• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to

    • Written by from Redditch

    I read other reviews and was a little concerned because of the comments about it not working with USB devices requiring more than 20mA.

    I tried the SD card reader first on my 3rd gen iPad and it worked perfectly. The transfer speed seemed faster than my PC. Both images and video were accessible and the interface was simple to use.

    Then I switched to the USB connector. I tried to be clever and plugged in a pen drive which had some pics on. I immediately got the message the device required too much power to operate. I then tried following the instructions (yes i am male)and connecting my Sony Alpha Digital SLR camera using then USB cable it was supplied with and like the SD card the images were transferred quickly and easily with no issues.

    I've also done the same test with my wife's Canon Ixus and had equally successful result.

    In all it does what I need it to and I've dropped a star because it would be nice if it read pen drives etc but I get the impression that is by design.

    I wish they did black peripherals though to go with my black iPad.

    92 of 103 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont even think about buying....

    • Written by from Nr Retford

    What an utter waste of money!

    My Pro SLR doesnt use SD cards. Ok fair enough, that was obvious, but no USB reader, even independantly powered ones read in the device. So it cannot be used. What good is that? just comes up with a message saying the device uses too much power. What?

    Add to that the fact that the USB reader is only for photographic files and nothing else and Apple have just boosted their profit level again.

    I am a big Apple user, but am becoming disillusioned with their products and attitude.

    One star is too great a credit for this derisory product.

    96 of 114 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It is ok for some

    • Written by from Cannock

    This product does work because it allows you to see the photos off your camera. But it does not work when you come to organise the imported photos. The photos you import are only saved as a standard name. This is not good if like us you have used the camera in more than one place. I would only recomend you buy this adaptor if you are a keen photographer and like to see your photos instantly.

    103 of 128 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No longer works

    • Written by from Deptford

    I used this to copy photos from my iPhone 4 to my iPad 2 while on holiday & it worked great. I've now upgraded to an iPhone 5 & a new iPad (ie 3rd Gen) and all I get is a "accessory not supported" message when I connect it to my iPad.


    80 of 91 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Next to useless

    • Written by from London

    Any camera I connect produces a warning that there is insufficient power - truly appalling. The product description should have a very bold warning at the top

    81 of 94 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big Let down

    • Written by from sandy

    Got this to go through camera photos while on holiday and sort them on the card , ie delete them from the card , but you have to copy them to the I pad before you can do any thing to them , does not help when you have a 32gb camera card and only a 16 gb iPad with 2gb free space
    . I just wish you could view photos from card and delete the dodgy ones with out copying them to the I pad . And a shame you can't copy/ move them back from the iPad to the card :-(

    89 of 111 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what's supposed to do

    • Written by from Llanymynech

    I have a 3rd gen iPad 16gb, my camera is canon600D, the camera connection kit is great and allows me to upload 18meg pics in no time at all, using cable or the sd slot, I don't understand why people are having problems and it clearly states that you cannot upload video from an external source to the iPad , really good bit of kit 5 stars

    75 of 83 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not with SD cards

    • Written by from Grays

    These adapters do not work with SD cards used in many semi pro / pro cameras therefore from my point of view a total waste of money.

    77 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Attention you may lose your pictures!

    • Written by from Heidelberg

    connected my Nikon D70 to my iPad today and instead of downloading my pictures, I got a message on my camera telling me that the data card is not formatted... somehow the exercise destroyed my pictures! Hope I can rescue them at home.... so be careful...

    80 of 93 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally Useless

    • Written by from Snodland

    I have just tried to transfer my photos from my Samsung Camera to my IPad using the camera connection kit and recd a message advising that the accessory is not supported and that my camera uses too much power, thus I cannot transfer my photographs. What a total waste of money and even more disappointingly that I cannot save my photos to my IPad. Total disregard from Apple to their customers, totally outrageous, but yet they get away with it. How can I rate one star for an unusable product, it should be rated zero stars.

    70 of 75 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Check camera settings for USB power!

    • Written by from Radlett

    Just got one of these and using with Sony dsc-hx5. Initially got the error USB requires too much power. However a tip on another forum suggested looking at camera settings and turning the USB power function off. Found it under memory card settings turned it off and hey presto works a treat. Worth checking your camera settings if you get this error

    62 of 63 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Importing old photos

    • Written by from Waterlooville

    Using the SD card holder or the USB adaptor I can easily import new images, including RAW images, taken on all my family’s cameras: Canon EOS 500D, S100, Ixus 950 IS, Ixus 850 IS, and Olympus Stylus 410. Delight changed to disappointment when I tried to import images downloaded to an SD card from my PC.
    It’s clear that my iPad will only import images conforming to the DCF standard (Design rule for Camera File system) which specifies the partition, folder and file format for camera SD cards. The file name of most of my old images unfortunately does not conform to the DCF standad as they were derived from film scans or had been edited, cropped and renamed at some time. But, simply renaming my old images in DCF format and downloading them to the image folder of a camera formatted SD card enables my iPad to import them. I rename images in the Canon format: IMG_0001.JPG, IMG_0002.JPG etc.

    64 of 67 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from stoke-on-trent

    I bought this camera connection kit so I could import videos from my camera to iMovie on my iPad 2. The videos are compatible, they show up in the photos app but when I go in iMovie they don't work! I rarely give low ratings especially on apple stuff but if you pay 25 quid for a piece of plastic you expect it to work as it should! Apple... Fix this please!

    73 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has lost the plot

    • Written by from Dullstroom

    I'm becomnig increasingly more frustrated with Apple as they don't consider their customers' needs. I've been using the camera kit for 2 years to backup my Canon EOS 7d RAW files. After the software upgrade the iPad will not copy the files from the camera. It displays the thumbnails but when I select Import All it appears to load but a red warning icon is displayed on each image, with no way to read the warning, yet the file does not download. Very annoying.

    59 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A 'connection kit' that does not connect

    • Written by from Harlow

    What looks like a perfect solution for loading photos onto the i-pad, turns out to be a huge disappointment. When you insert either the USB or SD adaptor, you receive the message that the i-pad does not recognise the device. Reading the other reviews you realise that this is one beautifully designed Apple product that does not work universally. Will there be a version that works for all devices or will Apple be offering a refund, who knows. Unfortunately I bought mine in the States so cannot take it back to the store.

    64 of 74 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Exactly What It Says On the Tin !

    • Written by from Poole

    Just received mine and tried it out.
    Photos and video from my Canon & Sony cameras transfer to my iPad with no issues whatsoever.
    Top marks for a simple and very useful product.

    60 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera Connection Kit

    • Written by from Helensburgh

    The USB connector will connect some cameras (but not a Canon EOS) to an Ipad2 but the SD card connector does not work at all. The I-store in Glasgow confirmed this is an operating system fault and "hoped" it might be resolved in a future update of the operating system

    61 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm

    • Written by from Palmerstown

    At first I was quite reluctant to buy this kit. I heard rumors that it will not work with iPad 2 after I upgrade to iOS5 and that it only imports lower quality jpegs or that it doesn't work with SanDisk SD cards. All of this is a big lie!

    My CCK works with iPad 2 with iOS 5.0.1 no problem. And I only use SanDisk Extreme class 10 cards. And I just confirmed that it really imports unaltered RAW files as taken by my DSLR.

    It's a very handy piece of kit for any photographer with the iPad at hand. It's a fast and very effective way to show off your work. People love to see their pictures right after you take them and the iPad with CCK is a great way to do just that!

    57 of 61 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera Kit wont work since iOS 5.1 update ?????

    • Written by from Stoke on Trent

    When it works this is brillant...

    This is a very useful tool and one of the main reasons I purchased the ipad. Worked great on my Ipad2 until recent software/firmware update to 5.1. I need this for work every day. PC World say wait for a patch to fix ..not really good enough Apple !!

    Apple need to sort this out.."not supported by Ipad" error......

    62 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Far exceeded my expectations

    • Written by from Burton Upon Trent

    I bought this for my mother for her new ipad 2, I knew it would it work no problem with the SD card. But what surprised me was how quickly it down loaded the many photos stored on my father's camera SD card. I had read the reviews on here earlier, so when I bought my ipad 2, I didn't bother buying this connection kit. So when I tried my mother's USB connection kit piece and connected with a lead directly to my Canon 5D Mark 2 where I shoot RAW and Jpeg together with each photo, which can easily be 30 MB between them. I was gobsmacked how quickly these 30 MB photos down loaded. Now I'm glad I went for the 64GB ipad version, which will be great for holidays, instead of taking the laptop for my photo storage. Especially nowadays with the limited luggage allowance on the aircraft. That's why I here buying mine ipad camera connection kit today!

    60 of 69 people found this useful