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Written by Emily Ladouceur - Edited by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
Rosewill 10.4-Inch LCD Photo Frame RDF-104
Closer Look: Photo Frame
RDF-104 Detailed Features
Comparison and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Comparison Methodology

I wasn't quite sure how best to test the Rosewill 10.4" Digital Photo Frame RDF-104 at first. So I figured a comparison with another digital frame would be the easiest way to see how well the Rosewill 10.4" Digital Photo Frame RDF-104 works. I happened to have an Axion 7" Digital Photo Frame AXN-9700 that I had given a family member as a gift. Now what I'm aiming for is a comparison between the resolutions of the two frames. Which would have the better picture? The Rosewill 10.4" Digital Photo Frame RDF-104 has a resolution of 640x480 and the Axion 7" Digital Photo Frame AXN-9700 has a resolution of 480x320. Resolution is determined by the number of pixels in an image and the larger the space the more pixels there are. Thanks to Wikipedia I found that "a pixel (short for picture element) is a single point in a graphic image." So it stands to reason that the more pixels the clearer the image.

Results

First I searched for a color intensive picture to size and use in both units. Once the pictures were re-sized and loaded onto both frames I took a photo, at night and in the dark, of each frame while displaying the image. The photos were taken approximately the same distance from the unit.

480x320_reference.jpg

The picture above is the actual image I resized to 480x320 and loaded into the Axion 7" Digital Photo Frame AXN-9700. Below is what the 480x320 photo looked like once it was displayed on the frame's LCD.

Rosewill 10.4

Quite a difference as you can see. The colors are washed out and somewhat darker. The image is not nearly as distinct as the original. There is a little bit of blurring in the buildings in the distance. When I put the actual and the viewed pictures side-by-side I was astounded by the difference. I really didn't think the photo was that different when I was viewing it on the Axion 7" Digital Photo Frame AXN-9700, but you can see for yourself how much the frame changed the photo. Scroll down to see how the Rosewill 10.4" Digital Photo Frame RDF-104 handled the same photo.

Rosewill 10.4

The picture above is sized for the Rosewill 10.4" Digital Photo Frame RDF-104 at 640x480. The image below is how it appeared in the frame.

Rosewill 10.4

The image isn't exact but it is significantly better than the smaller frame, except for the slight cropping and distortion in the upper right hand corner. I was able to make the distortion move but not go away completely. The colors are still a bit washed out but they are much closer to the original. The image is much clearer also. There doesn't appear to be any blurring that was present in the Axion 7" Digital Photo Frame AXN-9700 picture. All in all I'd have to say the Rosewill 10.4" Digital Photo Frame RDF-104 did pretty well.



 

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