Well, the folks at GiiNii have provided me with insider information on their competitive product analysis of 7″ and 8″ digital photo frames and here’s the prices and features chart for your viewing pleasure:
7″ Digital Frame Price & Features Comparison
|GiiNii 7″||HP 7″||Digital Living 7″||Ality Pixxa||Smartparts||Polaroid 7″||Pandigital|
|Product Number||7a slope||HP DF7502||N/A||AL-CP7WH||SP70D||XSA-00750B||PI7000w01|
|Interchangeable Frame||Yes (gray)||Yes (2)||Yes||Yes||No||Yes (3)||No|
|Memory Type Used||5 in 1||5 in 1||5 in 1||4 in 1||5 in 1||3 in 1||5 in 1|
|Memory Card Type||SD/XD/MS/MMC(+)||SD/CF/MS/MMC/XD||SD/MS/MMC/CF/XD||xD/SD/MMC/MS||SD/MS/MMC/CF/xD||SD/MMC/MS||MMC/SD/CF/MS/xD|
As far as price goes, GiiNii’s 7″ digital frame proves to be the best. But to be fair, if you wanted to get some good internal memory of 512MB, you’d go with the Pandigital 7″, which is priced at $99.99 but offers the most internal memory of all.
If you wanted to go for the best screen resolution with the best prices, I’d have to say Smartparts offers the best bang for your buck with its 800×480 pixel resolution and 128MB internal memory.
8″ Digital Frame Price & Features Comparison
|GiiNii 8 Thin||Pandigital||Pandigital 8″||Coby||SmartParts 8″||Philips|
|Frame Type||Silver||Black||Black wood/acrylic||Pine Wood||Black Wood||Piano Black|
|Interchangeable Frame||Yes||No||Yes (2)||No||No||No|
|Memory Type Used||7 in 1||5 in 1||6 in 1||5 in 1||5 in 1||5 in 1|
|Memory Card Type||SD/MS/MCC(+)/XD/MS/CF||SD/xD/MMC/CF/MS||SD/MMC/MS/XD/CF/MD||SD/MMC/XD/MS/CF||SD/CF/MS/MMC/XD||CF/MS/MMC/SD/xD|
For 8″ digital photo frames, GiiNii offers clear advantage over SmartParts with slightly better resolution of 800×600 over 800×480 pixels. Of course, you’d pay a little more but we’d say the extra resolution and ability to accept 7 different types of memory cards is worth the extra 20 bucks. Coby also offers a competitive price but there’s no internal memory (as far as we know, there’s nothing about it on the Sears website), that’s a no-go as you will have to spend extra on a memory card.
There’s also a lot of helpful articles on how to choose the right digital photo frames here:
How to Pick a Frame for Your Style – This article shows you how to pick the right style of frame for you. There’s so many different types of digital photo frames out there, you need to be informed about the different choices before you make your final purchase.
A Quick Guide to Memory Cards – If you don’t know anything about memory cards, you might want to brush up on your knowledge of which memory cards work best with digital frames and plus, you will know which digital photo frame will support your digital camera’s memory card.
How to Share Photos Online using Free Online Services for WiFi Digital Photo Frames – If you buy a WiFi-enabled digital photo frame, you will have to take advantage of free online services that can help you update your family and relatives photos automatically in real-time.
Our GiiNii blogger David Allen also has two useful articles on how to choose the right digital frame for you:
2. How to Choose a Digital Photo Frame – David goes into detail about the frames and that metal or wood should match your style.
For the full review, please check out the GiiNii Digital Photo Frame DIY Blog.