Excerpt: The Epson PhotoPC 3000Z ($1,000 street) is relatively large and heavy, due in part to an accessory hot shoe (for mounting an external flash) and its ergonomically shaped hand grip. The camera costs $200 more than the others here, but it produces excellent images. On our tests, we found the PhotoPC 3000Z is capable of producing still images with pleasing skin tones, accurate colors, and excellent detail in shadows and highlights.
Excerpt: The Epson PhotoPC 3000Z is big and boxy, but it's also easy to use and jam-packed with just about every feature you could want. And in most situations, it delivers excellent images. The PhotoPC handles like a conventional camera, with a substantial right-hand grip and an auxiliary flash hot shoe. Audible sounds indicate menu changes and that a picture has been taken. Similarly, the mode-selection dial clicks into place, and the well-labeled buttons are easy to push.
my surprise, the review of this camera has been one of the most
eagerly awaited reviews this year. Epson's good track record with
earlier PhotoPC models, and a PCWorld
review (which placed the 3000Z ahead of the Olympus C-3030Z
and the Canon PowerShot S20) probably helped.
Pros: Great photo quality, Well designed and easy to use, Good manual and accessories included with camera, Manual controls, mostly, Uncompressed TIFF mode, Hot shoe for external flash, Movie mode with sound
Excerpt: Während Epson sich mit seiner 2,1-Megapixel-Zoom-Kamera PhotoPC 850Z viel Zeit ließ und recht spät auf den Markt kam, fällt die Verzögerung beim Anschluß an die 3,3-Megapixel-Klasse mit der PhotoPC 3000Z wesentlich geringer aus. Wiederum glänzt Epson mit einem interessanten Preis und einer kompletten Serienausstattung. Ob die inneren Werte halten, was der Hersteller verspricht, untersuchen wir in unserem Praxis-Test.