• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Far exceeded my expectations

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug and Play

    It arrived
    I opened the packing
    I switched on my Lumix G
    I switched on my iPad 2
    I plugged in the USB cable into the camera
    I plugged the adapter into the iPad
    I plugged the cable into the adapter
    Software started and opened an import page showing me all the photos.
    You could pick to delete or import either single shots or all of them
    SD card adapter was just as simple. What more do you want????

    57 of 64 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Camera Connection Kit for my New iPad Gen 3

    I have just purchased the Apple Camera Connection Kit for my New iPad Gen 3 and it worked perfectly.

    My Nikon D7000 D-SLR camera created both RAW (NEF) and JPG files on two separate SD cards (SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB SDHC 95MB/s Class 10 UHS-1) and the Camera Connection kit recognised the card instantly, displayed thumbnails of all the photos, transferred the photos to the iPad and deleted them from the SD card.

    I noticed that copying the RAW files took much longer to transfer than the JPG and that it power consumption increased too.

    53 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    i bought this camera conection kit for my ipad 2 and i tried one time and it worked but when i update my iOS to 6.1.3 its stops working and just shows error message that ipad doesnt support this accesory....

    48 of 50 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

    Fantastic addition

    I was on holiday and completely frustrated by the fact that all my pics were on my camera and I wasn't able to see them on the HD screen of my new shiny iPad. After buying this simple and affordable kit I'm totally amazed by how easy it is to import the pictures from my phone. Just plug it in and go.

    Note: you can only import newly taken pics in the original camera format. It doesn't work if you copy pictures to an SD card and try to import them.

    50 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    check sd card protection switch

    check the sd card protection switch as ipad will not copy photos with it switched on!!!

    50 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have found the camera kit very unreliable. It connected perfectly to my ipad then became tempremental. Now it no longer works and tells me It takes too much power. I cannot find a fix for this any where. Come on Apple get your act in gear as I love it when it works........

    51 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work with Nikon D300

    Like many other reviewers I'm very frustrated with this device. It will not recognise my Camera and allow connection to my iPad however, my camera connects succesfully to my iMac and Macbook therefore it's not a camera or compact flash card issue.

    If I put the card into a card reader instead of a direct camera connection, then connect with the device to my iPad, I get the message that the device 'uses to much power'.

    Like many others I bought this device to review my photos on my iPad at the end of a shoot but the device doesn't recognise my camera or card

    What a load of rubbish, when Apple gear is normally so superb.

    46 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple card reader for IPad 2

    I received my I pad as a present for my birthday in January 2012. I purchased the apple IPad connection kit today. My IPad knows it is an Apple kit, but there is no way I can get it to load from an SD card. The USB connection slot will not load either.

    I am getting error messages to state that there is not enough memory. My SD card holds 3 photos amounting to less than 1mg. To say I am confused and disappointed is putting it mildly

    I contacted Apple but they didn't know why and advised I should take to an Apple store. The nearest store is over 50 miles away. They did say the connection device will not work with Sony. But I tried to load pictures taken by my phone, which is a Samson. I read some of the comments and it seems there is a problem with the memory on IPad 2'. However the Jury is out and I am open to suggestions. If it will not work I will give the kit to my son who has an IPad 1.

    If I can find an answer to the problem, if somehow it is my fault, then I shall write another review and upgrade the rating. I gave it 1 star because the IPad did recognise the connection. If, there is a problem with latest upgrades to IPad 2 then, hopefully Apple will sort it out. However, I must give the IPad full marks for an outstanding piece of equipment, which has given me hours of very interesting pleasure.

    Any help would be appreciated

    58 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't connect to my Canon SLR

    Rubbish really
    Unfortunately zero stars are not an option
    What more is there to say, other than it would be nice if apple published a list of compatable cameras

    56 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for Canon G12 & SanDisk SD cards

    After reading all 87 reviews I decided to purchase this from a store, where I could try out both of the connectors before buying (much to the amusement of the staff in the Currys / PCWorld store).

    I’ve a Canon Powershot G12 and use SanDisk memory cards (1Gb); iPad2 is running 4.3.5.

    Both connectors worked first time; the transfer speed from the SD card was very quick, and only slightly slower using the cable. Hope they continue to work so well.

    44 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera USB Dock OK

    I wasn't sure about this purchase after reading so many reviews stating that the camera USB interface didn't work on iPad2's. Why pay for something if only 50% of the product works?
    Well, all I can say is it must be dependant on the camera your using, as it worked straight out the box for me (Panasonic Lumix GS3 and Canon G11) Perhaps its some of the older cameras that don't work?
    My local store (Basingstoke UK) also made it clear if it didn't work with my camera I could return it for a full refund.
    If anyone is unsure if their camera will work, take your camera along to the store and try before you buy :-)

    46 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and limited

    This will only import a limited number of file types and will not allow export - beware, the shop assitant mis sold this as a USB reader it is not one as normal people understand it. Very expensive for a couple of bits of plastic. Apple needs to do better.....

    52 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely useless

    This item works with some iPads and not with others. How can Apple sell such an unpredictable product with no hint at point of sale that it could be £25 wasted on completely useless piece of kit ?

    47 of 54 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced considering one part of it doesn't work

    Bought this specifically because I thought I could connect my mini flip video camera to my ipad2 particularly whilst away when I don't have access to a pc. It's useless as the accessory I am trying to connect uses too much power. But what accessory wouldn't? It's only a tiny camcorder. Disappointed.
    The other connector works great though with my SD card from my photo camera. £25 a lot to spend though just for that.

    49 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I wish I bought this earlier! Faultless and works straight from the box, speedy transfer rates too!

    45 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    Should be no stars really! The SD card or the USB link would not work on Ipad2 on my ipad2 or on 2 other Ipad2's in the store when it was returned for a refund. A second unit was also tested in the store and this also didn't work! Apple need to sort this problem out....Pronto!

    47 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    After reading negative reviews for this kit i decided to pluck up the courage & buy one. So off i went to my local apple store. Got home opened packet, followed instructions & within seconds my photos were on my ipad. Photos look stunning. Kit works fine with my panasonic lumix TZ10. I also have a older camera fuji finepix F700 which uses xd cards, this also worked fine using a multi card reader. Overall, i am very very happy with this product.

    44 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connectors

    My Canon EOs30D would not download images to my iPad, very frustrating, full refund obtained from store of purchase

    37 of 38 people found this useful