Details about Creative’s new portable media player, the Zen Vision, have surfaced. The magnesium alloy housing will feature a large 3.7-inch screen with a resolution of 640×480 pixels and 262 colors and a 30GB hard drive.
The Vision will be capable of playing both Video and Audio files with the extra added ability to view your digital photos. Another feature that will tickle photographers is the Compact Flash card slot (I & II) that will allow you to backup your digital photos on the road. No RAW viewing support like the PQI mPack, but the JPEG option should satisfy the casual point and shooter. You can also watch your pictures and videos right on your home entertainment with the use of the audio and video out port. Also, let’s not forget the Outlook synchronization for tasks, contacts, and calendar.
Video codecs will include; AVI, MPEG 1/2/4-SP, WMV, DivX 4 and 5, XviD, and motion JPEG. As for Audio, all the important ones except for OOG; MP3, WMA, and WMA w/ digital rights management support.
The Zen Vision will weigh in at 239 grams and measures 124.2 x 74.4 x 20.1mm. Battery life will last you for 4.5 hours in video mode and around 13 hours for audio due to the LCD screen deactivated.