• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Problems

    • Written by from Nottingham

    After reading of the power problems, I was a little wary.
    I can now confirm that the USB does work fine with a canon 5d mk ii and canon g11 using an iPad 2 with IOS 4.3.3

    It did not however work directly with my card reader, though placing a small powered hub in-between did solve that problem. Not ideal, but its a solution if you need use a card reader.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad 2 iOS 4.3.1

    • Written by from Holmfirth

    Just uploaded direct from my Canon 7D, RAW files via the USB camera connection no problems at all. Seemed fairly quick as well. Great for previewing the pictures on the iPad.

    Can confirm it works fine on iPad 2 (32Gb) with iOS 4.3.1.

    Would be nice to have the option for Compact Flash.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Leamington Spa

    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

    A must for iPad users!

    • Written by from Armadale

    This is such a worthwhile outlay for your iPad. The way the iPad works with this makes photo management so easy! It lifts the iPad to another level but this is an understatement as the iPad and the camera connection kit perfectly complement each other.

    It massively increases the usability of the iPad.

    You are never going to find a better accessory for your iPad on cost/benefit ratio in my opinion!

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until iOS 7

    • Written by from London

    Used to be fantastic for viewing images on the go (read from SD card). A card full of images would read in seconds and indicate raw+jpeg in the photos app. Since upgrading to iOS 7(ipad 3) read speed has dropped by an order of magnitude or two and is effectively unusable with a card containing more than a few tens of images. I'm not sure if the problem occurs with jpegs only but if like me you like to shoot raw (+jpeg) you're likely to have the same problem. Not recommended until Apple (hopefully) fix the issue in iOS 7.1.

    25 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit

    • Written by from Ilkeston

    Bit worried by some of the reviews for this kit but happy to say I find it fantastic for both my IPAD2 and IPHONE 3GS. Both the direct connection to camera/phone and the SD card work exactly as described. Well done apple.
    Cannot understand why people get so angry when this does not work for them. A full refund or help is at hand if brought at the Apple Store .

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me with Canon S95 & SanDisk SD cards

    • Written by from MARLBOROUGH

    Thanks to the reviewers who stated this product worked with their Canon Powershot S95 photos & various SanDisk cards, I ordered it for a recent diving holiday away with my iPad 2. I had no problems at all with the hardware, my underwater photos were all RAW+JPG and both appeared to be transferred because I used 15GB of space on the iPad (all I had!) with around 1000 photos. It was comfortable at least to know I had them backed up! My SD cards were 2* 8GB SanDisk Extreme (Class 6, 20MB/s) and a 4GB SanDisk Extreme (Class 6, 20MB/s). No problems there at all. For the record, I always put the card in the adaptor first, then put the adaptor into the iPad. After a few seconds, it opened the Photos app and showed the card contents, from where I could transfer them.

    For me, it really was a godsend to be able to review my photos at the end of every day, deleting those which were no good off both the iPad and camera (manually).

    I do have some major criticisms of the process once your photos are on the device, however:

    1. The photos are read into the Photos app and listed under "Events" based on when you imported them, not when they were taken. For example, I imported several times on one day as I was running out of iPad disk space, these all showed up in separate Events with the same date, which was annoying. You can't rename or move anything in the app either.
    2. You can't edit the photos at all with the Photos app; I wanted to send some cropped shots to friends, not possible. The free Photoshop app lets you crop, but has no send to email function! In the end I bought Filterstorm, which turned out to be an excellent piece of software.
    3. The iPad doesn't say whether the files it displays are the JPGs or RAW files, but when you delete a photo, it certainly clears 12-15MB of space, so it seems to be deleting both files.
    4. This is the killer - when I got home and downloaded my photos from the SD card to PC (through USB), I wanted to delete the files from the iPad to get back the space. This is when I realised you can only do this ONE FILE at a time! Each deletion takes about 5 seconds because you have to wait for the animation to complete...! It took me more than an hour to get this done, I've never been so bored in my life.
    5. I don't know how you access the photos from iTunes, I didn't see them anywhere. I did notice the auto backup it performed when first plugged in took about 20 minutes, and took 15GB out of my PC disk, but of course you can't access those backup files... I don't have my iPad to hand, so maybe I missed something...

    I have looked for apps that allow you to manage the photo library layout but reading the user reviews, none of them do what I want. It seems to me that an iPad paired to a Mac is great, you can do what you want in iPhoto, but for those of us in PC land, there's nothing you can do.

    In summary, 5* for the hardware, 2* for the supporting software, so I've been generous and given 4* overall!

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy picture transfer

    • Written by from bristol

    Very useful piece of kit. Does exactly what it is supposed to do, quickly and without involving a computer. I have an ipad 2 running 4.3.5.

    Very happy with my purchase

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Birmingham

    This kit works fine for me. 2gb SD card reads beautifully from SD adapter. Connecting my Nikon D700 direct into the USB adapter also works. Using my USB card reader a 1gb CF card worked fine but an 8gb one exceeded the power requirement. So 4 stars not 5 but still very good bit of kit and arguably easier to carry the camera's USB cable than a card reader.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy if you are using os 4.1This does not work with 4 of my cameras

    • Written by from Verwood

    Recently upgraded to os4.1 and neither my cameras or USB reader works with this kit, I will be trying for a refund on this kit or try to downgrade to 3.2

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from GLENAGEARY

    I thought that this was an amazing product that worked on all my cameras. I was a bit cautious to buy it after reading so many negative reviews but went ahead with it anyway and am absolutely delighted with it.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sd/USB adaptors

    • Written by from withernsea

    Assured by Apple these would work and they do. Been put off buying because of negative reviews but bit the bullet, ordered from Apple and glad I did. Imports all video and photo's taken on nikon dslr (raw+jpeg), canon and panasonic compact cameras

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera kit

    • Written by from Malvern

    Excellent product, worked straight out of the box. Plugged SD card into adaptor & adaptor Into iPad & downloaded no hassle or problems. Also tried camera adaptor with the U.S.B. Cable saw the camera straight away.

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as it should ...

    • Written by from Colchester

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Piece of Kit

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I was almost put off buying this connector, as I have an Olympus U tough, and previous reviewer says it does not work with this camera. Well mine arrived yesterday, and it does work with my camera!
    Also transferred video clips from iPhone 4, to iPad, with great results.
    Worth the money.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Importing video from Sony RX100 to iPad 4

    • Written by from Midhurst

    Have tried Apple's SD Card Reader and USB Camera Adaptor. Receive error messages using both with no luck at all in terms of importing video to my iPad. Apple seem bereft of advice to customers and I'm left wondering why spend all that money on an iPad when you can't use it to import video for uploading to sites like YouTube? It would be funny if it wasn't so frustrating. Does anyone have an answer?

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Harlow

    Ok so I can download photos easily, so far so good but why can't I download any videos from my video camera. I am using the SD card but it says no pictures to import and I can't work out what I am doing wrong. I can download them to my lap top but not my i pad. Is it the video camera (Panasonic)

    26 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what it's suppose to

    • Written by from Bournemouth

    Bought this a few months ago to input photos from an SD card and it does exactly what it's suppose to. Maybe a little expensive but was very impressed that I bought something that was easy to use and worked straight away.

    24 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    camera connection kit

    • Written by from Nottingham

    This is useless when I plug my camera connection kit all I get is "This Accessory is Not Supported by iPad" a waste of money

    35 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't do what is says on the tin

    • Written by from Petersfield

    Don't waste your money on this connector kit as it doesn't operate as you would expect. Total waste of money, so much so that I use a Samsung Tab now and have given the iPad to my wife, who leaves all the techie stuff to me. Apple, you're a BIG disappointment!

    34 of 52 people found this useful