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How to select a digital photo frames?
The next step is to find out, what kind of memory card your camera
uses. Usually, the name of the card is written on the card itself. The
most widely used card is SD card (Secure Digital). Many digital camera
manufacturers use SD in their products, such as Nikon, Canon, Kodak,
Panasonic, Konica Minolta or Casio. If you should have a MMC (Multi
Media Card), you just have to know that all DPF that support SD also
support MMC. Another card, the MS (memory stick) is used by Sony and
Sony Ericsson. A quite outdated card is SM card (Smart Media). It was
used by Fuji and Olympus till 2001. Their maximum capacity is 128MB. In
2002 Fuji and Olympus switched to xD card. CF (Compact Flash) is an
older and compared to the others, much bigger card. It is mainly used in
As a digital photo frame is not only a electronics good, but also furnishing, the appearance is also important. Consider where you want to put your frame before you buy. Usually, the frames are made of plastic, aluminum or wood.
Furthermore, the panel is important. First of all, you have to decide the size. The most common models are 5.6 inch, 7 inch, 8 inch and 10.2 or 10.4 inch. The standard model is 7 inch. Most 8 inch or bigger models have a digital panel. Compared to analogue panels, the picture quality is better with digital panels. The resolution is an indicator of the quality of the panel. A normal 7 inch panel has a resolution of 480 * 234 pixel (= 480 * 3 * 234 or 1440 * 234). The higher the resolution, the better the picture quality.
Another question, which you have to answer yourself is whether your DPF should include an internal memory. DPF including an internal memory are usually more expensive, however, it offers you the convenient function to save pictures in the frame itself.
Do you want a simple model (just picture slideshow) or a multimedia model?
What memory card does your digital camera use?
Where do you want to place your DPF?
How big should your DPF be?
Do you need internal memory?