Epson's P-6000 And P-7000 Photo Viewers Gain DSLR Tethering

Like to toy around with your entry level DSLR? If so, Epson's Multimedia Photo Viewers are probably a bit much for you, but if you manage to make ends meet with your lens, they just might be exactly what the doctor ordered. The P-6000 and P-7000 viewers have just been updated in a pretty major way, and professional photographers are bound to take notice.

You see, both of these are designed to be real-time backup drives for pro shooters, enabling them to store their shots on both the camera's flash card and on the Epson hard drive. Think of it as instant redundancy. The update, which will be available to download for free in the near future, adds tethering capabilities, which means that users can actually shoot while having this plugged in via USB. The result? Dual capturing of shots, just in case anything goes awry.

The photo viewers each have a 4" LCD display as well, so that images can be viewed on a larger-than-usual screen for instant proofing. Finally, the forthcoming firmware update includes a remote shutter release function for added convenience. The P-6000 ($599.99) has an 80GB hard drive within, while the P-7000 ($799.99) gets a 160GB drive; both of which should be plenty for most shoots.

Epson multimedia photo viewers are ideal companions for the digital SLR. Epson's exclusive Photo Fine® LCD technology has advanced to a new benchmark in screen quality with Photo Fine Premia which encompasses 94 percent of Adobe RGB color space for superior color accuracy. With 80GB (P-6000) and 160GB (P-7000) hard drive capacities, thousands of RAW image files can be backed up wherever images are captured for peace of mind and security. Other features include:

  • Large 4-inch LCD with exclusive Epson Photo Fine Premia technology displays over 16.7 million colors
  • Convenient jog dial to quickly scroll through images
  • Wide LCD viewing angle
  • 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
  • Compatible with high-speed UDMA CompactFlash cards
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts up to three hours for extended shoots
  • High-speed USB 2.0 interface for device to device backup
  • Audio/video output to present customized slideshows
  • Travel Pack with dual battery charger, car adapter and more (P-7000 only)