Epson adding tethering feature to photo viewers

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Owners of Epson’s P-6000 or P-7000 multimedia photo viewers will soon be able to tether the device to a compatible Canon or Nikon SLR and instantly view and save photos as they shoot, thanks to a firmware update slated for later this month.

Epson P-6000 photo viewer
Once the camera is connected to the viewer via USB and switched to tethered mode, the photographer can immediately view shots on the viewer’s 4-inch high-resolution screen. Tethering also provides instant backup as images are saved to the viewer’s hard-drive as well as the camera’s media card. The firmware update also includes a remote shutter release function.

Epson’s P-6000 photo viewer costs $600 and includes 80GB of space. The P-7000 viewer offers 160GB for $700. The tethering feature will be available as a free download in late October 2009.

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