Summary: Very nice media player with it&amp;apos;s 40GB hard drive. It has a 4&amp;quot; screen, great quality, and my last 8 years of digital photos (hundreds) fit in less than 1GB. No more photo albums! It should be good for a lifetime of photo storage and viewing. Buying used on Ebay is the way to go. It&amp;apos;s also very easy to navigate in the device. It&amp;apos;s just like a portable hard drive with a screen.
Summary: I have an older model of this device and have used it for a number of years. It is an excellent product. However, the buyer must understand how to really delete a file. I was under the impression that if I deleted on the Epson by hitting the delete button that the file would be gone. It is not. It is still there but you cannot see it. I realized this when my Epson had no memory left and I had no files on it.
Summary: Epson USA wants a flat fee of $300 to repair this viewer device that costs $399 new. Buy a viewer today and after the warrenty expires you will pay 75% of MSRP to have it repaired. Another item for the landfill.
Summary: Ok, if the veiwer that I had received had actually worked I think I would have loved it. The pictures that I was able to download looked good, but the process of naming a file was long and painful, then I ended up with two copies of pictures, one in back up then one in my pictures so it somewhat defeats the purpose of saving space as the reason I bought this was not for the field, but to save space on my pc.
Summary: Purchased this product to give me the ability to download pictures and movies to a device that is easy to bring with me and not have to worry about having my Mac with me when i went on vacation. This device is easy to use and has great picture quality. It is a great device for showing pictures when you do not have your Mac or PC available. Directions on use for transporting pictures and movies can be improved.
Summary: I recently switched from a 15" to a 17" laptop, which meant that, under no circumstances, would I be hauling my computer around with me on any phototrip. This in turn meant that I had to look elsewhere for backup. I'd considered buying one of these multimedia storage devices previously, but found the price to be a little steep. Now that I have one (the 80GB P-6000) I really, really like it, and, actually, don't think it too dear.
Summary: I have had this viewer for almost three years and have always had problems with the software between my PC with Windows XP and the viewer. I recently returned from a two month trip to China with several hundred pictures in the viewer. I have always followed their instructions to the letter and somehow this time both the computer and the viewer locked up. I was forced to reset both and in the process ALL MY PICTURES WERE LOST.
Summary: It is exactly what it says it is. It downloads my SD cards and gives me added security when you have to bring home that shot. It is also a great tool for showing your shots off and getting people interested in what you do. This has become my digital portfolio. In a matter of seconds I can be showing shots and making a sale. My laptop takes several minutes to boot up and by then you have lost the moment. My Epson P-3000 is ready in seconds.
Best photo storage & backup solution if you don't want to take a computer
G. M. Matthews, Amazon
30 May 2009
Summary: I bought this for a specific purpose. We were going to Hawaii, and I for once in my life didn't have access to a laptop computer that I could use. My wife forced me to agree to not take a laptop so I couldn't do work when I was on vacation. But, I take a lot of pictures, and needed a storage solution. The Epson P3000 solved the problem.