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Best Digital picture frames

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Digital picture frames

Best Digital picture frames

We tested 29 digital picture frames to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Digital picture frame based on the following criteria:

  • Versatility
  • Picture quality
  • Viewing angle
  • Ease of use

Below lists the Digital picture frames that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Digital picture frame is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Digital picture frames

Best Digital picture frame for Versatility

Versatility mainly includes characteristics that aid in versatility and convenience. Those include the presence of hardware and menu-based navigation features. Also considered are the number of memory-card and USB slots; built-in memory; brightness, color, and contrast controls; removable picture frames and any extra frames included; audio and video playback; audio and video connections; PC-to-device image transfer speeds; number and duration of slideshow timings; the ability to delete images; and handling of non-compatible image formats.


This Digital picture frame which tested best for Versatility has the following features: Dimensions WxHxD (in.), Display resolution, Aspect ratio, Weight (lbs.), Warranty length (mos.), Internal memory (MB), Remote control, Slideshow autostart, Audio playback, Video playback, Number of memory card slots, Screen surface type, Auto rotate, Auto orientation, Photo playback format, Audio with slideshow, Audio playback format, Video playback format, Multilingual menus, External memory formats and USB computer interface.

Best Digital picture frame for Picture quality

Picture quality includes image clarity, color accuracy, and contrast. It's based mainly on the judgments of a panel who viewed photographs on each device, as well as lab measurements including viewing angle.


This Digital picture frame which tested best for Picture quality has the following features: Dimensions WxHxD (in.), Display resolution, Aspect ratio, Weight (lbs.), Warranty length (mos.), Internal memory (MB), USB cable, Remote control, Slideshow autostart, Audio playback, Video playback, Number of memory card slots, Screen surface type, Auto orientation, Photo playback format, Audio with slideshow, Audio playback format, Video playback format, Multilingual menus, External memory formats and USB computer interface.

Best Digital picture frame for Viewing angle

Viewing angle indicates the quality of images when viewed from 45 degrees of the center line both horizontally and vertically. This is important if you are standing above the frame and looking down, sitting at an angle to the frame, or sitting with the frame positioned above you. Viewing angle is calculated into the picture quality score.


This Digital picture frame which tested best for Viewing angle has the following features: Dimensions WxHxD (in.), Display resolution, Aspect ratio, Weight (lbs.), Warranty length (mos.), Internal memory (MB), Remote control, Slideshow autostart, Audio playback, Video playback, Number of memory card slots, Screen surface type, Auto rotate, Auto orientation, Photo playback format, Audio with slideshow, Audio playback format, Video playback format, Multilingual menus, External memory formats and USB computer interface.

Best Digital picture frame for Ease of use

Ease of use includes characteristics that aid in the usability of the frame. Those take into account included cables, Mac compatibility, desk-mounting options, included remote control, auto-rotate and orientation, and handling of different photo formats, sizes, and quantity.


This Digital picture frame which tested best for Ease of use has the following features: Dimensions WxHxD (in.), Display resolution, Aspect ratio, Weight (lbs.), Warranty length (mos.), Internal memory (MB), Remote control, Slideshow autostart, Audio playback, Video playback, Number of memory card slots, Screen surface type, Auto rotate, Auto orientation, Photo playback format, Audio with slideshow, Audio playback format, Video playback format, Multilingual menus, External memory formats and USB computer interface.