Epson Japan has today announced the third iteration of its Photo Fine Player 'Multimedia Storage Viewer'. This new version sports an 80 GB hard disk (the same as the P-4000), the same beautiful 3.8" VGA LCD screen, SD/CF slot and USB 2.0 interface. Improvements include a new image processing system with support for images of up to 30 megapixels, wider RAW format support, wider video format support (including MPEG-1/2/4 and DivX) and new display modes (including grouping by EXIF tag). The P-4500 will cost 75,000 YEN (approx. $640) when it goes on sale in Japan.

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Phil: More information as we receive it. (See our review of the Epson P-2000).

Epson Photo Fine Player P-4500 new features

  • New image processing engine
  • Improved video support: MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4 (inc. DivX) and Motion JPEG
  • Support for images up to 30 megapixels
  • Wider RAW format support: Canon CRW / CR2, Konica Minolta 7D / 5D, Nikon RAW (D-SLR), Pentax RAW (D-SLR), Epson RAW, Olympus RAW (E-1, E-300, E-500)
  • Brighter LCD backlight
  • New display modes, EXIF Tag grouping
  • SD / Compact Flash Type I/II
  • 75,000 YEN
  • 148 x 33 x 85 mm
  • 438 g

Epson Photo Fine Player P-4500 specifications

Epson P-4500

Price Japan: 75,000 YEN
Body Material Metal and plastic

Screen Technology: PhotoFine
Low Temperature Poly-Silicon TFT
VGA 640 x 480 x 3 (RGB) = 921,600 pixels
Screen Size: 3.8" (95mm)
260,000 colors

Hard Disk Drive • 80 GB 2.5” (73.8 GB usable)
Still file formats

• Up to 30 megapixels

Movie file formats

• MPEG-1 / MPEG-2 (avg 8 Mbps, peak 12 Mbps)
• MPEG-4 (Advanced or Simple Profile) (avg 4 Mbps, peak 8 Mbps)
• DivX (avg 8 Mbps, peak 16 Mbps)
• Motion JPEG (640 x 480 / 320 x 240)

Audio file formats

• MP3
• AAC (M4A, MPEG4)
• Up to 320 Kbps

RAW file format support Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Canon EOS-1D Mark II / Mark II N
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 10D / 20D
Canon EOS D30 / D60
Canon EOS 300D / 350D (Digital Rebel / Digital Rebel XT)
Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D / 5D
Nikon D2X
Nikon D2Hs
Nikon D2H
Nikon D1H
Nikon D1X
Nikon D200
Nikon D100
Nikon D70 / D70s
Nikon D50
Pentax *ist DS / DS2
Pentax *ist DL
Pentax *ist D
Epson R-D1 / R-D1s
• Olympus E-1 *
Olympus E-300 *
Olympus E-500 *
* Only thumbnail display
Card Slots • CompactFlash I/II (supports MicroDrive)
• SD / MMC (up to 2 GB SD / 1GB MMC)
• Other card types via optional adaptors
Audio/Video out • Mono dynamic speaker
• Stereo 3.5mm headphone jack
• Audio/Video out jack
• PAL and NTSC supported

• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed for PC and Mac connection

Direct Print • USB DIRECT-PRINT compatible
Power • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
• DC Input
Weight (excl batt)

438 g (1.0 lb)

Dimensions 148 x 85 x 33 mm (5.8 x 3.3 x 1.3 in)