Compact Flash Compartment

On the right side of the camera behind a sadly flimsy and cheap-plastic-feeling door is the Compact Flash compartment. I feel Epson missed a trick by only supporting CF Type I, however they do get a gold star from me for orientating the CF slot so that the finger lip on the CF card is facing outwards, making it quick and easy to retrieve a card (sounds trivial but can be important shooting in the field).


On the left side of the camera, behind a protective rubber cover are a variety of connectors (top to bottom):

• Serial I/O (RS232C / RS432)
• DC Input (7.0V)
• AV Output (Video & Audio - cable supplied)

Tripod Mount

Another gold star for Epson, although it's plastic the tripod mount is positioned directly in line with the center of the lens and (by the looks of the location) directly below the CCD. This means it's in the perfect position for shooting panoramas with the camera mounted on a tripod.


Located to the left / above the lens is the built in flash, rated at 0.5 - 4.2m (wide angle), on top of the camera we find a standard flash hot-shoe for additional flash lights or connection to a studio flash system, when in external mode only Aperture Priority and Manual Priority are available.

Supplied In the Box

Supplied in the box are: * exact contents may vary by region

  • Epson PhotoPC 3000Z Digital Camera
  • Lens Adapter (49 mm thread)
  • Lens Cap & String
  • Shoulder / Neck Strap
  • Soft Camera Case
  • Battery Charger & AC Power Cord
  • 4 x AA 1500 mAh NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • Windows & Macintosh Serial cables
  • USB cable
  • AV cable (output to two RCA jacks, one video, one audio)
  • CD-ROM's (varies by region)