Kodak EasyShare SV811 8"
With its own unique design, the Kodak Easyshare SV811 boasts 800 x 480 pixel resolution, plus 128Mb of internal memory, allowing a lot of images to be stored without the use of a memory card or USB connection. The quality and colour of the images were high. While the frame is quite stylishly designed, I couldn't help but feel that the size of it was a bit unnecessary for the 8in image displayed, which becomes slightly drowned in the mass of black plastic, and that it may have looked better with a slightly smaller surround. Accepts a variety of cards including CF, MS, MS Pro, MMC, SD, and also has a built in music player allowing a soundtrack to your slideshow.
Summit 7" Digital Photo Frame
In my opinion, at £109.99, you would expect a higher pixel resolution than 480 x 234. Controls on the top of the panel are slightly fiddly to use and the frame could benefit from the addition of a remote control. Having said that, the Summit frame is stylishly designed, and there are nine slideshow modes that can be selected meaning it can be customised to suit the individuals taste. Changeable colour inserts are included giving further scope for personalisation, and allowing the frame to be co-ordinated with the decor. However, as one of the higher priced frames of the test, I would definitely expect more features. Compatible with SD, MMC, MS, SM, CF and XD cards and features auto image scaling which adjusts the image to fit the screen.