Epson P-2000 Multimedia Storage Viewer Review
Unveiled at Photokina, the Epson P-2000 is an upgrade to the P-1000 storage/viewer that adds an improved screen, wider file support, USB 2.0, a much bigger hard drive, better battery life and an SD card slot, plus numerous other enhancements. As well as offering 40GB of hard disk storage for your digital camera images and a stunning crystal-clear screen to view them on, the P-2000 can be used as a personal entertainment center', with support for AVI and QuickTime movies and MP3/AAC audio files. It can also display raw files from Epson, Canon and Nikon cameras. So is the P-2000 the ultimate digital camera accessory, and can it really replace a laptop when shooting in the field? Read on to find out; here's just a few of the headline features to whet your appetite;
- 3.8-inch high-definition TFT colour screen
- Outstanding picture quality from PhotoFine LCD technology - 212 pixels per inch
- 40GB hard drive
- Raw file support
- Compact, lightweight and slim
- Download from CompactFlash, SD and MMC memory cards
- Connects directly to PC or TV for larger screen viewing
- Prints directly to compatible USB printers
Epson P-2000 Key Specifications
|Street price|| US: $499
|Body Material||Metal and plastic|
Screen Technology: PhotoFine™
|Hard Disk Drive|| 40GB 2.5” (3.5GB reserved for system functions)|
|Supported File Formats (stills)||
|Supported File Formats (movies)||
AVI (MPEG4 *1, M-JPEG *2)
|Supported File Formats (audio)||
|Card Slots|| CompactFlash I/II (supports MicroDrive)
Other card types compatible via optional adaptors
|Audio/Video out|| Mono dynamic speaker
Stereo 3.5mm headphone jack
Audio/Video out jack
PAL and NTSC supported
|Interface|| USB 2.0 Hi-Speed for PC and Mac connection|
|Direct Print|| USB DIRECT-PRINT compatible|
|Power|| Rechargeable Li-Ion battery, 3.7V, 2300mAh
DC Input 5V 2.3A (charger/AC adaptor included)
|In the box*||
|Weight (excl batt)||415 g (0.9 lb)|
|Dimensions||147 x 84 x 31.4mm (5.8 x 3.3 x 1.2in)|
* Supplied accessories may differ in each country or area
|*1||Supported audio codecs: AAC/MP3|
|*2||Supported audio codecs: A-Law/μLaw/PCM|
|*3||Max Bit Rate: 320kbps (48kHz, 16 bit stereo)|
|*4||Supports NEF, CRW, CR2, ERF files. JPEG data in the raw header is used for display (images cannot be zoomed)|
|*5||Minimum size 160x120 pixels, maximum size 8,9 megapixels|
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