• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work for Compact Flash cameras or card readers

    I bought this intending to use my iPad on my upcoming trip to download, view, and email pictures while on the road. My camera is a Canon 20D which uses a Compact Flash card. When I tried connecting my USB CF card reader to the iPad, the iPad said that the device drew too much power and wasn't allowed. I then tried plugging in my Cannon 20D in via a USB connection cable and the iPad said the device wasn't supported. I'll be returning the kit to Apple.

    Apple, either allow other devices to work, or call it the "Apple iPad SD Camera Connection Kit".

    182 of 207 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but limited

    This works, you can plug in an SD card, point-and-shoot camera or iPhone and the Photos app will open and everything is perfect.

    However, I bought this for use with my Compact Flash card reader and to plug into my USB Apple keyboard. Neither features work, and they used to. I know that in the description it didn't say it would work like this, but this is a software issue of a power consumption limit (which is new to iOS 4.3) that is preventing this functionality.

    Bottom line: good for its exactly specified use but nothing more. Apple: change the limit.

    84 of 93 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Adapter for one price, that work

    1 for SD card reading into iPhoto, and another to USB connect your Camera to the iPad. Either way you can have success, but I prefer the SD Card reader so I don't need to bring along another USB cable to connect the camera.

    I have an 8GB SD card from San DIsk that works just fine. I like checking out pictures on the iPad before I download them to my iMAC. I like this to enable better selections, and to share with friends faster.

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why does feature no longer work?

    This always worked great. I would connect my camera to Ipad 1 with a USB cable and it would open the download app and zip right into the Ipad. I just upgraded to version 4.3 and now it does not work at all. When I connect my camera the same way I always did nothing happens. I can no longer download pictures from my Olympus digital camera to my Ipad. My camera does not use SD cards. It uses XD. It looks like I'm out of luck. Come on Apple why do you change things that worked to the same things that no longer work?

    130 of 138 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE - videos copied from Canon won't work on iOS3.2

    Was keen to get this adapter for our Spring Break trip, hoping to only take my iPad and cameras. JPEG and RAW from a Canon T2I worked OK, as did JPEG from a Canon SD1400. The iPad could copy video files in MOV format from both cameras - it took a long time (3minutes) for a test 100mb file to get copied across, but then wouldn't play the files. The iPad recognized the files as .MOV but would not play and displays a generic MOV icon. I'm running iOS3.2 on an original iPad. Bummed out that I now have to take a laptop on my trip to backup files from my camera.

    48 of 60 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My first iPad disappointment

    So my rating doesn't match the title. Because the product is great, the iPad is the issue. I researched and checked supported formats because I wanted to take movies and photos from my Kodak Zi8 video camera. I imported (from the SD Card) but the movies won't play. They are in H.264 (MOV), AAC LC format and I can't do anything with them. The whole point was to not depend on a PC/Mac and file conversion software. Therefore, disappointed

    66 of 92 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    USB and iPAD

    I have found this adapter to be very useful. All though it is considered to be a camera connector kit adapter, with the app "fileapp" it can be used to have flash drives and external harddrives for file access. With iworks you can save a file to the ipad and then transfer it to the flashdrive or ext hdd by using the "fileapp" app. Awesome, eh?

    378 of 404 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING product!

    I like this adapter very much. I use it with my Canon EOS 550D.
    Just put the SD card in the slot and you can share your pictures on the go.

    37 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work after ios update

    After ios 4.2 update ipad usb power output was reduced and most devices no longer connect to ipad. A ripoff...

    178 of 205 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    CF support

    This works as advertised. Now for those who are complaining about no CF support, did you try connecting your card reader to the usb port? Okay now try it....happy now? BTW it was advertised as a camera (USB) and SD card reader kit, nowhere did it mention CF so why buy it? JW.

    55 of 84 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK but could be better

    This does exactly what it says it will do, and nothing more. Seems like a lot of money to just import photos. It would be nice if you could export photos and files as well, especially to the SD card. Why not?

    54 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs CF support

    I shoot with Canon 5D and the iPad supports RAW, but not the card my camera uses. Would get this and an iPad 2, but what gives Apple? Forgetting the professionals? Again.

    102 of 139 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Use to be a great device before the latest update

    As a photographer this use to be a great device. I use a canon DSL camera with a compact flash and cannot put the CF into the IPad camera connection kit so I used a separate USB device to connect my compact flash. While I am shooting Track and Field meets I use to take the CF out of the camera and connect it to the Camera Kit on the IPad (though the USB SanDisk) while continuing to shoot the meet with another CF. As soon as the photos loaded I could select a couple and quickly look at them to send to the National Editor. I can no longer do that because the new update for the IPad does not allow for devices that need a lot of power............. which is almost everything. So now I have to connect my camera to the camera connection kit on the IPad which means I cannot shoot the meet while it is connected to the IPad. Doesn't work for me and now the product is completely useless as well as the IPad which is the whole reason I bought it!

    498 of 543 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO STARS!!

    This is the most worthless piece of junk I have bought for the Ipad yet. There is no button or function to click on to search for pictures or device, so you can't tell if its running or not. When it does connect I get errors. The Ipad by far is one of my worst purchases, I own the thing let me do what I want to it, or at least make everything you make for work 200% of what you said it does.

    58 of 214 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apply iPad Camera Connection Kit

    I had no problems syncing my photos from my Olympus camera to my iPad but it would not import my videos. On phoning Apple Support I was told it was because my camera used an XD card and as it is not recognised by Apple and I would have to change their format. I then asked about this camera connection kit and was told that it would not accept an XD card, only a SD card. So I purchased a new Panasonic Lumix camera (paid over $600) and a iPad Camera Connection Kit. To my surprise I found it also contained a USB camera connection (no one at the Apple store or over the phone had told me about this) and when I used it with the Olympus XD card it not only synced my photos but also my videos - Yah!!. When I used it with my new Lumix camera the videos DID NOT sync. I then rang Apple again and I was told to update to the new 4.2 version which I did. This also did not work. Thank goodness for Meagan at the Chatswood Chase Apple store who helped me solve all my problems in a very prompt and friendly manner. Thank you Meagan. This product is very good and I find using the USB connection the simplest and would recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Works!

    I purchased this item on 2/19 and I hooked it up today. I first used the SD card reader and it pulled up my pictures and videos and the import of the pictures and video worked without any problems. I then plugged my digital camera into the camera connector, and again everything worked perfectly. I have no complaints and I can't wait for Apple to come out with more items such as this that are compatible with other devices that I use.

    58 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Compact flash support please

    I thought I was being clever, and checked this out before I bought the kit.
    Don't get caught out by the reviews and YouTube videos you can't use this with compact flash anymore, apparently all the reviews are based on iOS 3.2 and apple have limited the power from iOS 4.2.
    Please please give us compact flash support, even if it's a separate adapter.

    92 of 131 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Your Device is not supported

    Canon 20D should be supported, and it used to, but now it (the iPad popup dialog) says this s not a supported device. I also tried with the Lexar UDMA CF card reader and it says the device needs more power to use. That used to work also. Confused.

    72 of 85 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    Simple way to back up photos while traveling.

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    I gave it 5 stars because it works great with the iPad.
    I wish I could use it on the iPod touch as well and the iPhone.

    14 of 17 people found this useful