• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it claims to

    This product does exactly what it claims to do. Connect the phone USB part of the kit and you can easily transfer your photos directly from your camera (with the USB lead that came with the camera). I've tried with two Sony cybershots and it worked flawlessly. The other part of the kit works well with my SDHC 8GB Extreme card that I use in my Canon EOS 500D. It even transfers the RAW files that the camera produces, and you can easily view them. Well done, Apple.
    The only reason that I give it 4 stars rather than 5 is because Apple missed a trick with the USB adapter. Yes they advertise it as for connecting to your camera directly, but it would have been even better if they allowed it to connect to USB sticks for file transfer (not just photos), or maybe even for printer connection (I haven't tried this, but presume it won't work). One other thing it would be great for if the functionality becomes available in iOS4.2, would be for connecting your iPhone 4 to use it as a webcam or such (internet video calls?).
    In my mind the product does exactly what it claims to do, but if the extra USB functionality was present, then the iPad would be a netbook killer.

    In short, if you want something to transfer photos from cameras or your iPhone 4, then this is the kit for you.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Attention you may lose your pictures!

    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...

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just fine....

    Bought this via the online store.... Does what it says imports via the sd card adapter and imports via the camera (Nikon D80) and that is with the Apple case installed that a previous user said there was not enough room for the adapter to go in!!!

    I think this is very overpriced for what it is but that's Apple for you....

    They come fitted with a small plastic protective cover over the plug to stop dirt getting into the contacts, don't loose them otherwise it might cost you a tenner to replace them knowing the cost of Apple spares ;-)

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Try before you buy - power error

    I was so excited about the thought of uploading my photo's to my iPad while I travel, rather than waiting to get home, but ....

    This connection kit does not work with all camera's. I use a Nikon D70s with a Compact Flash Microdrive and an onboard USB type B connection. I each time I connect up the cable from the adapter to the camera, I get a warning message that the USB device drains too much power, my iPad camera connector is then disabled. Powering both the camera and iPad to 100% didn't help.

    Out of frustration, I bought the simplest card reader that I could find. As soon as I put the micro drive in the slot, the power warning disables the camera connection kit, so I suspect the issue relates to camera's that use micro drives.

    Unfortunately, I discovered the error 9,000 miles from home on a once-in-lifetime holiday, My iPad and camera connection kit arrived the day before we left, so no time to check the camera connected in advance. My best advice, if you are not sure, take your camera to an Apple store and try before you buy.

    166 of 184 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must have tool

    The ipad camera connection kit was the reason I purchased an ipad!

    The camera connection kit is definitely a must have for all digital photographers! It’s easy to use and reasonably priced. In my mind this kit turns the ipad from a toy into a must have piece of photographic kit.

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must for iPad users!

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great addition for travel photographers

    If your camera uses an SD card and you travel a lot, then this accessory is a godsend. Importing to your iPad is easy, and lets you review all your pictures in the original format (just make sure you have the appropriate settings for this), thus freeing space on your card.
    More importantly, that means that unless you need to edit your pictures on photoshop, you won't have to carry your heavy laptop with you anymore.
    Thanks to its great screen and amazing battery, the iPad fits really perfectly as the photographer's best friend.

    Now there are a few things that could (should) be improved:
    1/ there should be a CF card reader, especially for professionals
    2/ importing to the iPad should offer the option to arrange photos in the folder of your choice. The current set up (puts them in a last import folder) is ok but not ideal.
    3/ exporting from the iPad is a little tedious, there should be an auto import (and not to iPhoto library!!) pop up when you plug in the iPad with new pictures on.

    Other than that, it works really smoothly, and will make many photographers' life easier when moving around with heavy kits and backpacks.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    More useful than I expected

    For what the two gizmos do this is jolly expensive. But it does import photos from an SD card very quickly (far quicker than into iPhoto on my Mac) and it's a great way of being able to show friends/family photos on the bigger screen of the iPad more or less immediately after being taken. Although it imports the RAW files from my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 (it shows the JPG and RAW as a single file) when you try to import the RAW into iPhoto it says the format is unrecognised. But that's a problem with iPhoto, not this particular product. Added bonus: despite two or three initial warning messages from the iPad the USB adapter *does* let me connect a standard wired Apple Mac keyboard (the white with numeric version) to the iPad - works brilliantly. Well, like a real keyboard should do.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This thing is huge!
    It's far to large to stick out of the iPad. Why couldn't you this into the iPad apple!?
    Further more it only supports SD Cards.

    At £25 this is a complete rip off!

    38 of 87 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad camera connector

    Sorry but this is not very good value. OK the USB adapter works fine and it does support a multicard reader, but as for the Apple card reader very limited use, far to few card choices, so this makes this kit expensive. Perhaps you could increase the range of cards that it can read. For people like myself with more than one make/type of camera, need the range to choose from. Try harder next time. iPad seems to be brilliant.

    29 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Piece of Kit

    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipad Camera Kit

    Just got mine after waiting 3 weeks (July 2010). Disappointed really. It will easily take photos off my Sony T100 but I can't get it to import through the SD card adaptor so it's off to the Apple store for Tech advice. Also the device will not import jpgs from a memory stick nor will it take jpgs from my Blackberry Storm Just says Device not supported (for Blackberry, SD Card and Memory Stick). Therefore a bit overpriced for this accessory IMHO.

    32 of 43 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit and Olympus Tough 3000

    I bought one of the connector kits and the card reader works well, but it will not work via USB and the Olympus Tough 3000. I have contacted Olympus Europe and they say the camera complies with the relevant USB standards, so perhaps the Apple kit may not?

    21 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My SD card reader couldn't easily be connected to the iPad through the gap in the Apple case. I managed to get one SD card transferred, but since then it has totally died on me. I'll have to send it back and wait for a replacement. This isn't the quality you expect of Apple.

    54 of 87 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Halfway there

    I got this kit to allow me to view images on a bigger screen whilst out and about.
    The SD card reader works really well and is very fast. A superb little reader. It's a shame it is only available for SD cards at the moment, maybe more adapters for CF, MS and other widely used types will be released later.
    The USB connector has been a bit of a failure so far. I have cameras from Nikon, Sony, Panasonic and Canon and so far only one has connected. The rest all come up with unsupported device messages. It seems it will only be recognised if the USB port on the camera goes 'directly' to the memory card and not if it has to go through any interim systems that look as if they require drivers (even if they don't).

    213 of 240 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does just what it says

    The camera connector kit struck me as a perfect companion for holidays or trips. Or – put another way – one more in the growing list of things I can now do with my iPad, where I previously would have needed my MacBook Pro. I can view material at high resolution, prune the ones I don’t want to keep, and have a ready-to-sync folder for when I get home.

    The kit comes with two adapters. Both fit into the docking port at the base of the iPad. They are made of a single piece of moulded plastic and feel well made. Each comes with a small pin protector to keep the USB connection protected when not in use. It fits securely enough that you wouldn’t worry about losing it in the bottom of the camera bag.

    The first connector takes SD cards. It’s pretty straightforward – load the card into the connector, and plug the connector into the docking port on the iPad. A couple of seconds later an import window appears, with thumbnails of all the photos on the card. You can select or deselect all or individual images for import, and optionally delete them from the card when done. The thumbnails update with tick marks as each is imported. Photos go into a ‘last imported’ and then into an ‘all imported’ album so it’s easy to keep them separate from your other pics.

    I tried cards from my old Fuji FinePix, my wife’s Kodak compact, and my Panasonic SD100 video camera and all photos imported fine.

    Worth pointing out that it didn’t import the video from the Panny; it’s in AVCHD format (.mts) which the iPad can’t read natively.

    The second connector gives you a standard USB cable port. Again, although a little slower than reading direct from the SD card, both the Kodak and Fuji imported fine via this method. I also imported from my Canon EOS 400 with no problems. On the EOS I had to switch the camera settings from PC Sync to PTP mode.

    Both parts are solid, neat, and just get on with what they’re designed for. The limitations, such as they are, are within the iPad photo/video handling itself. If these were major issues they could be resolved in future iOS versions. However, for my, and I suspect most peoples’ purposes, it’s £25 well spent.

    1301 of 1463 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast image import

    I purchased the camera kit for use when i was out with iPad taking photos and recording video at sporting events, may well buy the monitor connection kit as well.
    Both connectors work really well and are pretty fast, as soon as you plug the camera in, the images start to download.
    The only thing to be aware of, and this isn't a connector issue its an iPad issue, is that if you try to import video in anything other that the format the iPad recognizes you'll just get an icon saying there's a video file there. Its a shame the iPad doesn't recognise more of the recognized codec's used in todays recorders as that would make these two connectors invaluable.
    It probably should be a 5 star for the connectors as they both work perfectly, i just felt that they aren't being used to their full potential because of the iPad's current shortcoming.

    1062 of 1219 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very good product

    Got my hands on this after it fell of the back of a lorry on the A-14 along with an iPad. it's very quick to upload the pictures onto the device. That is all.

    73 of 182 people found this useful