Epson P-5000 Multimedia Storage Viewer

Epson P-5000 Multimedia Storage Viewer, 80GB Stand-Alone Data Storage Unit and Photo/Video/MP3 Player

Epson P-5000 Multimedia Storage Viewer, 80GB Stand-Alone Data Storage Unit and Photo/Video/MP3 Player

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An essential tool for the professional photographer, the Epson P-5000 Multimedia Storage Viewer provides an innovative way to download, store and display thousands of photos, videos and more on the spot - without a computer. With the ultra fast processor, it's easy to backup images right from your memory card or camera. Transfer thousands of photos in no time at all. Then, continue shooting. With the large, four-inch LCD, you'll be able to instantly review images, or share your portfolio with clients immediately after the shoot. In fact, you can easily view slide shows and videos, or listen to audio files.

Best of all, you'll be able to present professional quality images anywhere you go. Epson Photo Fine Ultra LCD technology means you'll see every color and detail. With Adobe RGB color space support, each viewer displays over 16.7 million colors. You can even zoom in and verify RAW files. With the Epson P-5000, it couldn't be easier. And, with a long battery life, they're ideal for extended, on-location shoots. Save and view all your best shots at the scene. Or, transfer files from your camera or any USB device. You can even connect to your PC when you get back to the studio. The Epson P-5000 makes it easy to save and share images virtually anywhere, with amazing clarity and color.

Sleek Design
The P-5000 is ergonomically designed for added ease and comfort. With raised sides on the front, you can access the user interface with just one hand. And it inherently protects the screen when you place the device on a flat surface.
Store and Display Your Portfolio
The Epson P-5000 Multimedia Storage Viewer includes a high capacity hard drive (80GB) to backup hundreds of photos right from your memory card or camera.
Download Images Ultra-fast
The Epson P-5000 makes it easy to save, view and share photos, videos, and music anywhere you go. It renders images up to 500% faster and downloads memory cards up to 250% faster than previous Epson multimedia storage viewers.
View and Display Vibrant Color and Detail
The 4.0" LCD display provides over 16.7 million colors and includes Epson Photo Fine Ultra LCD technology, plus a 4-color filter system for more accurate colors. Furthermore, the display Supports the Adobe RGB color space for consistent color.
Instantly View Slide Shows and Video
The Epson P-5000 Offers DivX video file support, plus audio/video out to instantly view slide shows and videos.
Take Your Best Shots With You
The Epson P-5000 includes a rechargeable battery so it's always ready to travel, and it offers long battery life that's ideal for extended, on-location shoots.
Built-in Card Slots
The ultra fast processor provides for fast downloads, and the unit includes built-in card slots that support CompactFlash and Secure Digital memory cards (supports additional card types with third-party adapter).
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 for Fast File Transfers
The Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface provides for fast file transfers, and allows users to transfer images from USB Mass Storage devices (Such as USB Keys) directly to the P-5000 without a computer.
Zoom-in and Verify RAW Files
The RAW File support allows users to magnifies each image so you can check the focus and fine detail before moving on to the next shot.
In the Box
Epson P-5000 Multimedia Storage Viewer, 80GB Stand-Alone Data Storage Unit and Photo/Video/MP3 Player
  • Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery
  • AC Adapter/Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • Carrying Case
  • Users Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Epson P-5000/B31B187002 specs

    Storage Capacity 80GB (73.8GB FAT32 available for storage)
    Compatible Memory Cards CompactFlash (Type I & II)
    Microdrive
    Secure Digital (SD) Card
    MultiMediaCard (MC)
    Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card and SmartMedia supported with optional CompactFlash adapter (sold separately)
    LCD Display 4" Photo Fine Ultra Low temperature poly-silicon TFT Color LCD (640 x 480 pixels)
    Video Out Yes (NTSC & PAL)
    Video conection via Stereo Mini Jack (Cable sold separately)
    Computer Interface USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
    Power Source Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
    AC adapter/battery charger
    Dimensions 3.5" x 5.9" x 1.3"
    Weight 1.0 lb
    System Requirements Windows 2000, XP (Home, Pro, x64)
    Macintosh OS X (10.2 or later with PowerPC or Intel processor)
    Special Features Compatible File Formats:
    Photo File Formats: JPEG; RAW (from select DSLR cameras)
    Audio File Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA
    Video File Formats: DivX, MPEG 1/2, MPEG 4 (AP), WMV9, H.264, Motion JPEG

    Epson P-5000/B31B187002 reviews

    P-5000 Multimedia Storage Viewer is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 18.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lvn it! I got it about 3 months ago and haven't left it home once.Shooting sports, still life or portraits I just put my cardin and view the shots just to see if I really got it thistime. In other words it's another screen for me. I got backfrom New Zealand a few days ago and uploaded all the photo'sto my computer... I had 15000 shots RAW and JPEG. Thisdefiantly was a very smart buy. I even let my 16 year oldson use it for his yearbook. Everyone loves it and histeacher just ordered two. Hope this helps you make the right choice Problems Encountered: The ergonomics lack a little
    Date published: 2008-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! I purchased this for the ability to back up pictures andview them on a larger screen, rather than having to have alaptop to haul around. This is a wonderful device for that,and way compact in comparison! Very easy to use. If you wantto listen to music, I think you will have to use headphonesto hear it well. It has the ability to plug in headphones,but doesn't come with them. I agree with the last guy... theprice is a little high, but you pay it if you want it. Ihave no regrets and am happy I purchased it. The screen doesgive tremendous quality of viewing! So far, I am pleasedwith the purchase and woulddefinitely recommend it! Expertise: Amateur Problems Encountered: None so far. Items I Recommend: Backup battery
    Date published: 2007-07-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great for wedding downloads use it for backing up files while at a wedding (peace-o-mind!). Works great . Takes about 10 minutes to DL a 4GB extreme IV. Battery could be better tho. I get about 6 cards downloaded before I lose the battery (without viewing). It shuts itself down after 10 minutes of non-use but the 10 min to download plus the 10 minutes while it waits to shutdown is 20 minutes on per card. After 6 cards the time adds up quick (2 hours on) and the battery dies. I leave it plugged in when I can and try to remember to shut off when not in use and that helps.
    Date published: 2008-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indispensable Tool for digital users and fun to use too I ve bought the P5000 over a year ago and cannot imagine myself photographing digitally. The machine is well made, easy-to-use and very necessary in the field or in the studio. In the studio, models love to see the results of previous shoots on a great quality screen and I use the Epson a lot to make suggestions in their posing during the shoot. In the field , it allows to limit the number of cards & cables you are carrying and the need for a laptop. the quality of the screen is such that you have to see it to believe it. Problems Encountered: No problem whatsoever. I can only think of one flaw is that the charger is really cumbersome with its two cables. Come on Epson, it is called a portable charger. Make available a charger without cable that plugs directly into the wallI also recommend any buyer of this great item to buy an extra battery. well worth the expense Previous Equivalent Items Owned: None Items I Recommend: Extra battery
    Date published: 2007-05-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeds Expectations I purchased this product about 6 months ago and it has exceeded my expectations in almost every way. I am a semi-pro that does weddings and portraits. To be able to show my customers their pictures almost immediately after the shoot is a great plus. I have also used it hooked to a TV for slide shows at weddings. I even took it to a concert one night, shot quite a few pictures of the bands and showed them their pictures after the concert. They were so blown away by my shots, helped by the quality of the viewer, that they had me take a group photo and invited me to their afterglow party. Talk about an icebreaker.The quality of the LCD is fantastic and construction quality is great. It's worth the extra money to purchase this model with 80 GB. I also use it as an MP3 and video player and it gets used constantly. A great purchase! Problems Encountered: Battery life is about 4 hours. Extra battery is desirable. Items I Recommend: Extra Epson d-11a battery, mini AV to 3 RCA cable
    Date published: 2007-04-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Devices, As Long as They Don't Break The Epson P- series is great for portable storage and viewing in the field. While I predominantly use the device for photos, it handles and plays back video files quite well too. I have to agree with the previous review that the power cord could be truncated somehow. I'm usually forced to carry around a big Ziploc bag just for the cable.A note about Epson's service with these devices. When my P-2000 mysteriously died on me, I found Epson's service for these devices to be woefully inadequate. The people at their local service centers had never heard of nor seen such a device before, and were obviously more catered to deal with printers and scanners.Instead of offering some sort of data recovery service for their failed devices, Epson can only offer to repair the device outright with no thought given to the data... they'll simply wipe the drive clean. So your only hope for getting data off your busted Epson device is to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for professional data recovery... and that won't even get it fixed.So what does it mean? Generally the Epson devices seem to be reliable, but make sure you don't rely on them as a more permanent storage solution. Whenever I can bring my laptop out in the field, I make backups on the laptop and the Epson device.Given that Epson is carving a nitch for itself in the photography market with this nice series of storage devices, I hope they can find a way to ramp up the support side to better serve casual, semi-pro and pro photographers alike. Expertise: Semi-Pro Problems Encountered: Epson P-2000 model's hard drive randomly started bogging down after about 1.5 years of use. In less than a day, it failed completely, and the device failed to load even the start menu. Epson's lack of data recovery led to the need for a separate company's data recovery service (see details above). Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Epson P-2000
    Date published: 2007-09-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beware the Pretty Face I don't own a P-5000, but I looked at the P-3000 and P-5000 after my P-2000 let me down. These newer models are very similar in features, and limitations, to the P-2000, so I'm submitting this review.The best feature about these devices is the screen. It's beautiful, the graphics are classy, and it makes a good first impression. It certainly grabbed me when I first saw it.Beyond the screen, though, are some significant limitations.The operating system and various required files are apparently on the hard drive. While you are connected to your PC, the Epson unit will allow you to format the hard drive or delete files, but you may then find the unit is inoperable and Epson will not fix the unit under warranty. This is a risk exposure I've not seen on any other such device.Deleting content is a chore. Files and folders must be deleted one at a time, using 4 steps per item. After a one-month vacation, you'll spend half an hour clearing the unit of files you've transferred to your computer. You might be tempted to just erase them from the computer, but as described above, you may damage your unit. The battery charger is large and awkward to use. When traveling, the size and weight you must carry is significant. Even though the charger is large, it is only a trickle charger and several hours are needed to recharge a depleted battery.Epson says the unit will be damaged if it is operated from AC power with the battery missing. This means, among other things, that if your battery goes bad you won't be able to use AC power as an emergency backup.Epson places a a warning message on the screen if you connect to your computer while your unit is running on battery power. Presumably, dire things will happen if the battery dies under these circumstances.The P-2000 has a now well-known inability to work with some of the newest CF cards. This problem does not exist for the 3000 and 5000. Obviously, Epson has the capability to read the newer cards but decided not to issue firmware updates for the older models. I think this is a poor commitment to their existing customer base and I therefore do not trust them to keep the 3000 and 5000 current with changing technology. Epson seems to used planned obsolescence to boost sales.Finally, these things are expensive. B&H has many good alternatives available, and virtually all of them cost less than an equivalent Epson unit. I suggest you look at the others. I'm going to buy a HyperDrive. Expertise: Professional Photographer
    Date published: 2007-12-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and compact I have carried two Epson P-5000's with me all over North America and Asia. They have both worked perfectly for storage of my raw/NEF photo files. The controls are easy to use and the card download is rapid.I prefer not to pack a laptop for trips to remote locals, and the Epson is an ideal compact storage devise.
    Date published: 2008-02-18
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