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Epson P-3000 40GB Multimedia Storage Drive, Viewer, and Audio-Video Player w/ 4-Inch LCD

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40GB Viewer
  • Share your favorite photos, videos and music anytime, anywhere without a computer
  • High-capacity 40GB hard drive to quickly save images on the spot; includes Adobe RGB color space, DivX video file, and RAW support
  • Large 4.0-inch LCD with convenient zoom capability displays photos, videos, and more
  • Built-in card slots support CompactFlash I/II and Secure Digital memory cards
  • Connects to TVs or projectors with optional cable; Windows and Mac compatible
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Product Details

Style: 40GB Viewer
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 9.7 x 4.5 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B000J3ZGXY
  • Item model number: P-3000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Product Description

Style: 40GB Viewer

Product Description

SO)EPSON P-3000 STORAGE Viewer

From the Manufacturer

Back up, store and view your images in vibrant color and detail, PC–free. An essential tool for on–the–go photographers, the Epson P–3000 features amazing image quality and a 40GB hard drive. The perfect partner to your digital SLR camera, this innovative device makes it easy to backup and view thousands of RAW and JPEG images on the spot. Use the large, 4–inch LCD to verify you have the shots you need while still on location. The P–3000 is the ideal alternative to lugging your laptop to the shoot.
Viewer

Amazing screen quality

Four Color

Four colors are better than one

Superior image quality for professionals

Photo Fine® Ultra technology, exclusively from Epson, makes it possible to view your images with stunning clarity and rich detail. Using an innovative 4–color filter system, this powerful technology ensures amazing color reproduction – far better than that of a conventional LCD. Photo Fine Ultra encompasses 88% of the Adobe® RGB color gamut and displays over 16.7 million colors. By displaying images at a higher pixel density, Photo Fine Ultra also offers smooth gradations and color transitions. View your images the way they were meant to be seen – as they were originally captured.


Ready for all your photographic adventures

With a 40GB hard drive, this device allows you to back up thousands of the largest RAW files wherever images are captured for peace of mind and security. The large, 4–inch 640x480 (VGA) LCD screen gives on–the–go photographers the ability to 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. Video and audio file storage / playback is supported as well.

Card Slot

Supports popular memory cards including Secure Digital and Compact Flash

USB Slot

Hi-Speed USB 2.0 for device–to–device backup; Audio/Video output to present customized slideshows

On the go convenience. On location peace of mind

Whether on assignment or on vacation, the Epson P–3000 gives you everything you need for all your photographic adventures. Why transport your laptop when you can quickly store and backup images right from your memory cards using this convenient, compact device? The P–3000 is essential for more efficient on–location viewing and downloading.


lifestyle

Portability. Quality. Security. (P-7000 shown)

Features/Benefits
  • Large, 4-inch LCD with exclusive Epson Photo Fine Ultra technology displays over 16.7 million colors, encompassing 88 percent of the Adobe RGB color space for amazing color reproduction
  • 40GB hard drive
  • Zoom function to confirm image focus and fine detail
  • RAW and JPEG file support
  • Built-in CompactFlash© and Secure Digital memory card slots with many other cards supported via third-party adapter
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery lasts up to three hours for extended shoots
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface for device-to-device backup
  • Audio/video output to present customized slideshows

What the press is saying:
ImagingInfo.com Logo "Whether you're a photo aficionado, or a professional shooter, Epson's P-3000 multimedia storage viewer definitely has a place in your gear bag. I know I don't like to leave home without one?" Diane Berkenfeld, ImagingInfo.com (9.7.2007)
PC Photo Logo "Multimedia storage viewers like Epson's P-3000 help bridge the gap between camera and computer. With its big, bright, high-resolution, four-inch LCD and zoom capability, the P-3000 lets you get a much better look at your photographer's details. It's also a handy backup device, with card readers built-in and a 40 GB hard drive to store a vacation's worth of JPEGs." Staff, PC Photo (12.1.2006)
ShutterBug "If like me you’re already tired of schlepping a laptop around, it’s time to take a look at Epson’s Multimedia Photo Viewers for your travels." Joe Farace, Shutterbug (12.1.2008)



What’s in the Box

Epson P–3000 multimedia viewer with 40GB hard drive, User documentation, Hi–Speed USB 2.0 cable, Protective carrying case and wrist strap, Rechargeable Lithium–Ion battery and AC adapter.

Customer Reviews

Very portable, easy to use with great picture quality.
M. Kommineni
I can't think of an actual feature that I'm missing -- OK, maybe wireless capability -- though that's not to say that this is a perfect product.
R. van Bakel
The view screen is large and clear, making it makes it easier to view photos and delete those you don't want.
J. B. Thompson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

156 of 159 people found the following review helpful By R. van Bakel on May 15, 2007
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I've tried to go the cheap route when it comes to backing up my digital photos in the field, such as combining the (awful) Aleratec Copy Cruiser Plus with a large-capacity (16G) USB pen drive, and using an adapter and my iPod to offload the data from my CF cards. The latter solution works OK in a pinch, but has several limitations, including the iPod's small screen, the slowness of the process, and the very narrow functionality of the interface (great for music, not quite adequate for viewing, judging, and copying photos).

The Epson was designed from the ground up for duplicating digital photos (JPEG and RAW formats) on the road, a necessary task for photographers who prize their images as well as their sanity. It should fit nicely into any photo professional's 'out-of-doors' workflow.

The device works very well (and pretty fast: for instance, I just copied 322 Mb worth of data -- that's 100 JPEG photos taken with a 10-megapixel camera at the highest-quality settings -- in just over 60 seconds). The 4-inch screen is bright and draws beautifully detailed images. The controls, while not the latest in ergonomic excellence (the 'back' button in particular could have been better placed), are easy to press and a cinch to figure out (I never even had to crack the manual).

Like my Apple computers, the Epson multimedia viewers stand out for their plug-and-play elegance and simplicity. Push a CF card into the slot, or an SD card in a different slot next to it, and the viewer offers to let you browse the files on the card or copy the data to the P-3000's hard drive. You can also copy data to or from a USB device such as an external hard disk or a thumb drive. Want more?
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55 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Wordman on November 7, 2006
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First of all, Amazon came through with all stars on this order. Cheers to them for the screaming-fast processing that got me the product when I needed it.

As for the P-3000, I needed something like this bugger as I photograph models in outdoor settings using available light. Thus, it's a hassle to lug around the laptop, and when I do, the laptop takes too long to dump my 2-gig CF card. The viewer is another necessity because I like to know if I missed any shots due to lack of focus, etc. I screw up sometimes and the screen on my D-200 doesn't always show my errors.

The P-3000 dumps a full 2-gig CF card in 5 minutes, as per tests I just conducted this evening. With 126 .NEF images on the card, a mere 5 minutes was a miracle compared to my laptop. When I'm out in the field, this will be an invaluable tool.

Is it expensive? I don't think so, but I did think the 80-gig unit was more than I want to spend. Furthermore, I'm only using this as a dump drive for location shoots, not as a storage device...I have other drives for that. I thought the price was reasonable, so far I have no problem with the interface and I can rest easy knowing if I have a 1-day shoot that requires 2,000 RAW .NEF images to be shot (that would wear me out) that the P-3000 has room for them.

If you want functionality, sleek design and a decent interface, buy this unit. If you feel it's too expensive, buy a unit with no display, as that will knock down the price. In my business though, I like having the viewer...it'll save me a lot of time and anguish.

So far, so good. Buy with confidence, this is a good brand and a fine product. Bravo, Epson!
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78 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Natureshots on July 18, 2007
Style Name: 40GB Viewer
On the plus side, the screen is beautiful and the best I've seen compared to say a SmartDisk (but the SmartDisk is less than half the price of the Epson, even after rebate). On a recent trip to Katmai, an acquaintance showed me a SmartDisk's view and the image was quite pixelated; he was quite impressed with the Epson's display. Four inch is quite big and usable for decision making such as delete. The transfer rate from card to the P-3000 is acceptable, though I didn't time the rate. The P-3000 acts as an external harddrive and the saved files can be easily read by Windows Explorer; that means no additional software is needed, which none was included.

On the bad side, this device at $500 for the 40GB is very, very expensive; Dell has a cheap laptop for only $450! I wonder if Epson realized the high price and played with rebates. If going out to the wilderness is not your idea, then it would make much more sense to get a small form factor laptop instead.

At $500, the quality should be much better. I checked for bad pixels against a black image and found too many that are always on. Some on pixels can clearly be seen when viewing a typical image.

Usage is not intuitive, especially when deleting an image. To delete an image, you have to dig into the menu and go into delete mode as oppose to simply deleting it. So there are a normal view mode and a delete mode and you'd have to navigate between the two. The worst part is that zooming works fine in normal view mode but is disabled in delete mode. It makes sense that when you delete something, you'd want to zoom in, at least for sanity check.

I save my files both RAW and jpeg. In the view mode, there's no option to view only RAW or jpeg so you'd have to view both.
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