Search thousands of topics on CostHelper

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Consumer Electronics  > Cameras > Digital Frame

Digital Frame Cost


How Much Does a Digital Frame Cost?

 
low costUnder 7: $10-$40"average cost7 to 9": $40-$100"high cost10 to 17": $100-$270"
post Post   Comments (1)  

Digital frames (also known as digital photo frames or digital picture frames) are electronic photo frames with an LCD screen. The pictures can be loaded either via cable (loading the pictures into the internal memory) or by inserting a memory card filled with pictures. These frames can be hung on the wall or displayed on a table surface like normal photo frames. However, digital frames do require a power cord to function. The more popular sizes are around 7" to 9", but frame sizes can range from under 6" to over 10".

Typical costs:

  • Digital photo frame key chains range from 1" to 1.5" and cost around $10-$15.
  • For slightly larger frames still under 7", digital frames come in sizes 3.5" to 6". Prices for these frames range from $30-$60. The Pandigital 5" Digital Photo Frame[1] is a good choice for the consumer looking for something in this size.
  • In general, a higher screen resolution (of at least 640x480 pixels) is needed for good picture quality. The 7" display is one of the more common digital frames because that fits a typical 4"x6" photo.
  • The cost of 7"-9" frames, which usually come with more internal memory and extra border frames, range from $40-$100. The Pandigital 7" Digital Photo Frame[2] can be had for $65. This widescreen Sony 8" Digital Photo Frame[3] has also had many positive reviews and costs around $100.
  • The 10"-17" digital frames range from $100 and up to $270. The 10" Samsung SPF-107H is a good digital frame that can be had for $100. For a little larger frame, the 15" frame ViewSonic VFM1530-11[4] costs around $150.
Related articles: Digital Camera, Photo Printing

What should be included:
  • Besides displaying pictures and slide shows, digital frames may also offer features such as functioning as a calendar or alarm clock, connecting wirelessly through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, or displaying video.
  • Depending on the internal memory size of the digital frame, they can typically store anywhere from 150 to 6,400 pictures.
  • The digital picture frame with a built-in memory card reader typically comes with a desktop stand.
  • Most frames come with a USB cable for transferring pictures from a computer.
  • Most digital frames these days also come with a remote control to access features and to configure the frame.
  • Digital frames will often include an extra frame or faceplate.
Additional costs:
  • LCD screen cleaning kits typically cost around $10.
  • A wireless adapter to connect to the web can be used with some digital frames to access pictures from the Internet (already uploaded to social media websites like Facebook or Flickr, etc). They cost around $25, like the Ceiva Wireless Adapter[5] .
  • Memory cards for extra storage can cost anywhere from $10 to $100.
Discounts:
  • Some brick and mortar stores offer discounts on store display models and digital frames that were returned (open box items).
  • TIP: Online retailers can also sell refurbished digital frames (with a limited manufacturer warranty).
Shopping for a digital frame:
  • Brick and mortar retailers such as Best Buy[6] , Target[7] and Walmart[8] offer many of the models mentioned above.
  • Online retailers such as Amazon[9] and Newegg.com[10] also sell many digital frames.
  • The Amazon warehouse outlet[11] and Sony outlet[12] often offer substantial discounts on refurbished digital frames.
post Post   Comments (1)  
CostHelper News


7 Ways to Stretch Your Reduced Food Budget
End of the year budgets are tight for everyone, especially in this economy.It's especially hard for the millions of Americans who depend on government programs like food stamps to help make ends meet. || Posted November 11 2013


Fix-it Favorites: Duct Tape and WD-40
My mother taught me that all home fixit-projects can be accomplished with either duct tape or WD-40. If something shouldn't move and it does, use duct tape. If something should move and it doesn't, use WD-40. || Posted September 30 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Frame prices dropping
Amount: $130.00
Posted by: e-shopper in Seattle, WA, CA.Posted: June 13th, 2008 03:06AM
Brand: SmartpartsModel:
Store: 10.4"
I bought the Smartparts 10.4" digital frame from Costco for $130 (on sale, originally $160). They also sell a 12" model for $170 but the frame color was ugly.
PROS: Consumer Reports rates Smartparts frames pretty well, and it worked pretty well, plus can play video and sound, and the images looked crisp.
CONS: I couldn't get the music to play, and I couldn't get the video to work until I converted my .MOV files to 640x480 and <30 frames per seccond, and the conversion was a pain.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With a Digital Frame
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Brand: Model: 
Store:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.pandigital.net/search.asp?Mode=Product&TypeID=21&ProductID=4
  2.  www.pandigital.net/search.asp?Mode=Product&TypeID=15&ProductID=6
  3.  store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10...
  4.  www.viewsonic.com/us/digital-photo-frames.html
  5.  www.amazon.com/Ceiva-Wireless-Adapter-Digital-Frames/dp/B000FUM4W2
  6.  www.bestbuy.com/site/Cameras-Camcorders/Digital-Photo-Frames/abcat0408000.c?id=abc...
  7.  www.target.com/c/digital-photo-frames-cameras-camcorders-electronics/-/N-5xteo#nod...
  8.  www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_constraint=0&ic=48_0&search_query=digit...
  9.  www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/electronics/525460/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_e_1_3_last
  10.  www.newegg.com/Digital-Photo-Frames/SubCategory/ID-548
  11.  www.amazon.com/b?node=1267877011&refineBy=&keyword=digital+photo+frames&x=0&y=0
  12.  store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchCatalog?langId=-1&searchType=outlet...
More Consumer Electronics Topics

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Replace Toilet Wax Ring (DIY)
Paid: 25.00
Cost could have been cheaper, but previous owners hired a plumber and contractor who didn't do the job right. So we ran into problems. The first wax ring didn't work, so we had to buy the old fashioned type... [more]
-JT Holm
Toilet Repair Cost
Plumbing totourial
Paid: 0.00
I am appalled by some of these charges myself and yes plumbers have a hard,disgusting and exhausting job and it’s not for everyone... [more]
-Caleb Domec
Plumber Cost
Ischemic stroke
Paid: 89000.00
I had a CT scan, they called helicopter to transfer to trauma hospital in Atlanta, but neurosurgeon there said the stroke is is I n a deep area, and would be too dangerously to remove the clot surgically... [more]
-Marie-Jose
Stroke Treatment Cost
Connective tissue graft
Paid: 1300.00
Had to get a connective tissue graft for three of my teeth on my lower left and likely will need a few more done down the road (genetics). The procedure took about an hour and was pain-free... [more]
-
Gum Tissue Graft Cost
Alaska propane pricing 2020
Paid: 130.71
No contract price is $3.87 x 32.8 gallons + $3.81 fee = delivered remote Cooper Landing Alaska. New contract renewal $1.91/gallon for delivery plus propane cost which I need to check on... [more]
-Keith Mantey
Propane Cost
Funeral
Paid: 160.00
Can somebody contact me... [more]
-Terrance Samuel
Releasing Doves Cost