Epson P-3000

Epson P-3000 is a Multimedia Storage Drive, Viewer, and Audio-Video Player features High-capacity 40GB hard drive to quickly save images on the spot; includes Adobe RGB color space, DivX video file, and RAW support, built-in card slots support CompactFlash I/II and Secure Digital memory cards, and a Large 4.0-inch LCD with convenient zoom capability displays photos, videos, and more. The product dimension 3.5” (88.7 mm) x 5.9” (150 mm) x 1.3” (31.1 mm) and weighs with battery: Approx. 1.0 lb.


Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Epson P-3000 Reviews

Tone reviews the Epson P-3000 and writes;
“Epson’s P-3000 is an all-rounder that makes listening to music fun, saving images on the run a breeze and has a big enough screen that watching your favourite home movies will be an affair every one wants to join in on. It may not replace the lithe iPod as a music player but it could replace your photograph album, as it is magic for the working photographer or family snapper thanks to the range of files it reads, the huge screen and its ease of use.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Gadgetspeak reviews the Epson P-3000 and writes;
“Viewing a screen of thumbnails (12) move the cursor (joystick) to the one you want and then press the middle button to select it. Press it again to zoom into a portion of the image. With a landscape image I counted 11 moves to get from top to bottom and 21 to get from side to side. So you can really zoom in and all the images I used were still sharp even with the zoom used.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Dphoto reviews the Epson P-3000 and writes;
“The P-3000 lacks any advanced backup features and suffers from limited storage. However, the display quality is superb and the model a good choice for reviewing images and making short-term backups. For megapixel-hungry professionals or longer term storage, look at the P-7000, which features a 160GB hard drive for four times the capacity.”
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TerryWhite reviews the Epson P-3000 and writes;
“The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides a claimed three hours of continuous slideshow action, and never ran out during our encounters, rounding off what we’re not ashamed to admit was a surprisingly impressive all-round performance”
rating: N/A

Reghardware reviews the Epson P-3000 and writes;
“The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides a claimed three hours of continuous slideshow action, and never ran out during our encounters, rounding off what we’re not ashamed to admit was a surprisingly impressive all-round performance”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Dpnow reviews the Epson P-3000 and writes;
“Overall, the P-3000 is quite easy to operate, though I did find some of the menu items a little unclear. It seems odd, for example, that there are three different avenues leading to your images, instead of one. “
Rating: ★★★★½

User Opinions

Epson P-3000 User Opinions

A Great Investment For Serious Photographers, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“the other incredible bonus is that it will show your photos as a slideshow & you can use your own songs as a background! WOW!!! I created a file of an unbelievable sunset I shot on my Canon 5D from beginning to end. I shot for about 45 minutes & took about 40 shots. The slideshow was about 20 minutes & is great on the viewer. I found out I could buy a camcorder AV plug & plug it into my television.” – By T. Metallo

Big Improvement, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I owned the p-2000 and have been impressed at the huge improvement the p-3000 brings. The processor is much faster and it loads and cranks through the photos much more quickly. The addition of a full USB port allows input from any USB device including flash memory. The display is slightly larger and the colors are spectacular.” – By Laura Lockhart

Absolutely Great Device, | Rating: ★★★★★
“The Art Director loved seeing the images clearly and easily; she wished all the photogs she hires had one of these. Nice to know the CF cards are backed up to at least one other place for ease of mind.” – By Gregory J. Frasz

Useful and Efficient Device, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I’ve had the P-3000 viewer for a couple of months, long enough to have used it under a lot of environments and situations. The unit has performed flawlessly. It does everything as advertised. Downloads are quick…..quicker than with my Mac notebook, which is particularly useful when previewing photos with clients. The screen is bright and contrasty, with good resolution.” – By Bill Ashley

Very Handy in The Field, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“It’s easy to use and is a great way to view your recently taken photos as you finish a shoot or take a break. It’s also a good way to quickly create a backup in case your camera’s card is corrupted before you get it to your computer.” – By Dan Milham

Epson P-3000, | Rating: ★★★★★
“This thing is AWESOME! I can watch TV shows that I record on my computer & upload to the Epson. I can upload & review all my photos on site and without the use of a computer. I just love this and love using it.” – By J. Lubitz

Love it!, | Rating: ★★★★★
“I used a CF card from my Canon 20D – it downloaded 2GB of RAW files in less than 15 minutes and you can view the RAW files very quickly (it’s quicker than Adobe Bridge loading!!). The transfer to my computer was very quick — I had about a total of 4 GB of RAW and JPG and it took about 5 mn to download using the Epson program. I also backed up a SD card from my little point and shoot and it was very quick (2GB of JPG and video) – about 5 mn.” – By D. Parsons

Epson P-3000 compatibility with UDMA compact flash cards, | Rating: ★★★★★
“I personally have had no problems with the Epson P-3000 recognizing and backing up pictures from all 3 of my Lexar Professional UDMA (300x speed) compact flash cards. It works fine!! So overall, I am extremely happy with the Epson P-3000. It has an outstanding LCD screen to view pictures and movies, plus it also acts as an mp3 player.” – By Kyle Eskue

deciding factor, | Rating: ★★★★★
“Once I discovered that it could exchange data with a portable hard-drive the lower amount of memory became a non-issue. Although I haven’t actually tested out this capability yet, I feel this really is a selling point they should advertise. I bought the P-3000 on sale during a time that a couple of rebates were offered on it. I got a good deal and my husband loves his birthday gift.” – By C. Hare

Olaf’s, | Rating: ★★★★★
“This has been one of my best purchases, it is versitle, easy to use and provides on the spot, in the field review that can’t be equaled. As I was reviewing some photos at White Sands National Monument, several people stopped by to see them and all were impressed with the P3000. I’m sure you will get many more orders even if half of people buy it.” – By Robert O. Swanson

This device is fantastic! | Rating: ★★★★★
“As a music player you can listen to mp3 amd wav files. The interface is intuitive and the software that comes with the machine makes this easy. You can also watch older quicktime videos (quicktime 4 and before). Quality of music and videos is quite good..” – By Yoda

Works Great, | Rating: ★★★★★
“It does everything it says it will do, does it fast, and the resulting images are bright, sharp and clear. The navigation system is easy to figure out and very user friendly. The device comes with built-in slots for Compact Flash and SD memory cards.” – By P. R. Johnson

Best photo storage & backup solution if you don’t want to take a computer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“The screen is small (if you’re used to a notebook screen), but larger than most portable viewers. And the quality of the rendered images is very good. Color rendition is accurate, vibrant, and the images are contrasty and plenty bright. It’s much better to view images on the P3000 than on the D200 LCD..” – By G. M. Matthews


Epson P-3000 User Manual Download

- Download Epson P-3000 User Manual (PDF – 2.2MB)

Features & Specifications

Epson P-3000 Features

Back up, store and view your images in vibrant color and detail, PC–free. An essential tool for on–the–go photographers, the Epson P–3000™ features amazing image quality and a 40GB hard drive. The perfect partner to your digital SLR camera, this innovative device makes it easy to backup and view thousands of RAW and JPEG images on the spot. Use the large, 4–inch LCD to verify you have the shots you need while still on location. The P–3000 is the ideal alternative to lugging your laptop to the shoot.

Superior image quality for professionals
Photo Fine® Ultra technology, exclusively from Epson, makes it possible to view your images with stunning clarity and rich detail. Using an innovative 4–color filter system, this powerful technology ensures amazing color reproduction – far better than that of a conventional LCD. Photo Fine Ultra encompasses 88% of the Adobe® RGB color gamut and displays over 16.7 million colors. By displaying images at a higher pixel density, Photo Fine Ultra also offers smooth gradations and color transitions. View your images the way they were meant to be seen – as they were originally captured.

Ready for all your photographic adventures
With a 40GB hard drive, this device allows you to back up thousands of the largest RAW files wherever images are captured for peace of mind and security. The large, 4–inch 640×480 (VGA) LCD screen gives on–the–go photographers the ability to zoom in on RAW and JPEG images, confirm histogram data and create custom folders – all without the risk of bringing a laptop to often remote and hostile locales. Video and audio file storage / playback is supported as well.

On the go convenience. On location peace of mind
Whether on assignment or on vacation, the Epson P–3000 gives you everything you need for all your photographic adventures. Why transport your laptop when you can quickly store and backup images right from your memory cards using this convenient, compact device? The P–3000 is essential for more efficient on–location viewing and downloading.

* Large, 4-inch LCD with exclusive Epson Photo Fine Ultra technology displays over 16.7 million colors, encompassing 88 percent of the Adobe RGB color space for amazing color reproduction
* 40GB hard drive
* Zoom function to confirm image focus and fine detail
* RAW and JPEG file support
* Built-in CompactFlash© and Secure Digital memory card slots with many other cards supported via third-party adapter
* Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery lasts up to three hours for extended shoots
* Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface for device-to-device backup
* Audio/video output to present customized slideshows

What’s in the Box
Epson P–3000 multimedia viewer with 40GB hard drive, User documentation, Hi–Speed USB 2.0 cable, Protective carrying case and wrist strap, Rechargeable Lithium–Ion battery and AC adapter.

See also: Storage Media

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