• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Canon EOS connectivity with USB adapter in kit

    If your Canon EOS camera is PictBridge capable it will send pictures to the iPad. Go to the camera's menu and then to communication. Press the set button and then switch from normal to PTC mode. Then turn off the camera and connect the USB cable between the camera and the iPad. Make sure your iPad is turned on and then turn the camera back on and watch your pictures appear on the iPad. This works just fine on my older Canon EOS 10D with firmware 2.0.1

    40 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for what it was designed for

    This is NOT a sneaky way to add a USB port. USB devices need power, which a computer USB port provides. The iPad 3 sends such a minuscule amount of power to the port that it can only work reading a SD card in the card reader. A USB card reader plugged into the USB port won't work because it takes too much power. The SD card reader works w/ SD, SDHC, miniSD & microSD w/ adapters, & MMC. It won't work w/ SDXC. It worked perfectly with my 16 GB speed rated 10 SDHC card. Cameras that work w/ the USB camera connector are digital cameras that support Pictbridge (aka Picture Transfer Protocol or PTP) & "Mass Storage Device" protocol. If your camera can plug directly into a Pictbridge enabled printer & can print directly from the camera w/out going thru a computer, it should work with this device. Think of the iPad as a Pictbridge printer, not a computer. If your pictures do not appear by simply plugging in your camera, you may need to set up your camera the same way you would to print directly from your camera. There is a nice article on Apple.com's support page that gives other tips on how to get this to work w/ your camera. My Nikon Coolpix camera transferred photos perfectly by just plugging the camera into the port. If you don't have a Pictbridge camera, or use one of the supported cards, you probably cannot use this accessory. You are left to transfer your photos to a computer and then transfer to the iPad (via cloud or iTunes sync). I tried using my externally powered photo storage device (which reads every kind of camera card) in the USB camera port and got the "requires too much power" message, even though the photo storage device had a fully charged battery & was plugged into an electric outlet.

    107 of 113 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not support Canon S40

    I get error message "usb device not supported" when I connect my Canon S40 digital camera, and memory card is too large for card reader. Anyone aware of software that will support this camera on IPad 3?

    17 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work!

    Device not supported when connected to my Canon camera. When connected to my digital memory card reader device says it takes too much time. Was really hoping to use this with my IPad. Not surprised that it doesn't work.

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Error message 'device using too much power'

    I am trying to connect a Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo card reader and the iPad is telling me the device uses too much power. How is this possible... Returning the device today since connecting other devices is not possible either.

    19 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nikon D7000

    I haven't had ANY problems with either connector. They both do what they say they will do. Both work perfectly with my iPad2 and my Nikon D7000. I love the convenience!

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with my Canon Rebel EOS

    I read other reviews from people who could not get the camera connection kit to work with their Canon Rebel. Initially I had the same problem: after connecting my camera to the iPad using a Canon USB device and the kit, the message I got was "USB connection not supported," or some such thing. Of course, the other item in the camera connection kit, designed to enable you to download photos directly from the card, does not accommodate the larger card that the Rebel uses. I was ready to return it to the Apple Store when I decided to try removing the card from my camera, plugging it into the card reader I use to download photos onto my iMac, plugging the card reader into the camera connection kit, and...ta-da! It works! So don't take it back until you give this a try. This seems the perfect solution to the problem of backing up and viewing photos while traveling and avoiding the hassle of lugging a laptop everywhere!

    37 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very useful

    I use this to backup photos from my D300 and AW100 and also videos from the AW100. Both parts of the kit work very well. I have the 64 gig ipad2 so there is lots of storage available even if I also have movies on the iPad.

    I take the camera and HDMI connectors on any trip.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    don't want to import, just view on SD card!

    This work fine for importing, but I don't want to import just view from SD card. All these pics are going to eat up my memory on the iPad. I want to pop the card in, look at the pics FULL screen to preview. Then I can save them in a bigger drive elsewhere later. I can do this on my lame-o pc, why not this apple device?

    65 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Canon Rebel XT

    The Camera Connection Kit does not work with my Canon Rebel XT. Received error message: This USB Device is not supported. Really?! Rather useless product if it does not work with a very common camera type. Cannot use SD adapter, as Canon uses CF card format. Wish I read the product reviews before buying.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product, bad instructions

    Don't return it yet !!! It's not plug and play, but by googling I learned the following for using the SD card:

    1. The images on the SD card MUST be inside a folder named DCIM (just like a camera)
    2. The file name CANNOT exceed 8 characters, plus the suffix. Example: 12345678.jpg

    Don't ask me why these are the rules..... I was so frustrated....I made sure these rules applied and then it worked perfectly. Works for loading .mp4 files too.

    38 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!!

    I take a LOT of pictures! The connection kit, for me, it AWESOME! I prefer to use the SD connection, because it is so much easier. I pop it in, and the pics come up immediately, and I can choose those I want to import. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this device!

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This does not work at all. My IPad does not even recognize that the device is plugged in. Now what, the hassle,of returning this stupid item?

    17 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Accessory Not Compatible

    So much for ease of use. Not compatible with my iPhone 4S or the iPad third generation. I'd give it a zero rating if it were possible.

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB A DUD!!!

    Can't work with a Canon 5D Camera. The iPad iOS 5 (current system) has "NO" software support. It would be nice if Apple would provide a camera list of camera's that it does work with. The first failure of an Apple product since 1987 for me. They should just sell the SD Connector only. Since USB is not supported.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Was so excited that the kit came in time for me to use on a trip to the Minnesota Zoo.

    Got into the car after a day of picture-taking, plugged it into my iPad2, plugged in the SD reader and my card ... nothing.

    Wiggled and unplugged and replugged and the only sign my iPad was even reading it was once when a brief message popped up announcing that "this accessory wasn't compatible with my device." The rest of the time, the iPad didn't even read/acknowledge it was plugged in.

    I hope (?!) this is just a case of one defective product and not that it doesn't work at all ... as it is, returning something is always a big hassle and childishly, I am really disappointed.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipad Camera Connection Kit

    Purchased one from Apple store just a few days ago. Took it back the next day. I have an Ipad 3 and when I connected my HP camera (nothing fancy and not a new camera) to the camera kit, message said, usb device did not have enough power. So for me it was useless. Might be a good idea if the customer could know in advance, that not all cameras will work using the Connection Kit.

    39 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My Idea From A Year Ago

    I suggested to Apple Support a year ago that they needed a way to allow users to add files to the iPad for "gifting"... Unfortunately they took the easy way out.
    This item DOES work, BUT gets 2 stars because it is overly simplified, so you cannot customize folder names. Yes, most DSLR cameras work with the device and create an "event" with a date once photos are transferred (Other camera types are... well... you will see). NO, not any MicroSD will work with the device, so READ CAREFULLY!!
    I want to be able to upload folders of images, with named folders specified by me. Not the OS!
    Apple: Please give the power back to your users. Let me pre-load a card and upload the data, otherwise this is useless in 99% of the cases, since I could do the exact same thing with iTunes.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with some devices... Where are the files???.

    Well, it works with some SD cards,but it doesn't work with a recent viceo recorder via USB. Why can't I just see all the folders on the connected device?

    When it does work, it's nearly impossible to then copy the files to something useful like drive or gdrive or skydrive. You can forget about bulk copying any files. There's no Select All files feature from any app or interface.

    I continue to be amazed by Apple's and iPxd success. Things i could easily do 30 years ago in *nix and 20 years ago in DOS/Windows are impossible in IOS land and/or require a paid app.

    Why is it so difficult to copy a set of files from location X to location Z??? This has been a simple command on other OS's for decades.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The USB connector doesn't work

    with most cameras if they are what apple people call 'consumer' cameras, i.e. most cameras unless you have digital SLRs. The connector works with the memory card within camera but have to take out card to insert which defeats purpose of being able to directly connect camera to iPad. Basically, loser connection and I feel the lable of product 'Camera Connection Kit" and user guide included is misleading.

    11 of 19 people found this useful