• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work

    I have a Panasonic Lumix (DMC-ZS6), and the camera connection kit doesn't work at all for me. Nothing happens when I insert the SD card, and nothing happens when I directly connect the camera. Running IOS 4.3 on an iPad2. Super disappointed.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh. Works only sporadically.

    This worked fine with my first iPad but only sporadically with the ipad2, and now seems to have stopped working completely. So frustrating. Ugh.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great as stated

    The kit is great in transferring photos from my iPhone and digital cams (canon and nikon dslr) without having to sync with iTunes and with ease. The SD card reader part reader works great too. At this price point it's worth it if you use it a lot for viewing and sharing, but at ~$10 lower it would appeal even more to users.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works for me

    I was worried about this purchase due to some of the negative reviews. But it seems to work perfectly for me :-)

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sd card pics ok mov not

    I used the sd slot and the pics downloaded perfect. I use a canon sd4500. As all cameras nowadays take video, I use this a lot since this camera has hd. The video was downloaded ok, but cannot watch it on the iPad 2

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Puzzled

    We have 2 iPad 1 units. Works with my wife's iPad but not mine. Can't figure that one out.

    30 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a camera connection. NOT a USB port

    I got the kit hoping for a non-network and non iTunes way of getting data into my ipad 2. Well it is not USB. It does allow you to transfer pictures from your camera or SD camera card. That is what it is advertised to do. So if that is all you want or need, it should be sufficient.

    However, even if you want to transfer non-camera pictures, you'll be in trouble. The ipad2 software is not just looking up a specific directory for photos, it is inspecting the picture. So if this is a photo you retouched or just another picture you like, it will not transfer. I haven't gone to the point of altering the EXIF data to see if that would allow the transfer.

    You just get to a point where you have to ask if you should have spent less and got the other guys table instead.

    BTW I was asked today at work to show off my ipad2. When asked if I would recommend its use at work. (I use it to take notes. not much else) I said they should consider some other brand. Why? Connectivity. (Apple you really need to get that USB fixed.)

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Worth it. . .

    Not recommend, it only works with certain Digital Camera types, as per a Genius. So inquire about it, before running out to get the connection kit. Disappointed!

    63 of 83 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good hardware, crippled software

    The card reader does it says, and it does it very well.

    Unfortunately, the crippled software makes it useless.
    1. There is no option to create folders (like other 3rd party apps) or Photo albums. Just two albums: Last Import and Import. That is a big mess.
    2. I also have a Photo Library album, with photos synced via iTunes. As soon as I transfer a single picture from the card, the Photo Library album becomes *invisible*. If I delete the imported pictures, the Photo Library album shows up again.

    I don't want pictures of items I plan to sell on Craiglist mixed up with family pictures. One of the reasons I bought this card reader was to use my iPad as my main computer (instead of my Mac). Unfortunately, this is not possible.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    the iPad becomes a Polaroid proof print

    For this photographer, Apple's iPad Camera Connection Kit and a USB cable allow temporary downloading and proofing of raw files from full-frame Nikon cameras. That's sensational.
    For older photographers, the Kit turns the iPad into a hybrid sheet Polaroid at nearly 6 inches by 8 inches. For restoring a bit of Edwin Land's work, thank you Alan Kay and Steve Jobs.

    50 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Trust Fellow Reviewers

    I reluctantly went ahead and bought the Camera Connection Kit after reading all the reviews. I was looking for a way to import my pics from my phone, Canon G11, to my iPad while traveling so that I might email and manipulate them. I read a lot of the reviews and they seemed either very positive or very negative. Basically the product either worked for the person or it did not, no in between. I realized that for my purposes, if the kit worked, I was all set. It did work without a hitch. I have not tried the RAW format nor have I tried the card slot. I can see great advantages to having a USB port in the iPad and I was really hoping Apple would have put it in the new generation iPad. Alas it will have to wait. Shame on Apple for "dumbing down" the product to take away people's creative outlet (inlet). I await the real USB port in an iPad! Advice for this kit: Try it, if it works for you, Great. If not, return it.

    83 of 94 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    Worked with my Panasonic Lumix camera's SD card right out the box. Worked with my iPhone 4 perfectly. Simple interface. Fast photo and video transfer.

    Big thumbs up!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the purchase

    I bought this kit for my iPad1 and it worked flawlessly. I did have to save the pictures to my photo album but that was no big deal. I, too, am perplexed by the bad reviews. I bought the iPad2 for my husband for Father's Day. Hopefully it will work as well with his iPad.

    29 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I pad connection kit

    I bay a konection i pad kit,but doesnt working.when connect a usb key they wrote a input conection is to low,but when i put a card then wrote a input conection is to high.HALLO Aplle,are ju kiding or what....this toys are not cheap"...........

    32 of 133 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    very good accessory but...

    icloud will take care of syncing ur photos across all of ur i devoces...photo stream if not mistaken but the camera connection is good to have anyways especially for those who live in the post pc area.

    6 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should come with a photo organizer (e.g. Best Album +Transfer)

    I bought it for my dad to import pictures to his ipad when travelling (and not having iTunes around for syncing) and got very disappointed: So much money for an almost useless function.

    After the import is done the pictures just pile up in a big folder "all imports".... yes you can watch them by date (Events) and by Location (Places) but everyone is used to tag/organize photos in many different ways these days ... and that is simply not possible in the Apple Photo Application. Even third party applications (unless we talk jailbreak) cannot edit the picture library due to apples thin interface being available on iOS4.

    Apple's support for organizing photos is a mess! The best I could come up with is "Best Album (+Transfer) which can "LINK" to your Pictures and organize them pretty slick. That's the way to handle your Pictures.

    29 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    I myself was able to put my pictures on my IPAD 2 in a matter of seconds without even reading the instructions. .Yes and I am not a tech just a MOM

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money for me

    I bought this hoping it can backup my photos and videos to my iPad, unfortunately it cannot recognize my 3 years old jvc camcorder, neither my new 8th sdhc card. I hope I can still return it.

    22 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good

    This thing do not work. I tried it and after hours of trying to get it to read my SD card I returned it.
    No one should but this product.

    28 of 67 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    yes & no

    I took 2 SD cards to the local apple store with identical pic's on each. My Nikon 7000 has 2 card slots and you can use one for backup. Card 1 was a Sony 8gb SDHC, card 2 was a SanDisk 8gb SDHD. Card # 2 worked with the connection kit fine, card # 1 showed no pi'c on card. SO, the sales guy went to a regular Mac that had the card reader built in. QUESS WHAT, it read card 1 but NOT card 2. Go figure. My old H/P computer is able to read both cards as is my Cannon Pixma printer. I don't know if this helps anyone. I'm still not sure what to do. All I want to use the I-pad for is previewing pictures????

    27 of 35 people found this useful