• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just what I wanted

    Must admit that I bought the camera connection kit with trepidation after reading a lot of the reviews. But it works perfectly for what I wanted....the ability to download photos right from the SD card from my Panasonic Lumix camera. It will be perfect for traveling. And connecting my husband's iPhone worked great, too. The only thing that didn't work was the micro card from my Blackberry. But that would have just been a bonus!

    42 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow, great buy!

    I bought this product thinking I would only get free photo transfering, no, I now use it to type with my ipad. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this to a freind!

    30 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    can't enlarge files until after you upload

    It would have been great if you could first view your files larger while they are still on the SD card. I can't tell if I want to keep them because you only get a thumbnail view. You must import them all and then delete them.

    37 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Important tips for Camera Kit (read before connect)

    Delete All: means will delete all the pic from the source (Iphone4, camera or SD card)
    Choose wisely before you import. Backup would be great.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful, but...

    This works as advertised, but ONLY as advtised. I was hoping that the USB connector would allow me to connect things other than a digital camera or iPhone. Specifically, I have some pictures on Compact Flash cards that I would like to import. But when I tried to plug in a multi-card reader into the USB connecteor, I got an error message saying the power requirements on the usb port were exceeded. Also, i have an 8gb SD card that normally is used in my old Dell Axim pda (remember those?) that I used in a pinch while travelling overseas to copy some friends pictures off her laptop. They were in subfolders under the "my pictures" folder at the root of the SD card. When i plugged the SD card into the adapter the only photos on the card that showed up in the selector screen on the ipad were pictures in the 'DCIM' folder on the SD card. So i copied the folders from 'my pictures' to 'DCIM' and still no go. It seems pictures in subfolders cant be read unless the folders are created by an actual digital camera. So, I'm slightly bummed, but there are always workarounds.....

    58 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what it is supposed to do.

    I use the SD card with both regular and micro SD cards from my Nikon Camera and Countour HD video camera. It works great and gives me a nice high res display to view my stuff before getting back home to edit. I use the Contour for skydiving and it allows me to share the video with my jump buddies as soon as we hit the ground. It should be noted that the highest res of the contour is high than the ipad display so you can't see those until you get home. I always shoot on the 720p 60fps setting though and there it works great. Once I get home, a quick sync and all my photos and vids are in my desktop. I'm very pleased.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful

    Works with a Sony Cybershot T9 camera. I plugged it in through USB and the pictures came up after setting the camera to PictBridge or USB Mass Storage device. It does take a few minutes for all the pictures to load on the iPad as there were 100s.

    Importing on the iPad is simple and fast.

    It would have been great if the iPad already came with a USB port but that might happen with iPad 2.

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome! In a flash.

    I purchased this gadget and it's great. I can download the pictures as I go and with quickness hook it up to my flat screen and show the family! It's way better showing pictures on my IPAD screen then the little screen on my camera. Kudos to apple. Now I am hoping Apple comes out with a car mount! They will.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for what it's made for.

    This product is fantastic.............for the use of importing photos only. This kit would sell a lot more if the power restriction was lifted allowing the use of other USB devices (eg. keyboards, microphones etc.) to be used.

    That said though. It is perfect for the job of sharing photos on an iPad (which seems to be the intended purpose).

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I expect more from Apple

    I was really looking forward to trying the IPAD camera kit out....needless to say it's borderline worthless. Not only is it limited in what it will work with, it's also unpredictable. One minute it works fine with my camera, the next it doesn't. Don't waste your time or money.

    74 of 95 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be great, but too limited to be useful product

    Just about everything I want to do, this kit can't / won't do. Tried to upload video from new Sony cybershot--kit can't read video format. Tried uploading pix from mobile phone micro sd card--kit won't read that either, even tho using sd adapter card. Tried to upload pix from flash drive--well forget that too. Everything seems to be incompatible with the iPad, unless it's an apple product. Come on, apple, you don't need to control all my purchases, do you? I should not have to give up all the other devices i love just to be able to continue to use my iPad effectively. I would appreciate your increasing the usability of this product, or please give me a refund. I wouldn't have purchased it had I known it's extremely limited usefulness.

    187 of 203 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited to imports of photos

    Found this device pretty useless as it will only enables import of photos to the iPad. Have not found a way to copy photos from iPad to SD-card. Is not even capable to handle other media than photos.

    Ok, the description from Apple does not say it should support anything else but importing photos to iPad. Being used to PC's I just took that for granted.

    64 of 84 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as it should ...

    I was a bit worried as I had read a number of bad reviews but it worked straight out of the box. Plugged in my Finepix S1500 and it uploaded pictures in no time. Exactly what I needed for the holidays.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    USB doesn't work and sd reader only reads cards written by an sd camera. Apple should give refunds for all sold

    56 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bogus downgrade in function with iOS 4.2 upgrade

    It is totally bogus that a slot/device that REQUIRES a special 10 Watt USB charger would report that a USB thumbdrive draws TOO much power to operate properly!!!

    Apple is to be commended for the true Innovation of the iPad but should be criticized for removing functionality in this way ... I guess this shows that arrogance is not limited to Microsoft.

    74 of 79 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit

    Kit works fine when plugging in USB lead I am told this is not supported but photos still load fine so no problems so far

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great help from Apple Store

    After reading all the negative reviews I was scared this wasn't going to work as I will use the ipad mainly for my photos. So I drove 90 miles to take my iPad, camera and computer to the store. They showed me how to upload to the iPad and then how to get them on my computer. It all worked great. Main difference may be I still have the 3.2 OS and will definitly not upgrade to 4.2. I only went 4 on the stars as there is always room for improvement in anything but it looks like it is going to be the ticket for me.

    23 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a bit misleading as to function....

    Not as simple to use as you might think, but seeing how there is no real instruction, you naturally assume it will work. You cannot transfer pics from your PC (or anywhere) onto the SD then into the iPad...Oddly enough, it will only recognize pics directly stored onto an SD from your camera. Take the SD card from the camera, stick it right into the adapter, tada, it works. No other way...weird and beyond me. Also you cannot use the USB for a flash/thumb drive...it has to be powered, independently....so no using a thumb/flash drive for pic of vid transfers...

    It's really operating system problem, not hardware...

    55 of 66 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great starter kit

    If you just want to import images from your camera (either by USB or from SD card) then it works well. It would be more useful if you could see full screen previews before and select to import or delete and would be perfect if you could control your camera using the USB adaptor.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    camera connection kit for IPad worked fine

    I transfered photos and vídeos without any problem from camera to IPad with both, USB and SD connectors, The camera is a Nikon Coolpix, 5 mp and the IOS is 4.2.1

    27 of 39 people found this useful