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WiT8litZ
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Sep 20, 2006 08:51 |  #1

hey,
i was wondering if you guys could gimme your opinion on the best portable medai device. i want to save photos onto it from cf card as well. i have looked at the digital foci piture porter elite, as well as epson p-4000. are there any others,and what do you think?
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Sep 20, 2006 08:59 |  #2

I bought a P2000 from a fellow POTN member a few weeks ago. I have to admit i absolutely love it. The screen is amazing, and its faster than i thought it would be. Uploading to the pc was a doddle too, and it transferred some 500 pic in about 4 mins :)


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Sep 20, 2006 10:04 |  #3

I also have a P-2000, it will show RAW files and the EXIF info. It will also show a histogram on a jpeg. Very nice unit.


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Sep 20, 2006 15:35 |  #4

I too have a P-2000 and concur with the comments above. Rather than printing out lilltle albums of pictures I put the albums on the P-2000 and only make big prints of the images I really love.


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Sep 20, 2006 15:48 |  #5

There is now an exceptional piece of kit from JOBO. The Jobo Giga Vu Pro Evolution is aimed at the pro photographer and carrying a pro price but well worth checking out. (the dowload speed for cards is way faster than any other I have seen.) I have the 120 Gig on order.

Available in 40GB / 80GB & 120GB Sizes
• Extreme Bright Screen
(Jobo = 280 candela, Epson P4000 = 90 candela)
• VGA resolution 640x480
(Outgoing GVP was QVGA 320x240)
• Extreme download speed (2.5 minutes for a 1GB card)
• Highlight Detection
• No Pixel Display Limit (Displays any file size – Epson P4000 limits at 17.8 MP)
• Displays All RAW formats
• Decodes & Opens RAW files for Zooming to Pixel Level
• Dust Detection Facility
• Pictbridge Compatible
• USB OTG facility to Back up data to a Giga One for 2 level backup
• Cushioned Hard Drive
• Exif Data Editing (inc Keywords)


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Sep 20, 2006 19:23 |  #6

I use the HECK out of my P20000, and it's the greatest.


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Sep 20, 2006 19:28 |  #7
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another extremely happy p-2000 owner. If I had to do it over, I'd look into the jobo, but the Epson is no slouch


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Sep 20, 2006 19:43 as a reply to  @ coreypolis's post |  #8

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Sep 21, 2006 07:59 as a reply to  @ Eagle's post |  #9

Looks like the Epson is the clear winner. Anyone ever seen or use the Digital Foci Picture Porter Elite? I just wanna make sur that I checked out all options.
As for the Jobo, if its a bit more expensive chances are I won't be able to afford it. Student budget.

All the Epson people: should I get a P-2000 for cheaper or try to save up for the P-4000?

Some other Epson questions: I read somewhere that the filenames are restricted to 8 characters? Isnt that annoying? Also, can it record video in? The Digital Foci has this feature, seems quite handy!


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Sep 21, 2006 08:04 |  #10

I have and love the Epson, buthave to say if buying from scratch now would seriously look at the Jobo evolution neil_r mentioned. Don't forget the P4000 too!


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Sep 21, 2006 08:32 |  #11

WiT8litZ wrote in post #2016722 (external link)
All the Epson people: should I get a P-2000 for cheaper or try to save up for the P-4000?

I think that's something you need to decide on your own based on your budget and shooting habits. To me the P-2000 was more than enough and right now there is a $50 mail in rebate on it.


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Sep 21, 2006 08:36 |  #12

Sledhed wrote in post #2016822 (external link)
I think that's something you need to decide on your own based on your budget and shooting habits. To me the P-2000 was more than enough and right now there is a $50 mail in rebate on it.

Okay, makes sense... I live in South Africa, and buying the thing here would be a total ripoff. So I plan on asking a friend to get it in the States for me. What would be a decent price to pay for either unit?


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Sep 21, 2006 10:18 |  #13

WiT8litZ wrote in post #2016722 (external link)
Also, can it record video in? The Digital Foci has this feature, seems quite handy!

What do you mean by "record in?" The P-2000 is a storage and play back device. It does not "record" anything except files. It will play many types of files including MP3 and MPEG-4 video. To get a complete list check the Epson site. It also has speakers on it, but you can plug headphones into it as well. There is a commercial that was played on local stations last Christmas which my hands are in and I recorded and digitized it and put it on my Epson and now show it to family and friends when I see them. :D

Yes, it does truncate file names down to 8 characters. The complete file name is there, it just doesn't show the entire name.

Hope that helps.


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Sep 21, 2006 12:11 |  #14

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What do you mean by "record in?" The P-2000 is a storage and play back device. It does not "record" anything except files. It will play many types of files including MP3 and MPEG-4 video. To get a complete list check the Epson site. It also has speakers on it, but you can plug headphones into it as well. There is a commercial that was played on local stations last Christmas which my hands are in and I recorded and digitized it and put it on my Epson and now show it to family and friends when I see them. :D

Yes, it does truncate file names down to 8 characters. The complete file name is there, it just doesn't show the entire name.

Hope that helps.

Okay, the file size question is solved.

Here's a quote from the Digital Foci Picture Porter Elite website:

www.digitalfoci.com/pi​cture_porter_elite.htm​l (external link) wrote:
=http://www.digitalfoci​.com/picture_porter_el​ite.html] (external link)
Voice/Video Recorder
With built-in microphone and recording capability, you can use Picture Porter Elite as a voice recorder to record lectures, interviews, or conferences. Picture Porter Elite also records videos straight from TV or any other video source with a scheduled recording function. Using high-compression MPEG-4 encoding, Picture Porter Elite keeps the file sizes small for easy sharing while maintaining a high level of picture and sound quality.

Was just wondering if the Epson has the same function? I havent checked the website thoroughly though, but will get chance soon to do so.


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Sep 21, 2006 19:55 |  #15

Epson rocks my socks!


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