• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Crashes all the time

    This product is the first Apple product that I can honestly say is completely disappointing. It crashes every single time I use it, both with the SD card interface and the IPhone 4 interface. It imports maximum 2 photos before crashing. I closed every single open application on my IPad to free up all possible memory, no difference. I have tried all manner of doing the connections in a different order, opening the Photos app first and then connecting, etc., no difference. It just flat out doesn't work unless importing pictures one at a time.

    31 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It does work, but you cant review Pics before Importing

    I bought this so that I could plug in SD cards and review pictures on my ipad. Unfortunately although it does show thumbnails of the images from the card, the only way to actually view a full size version is to import them first.

    This is a pain as you dont always want to import all images before seeing them full size and the image size can be quite large, quickly filling even a 64gb iPad up.

    If it showed the full size image without importing, like many other products on the market it would be a great bit of kit, as it stands it's not ideal.

    53 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly, an Invaluable iPad Accessory

    As someone who shoots many photos while traveling, I've quickly found the Apple iPad camera connector to be invaluable. Tiny, lightweight and flawless performance.

    29 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The APPLE of my eye!!!

    Wow! I can't say enough I love this product. I am not very tech savvy, but this could not have been easier. Hook up the connector slip in the SD card and boom! My pictures and videos are loaded. Just sent my daughter a video via e-mail and it worked perfectly. I just got my iPad this Christmas and am marveling every day. Love it!!!

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have

    This makes your iPad experience even better-upload all of your photos to this iPad in under a minute. Perfect....a must have for everyone who owns an iPad and a digital camera.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    I, like many before me thought this accessory would be great. Alas, it does not work with my Canon camera. A complete waste of money, such a shame as it could make life much easier.

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Logitech USB headset works with iOS 4.x

    Just wanted to share that my Logitech USB headset works fine with the USB Camera kit on my Ipad 3G iOS 4.x as a headphone as well as a headset for skype. SD cards works fine, but i have not yet test my Canon G9 camera via USB.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory that does work with iOS 4.2

    Despite what the previous poster has stated, this product does work with iOS 4.2.

    I have an iPad with iOS 4.2 installed and I have the Camera Connection kit, and it works fine with no problems whatsoever.

    Problems for this not to work can be the SD card is formatted in an unrecognisable type, an unrecognisable type of file is trying to be read (a file type that was never meant to be read with this kit). Also, if the iPad is in a case, the case can stop the Camera Kit from been fully inserted, so if you have a case, try taking the iPad out of the case and see if it works.

    It is true that Apple have reduced the power output from the DOCK connector/USB since update iOS 4.2, and people prior to this sometimes were able to power other devices OTHER THAN A CAMERA.

    It is totally untrue to say that this does not work with iOS 4.2. I am sitting here now using my Camera Connection Kit, viewing/importing the pictures on my iOS 4.2 iPad!

    On with the review finally!!

    With this kit you get two pieces of equipment. One is for an SD card and the other is for a USB cable (that came with your camera).

    My camera uses an SD card, so I only use the SD card part of the Camera Connection kit.

    To use this I insert the SD card into the Camera Connection kit, then insert the Camera Connection kit into the Dock connector of the iPad. Within a few seconds you are presented with a window showing the pictures of what is on the SD card. From here you can import all of the pictures or choose which ones you do want imported. After this, the pictures are imported into the Photos app on the iPad. You are also asked (once the photos have been imported) if you want the photos deleted off of the SD card. I always choose NO, incase I want them later, just be careful to not delete the SD card pictures (if you don't want to that is).

    To my surprise, I had a video that I had shot on my Panasonic FZ28 digital camera, this was imported on to the iPad, and I was able to play it. Other camera's may not work like this, due to a file format not supported by the iPad.

    The Camera Connection Kit allows me to basically see a large image of pictures I have just taken, which is very handy. It also allows me to use the pictures I have imported with the Camera Connection Kit to be used as a wallpaper on the iPad (any of the pictures imported can be used as a wallpaper on the iPad). I find the Camera Connection Kit is also useful to show a slideshow of my pictures from my SD card (very handy when showing friends my photos) as it means they dont need a computer for me to show them my photos.

    A little expensive perhaps, but it is a very handy device to have in my opinion.

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Use caution before buying

    Apple (Steve?) has locked-down the iPad even further with OS 4.2
    The Camera Connection Kit that had an "official" use and an "actual" use (that consumers were VERY happy about) was rendered pitifully "official" by OS 4.2 and now photos will be uploaded IF your SD card uses a maximum of 20mAh (all the other gadgets will not work anymore), and the files must be unaltered, have 8-character file names (only), and supposedly put in a sub-folder of DCIM to be recognized properly. (Be warned, many owners have reported increased "optimization" of image files - they are reduced/grainy in quality) My SD cards no longer work - neither does my wired keyboard.
    Apple has administered this type of lock-down with almost every OS release. And, unfortunately, it hurts good customers who are reliant on the original options - despite still making huge profits for Apple.

    175 of 179 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This makes transferring pictures easy

    I bought this before I went on vacation and it helped so much. All I had to do was put card in adapter and hit sync and all picture loaded on my iPad now I need to get them all off but this is great.it is worth the money

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent product - must have

    If you take digital pics and are away from home this is superb. Connect the adaptor to your ipad insert the SD card and pictures are immediately displayed on the screen, ready to import. The second adaptor features a usb input which you use with the lead provided with your camera. Once again plug the camera in and it is recognised as an external HDD where you can import pics you select and even format the drive once import is complete.

    I have three cameras I have used with both adaptors a Fuji, Panasonic Lumix and a Sony Cybershot and they all functioned beautifully. I recommend this product it was the best £25 I spent on ipad accessories, (ignore the poor ratings which I think are missleading)

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!!

    Works great!

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed by new ios4.2

    New software like ios 4.2 should be fully tested and be released only if it work properly with all options!!!
    Both connections Kit don't work anymore under new ios!!!
    Poor service from a Company like Apple...
    I expect asap a fix, thank you

    43 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken with iOS 4.2

    Like many other reviews, iOS 4.2 broke this.

    What doesn't work:
    1. Card reader that worked fine with previous versions. Now when connecting a simple card reader (Sony model mrw62e), it says it can't power the device.
    2. SD card reader. I have an Olympus Stylus 1030SW that uses an xD memory card. I transfered my pictures to an SD card, thinking that I could now import them. No luck. If you dig into the Support forum, the fine print warns that the SD reader will only read the original media/files from the camera, not a copied file.

    What works:
    Nothing that I have tried. Am on vacation and had counted on this to import/edit/post pictures. Now out of luck.

    59 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big disappointment

    NOTHING I plug into the USB plug works, telling me that there's not enough power (even when the iPad is fully charged AND the camera is turned on supplying it's own power). With the SD card reader, using a micro SD card and an adapter (which the little manual that comes with the camera kit SAYS will work), of the two microSD cards I have, one isn't recognized at all, and the other, when it is recognized, is reported as empty, though I can see the images on the camera. If I use my computer to copy all the images over to an MMCplus card, I CAN use the SD card reader, BUT it doesn't pull in any videos, and only some of the pictures. Considering the entire reason for using the iPad and camera connection kit is to be able to access the images away from my computer, this is just one of the many reasons I feel the iPad is a failure as a useful device. $600 down the tubes.

    47 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great if you don't Upgrade to IOS 4.2.1

    Luckily I saw the comments about the IPAD Camera Connectio Kit before I Upgraded to the latest IOS. I have a used a few USB Keyfobs and SD Memory + Card readers without issue. However my when I told my friend about the features of this little beauty he wanted in on some of the action. The bad news was he had upgraded to the latest and greasted. We did a test of my usb keys and SD Memory and none of them worked on his .... super upgraded IOS Version. So I am resigned to keeping on IOS 3.2 until they sort it. hey Apple are we going to give us a nice new shiny IPAD in April to fix this :)

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    I bought the camera connection kit today, and man does it work good with my camera, I love how there is an SD card and a Camera USB connector. My pictures look awesome when uploaded to my iPad. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to put pictures on their iPad.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No longer works under iOS 4.2

    This product worked fine with my Olympus and Nikon cameras as well as several thumb drives before the upgrade to iOS 4.2. Now everything results in “The connected USB device requires too much power". This makes it useless.

    50 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad camera kit

    Just bought the apple camera kit....and IT DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY UPDATE WITH SD CARD OR USB! What a disappointment!

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sort of useless

    SD reader can only be used for SD cards with photos directly from the camera. It is not possible to transfer pictures from computer to SD card and then transfer to the iPad. USB-connector can only be used for connecting to a camera and transferring pictures.

    Apple has a policy that restricts all resonable use on the iPad.

    Why can't I put a PDF on the SD-card and transfer that to the iPad?
    Why can't I drop pictures directly to the iPad disk when connected to a computer - Apple makes their own stupid organization of pictures on the iPad disk.

    This is ridiculus.

    32 of 39 people found this useful