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Top 5 Digital Photo Frames for Under $100 & How to Decide Which One to Buy?

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Rhonda Callow•updated: 9/22/2010

Looking for a digital photo frame for less than $100? Here's our top 5 digital photo frame picks from five different brands. If you still can't decide which one to get, we also share some tips on how you can decide which digital photo frame to buy.

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    1. Samsung SPF-71E 7-inch Digital Photo Frame

    Samsung SPF-71E 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame This digital photo frame is capable of displaying your photos in 480x234 image resolution. It features an automatic slideshow option with pre-set effects for a more entertaining viewing experience. Another great feature this digital photo frame has is when you turn off the frame, it will remember the last viewed photo, so when you turn it on again, it will pick up from where it left off. Featuring an ergonomically elegant, slim and slender style, the Samsung SPF-71E Digital Photo Frame is available in white, pink or black. It has a built-in 120MB internal memory plus a hidden SD card slot for additional storage of your photos. Other features of this photo frame include a clock function and auto-resizing function. Price: $54.99

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    2. Sony DPF-D70 7-Inch LCD Digital Photo Frame

    Sony DPF-D70 7-inch Digital Photo Frame The Sony DPF-D70 digital photo frame boasts of a 7-inch display with 800x480 resolution at 15:9 aspect ratio. It features a 256 MB internal memory which you can fully utilize to accommodate more photos since it has an optional image resizing feature. And if this is not enough, the DPF-D70 also supports various memory card formats. This digital photo frame also has multiple display modes including nine slideshow styles. Other features include clock and calendar modes plus the ability to decode and display up to 48-megapixel and 100MB images. Price: $94.15

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    3. Kodak EasyShare P720 Digital Picture Frame with Home Decor Kit

    Kodak EasyShare P720 Digital Picture Frame Another 7-inch LCD digital photo frame, the Kodak EasyShare P720 features 16:9 aspect ratio which is further complemented by KODAK Color Science to give you crisp and vibrant photo display. It also boasts of Kodak's Quick Touch Border for adding frames to your digital photo for an enhanced look. An added feature of this digital photo frame is that it comes packed with 2 decorative mattes that give the frame an elegant look to make it as a home decor as well. And with Kodak's EasyShare Software, you can easily drag and drop your digital photos from your computer to the digital photo frame. This photo frame also has two SD card slots for additional memory storage. Price: $70.54

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    4. Coby DP702 7-Inch Widescreen Digital Photo Frame (Woodgrain)

    Coby DP702 7-Inch Widescreen Digital Photo Frame Coby may not be as established as a brand like Kodak, Samsung, and Sony, but that doesn't mean that they don't have the ability to come up with high-quality products, like the Coby DP702 widescreen digital photo frame. Enclosed in a nice looking wooden frame, the Coby DP702 digital photo frame supports displays of JPEG photo files through slideshows. But what makes this digital photo frame different from the previous three frames is the fact that it has other functions as well. It can also be a music player that supports MP3 and WMA files and plays movies in Motion JPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG- MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 files. Other features include a calendar, clock with alarm/timer, memory card slots, USB supports, integrated speakers, and a full-function remote control. You can mount this digital photo frame on your wall or place it on top of a table or display stand. Price: $40.77

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    5. ViewSonic DPX704BK 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame

    ViewSonic DPX704BK 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame The ViewSonic DPX704BK digital photo frame features a high resolution 800x480 screen with 128MB internal memory plus support for various memory card formats. Like the Coby digital photo frame, it also plays MP3 and video files. You can also upload photos from your computer or USB drive easily with the digital photo frame's USB port. And, of course, this digital photo frame also displays photos via slideshows. Price: $56.23

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    How Do You Decide Which Photo Frame to Get?

    With so many digital photo frames on the market, including these top five bestsellers for under $100, how do you decide which one to buy? If you are considering any of these five digital photo frames, you'd notice that all of them fulfill the basic function of displaying your digital photos. Their prices wouldn't be of any help in determining which the best among them is. So how do you decide which digital photo frame to purchase then? You might want to consider these factors and what's important to you:

    • Ease of transferring photos from PC to the digital photo frame - USB ports
    • Internal memory and memory card support - the best would be the one that supports the cheapest and yet reliable memory card add-on features
    • Music and video player
    • Variety of slideshow templates
    • Personal brand preference