Post Photokina: Epson has launched the P-2000 Multimedia Storage Viewer which can store your images (it has a 40GB capacity), create slideshows and connect to a photo printer. The device has a large 3.8-inch Photo Fine LCD, which Epson says ‘ensures a sharp lifelike preview of recorded images unsurpassed by any other manufacturer’ and offers a resolution of 212 ppi. It can also playback movies, MP3 files and supports CompactFlash and SD memory cards.

Press Release:

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

The Epson P-2000 Multimedia Storage Viewer allows users to store and preview digital photos, movies and music. The 3.8 inch Photo Fine display provides outstanding definition for unsurpassed picture quality.

October 2004 – 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 (640x480) 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 (640x480) 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