Epson P-6000 and P-7000 multimedia photo viewers
By Emily Clark
August 7, 2008
August 7, 2008 Epson has unveiled its new generation of multimedia photo viewers promising outstanding screen quality, security and portability. The P-6000 and P-7000 provide photographers with a compact, on-location back-up and viewing solution with 4-inch LCD screens, significantly faster transfer speeds than previous models and up to 160GB capacity.
Designed for digital SLR cameras, both of the new models feature faster download speed - up to 35% quicker than with previous models in this range. A jog dial enables users to quickly scroll through images. on the new larger 4inch screen, which features a wider LCD viewing angle and exclusive Epson Photo Fine Premia technology displaying over 16.7 million colors, encompassing 94 percent of Adobe RGB color space.
A zoom function allows confirmation of image focus and fine detail, while the audio/video output can be used to present customized slideshows. Both viewers have built-in CompactFlash and SD memory card slots with many other cards supported via third-party adapter. They are also compatible with high-speed UDMA CompactFlash cards.
The rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts up to three hours for extended shoots and a high-speed USB 2.0 interface can be used for device to device backup.
Photographers can zoom in on RAW and JPEG images, confirm histogram data and create custom folders – all without the risk of bringing a laptop to often remote and hostile locales. Both models also support video and audio file storage and playback. The difference in the two models comes down to capacity - the P-6000 offers a 80GB hard drive, while the P-7000 packs 160GB. Additionally, the P-7000 comes with a travel pack including dual battery charger, car adapter and more.
Available from September 2008, the Epson multimedia photo viewers will retail for around USD$599.99 (P-6000) and USD$799.99 (P-7000).