Gone are the days when the number of pictures you could take was inherently determined by the size of the film you had. Thanks to digital cameras you can now take an unlimited number of photos without having to worry about running out of film or even having to delete the ones you don’t like.
Since digital photography is not limited to the number of reprints, you’re able to share pleasant memories and exciting moments with close family members and friends. Although you can view all of your memories and the not so memorable digital pictures on a TV screen or computer, there’s always a better way to display them. How about using a digital picture frame?
These LCD monitors are designed to mimic conventional picture frames that can hang on a wall or be placed on a table, and they give you the flexibility to shuffle them in either landscape or portrait orientation. They also come with built-in memory or memory card slots, which lets you increase their storage capacity.
In this review, we’ve compiled the list of the top four digital frames. Whether you’re a professional photographer looking for a multimedia viewer to curate and display your client’s stills or video, or your’ e a do-it-yourself photographer on the hunt for a digital frame to relive those moments, we’ve got you covered.
Dragon Touch 10″ digital WiFi picture-frame
This sturdy digital frame solves all of the pain of swapping the SD card from your digital camera. Boasting its high quality 10.1″ touchscreen display at 1280 by 800 resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio, this digital frame not only chronicles all of your memorable moments but also allows you to transfer still images and videos from your phone or computer thanks to WiFi connectivity.
In the design department, the Dragon Touch 10 features an ABS plastic outer frame with beveled edges, giving it a traditional picture frame appearance. The display surface is made of smart glass, like the one on your phone, and comes complete with touch controls.
Perhaps what makes the Dragon Touch 10 genuinely unique is its built-in gyroscope technology. It automatically senses the orientation of the frame, allowing you to display photos in landscape or portrait. This is particularly important when you want to set up pictures on a dresser desk or shelf.
You can also use the pre-equipped mounting bracket on the back to hang the frame in your living room or office wall.
The Dragon Touch’s controls give you the flexibility to customize the transition effects and the time between photos, as well as video slideshows.
In terms of storage, the Dragon Touch 10 comes equipped with a built-in 16 gigabyte SSD drive, capable of holding up to 40,000 pictures. And if for some reason that’s not enough space, you can always expand the capacity using an SD card or USB drive.
Another welcomed addition is the Dragon Touch “our photo” app, available for both iOS and Android. It’s an easy to install app that allows you to directly upload photos from your digital camera once connected to the same WiFi network.
Once paired, the app allows you to add up to 10 authorized users, who can simultaneously upload their pics. Unfortunately, you may miss several features once disconnected, and the number of administrators is limited to only one.
If you’re looking for a small, portable digital frame with a beautiful picture display, we highly recommend that Dragon Touch 10 digital WiFi picture frame. The pre-equipped mounting hole on the back makes it very easy to mount on the wall, and the ability to remotely upload pictures and videos with an internet connection makes it a perfect choice for large families.
Photo Share Friends And Family Smart Frame
This well model has everything you could ask for in a digital photo frame. With an 8 inch HD LED touch screen it allows you to simultaneously share up to 50 photos with ten different frames, making it a piece of cake to share those memorable moments with your entire network of family and close friends.
Photo Share’s auto-rotate function also allows for different display orientations and scaling, so you can enjoy the best image quality possible.
For added flexibility, Photo Share allows everyone in your network to send photos via email or Facebook, as well as display clock and calendar info to keep up to date and in touch with everyone.
Another thing you’ll love about this digital photo frame is its vast storage capacity. It features an 8 GB internal memory, so you won’t have a problem storing up to five thousand high-resolution photos. For extended memory and fast, relevant photos, videos, and music, it can also accept both USB sticks and SD cards.
If you’re not a big fan of bright displays, the photo share comes with a built-in ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the brightness to match your mood and the room’s lighting. So whether it’s daytime or night, your favorite pics will be brilliantly brought to life.
Aluratek 8 Inch LCD Digital Photo Frame
This digital frame with thick black bezels comes with a unique design that indeed resembles an analogue frame. The 8″ TFT accurate color LCD has 800 by 600 resolution with a 4:3 aspect ratio, giving the Aluratek 8 inch digital photo frame enough display area to compete with the most common digital frames on the market.
Your photos are displayed as a slideshow, although they can be configured to play in different other display transition modes. You can place the frame on the office desk or even mounted on a wall, displaying your marketing message to customers.
When it comes to storage, you can take advantage of the 512 MB built-in flash memory or connect to a USB flash drive or SD card.
Frustratingly though, the Aluratek doesn’t come with WiFi connectivity, although it does come at a lower price point.
Overall, the portable nature, excellent image quality, and easy to navigate menu with push-button controls, make the Aluratek 8″ digital photo frame a solid buy.
Nixplay Seed 13.3 Inch WiFi Digital Picture Frame
With Full HD display, this next-gen smart frame features a 13.3-inch widescreen display. It has 1920 by 1080 HD screen resolution, a 16 to 9 aspect ratio, and 250 cd/m2 brightness, making it one of the best digital frames on the market.
Design-wise, the frame portion compromises the black ABS plastic bezels, giving it a tablet vibe, while the intuitive desk placement and wall-mountable design helped the Nixplay blend into your house’s decor or theme.
Under the hood, you’ll find an 8 GB internal memory that can hold up to 20,000 photos, and 10 GB of cloud storage in case you need to store more.
Connecting your digital photo frame has never been this easy. On top of allowing you to create a dedicated playlist, the easy to use Nixplay app allows you to select photos and share framed photos from your social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Dropbox, and Google photos, for additional flexibility.
The Nixplay frame is fitted with a smart hue motion sensor that turns off the frame if the frame remains inactive for a specified time. You can connect your Nixplay frame to an Alexa enabled device and display the playlist of your choice from any frame.