• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally Dissapointed.

    I tried using these out of the box, on my first gen ipad. Never once did my ipad open the photo app. It would not recognize my 2 Fuji cameras, or Flip video camera, Would not accept images off of a USB flash drive, saying the device "requires too much power", even on a 100% charge. I tried 2 separate SD cards. One got the response "may have corrupted files", and another that was perfectly functional showed no response at all. Unhappy with purchase.

    47 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with video camera

    This is very disappointing

    30 of 54 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mostly ok

    Successful transfer from Lumix TZ7 via USB cable. When I use the USB connector my Olympus TG-610 goes into battery charge mode and won't transfer. I can use the SD card from the Olympus, however, via the SD card connector,

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't believe the 1 star reviews

    Like every other apple product I have ever used, it works, as it says it does, straight out of the box. I have a Canon 7d. It works using usb, it works from a Sandisk SD in a CF adapter. It just works!

    15 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit

    Dont buy this if you use sansdisk sd cards I have tried ultra, extreme and a blue label class 4 none work! It would be nice if apple could tell us what brand of card does actually work?! Luckily my canon 1d mk3 connects with the USB module, but this doesn't help when I am shooting a job because rather than popping the sd card out from the camera to the camera connecting kit, place a new sd in the camera and keep shooting whilst the transfer is carried out, I am now stuck with not being able to shoot the camera whilst the transfer takes place! And the transfer rate is not particularly fast! So it makes the connection kit a complete waste for the working tog! What's even more frustrating is that it used to work on an older version of ios, why apple decided to change is anyone's guess? Was hoping ios5 would get this resolved but no it doesn't!

    33 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked right out of the box.

    I'll never have to take another laptop on vacation again... just a camera and my ipad. Love it.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad 2 and Canon EOS 5D

    Just returned from a week of thorough testing. The iPad returned a not supported message when connected directly to the camera's USB port, but read a Zios CF card reader every time.

    Using the SD card reader for pictures taken with a Canon point-and-shoot was easy as well.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Underwhelmed!

    The more I use my iPad 2 the lore I like it. I finally added some music from my computer library and audio books bit wasn't able to add pictures, UGH? Then I re-read the directions more carefully and found that I needed to purchase the camera connection kit, wow, even more $$$. But I bit the bullet and bought the kit. I had saved pictures from my computer library to a microSD card so I put the adaptor into the iPad and nothing happened! I tried several times then tried another, identical adaptor and received an error message that the pictures couldn't be transferred.
    Not to give in, I pulled up this website and found the trouble.... you can't download modified pictures! What a bummer! So I went back to my computer, downloaded the pictures I wanted to see on my iPad back onto my camera, then attached the camera to the iPad and they transferred. Much more work than I wanted to do, but got the job done.
    Then I wanted to add pictures I had not taken so I pulled up the pictures in my library/folder and took a picture with my camera. Then I connected the camera to my iPad and transferred them. The quality isn't as good, obviously, but I was able to get the pictures I wanted onto my iPad.
    Again, that was more work than it needed to be for the high-tech iPad, so I echo the entries that say Apple needs to help us out and let us get our pictures onto our iPad's!

    51 of 76 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed right out of the package

    USB Adapter did not recognize my SD cards UNTIL I moved the SD card's "LOCK" switch to "LOCKED". Only then did iPad display a message: "Card May Be Damaged". Tried it with multiple SD cards.

    CAMERA Adapter displayed this message: "Accessory not available, uses too much power". Huh? The camera battery was fully charged, my iPad was fully charged.

    I'm taking it back to my friendly Apple store in Honolulu.

    Don't spend your money on this!

    56 of 64 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    try changing the time format if it doesn't work

    someone mentioned changing the time format to 24 hour and the reader worked fine ... mine was on 24 hour and didn't work. But changing it to 12 hour started the photos app immediately.
    Guess it must be the same format as on the card or something ... anyway, it worked for me. Mixture of RAW and jpeg, on sandisk SD, from Canon EOS 500D

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the tin .....

    This kit works with both my Nikon cameras - my D80 SLR and my S5100 compact. It also works flawlessly with my variety of Sandisk Extreme SD cards.
    The only negative thing I can express is my disappointment at the attitude of the Apple Store employee in Birmingham's Bullring who was singularly uninterested in helping me when I asked about being able to try them in my iPad2 before buying them. I've read other reviews in here that suggested different Apple stores were much more helpful.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant!

    After reading reviews I was sceptical of purchasing this due to so many mixed responses, however I am thrilled with these little genius add ons for my iPad 2. They are unbelievably simple to use, my iPad instantly recognised the product and loaded automatically and I was delighted with how fast it uploaded my photos to my iPad. It also gives you the option to erase the images from the SD card once your upload has been completed! Love these two products, could not be happier with them, and was more than happy to pay £25 for them. Happy customer!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What what my iPad needed

    I've been using the card reader a lot. This makes transferring pics from my camera so easy, because syncing with my laptop is a pain. It works fast, and I like that they have the option to delete the items on the media card after importing to the iPad.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just about as expected

    Both connectors work with most cameras and external devices, however IT would be nice to allow thumb drives to connect so that when we don't have a computer or we are in an area of the world without mobile data /3G/4G, we can access our info. Currently this is not possible with the limitations in iOS4x. Also if you happen to be using DACs there have also been issues using async usb output from the device due to current restrictions.

    ---- PLEASE FIX THESE ISSUES!

    53 of 61 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me with Canon S95 & SanDisk SD cards

    Thanks to the reviewers who stated this product worked with their Canon Powershot S95 photos & various SanDisk cards, I ordered it for a recent diving holiday away with my iPad 2. I had no problems at all with the hardware, my underwater photos were all RAW+JPG and both appeared to be transferred because I used 15GB of space on the iPad (all I had!) with around 1000 photos. It was comfortable at least to know I had them backed up! My SD cards were 2* 8GB SanDisk Extreme (Class 6, 20MB/s) and a 4GB SanDisk Extreme (Class 6, 20MB/s). No problems there at all. For the record, I always put the card in the adaptor first, then put the adaptor into the iPad. After a few seconds, it opened the Photos app and showed the card contents, from where I could transfer them.

    For me, it really was a godsend to be able to review my photos at the end of every day, deleting those which were no good off both the iPad and camera (manually).

    I do have some major criticisms of the process once your photos are on the device, however:

    1. The photos are read into the Photos app and listed under "Events" based on when you imported them, not when they were taken. For example, I imported several times on one day as I was running out of iPad disk space, these all showed up in separate Events with the same date, which was annoying. You can't rename or move anything in the app either.
    2. You can't edit the photos at all with the Photos app; I wanted to send some cropped shots to friends, not possible. The free Photoshop app lets you crop, but has no send to email function! In the end I bought Filterstorm, which turned out to be an excellent piece of software.
    3. The iPad doesn't say whether the files it displays are the JPGs or RAW files, but when you delete a photo, it certainly clears 12-15MB of space, so it seems to be deleting both files.
    4. This is the killer - when I got home and downloaded my photos from the SD card to PC (through USB), I wanted to delete the files from the iPad to get back the space. This is when I realised you can only do this ONE FILE at a time! Each deletion takes about 5 seconds because you have to wait for the animation to complete...! It took me more than an hour to get this done, I've never been so bored in my life.
    5. I don't know how you access the photos from iTunes, I didn't see them anywhere. I did notice the auto backup it performed when first plugged in took about 20 minutes, and took 15GB out of my PC disk, but of course you can't access those backup files... I don't have my iPad to hand, so maybe I missed something...

    I have looked for apps that allow you to manage the photo library layout but reading the user reviews, none of them do what I want. It seems to me that an iPad paired to a Mac is great, you can do what you want in iPhoto, but for those of us in PC land, there's nothing you can do.

    In summary, 5* for the hardware, 2* for the supporting software, so I've been generous and given 4* overall!

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit

    I have loaded pix from my SD card, then added more pix to the card. Now the iPad 2 will not auto load the pictures from the SD card. I see no way to push the iPad to read the SD card.

    25 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doens't work at all

    I bought the connectioin kit and tried it with an SD card. It's fails with the message that the device is incompatible. With the SD in the camera then: it fails, it uses too much power. A usb thumb drive? It fails. a usb harddrive with it's own power? it fails, because the device uses too much power.
    Don't buy it, it is useless.

    50 of 68 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works welll with Sony

    I plug my Sony camera directly into the ipad and it imports all the pictures, locations, and videos, i find it works great, little bit overpriced but does the trick!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has done it again!!

    This product is just AMAZING!!!! I just got them and they work super well! I am so happy that they are a good price! If it was me, I probably would have priced it about $20 more! They are wonderful because I want to have all my pics on my iPad, but its a nuisance to carry around by any body of water, and it's more likely to get stolen. But with the cam connection kit, I don't have to bring it anywhere where I want to take pics! I can just bring my camera. Get this if you are afraid of dropping and breaking your iPad, getting it wet, or getting it stolen! TRUST ME! It's worth the $30!!!!!

    18 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly!

    After reading a lot of mixed reviews, I was even more confused than Einstein creating his theory of relativity. All bad reviews are actually not because of the product being faulty or its functionality being faulty rather the bad reviewers either have bad quality SD cards which iPad doesn't recognize or they have bad cameras which do not connect . I have tested a Transcend 32GB SD HC Class 10 card and a Toshiba 8GB SD HC Class 4 card, both of them worked perfectly. The camera I connected to the kit was a Canon 60D Digital SLR and what luck didn't give me any problems at all too. So to conclude the kit works as described in the store without any regrets I love the accessebility it offers on the go. Btw I tested the kit on an iPad 2nd generation so people who have written bad reviews about this kit might have an older iPad or an older software version. I suggest before rating anything people should at least check if their iPad isn't at fault. i would give it 6 stars if possible as I'm a professional photographer and this kit lowers the weight of my total baggage by around 40% and removes the need to carry a laptop everywhere when iPad is such appropriately sized.

    64 of 77 people found this useful