With the iPad Camera Connection Kit, it's incredibly easy to download photos and videos from your digital camera to your iPad so you can view them on the gorgeous iPad display and share them with family and friends.
The kit includes two connectors, each with a different interface:
- The Camera Connector features a USB interface. Just plug it into the dock connector port on your iPad, then attach your digital camera or iPhone using a USB cable (not included). iPhone 3G is not supported.
- Use the SD Card Reader to import photos and videos directly from your camera's SD card. Connect it to your iPad, then insert your digital camera's SD card into the slot.
After you make the connection, your iPad automatically opens the Photos app, which lets you choose which photos and videos to import, then organises them into albums. When you sync iPad to your PC or Mac, the photos and videos on your iPad are added to your computer's photo library.
What's in the Box?
- Camera Connector
- SD Card Reader
- iPad and the Camera Connection Kit support standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW, along with SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4.
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The USB will work with many things, not just a camera!
Things that I found out that you can plug in to the USB connection are USB headphones and USB headsets, USB keyboards and probably Things that I found out that you can plug in to the USB connection are USB headphones and USB headsets, USB keyboards and probably more things. If you buy the package, it comes with two different products, one for a USB connection, and another for an SD card. Also, you can plug any iPhone to the USB port and get your photos off of the iPhone so you can view them on your iPad! This is a very nice product and nothing I would change. If you email the photos with the Mail app on the iPad, they are in 2048x1536 resolution rather than the iPhone's 800x600 emailed resolution. One last thing, once you connect to your Mac, iPhoto brings in full resolution images with EXIF information intact. Great job Apple! The iPad now has a USB port! …
- Written by Jackson H from COEUR D' ALENE
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The first connector (30 pin of course) features a USB port allowing you to connect up either your digital camera or iPhone direct The first connector (30 pin of course) features a USB port allowing you to connect up either your digital camera or iPhone direct to the iPad. When connected an application automatically loads up displaying thumbs of images that are available on the camera or iPhone to download. You can then select what you want to copy over. Images are then synced with your PC or Mac is required.
The next connector is almost the same but instead of connecting the camera direct to the iPad it features an SD card slot allowing images to be read directly from the memory card containing pictures. The same app (Photos) is opened up and the same interface. …
- Written by Suraj W
4013 of 4836 people found this useful
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 20m 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. …
- Written by M A M from London
3100 of 3633 people found this useful
Ouch, Ouch, Ouch
Just purchased the new iPad Air2 and updated the ios to the newest version and cannot upload my photos. The only reason I got the Just purchased the new iPad Air2 and updated the ios to the newest version and cannot upload my photos. The only reason I got the new iPad was to be able to use it while traveling and deal with photos vs having to carry my computer! This stinks. I had the camera connection kit and just changed the connection so it worked with the new iPad. …
- Written by Martha T from Hallowell
4 of 4 people found this useful
IOS 8 update rendered my kit USELESS....NOT HAPPY!!!
I paid good money for TWO camera connections kits. I use them to upload and edit photos on my ipad when I travel. Just came back I paid good money for TWO camera connections kits. I use them to upload and edit photos on my ipad when I travel. Just came back from Mexico and couldn't upload ANY photos from 4 different cameras.
You NEED TO FIX THIS ISSUE....OR I want my money back. …
- Written by Jan W from Oakville
13 of 13 people found this useful
needs an update for ios 8
when i upgrade my ipad from ios 7 to ios 8.1, it stopped working!
ios 8 needs another update for this problem! i just bought my c when i upgrade my ipad from ios 7 to ios 8.1, it stopped working!
ios 8 needs another update for this problem! i just bought my camera connection kit for 3 months!!!
is it a waste of money? …
- Written by Mehdi Z from Corona
22 of 23 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can it use for webcam??
- Asked by Lai L
The Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit can only be used to hook up your digital camera or SD card to i The Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit can only be used to hook up your digital camera or SD card to import photos. It does not allow you to use the camera when plugged in as a camera for video chatting. …
- Answered by Jessica O from Oakdale
Further to posting this question, I have subsequently purchased the Camera Connection Kit and now kn Further to posting this question, I have subsequently purchased the Camera Connection Kit and now know that it doesn't allow my iPad to communicate with the Garmin 305. It does, however, charge the watch if that is of any use to anyone.
The issue, I believe, is that the iPad will not allow me to download the Garmin Communicator Safari add-on which allows the watch to upload to the Internet.
Our friends at Garmin need to develop an 'ap'...
On the Camera Connection Kit, it works perfectly with my Canon EOS 5 and happily downloads images and movies from my iPhone 3Gs. It fails miserably when trying to download movies either directly from the Panasonic camera or using the SD adapter. …
- Answered by Matthew M
Does it work on iOS 8.1 now..will they update it?
- Asked by Linda T from Burlington
Will this work for connection to an external USB hard drive?
- Asked by Matthew H from Dupont
It may; only if your hard drive is self-powered. Flash drives and portable hard drives will not work It may; only if your hard drive is self-powered. Flash drives and portable hard drives will not work as it relies for the USB adapter for power. With no power coming from the USB adapter, you can't power your hard drive and thus not being able to use it.
AND when your hard drive does work, it can only draw images out from the hard drive and import them into your iPad. Unless Apple has released an update where you can use it as a secondary storage device, there is no way of using your hard drive other than importing images.
Third party apps may take advantage of the adapter but only if Apple has unlocked such capability. …
- Answered by Kurt Rusheen T from Shaker Heights
I there a way to connect the iPad to TV via HDMI cable.
- Asked by Kd B from Del Norte
yes. use the lightning Digital AV adapter or 30 Pin to HDMI adapter available from apple.
- Answered by Ryan T from Hamburg
Will the ipad camera connection kit work with the Ipad 2?
- Asked by Maria L from Santa Clara
- Answered by Alice B from Kaneohe