Digital photo frames – a wonderful replacement for ordinary frames with photographs. If only one photo can be placed in a wooden or plastic frame, then in digital – dozens and even hundreds, it all depends on the amount of product memory.
The price of these gadgets directly depends on the amount of memory card, from the manufacturer and some other factors.
From the title it is clear that on a digital photo frame you can view photos using the display. On the product itself there is often no built-in memory, or its volume is very small. But you can use flash drives or any gadgets with a USB connector to view digital pictures.
Photo in the frame – a thing that has almost every person. At work, family snapshots are reminded of the house, at home – about the wonderful moments of the past, about your favorite people, about important events. But ordinary paper shots are susceptible to aging, fading, damage. However, people still want to look at the images of those who are. So the digital photo frames appeared.
They are modern, technologically, but at the same time respond to user request for transmission and photo show and can also be located on all familiar places – on the desk, shelf, rack, fireplace and other. That’s right, because every day people make dozens and hundreds of photos, if you print each, it turns out a huge amount. It is much more profitable to purchase a digital photo frame – and enjoy all your favorite pictures immediately.
The market of these gadgets is constantly undergoing changes. First, they could only view the photo in the form of slides, but now significantly more interesting functions and modes are available. It is important to pay attention to the brightness and contrast of the display. The first parameter means how intense it will shine, and the second is responsible for the saturation of white and black colors. Contrast should be no less than a 200: 1 ratio, that is, white should be brighter black in two hundred times.
Frequently users celebrate an unsuccessful angle overview on the photo frame. The vertical angle in the standard frame falls into the “plug” of 60-170 degrees, and this is quite a large range. Horizontal too much – 100-180 degrees.
Experts note that the most comfortable for viewing the photo is an angle equal to 160 degrees vertically or 170 – horizontally. The greater the angle, the device is more expensive.
In the usual photo frame, the screen has a 4: 3 format. But there are widescreen models, they have a larger screen – 16: 9. These are standard sizes. But Many manufacturers produce gadgets in other screen parameters – 1: 1, 3: 2, 15: 9, 16: 10. When you acquire the model you like, it is important to consider the screen format, because if it does not correspond to the size of the photos taken on the phone or the camera, the image will be cropped or reflected with the black stripes on the sides.
And also differ display sizes Photo frames. They can be both very small (1 or 2 inches) and very large (up to 19 inches). Diagonal 1 inch is a digital keychain, in the domestic market such models are practically absent, because they did not acquire popularity.
By method of placement
Electronic photo frames can be placed on the wall, on the table or on the shelf. Many models are equipped with fastening, with which they are fixed on the vertical surface. The photo frame can be put portraitfully, that is, vertically, and landscape – horizontally.
There are models that themselves turn the photo depending on how the frame is installed.
By type of nutrition
For this parameter, electronic photo frames differ in those that feed from batteries, and electricity taking power from the network. The first (on batteries) are called autonomous. It is more convenient to place them, because there is no dependence on the outlet – you can put anywhere. Nonavonomic models will have to put so that the length of the electric cord is enough to connect to the network.
Style and design
Digital photo frames are available in various designs. For example, in retrostile, that is, in the form of an ordinary frame “Under the tree” – this is a model Brand Digma. There are high-tech products, ideal for both home in the style of high-tech and for office. Gray, black, silver finishing colors prevailing.
As for expensive, high-class models, they are released even in the trim under the skin – snake, crocodile. Those products like luxury gadgets look like and are. The frame may not necessarily have a standard rectangular shape. Some models are available, for example, in the shape of a ball.
Of course, the more digital photo frame functions, the more expensive it is. But even the most budget model should include the required minimum – view in high quality photo in the form of a slideshow, support for standard cartriders, the presence of the built-in USB port, remote control, clock alarm clock. Otherwise, it will be impossible to operate such a product.
If the model is equipped with the possibility of reading information from minisd cards, It is even better, because such cards may have a huge amount of memory and at the same time practically invisible (unlike external media connected via the port). Timer – a function that was previously considered special, but now even budget products are equipped with.
The presence of a timer allows to save electricity and the work of the matrix, turning off the gadget when it is not required.
Many frames have a function of rotation – this means that when turning the product, the photo also unfolds. Often it is possible to adjust the duration of the demonstration of one photo in a slide show or show groups. Viewing videos is also possible on the photo frames of the new generation. Many of them can work in audio player mode, that is, play sound files separately from the photo of the photo or in parallel with it.
The most expensive products have a built-in Bluetooth module, with which you can transmit data from the phone or tablet to the RAM Photo Framework. Wi-Fi is another superfunction of digital photo frames. Due to its presence, you can exchange data with a computer, any gadget on the network or simply connect to the network wireless.
Rating the best models
One of the highest quality and popular “representatives” of the family of electronic photo frames is the brainchild BBK ELECTRONICS – LF802D. The volume of its memory is 1 GB, the display diagonal is 8 inches, which gives excellent permission to demonstrate photos, there is a built-in port with a USB connector and support any memory card format (from the main). Accordingly, it is possible to view images from a variety of media – flash cards, external hard drives or digital cameras – by reading data directly from them.
Any BBK brand frame can simultaneously play both graphic, and music files – You can view photos to music or audio recording. Experiments with various video effects and music playback can help create an original film for a family or personal archive. The remote control is attached to the mentioned frame, in addition, the set has a stand, with which you can fix the gadget on the wall.
Frame Parrot DF7700 please lovers of all unusual and even eccentric. This gadget can send a photo by MMS messages. This allows a person to update the gadget archive, just throwing off the message on the SIM card installed in the frame. Of course, this is not the only way to send a photo to the product RAM, there are also a mini USB port and a device for reading cards from a camera or phone.
An interesting feature of the photo frame – snapshots automatically adapt to the TFT screen and can even turn around if you turn the frame. The product is economical: it is equipped with a function of turning on and off within the installed hour, in addition, can adapt to the level of room lighting, making the image better and saving electricity.
Samsung SPF-71E – budget and at the same time high-quality model. Diagonal of 7 inches display, RAM size 120 megabytes. The product is equipped with a cartrider. Various options are offered for viewing images, you can choose which effect will be used to change photos. It is possible to automatically scaling frames according to screen size, which means that each photo will be displayed correctly.
If viewing to disable, then you can use the frame as desktop electronic clock. Turning off the gadget is possible automatically.
Acer AF307 – Very elegant model with original touch control panel and high image quality. It can be purchased for personal use, as well as present as a gift for any holiday. Any Brenda Acer has a stylish design with a glossy body and modern light shapes, it will be great to look at home and in the office. Preferably, silver and white colors are used for registration, as well as transparent parts.
Distinctive feature of AF307 – availability of touch control panel. To run it, you need to bring your hand to the bottom of the photo frame, which will lead to the appearance of light indicators. Clicking on them, you can access all functions. You can figure it out in such a menu – it is completely Russified. You can install the desired mode of demonstration photo: slides, showing one image, showing photo by groups. The frame is built into the clock and calendar, which allows you to use it in one of these qualities when displayed. The volume of the built-in memory is 128 MB, the product supports all standard memory cards.
Very original product – TeXet TF-707. The unusualness of this frame is that, in addition to the possibility of demonstrating images, it is equipped with the ability to measure the level of humidity in the room, show the temperature. All this data, as well as time and date, are reflected on the additional display. The main display of 7 inches can play photos from all standard types of memory cards, as well as any external media with USB port.
Audio file playback available, as the product is equipped with built-in stereo speakers. This photo frame has a playback mode of basic musical and video formats without prior conversion, which means it is actually a media player. Due to the availability of Audovidovoids, the frame can be connected to home theater – photos and videos can be found on the screen of any size in excellent quality. Included there is a remote control.
Digma PF-800 – Frame with a large display of 8 inches, the resolution of which is 800×600. Produced in a black glossy case, sensory navigation is highlighted in blue. The menu is fully Russified, it can change settings in it – scale, position of photography, brightness, contrast, color saturation.
You can watch photos, but you can simply listen to music or other audio files. And the gadget is equipped with built-in clock, alarm clock, calendar. The kit contains a remote control on which all buttons available on the touch panel are duplicated.
Relatively recently appeared on the digital market Photo Frame PR-801 Brand Explay has every chance of becoming superpopular. She has an 8-inch display, the highest resolution – 800×600 points. Equipped with built-in clock and calendar, as well as the ability to play video and audio files.
It is possible to install it horizontally and vertically, as well as fix on the surface. Supports standard memory card formats, has a built-in memory of 256 MB and output for a USB port. Complete contains remote control.
Lite-On IT Corporation The Skyla Memoir Digital Frame has been released. She has an additional feature – built-in extensive scanner and the ability to digitize color photos with it. You can upload a photo in a slot that is at the bottom of the e-frame. The digitized photo is maintained in the memory of the gadget, its volume is 1 GB. Display diagonal is 8 inches, resolution 800×600 pixels. Gadget has the entire standard set of features – slideshows, built-in clock clock, calendar, the ability to play video and audio, support all standard card readers, USB port.
Later, such models appeared from other manufacturers. And a photo frame was created with a photo printer, on which, on the contrary, it was possible to print a photo. Of course, it is a little harder and the volume of the usual e-frame, but also the functions of it more.
What to choose?
Digital photo frame – phenomenon relatively young, she is only 20 years old. However, the difference between the “pioneers” and modern gadgets is colossal. When choosing a model, you need to consider the functions that the user needs. If you have a request to view photos in good quality, you should learn exactly the models without “frills”, in which the emphasis is made precisely on the high permission of the frame and the support of various photo formats. The automatic adaptation of the gadget photographs to the display and the good length of the diagonal is also important, it is better to choose an 8-inch.
Such a purchase will be quite budgetary, especially if the built-in memory is small. But in the presence of USB port and support, the cartriders are not so important, because you can install any external medium from which files will be displayed. If you need not only to view the photo, but also create films for a family archive, it is worth purchasing a high-tech product equipped with video and audio player features, the ability to connect photos and audio to a single file and other options. Then, of course, the price of the gadget will be higher.
Consumers note that Digma photo frames are very comfortable and easy to use. Value for money also satisfies most of those who acquired this gadget. There are opinions that the viewing angles are very uncomfortable. But so considers a small part of consumers. As for the electronic framework Ritmix, Many users highlight the freezing of products when loading large, “heavy” photos. This applies to all models of the brand.
TeXet – firm, the electronic framework of which are very popular with buyers. They are budgetary and at the same time high-quality, work long and without complaints.
Rekam – Firm Machining Photo Frames Combined with Radio Acceptors. Such a model is ideal for the elderly, because they will have a huge photo archive of all relatives and loved ones, and the opportunity to listen to the radio – and all this on one device. ASTRO models do not glare. The resolution of the display is excellent – 1280×768 points, thus the image is shown in the highest quality.
You can set different photos of the photo, tilt them at different angles. There is an automatic switching on and off the gadget, supporting various video and audio formats. Control is possible mechanically from the control panel and automatically by means of the remote. All these advantages celebrate users.
The only minus – it can not be fixed on the wall, but it is not essential for every buyer.
In the next video you will find a detailed review of digital photo frames Digma PF 833/1033.