Epson today announces a new range of professional media management tools designed to allow photographers to store and view high quality images on the move. The P-7000 and P-6000 Photoviewers; feature high capacity hard-drives, at 160Gb and 80Gb respectively, and incorporate a large 4in 640x480 Epson Photo Fine Premia LCD screen.
Mark Robinson, Business Manager at Epson UK, commented "Despite the fact that most cameras have viewing screens, it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish areas of sharp focus, graininess and lighting quality until the images are uploaded onto a computer. These new products tackle this problem by enabling photographers to view their images in fine detail regardless of where they are - whether back-packing across a desert or on a ski piste halfway up a mountain."
With a wider viewing angle and wide colour gamut covering 94 percent of the Adobe RGB colour space, photographer's benefit from enhanced viewing clarity and the ability to examine their images in fine detail. The Epson Photoviewers can even be used in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop as a USB wide gamut display, while photo editing or performing post-production work, giving the same level of colour accuracy as a professional monitor costing three times as much.
Improved ergonomics, including a new scroll-wheel, makes ease-of-use one of the resounding qualities of the device. The heightened usability of the new Photoviewers is complemented by a number of innovative features to enhance versatility, including the ability to carry out ad-hoc raw development on the viewer and print out the final image via PictBridge. Usability is further improved through advanced software features which allow users to edit and trim images and apply watermarking to photographs for print copywriting.
The photographer can now choose between full or differential backup, giving the option to transfer all the data from the memory card to the viewer or just new files.
Sleek and robust in equal measure, the new Epson Photoviewers are ideal for use on location and when travelling. Thanks to the innovative power-saving design of the LCD screen, the Photoviewers ensure extended battery life - an important feature for photographers on the move who may not have frequent or easy access to a power supply. The P-7000 also comes with a set of accessories including a battery charger enabling two batteries to be charged simultaneously, a convenient in-car charger and a sturdy carrying case with strap.
Both the P-6000 and P-7000 are compatible with a broad range of memory cards including CF and SD-HC as standard. It also has a USB Host port so that cameras and card readers can be connected directly, providing support for any digital camera. JPEG and RAW images from all major camera manufacturers are supported as standard and future models can be supported by software updates.
Epson Photoviewer P6000/P7000 key features summar
- 4 inch Epson Photo Fine Premia LCD technology for wide gamut display and wider viewing angle
- Store high resolution images - equivalent to 145 x 1Gb memory cards (P-7000) or 70 x 1Gb memory cards (P-6000)Differential back-up and connectivity to external storage devices
- Use with Adobe® Photoshop® for USB wide gamut display
- Ad hoc RAW development and image editing
- 5-star rating system compatible with Adobe® Bridge
Epson P-6000 RRP, excluding VAT £449.99 - available 1st September 2008
Epson P-7000 RRP, excluding VAT £549.99 - available 1st September 2008