Global imaging pioneer Epson today announces the release of a free firmware update for its P6000 and P7000 Multimedia Storage Viewers. The new firmware enables tethered shooting, offering photographers immediate and direct access to high-quality previews of images and remote shooting. The update is available on Epson’s European website from 04 August, 2009 to all users of the P6000 and P7000 Photoviewers.
The new firmware allows images to be captured directly onto the Photoviewer by remotely controlling the firing of the camera shutter up to a distance of seven metres from the camera body. Once a photograph has been taken, the image can be immediately previewed on the Photoviewer’s superior screen. Images are saved to both the camera memory card and the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) of the Photoviewer, bypassing the process of transferring images whilst simultaneously backing up all photos.
Jon Pardoe, Product Manager, Epson Europe, commented, “High-quality previews direct from the camera mean images can be examined in fine detail straight away and, if necessary, adjustments made for new shots. Tethered shooting is useful for taking photos remotely and with Epson’s new firmware you can view your images on the high-quality screens of the P6000 or P7000 Photoviewers. This is ideal for nature or portrait photographers who need a greater level of flexibility when arranging a scene and finally shooting it. Photographers who need to work from a tight or awkward angle will also find this product advantageous as they can view their shot away from the camera.
The P-series Photoviewers are professional media management tools designed to allow photographers to store and view high-quality images in detail on location and when travelling. The P7000 and P6000 feature high-capacity hard-drives, at 160GB and 80GB respectively, and both products incorporate a large 640x480 Epson Photo Fine Premia LCD screen. The wide gamut covers 94 per cent of the Adobe RGB palette for near perfect colour reproduction.
The new firmware supports tethered shooting with Nikon D90, D300, D700, D3, D3X and Canon 40D, 50D, 5D Mark II, 1D Mark III and 1Ds Mark III cameras. Instructions on the installation and usage are available with the firmware download, which is available from the Epson