Epson America Inc.
on Thursday introduced the P-2000 Multimedia Storage Viewer. Designed by Seiko Epson, the portable device features a 3.8-inch color LCD display, 40GB hard drive and built-in memory card slots. It’s designed to enable users to show off digital photos culled from a computer or straight from the flash cards used by popular digital cameras. Designed as a replacement for Epson’s P-1000, the P-2000 has higher capacity storage, a faster interface, two memory card slots and the ability to play video and music files.
Users can zoom and rotate images, create a slideshow with music and share images on an NTSC or PAL television screen, monitor or projector using an optional third-party cable. You can also print directly to supported Epson printers; the P-2000 supports PRINT Image Match II and Exif 2.2 technology.
The built-in memory card slot supports Compact Flash Type I and Type II and Secure Digital memory cards — additional cards are supported with an optional third-party adapter. The P-2000 displays images up to 8.9 megapixels and supports JPEG and RAW image file formats, MPEG-4 and Motion-JPEG video files, as well as MP3 and unprotected AAC audio files. It connects to Macs or PCs using a USB 2.0 interface. It’s powered by a lithium ion battery and includes a charger/AC adapter, high-speed USB cable, carrying case and wrist strap. Look for it in stores in early November for US$499. Epson’s Web site wasn’t updated with details on the new P-2000 as MacCentral posted this article.