Review: Epson P-3000 Multimedia storage viewer

Looking more like a personal media player, the Epson P-3000 is a nifty little device used to store photos, movies and music on the fly. But what is it actually designed to do?

The P-3000 is your photo storage unit with a difference. The P-3000 allows for storage, management and sharing of your photos and movies, in a compact and mobile solution. The P-3000 supports JPEG format, MP3, AAC and WMA formats for music and DiVX, MPEG 1/2/4, AVC, WMV9 and Motion JPEG formats for videos.

The viewable area of the screen is a decent size too; a 4-inch (or 640 x 480 pixels) Photo Fine Ultra LCD is used, which is perfect for viewing movies and photos. With 40GB of internal memory, there’s plenty of storage space for all your multimedia needs too.

Running out of space on your digital camera’s memory card? Via the built-in CF and SD memory card slots, simply slot it the cards and download the media as you go. You can also back-up via USB 2.0, transfer images from your P-3000 to an external hard drive and print directly to any Epson USB compatible printer. A long battery life (approximately up to 3 hours) means reliable performance, especially important when you do not have access to a power source.

Raw zooming, slideshows from whatever format, display histogram on any supported file and even the ability to listen to music, the P-3000 can do it all.

Pros

  • World’s first portable viewer to support Adobe RGB1 colour standard
  • Sleek and durable, high quality casing
  • Approximately 3 hrs worth of battery life

Cons

  • The bundled carry-case was pretty flimsy
  • No A/V cord bundled for viewing on larger screens

Product: Epson P-3000 Multimedia storage viewer

Vendor: Epson

RRP: $899

URL: Epson.com.au

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