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Epson PhotoPC 3100Z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The image quality and value for money are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the size. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and shutter.

usability, value for money, image quality, portability, screen

battery, lens, flash, shutter, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Epson PhotoPC 3100Z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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The Epson PhotoPC 3100Z has a 3.34-megapixel imager and is loaded with "real camera" exposure modes like aperture and shutter speed priority , full manual, programmed AE (normal, landscape, portrait, sports) as well as timed interval exposures. It

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Epson PhotoPC 3100Z Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


Epson America Inc. is clearly one of the leading companies in the digital photography marketplace, thanks to its longstanding position as the number one color inkjet printer manufacturer. While Epson's digital cameras hold a less dominant position than...

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Owners Opinion: Epson PhotoPC 3100 Zoom (JimAWG, 28 Dec 04)


Great Features, Lousy Construction. I purchase two of these cameras for my company several years ago, based on their feature set. I can honestly say that I fell in love with the little gems until they started falling apart. The features in this camera...

Lens barrel breakage, Selector button breakage

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Owners Opinion: Epson PhotoPC 3100 Zoom (rodneybmcgee, 8 Mar 04)


I loved my camera until the zoom broke. It happened off warranty so I am out of luck. It was not the faught of the camera. And, when I did send it in to Epson the first time for leaving it in the rain, Epson fixed it no questions. Great camera but in a...

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Owners Opinion: Epson PhotoPC 3100 Zoom (keystone, 24 Sep 03)


Had my Epson for 17 months, was very pleased.

I know these are no longer being sold and Epson is out of the camera business, but thought I'd post my complaint ; For no reason at all, my camera just died.It will still save a picture, but will not let me change any modes. It will also automatically...

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Owners Opinion: Epson PhotoPC 3100 Zoom (renato de colle, 16 Jun 03)


Cattivo bilanciamento del bianco Ottime le lenti

scarica le pile non appena si usa il flash

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Owners Opinion: Epson PhotoPC 3100 Zoom (Victor Noe Chavez Diaz Gonzalez, 7 May 03)


Good camera for good light conditions helps a lot another Flash. The batteries die fast turn off the LCD panel or if you have many batteries go ahead.

Just in the night this camera it's not the best for ; concerts shoots or in the night

Product Specifications

Taking the quality of digital camera images to a new level, the Epson PhotoPC 3100Z provides professional photographers with the quality and control they require. Featuring a 3.3-megapixel CCD, it provides is simply stunning 4.8-megapixel output using a further enhanced version of Epson's unique HyPict system. The seamless 6x optical-digital zoom and the ability to add a variety of lenses and filters results in amazing versatility. The PhotoPC 3100Z includes comprehensive manual control features, including shutter and aperture priority options, full manual control of both shutter and aperture, manual focus, macro, and ISO film equivalents. The camera also offers spot and divided brightness metering, manual exposure compensation, white balance adjustment, a wide range of flash modes, a hotshoe for an external flash, and a black and white photo mode. With the PhotoPC 3100Z, Epson introduces the next big advance in digital photography - Epson PRINT Image Matching technology. This exclusive development creates a direct link between your camera and an enabled Epson Stylus Photo printer, perfectly calibrating a range of settings to create the highest quality images possible. And it's so simple, because the entire process is automatic!

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:CompactFlash Card
Storage Capacity:16MB


Country Kits:France
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson PhotoPC

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.0/F/2.0-2.5
Max Focal Length:21mm
Min Focal Length:7mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Black / Silver

Optical Sensor

Interpolated Resolution:4.8Megapixel
Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:3.3Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder


Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / PAL
Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:2
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode/Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical