Summary: I'm rating the Epson P-2000 as an MP3 player, but I've never used it to play music. The real benefit to me of this multi-purpose device is its ability to store 40GB of digital photos on a long trip, when you can't empty your memory cards into your laptop.
Summary: I think it's the best available. I can't say enough about the screen AMAZING! Bought it with a rebate. A must have if you shoot RAW and/or you want to travel without a laptop.
Pros: Large clear and crisp screen. No need for adaptors for C.F. and S.D. The cards both sit fully inside unit which prevents and damage when copying. OS is easy to use, fairly intuitive. Battery time is very good especially with such a large screen. Reads RAW and all other formats I need. Excelent EX...
Cons: Buttons are a bit rigid. Wish it had a more durable shell. This is meant to be used in the field so it should have a rubberized coating. Can't zoom RAW images. Wish it had Firewire as well.
Summary: Last summer I bought a Canon Digital Rebel and broke it in on vacation in Florida. Foolishly, I thought a single 512 CF card would suffice. I wound up conserving my shots and deleting more than a few in order to make room for more.
Summary: No doubt, the screen is great. But there are a few details that are frustrating. For some reason, when moving from photo to photo, the system will not pre-cache the subsequent photo so that every time an hourglass is displayed for half a second or so until the picture is displayed.
Summary: I can't imagine going on a shoot or traveling without one of these! It works just like you'd expect it to, very easily, you drop in your CF or SD (it supports both) and you can download and create an album in a matter of seconds/minutes depending on card and file sizes.
Summary: This is a nice portable viewer but do not buy it to use to copy photos from your memory cards in the field, it is not reliable enough for that. I stored over 13 gigs of photos on it during a recent trip and two folders of over 300 photos "disappeared". I could not view or download the photos.
Summary: Just bought my P-2000 Yes, I'll be using it to transfer cards while on the road. I shoot 2000 frames a week doing destination weddings. I also wanted to use it to watch movies; I fly alot. Anyway... I read MANY reviews saying it was very difficult to create a file it would accept.
Summary: Does an excelent job and has a lot of versitility, but is heavy and slow to load the pictures each time you try to initially view them. (This pertains to the pictures that are already in a folder on the p-2000. I would have expected these to be faster to view then pictures being downloaded.