• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection

    We bought a Panasonic G1 over a year ago and it produces fantastic pictures. We opted for a 16 GB SDHC card to give us capacity when travelling. The only problem was sorting through the pictures. The camera connection is the first card reader to cope with the card. The interface is quick and gives you the flexibility to chose the shots to keep. Good value for money.

    36 of 40 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    really fast way of transferring photos from any device

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    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

    Works as it should ...

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit

    Kit works fine when plugging in USB lead I am told this is not supported but photos still load fine so no problems so far

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great starter kit

    If you just want to import images from your camera (either by USB or from SD card) then it works well. It would be more useful if you could see full screen previews before and select to import or delete and would be perfect if you could control your camera using the USB adaptor.

    18 of 22 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

    Great accessory that does work with iOS 4.2

    Despite what the previous poster has stated, this product does work with iOS 4.2.

    I have an iPad with iOS 4.2 installed and I have the Camera Connection kit, and it works fine with no problems whatsoever.

    Problems for this not to work can be the SD card is formatted in an unrecognisable type, an unrecognisable type of file is trying to be read (a file type that was never meant to be read with this kit). Also, if the iPad is in a case, the case can stop the Camera Kit from been fully inserted, so if you have a case, try taking the iPad out of the case and see if it works.

    It is true that Apple have reduced the power output from the DOCK connector/USB since update iOS 4.2, and people prior to this sometimes were able to power other devices OTHER THAN A CAMERA.

    It is totally untrue to say that this does not work with iOS 4.2. I am sitting here now using my Camera Connection Kit, viewing/importing the pictures on my iOS 4.2 iPad!

    On with the review finally!!

    With this kit you get two pieces of equipment. One is for an SD card and the other is for a USB cable (that came with your camera).

    My camera uses an SD card, so I only use the SD card part of the Camera Connection kit.

    To use this I insert the SD card into the Camera Connection kit, then insert the Camera Connection kit into the Dock connector of the iPad. Within a few seconds you are presented with a window showing the pictures of what is on the SD card. From here you can import all of the pictures or choose which ones you do want imported. After this, the pictures are imported into the Photos app on the iPad. You are also asked (once the photos have been imported) if you want the photos deleted off of the SD card. I always choose NO, incase I want them later, just be careful to not delete the SD card pictures (if you don't want to that is).

    To my surprise, I had a video that I had shot on my Panasonic FZ28 digital camera, this was imported on to the iPad, and I was able to play it. Other camera's may not work like this, due to a file format not supported by the iPad.

    The Camera Connection Kit allows me to basically see a large image of pictures I have just taken, which is very handy. It also allows me to use the pictures I have imported with the Camera Connection Kit to be used as a wallpaper on the iPad (any of the pictures imported can be used as a wallpaper on the iPad). I find the Camera Connection Kit is also useful to show a slideshow of my pictures from my SD card (very handy when showing friends my photos) as it means they dont need a computer for me to show them my photos.

    A little expensive perhaps, but it is a very handy device to have in my opinion.

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent product - must have

    If you take digital pics and are away from home this is superb. Connect the adaptor to your ipad insert the SD card and pictures are immediately displayed on the screen, ready to import. The second adaptor features a usb input which you use with the lead provided with your camera. Once again plug the camera in and it is recognised as an external HDD where you can import pics you select and even format the drive once import is complete.

    I have three cameras I have used with both adaptors a Fuji, Panasonic Lumix and a Sony Cybershot and they all functioned beautifully. I recommend this product it was the best £25 I spent on ipad accessories, (ignore the poor ratings which I think are missleading)

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great if you don't Upgrade to IOS 4.2.1

    Luckily I saw the comments about the IPAD Camera Connectio Kit before I Upgraded to the latest IOS. I have a used a few USB Keyfobs and SD Memory + Card readers without issue. However my when I told my friend about the features of this little beauty he wanted in on some of the action. The bad news was he had upgraded to the latest and greasted. We did a test of my usb keys and SD Memory and none of them worked on his .... super upgraded IOS Version. So I am resigned to keeping on IOS 3.2 until they sort it. hey Apple are we going to give us a nice new shiny IPAD in April to fix this :)

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sort of useless

    SD reader can only be used for SD cards with photos directly from the camera. It is not possible to transfer pictures from computer to SD card and then transfer to the iPad. USB-connector can only be used for connecting to a camera and transferring pictures.

    Apple has a policy that restricts all resonable use on the iPad.

    Why can't I put a PDF on the SD-card and transfer that to the iPad?
    Why can't I drop pictures directly to the iPad disk when connected to a computer - Apple makes their own stupid organization of pictures on the iPad disk.

    This is ridiculus.

    32 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product!

    Very fast photo transaction and is personally very handy, as I am a fashion photographer, and once I've taken some shots, I upload them straight onto my iPad to view them in great detail on the brilliant iPad screen, instead of the poor DSLR camera screen. Which benefits me and the model, as we can view the images in the best form, instantly! Another plus Is that it is completely portable, and can use it with outdoor locations with the iPad. I love the instant image transfer, and the amazing capacity to handle a lot of data; I had 2000+ images on my memory card, each image 10mb+ each, and it uploaded them in a matter of seconds! Without any sign if lag or delay, or struggle. Very impressed with this product and a very reasonable price! Would highly recommend to anyone :)

    3 of 5 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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work with iOS 4.2

    Although apple say it will work with cameras, keyboards, USB drives and USB card readers it wont. In iOS 3 I could import pictures from my USB Memory Stick card reader, and plug m mobile phone into the ipad. Now Neither of these work. 90% of USB data sticks no longer work except very old ones, and it's terrible. I cant see how this advantages anyone in any way, it was perfect before. The iPad will now only give out 20mA instead of the 100mA it used to. There are a handfull of cameras which still work, however a lot are now mauribund.

    152 of 166 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Now a midi interface and more!

    You get two adapters included, a SD card reader that works great with most cameras and a USB adapter, primarily for connecting a digital camera via its usb cable. However the usb adapter now offers midi connectivity for usb midi music keyboards and iOS4.2 music apps that have been suitably enabled. Connect your favourite powered usb keyboard and play music with apps like NLog synth and more! whats more many usb headsets or mics work as do usb pc keyboards! Bear in mind though the ipad doesnt deliver much power over its usb port so you might need a powered device! a very useful accessory.

    44 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A bad joke

    The recent upgrade to iOS 4.2 renders the camera connection kit useless. The maximum USB output has been reduced from 100ma to 20ma which isn't enough to drive this device.

    I invested £500 on an iPad specifically to be able to review photos with clients at the end of a shoot. The fact that Apple has suddenly and without any warning stopped supporting the camera connection kit is appalling and leaves me with suddenly needing to find a grand or two for a laptop.

    It's even worse that they are still selling this without informing anyone that it doesn't work anymore.

    This whole fiasco is a joke and the people involved should be ashamed of themselves.

    3247 of 3796 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It is ok for some

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    perfect !!!

    Does exactly what it says on the tin both connectors work well now i can look at my iphone 4 photos while im out and about

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    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