3, WMA, OGG, AAC, APE, FLAC, WAV. Even high definition FullHD 1080p video is supported.

Supported image rotation, slideshow mode with music, scaling. Actually, the slideshow mode turns on automatically immediately after connecting an external media with content. A separate very useful mode is thumbnail preview (mosaic). Image parameters (brightness, contrast, etc.) can be adjusted manually.

You can control playback and other functions using the control panel buttons on the photo frame itself or via the remote control.

Additional functions: clock, alarm clock, calendar, timer on / off, view of all folders through explorer, copy and delete files.

Advantages

  • image quality;
  • maximum viewing angles;
  • IPS matrix;
  • the widest support for multimedia formats;
  • elegant design;
  • useful additional functions.

disadvantages

  • almost zero built-in memory (almost no complaints).

Digma PF-105MS

Rating: 4.6

Digma PF-105MS

Further in the ranking of the best photo frames according to the version, we will consider the model of the Digma trademark. Although this is also a bit of a 'partisan' brand, it is already clearly foreign and has proven itself very well in the world in the field of inexpensive and high-quality electronics. Registered in the UK, but owned by Nippon Klick Corporation (Hong Kong).

The screen diagonal here is similar to the above-described model – 10.1 inches, the same resolution – 1024×600 and similar proportions – 16: 9. But the matrix is ​​no longer so flawless and cannot provide the same wide viewing angles. However, the image is quite high quality, the brightness is 250 cd / sq. meter, contrast ratio – 400: 1. Screen parameters (brightness, saturation, contrast) can be adjusted manually.

Photo frame dimensions are 338x250x36mm, weight – 840g. The body is made of high quality white plastic. The design is extremely simple and laconic, but at the same time very stylish, so that the device looks like a real photo frame in a modern style. You can place it on the table in landscape orientation using the stand (included in the kit) or on the wall – for this, the necessary holes are provided.

The device supports all the most popular types of external media – SD, SDHC, MMC flash memory cards; USB portable drives (Type A). A very impressive range of recognized multimedia formats and codecs is supported: jpeg, bmp, gif, png pictures; audio mp3, wma, ogg, flac; video mkv, av, mov, mp4, rmvb, mpg, vob, wmv, mpeg, ts, divx, xvid, h.264. Also, the photo frame is capable of playing high resolution FullHD video 1920 × 1080 with a frame rate of 30 frames per second. The sound is output to the built-in speaker or headphones through a standard 3.5mm jack.

Photo content is played in different modes: sequential display, slideshow with music, rotation, scaling. There is also a thumbnail view mode. Useful additional functions: calendar, clock, timer, alarm.

The photo frame is powered from the mains through an external power supply. The control is carried out including through the remote control. The package includes: the digital photo frame itself, a remote control, a power adapter, a stand-leg for desktop placement, documentation.

Advantages

  • image quality;
  • wide support for formats and codecs;
  • remote control;
  • the ability to mount on the wall;
  • attractive appearance.

disadvantages

  • no built-in memory.

Ritmix RDF-828

Rating: 4.5

Ritmix RDF-828

And again, in our rating, let's pay attention to the Ritmix trademark. There is a smaller screen diagonal, and the matrix itself is a lower class with all the consequences, but the price of the device is more than adequate, and on the whole the model is very successful, as evidenced by almost exclusively positive feedback on the Web.

The diagonal of the screen of this model is 8 inches, the matrix resolution is 1024 × 768. The proportions are 4: 3. Working contrast – 400-500: 1. The screen parameters can be manually adjusted. The body is made of natural wood, stylistic performance – in the form of a classic photo frame.

Photo frame reproduces photo, video and sound of all the most popular formats: JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG – pictures; MP3, WAV, WMA, APE, FLAC, OGG, AAC – audio; AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, MP4, MKV, MOV, 3GP – video. Modes of displaying photos – sequential manual, slideshow with the possibility of sound background accompaniment, preview of thumbnails, rotation, scaling. The slide show starts automatically as soon as the media with content is connected. The explorer mode is provided for analyzing the composition of all folders, deleting and copying.

Sound is output to a pair of built-in speakers or headphones via standard output. Supports playback of high quality FullHD 1080p video.

External drives can be connected via USB and mini-USB ports. There is also a slot for external flash memory SD (FAT), SDHC and MMC. The device is powered from the network through an external power supply. Control – by buttons on the frame itself or via a remote control. There is also a 'symbolic' built-in memory for several photos.

Useful functional aids: clock, calendar organizer, alarm clock.

Advantages

  • image quality;
  • wide support for multimedia formats;
  • support for video in FullHD quality;
  • combination of price, quality and functionality;
  • elegant design.

disadvantages

  • no obvious shortcomings were noted.

Qumo PhotoLife QM121.01

Rating: 4.4

Qumo PhotoLife QM121.01

Now let's devote part of our rating to a very interesting solution under the Qumo trademark. The brand itself has a very mysterious origin. Self-determination states that Qumo is the result of the combined efforts of five South Korean electronics companies. However, all products are made in China, and many points point to the Russian roots of this brand. Nevertheless, this particular model of digital photo frame turned out to be very successful and is in deserved demand.

The screen size of the photo frame is 11.3 inches, the aspect ratio is 16:10. A somewhat controversial feature of this model is a very wide frame, in which even the working area of ​​the screen itself is somewhat “lost”. However, this circumstance practically does not cause any complaints from users, and indeed, externally, the photo frame looks very stylish and attractive.

What some users really don't like is the rather modest resolution – only 768×480. On a smaller diagonal, this would not be so significant, but at 11.3 inches, pixelation is already quite evident. Fortunately, this is almost the only drawback of the model, then there are only advantages.

Here we already see a decent amount of internal memory – 2GB. Widest support for external flash memory cards: Secure Digital, Compact Flash, MultiMedia Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo. You can also connect portable hard drives via USB.

The device can play photo, sound and video, but the format support is rather poor here, which is frustrating for some users. Sound is output from a pair of built-in speakers. Additional functions – clock, calendar. The delivery set includes a remote control.

An interesting feature of this model is the ability to change panels. Available options from the manufacturer are black and pink acrylic, brown wood.

Advantages

  • image quality;
  • broad support for external storage media;
  • 2GB internal memory;
  • replaceable panels;
  • stylish appearance.

disadvantages

  • low resolution;
  • Supports few multimedia formats.

Digma PF-922

Rating: 4.3

Digma PF-922

And again in our ranking we return to the Digma trademark. Consider a very budgetary but fully functional digital photo frame of the PF-922 series.

The screen diagonal here is 9 inches, the matrix resolution is 1024×600, the aspect ratio is 16: 9. Image brightness – up to 250 cd / sq. meter. Photo frame dimensions – 24.1×15.6×2.2cm, weight – 600g. There is a possibility of wall mounting with horizontal orientation.

This model does not provide built-in memory, but there is wide support for external media – Secure Digital flash cards, Secure Digital HC, MultiMedia Card, as well as portable media with a USB interface.

Also, this digital photo frame has decent support for playable multimedia formats and video codecs: images – JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG; audio – MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC4; video DivX, XviD, H264 with AVI, MOV, MKV, MP4, VOB codecs. Sound is output to built-in speakers or headphones via standard output.

Viewing images assumes the ability to run a slideshow, preview thumbnails, scale and rotate images.

Additional functions: timer, clock, alarm clock, calendar. The delivery set includes a remote control.

Advantages

  • image quality;
  • wide support for multimedia formats;
  • the possibility of wall mounting;
  • relatively affordable price.

disadvantages

  • no built-in memory.

Rekam DejaView FM87S

Rating: 4.1

Rekam DejaView FM87S

The rating of the best photo frames according to the version is completed by the most affordable model in our review from the Rekam trademark. With all the budget, the photo frame shows very good characteristics and functionality, sometimes even pleasantly unexpected.

The screen diagonal of this model is 8 inches, the matrix resolution is 1024 × 768. Photo frame dimensions – 19.5×15.8×0.65cm, weight – 415g. The body is made of aluminum, the back is textured with a black finish, the front is completely covered with glass. The design is extremely simple, minimalistic, but pleasing to the eye.

The photo frame reproduces a good quality picture with a 500: 1 contrast ratio. The screen's weak point is the limited viewing angles – 140 degrees horizontally and 120 degrees vertically.

In terms of content reproduction, the developers of this model were a bit 'original'. So, the photo frame reads images only in JPEG format, while the support for video formats is much wider – MPEG1 / 2/4, AVI, M-JPEG with Divx4.0, Divx5.0, Xvid codecs. Supported audio formats – MP3, WMA. However, this configuration for the most part does not cause claims of real users.

The modes of viewing photos are standard here – manual sequential, slideshow, thumbnail preview, scaling, rotation.

The photo frame supports external storage media with miniUSB or full-size USB interface, SD, SDHC, MMC cards. There is also a small built-in memory of 16MB for selected photos.

All connectors are located on the top of the cylindrical base. There are also control buttons that are duplicated on the remote control.

An additional function, which is available in our review only in this model – FM-radio, deserves a separate mention.

Advantages

  • image quality;
  • metal case;
  • FM radio receiver;
  • minimalistic but nice design.

disadvantages

  • narrow viewing angles.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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