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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 moments of life captured, everyone does it differently. Someone makes a selection on a computer or tablet, someone prints out pictures and makes an “old-school” paper photo album, and the most progressive ones go all the way 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 can not only show pictures, but also play videos with sound, work in different viewing modes, even work as an FM radio. The editors of Expertology 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 place Name of product price

Rating of the best digital photo frames

one

ESPADA E-21A

18 205 ₽

2

Rekam VisaVis L-170

12 990 ₽

3

ESPADA E-15HD

9 155 ₽

four

Ritmix RDF-1027

5 344 ₽

5

Digma PF-105MS

4 240 ₽

6

Ritmix RDF-828

7

Qumo PhotoLife QM121.01

eight

Digma PF-922

3 260 ₽

9

Rekam DejaView FM87S

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 domestic brand ESPADA. 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-breaking dimensions of the photo frame.

More about dimensions. These 21.5 inches diagonally with a 16:9 aspect ratio make the device not even a digital photo frame, but a digital “poster on the wall”. I am also pleased with the relatively rare, as for photo frames, high resolution of the matrix – FullHD 1920×1080.

The prohibitive price, as for a device of this type, 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 viewing content, the functionality of this model’s digital photo frame includes: manual sequential viewing of images, magnification up to 5 times, rotation, slideshow with different transition effects and musical accompaniment, video viewing. Popular multimedia formats are supported – JPEG and BMP images, sound and video – MP3, WMA, WAV, AVI, MP4. The photo frame recognizes MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, DivX, XviD video codecs.

Content media can be connected to the 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 USB interface, a third-party device via miniHDMI video input. In addition, this model has a large amount of its own built-in flash memory – 4GB.

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 by the mains. The package includes a remote control. You can also control the buttons on the side panel of the photo frame.

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

Advantages

  • record-breaking diagonal;

  • Full HD resolution;

  • large amount of internal memory;

  • wide support for external devices, including those connected via miniHDMI;

  • remote control;

  • several menu languages, including Russian.

Flaws

  • high price.

Rekam VisaVis L-170

Rating: 4.9

Rekam VisaVis L-170

The rating continues with another photo frame of the domestic brand, which, according to the established dubious tradition, diligently disguises itself as a Canadian origin. This model is not without flaws, 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, weight – 1.15 kg. The screen size is 17.3 inches with 16:9 aspect ratio. Matrix type – TN, which upsets some users, but here you need to understand that digital photo frames are equipped with more advanced matrices vanishingly rarely. Matrix resolution – 1600×900, brightness – 450 cd / sq. meter, contrast – 650:1.

The functional profile of this model is almost similar to the digital photo frame described above. There is support for the same types of external memory cards, portable hard drives connected via USB, 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 redundant 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, enlarge and rotate pictures, watch videos with sound on built-in speakers with a power of 2W each. Sound can also be output to external speakers or headphones via a standard 3.5mm jack.

The photo frame is powered by the mains. Possibility of fastening on a wall in horizontal position is provided. Additional functions: clock, on/off timer, calendar, alarm clock. The package includes a remote control.

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

Advantages

  • big screen;

  • 4GB internal memory;

  • support for portable hard drives;

  • remote control;

  • relatively powerful built-in speakers.

Flaws

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

ESPADA E-15HD

Rating: 4.8

ESPADA E-15HD

With the third number in the ranking of the best photo frames according to Expertology, we once again pay attention to the ESPADA trademark, which deserves to be more famous 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. Resolution – 1366×768. The screen aspect ratio is slightly non-standard – 17:10. It is difficult to say why the developers made such a decision, but users for the most part do not complain about this circumstance. Device dimensions – 400x250x35mm, package dimensions – 480x340x105mm,

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

The digital photo frame can play photos in different modes: sequential display of a folder with the possibility of repetition, a slideshow with the possibility of sound and interval settings, 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 time.

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

Advantages

  • quality image;

  • large amount of internal memory;

  • wide support for external media;

  • relatively powerful built-in speakers;

  • multilingual menu;

  • support for Cyrillic file names.

Flaws

  • no headphone/speaker output.

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 than the previous one and even significantly cheaper, which is a pleasant surprise, given its important advantages.

Now about the main advantage. This digital photo frame is equipped with an IPS-matrix, which is quite a rarity in devices of this type. The advantages here are obvious – image quality and, most importantly, 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, aspect ratio is 16:9. The case made of natural wood and elegant design deserve special praise. This photo frame really looks like a classic photo frame, not like a tablet.

The device supports external media of different formats – USB-flash, SD (FAT), SDHC, MMC up to 32 GB. Own built-in memory is available, but its volume is very modest – it is designed for only 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 from the built-in speaker.

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

Supports image rotation, slide show with music, scaling. Actually, the slide show mode turns on automatically immediately after connecting an external media with content. A separate very useful mode is viewing thumbnails (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, turn on / off by timer, view 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 extras.

Flaws

  • almost zero built-in memory (complaints are almost non-existent).

Digma PF-105MS

Rating: 4.6

Digma PF-105MS

Next, in the ranking of the best photo frames according to Expertology, we will consider the model of the Digma trademark. Although this is also a bit of a “guerrilla” brand, it is already distinctly 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 model described above – 10.1 inches, the same resolution – 1024×600 and similar proportions – 16:9. But the matrix is ​​no longer so perfect and cannot provide the same wide viewing angles. However, the image is of sufficient quality, the brightness is 250 cd/sq. meter, contrast – 400:1. Screen settings (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 concise, 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 a table in landscape orientation using a stand (included) or on the wall – the necessary holes are provided for this.

The device supports all the most popular types of external media – SD, SDHC, MMC flash memory cards; portable drives connected via USB port (Type A). A very impressive range of recognized multimedia formats and codecs is supported: jpeg, bmp, gif, png images; 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-definition video FullHD 1920×1080 with a frame rate of 30fps. The sound is output to the built-in speaker or headphones via a standard 3.5mm jack.

Photo content is played in different modes: sequential display, slide show with the possibility of musical accompaniment, rotation, scaling. There is also a thumbnail view mode. Useful additional functions: calendar, clock, timer, alarm clock.

The photo frame is powered from the mains through an external power supply. Management 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, and documentation.

Advantages

  • image quality;

  • wide support of formats and codecs;

  • remote control;

  • the possibility of mounting on the wall;

  • attractive appearance.

Flaws

  • no built-in memory.

Ritmix RDF-828

Rating: 4.5

Ritmix RDF-828

And again in our rating, let’s pay attention to the trademark Ritmix. 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 in general the model is very successful, as evidenced by almost exclusively positive feedback on the Web.

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

The photo frame reproduces photos, videos and sound in 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. Photo display modes – sequential manual, slideshow with the possibility of sound background, thumbnail preview, rotation, scaling. The slideshow starts automatically as soon as the media with the content is connected. An explorer mode is provided for analyzing the composition of all folders, deleting and copying.

The sound is output to a pair of built-in speakers or to headphones via a standard output. Full HD 1080p video playback is supported.

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

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

Advantages

  • image quality;

  • wide support for multimedia formats;

  • support for video in FullHD quality;

  • combination of price, quality and functionality;

  • elegant design.

Flaws

  • no obvious deficiencies were noted.

Qumo PhotoLife QM121.01

Rating: 4.4

Qumo PhotoLife QM121.01

Now let’s dedicate 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 a digital photo frame turned out to be very successful and is in deserved demand.

Diagonal screen photo frame is 11.3 inches, proportions – 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 complaints from users, and indeed, outwardly, the photo frame looks very stylish and attractive.

Here’s what some users really don’t like – it’s a 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 perhaps 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 the USB interface.

The device can play photos, sound and video, but the format support here is rather poor, which upsets some users. The sound is output to a pair of built-in speakers. Additional functions – clock, calendar. The package includes a remote control.

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

Advantages

  • image quality;

  • wide support for external media content;

  • 2GB internal memory;

  • removable panels;

  • stylish look.

Flaws

  • 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 budget, but quite 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. Wall mount option available for horizontal orientation.

This model does not provide built-in memory, but there is a wide support for external media – Secure Digital flash cards, Secure Digital HC, MultiMedia Card, as well as portable media with 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; DivX, XviD, H264 video with AVI, MOV, MKV, MP4, VOB codecs. The sound is output to the built-in speakers or headphones via a standard output.

Viewing images involves the ability to run a slideshow, preview thumbnails, zoom and rotate the picture.

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

Advantages

  • image quality;

  • wide support for multimedia formats;

  • possibility of wall mounting;

  • relatively affordable price.

Flaws

  • no built-in memory.

Rekam DejaView FM87S

Rating: 4.1

Rekam DejaView FM87S

Completing the rating of the best photo frames according to Expertology is the most affordable model in our review from the Rekam brand. With all the budget, the photo frame shows very good characteristics and functionality, in some places 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 case is made of aluminum, the back side is textured with a black finish, the front part is completely covered with glass. The design is extremely simple, minimalistic, but pleasing to the eye.

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

In terms of content reproduction, the developers of this model were slightly “original”. So, the photo frame reads images only in JPEG format, while 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, such a configuration for the most part does not cause complaints from real users.

The photo viewing modes are standard here – manual sequential, slideshow, thumbnail preview, zoom, rotate.

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

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

Special mention deserves an additional feature that is available in our review only in this model – FM radio.

Advantages

  • image quality;

  • metal case;

  • FM radio;

  • minimalist but nice design.

Flaws

  • narrow viewing angles.