Epson Launches Multimedia Storage Viewer at Photokina

At Photokina, the Epson P-2000 Multimedia Storage Viewer was officially launched. The 40GB handheld has a 3.8-inch Photo Fine LCD for superb detail when viewing photographs, this is done by using high density liquid crystals.

The compact flash slot allows for image transfers directly from your CF card (not sure if microdrive is supported), an expansion adapter comes with the unit to transfer from MS/SM/MMC and XD cards. It also doubles as a PVP, with MP3/ACC audio and MPEG4 movie playback support, you can pretty much take this with you for all occasions, unfortunately the sound output is mono. It will be available this November in the UK at first for £349/$625 USD.

See press release below.


Epson delivers a portable Multimedia Storage Viewer with 3.8 inch Photo Fine display

The Epson P-2000 Photo Viewer is the latest digital imaging accessory that enables you to save your photos from your digital camera memory card and view them on the 3.8 inch Photo Fine display. The bright vivid displays found in Epson Photo Fine products make them suitable for use under most lighting conditions. Whether you are indoors or outdoors, you’ll be able to enjoy viewing your photos from the Epson P-2000.

The key features of the Epson P-2000 include a 3.8 inch VGA (640×480) high definition Photo Fine display that offers a resolution of 212 pixels per inch (ppi). You can store and view your photo albums, create slide shows and connect to your photo printer, computer or TV. The Epson P-2000 is approximately twice as fast as its predecessor when viewing photos and has a battery life of up to three hours.

In addition to the quality photo viewing capabilities, the Epson P-2000 provides support for digital camera and camcorder movies and music files. You can add music files to your slide shows for a fun and lively presentation of your images. Also included is a 40 GB hard disk drive, so it can double up as a portable storage unit for any PC or Mac files.

Richard Baylis, Sales and Marketing Manager, Epson UK says, “The Epson P-2000 Multimedia Storage Viewer gives a high-quality mutlimedia experience. It offers digital photographers and lovers of gadgets a compact solution for downloading and storing their photos, whether at home, in the studio or on the move.”

What is Epson Photo Fine liquid crystal display technology?

Epson Photo Fine liquid crystal display technology ensures a sharp lifelike preview of recorded images unsurpassed by any other manufacturer. The high density liquid crystal display provides more than twice the number of pixels than competitor models. The results are clearer, sharper images with high-quality colour rendition and brightness. Epson Photo Fine LCD viewer reveals subtleties in your images that cannot be seen on ordinary LCD’s, making it ideal for previewing digital images before printing or transferring to a PC.

Epson P-2000 Multimedia Storage Viewer features summary

Launch date – November 2004
3.8-inch VGA (640×480) high definition Photo Fine display
High definition of 212 ppi
40GB hard disk drive
Photo playback
Movie playback (motion J-PEG and MPEG4 at 30FPS@VGA)
Music playback (MP3 and ACC)
A/V out enables it to be connected to a TV
On board mono speaker
CompactFlash and SD memory cards directly supported. MS/SM/MMC/XD supported via CF adaptor
RAW data support as native (thumbnail of RAW files is displayed)
Supports RAW files from Nikon, Canon and the new Epson R-D1 rangefinder digital camera.
USB 2.0 High speed for PC/Mac connection
Up to three hours battery life
USB DIRECT-PRINT
RRP inc VAT £349


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