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).