April 20, 2005: Epson’s P-2000 Multimedia Viewer/Player is now on sale in Australia at an RRP of $899.
Featuring a bright, high-resolution 3.8-inch viewing screen, which is one of the largest in its class, the P-2000 provides 36.5 GB of usable storage for image, video and audio files. Users can download images from Compact Flash and SD memory cards in seconds and view and sort them on-screen and the display allows pictures to be enlarged up to 16x for checking focus and capture accuracy. The P-2000 also supports slideshow playback and allows stored music clips to be added and played back through the speaker or headphones. The hard disk will store any file format while the device itself will playback JPEG and RAW image files, MP3 and ACC music, and MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG video files.
The P-2000’s screen is the standout feature of the device and features Epson’s Photo Fine technology, an active matrix display featuring a Low Temperature Poly Silicon (LTPS) base charged by a Thin Film Transistor (TFT). Images are shown at 640 x 480 pixel resolution and the display can show up to 262,144 colours. Automatic image rotation is also available. Pushing the Display button will bring up the Exif metadata for a displayed image file, showing the camera name, date, size in pixels, shutter speed, exposure, whether or not the flash was used, plus many other details. Direct printing support for certain Epson printers is also included.
The P-2000 also comes with a small portable AC adaptor, wrist strap, a desktop viewing stand and a functional carry case that can be attached to a belt. For more information, visit www.epson.com.au or phone 1300 361 054. A review of the P-2000 will appear in the June/July issue of Photo Review Australia.