• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Had my doubts but works really well

    • Written by from Cardiff

    Like many other people I read the reviews of this product on this site.

    The good ones seemed too good to be true and the bad ones very nearly scared me off.

    But one did suggest taking your camera to the store and trying before you buy. This was the most useful to me and the Apple store staff patiently waited while I checked my little Casio SLR and my ancient Sony A100.

    Both worked beautifully and I bought on the spot. I normally shoot in RAW on my Sony but there aren't a great number of apps able to cope with them.

    More are coming though and the ease of which I can now transfer my pics (including from my iPhone) has made this one of the most useful accessories I have bought yet.

    A great little product but, if possible, check before you buy.

    93 of 102 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful

    • Written by from Birmingham

    This kit works fine for me. 2gb SD card reads beautifully from SD adapter. Connecting my Nikon D700 direct into the USB adapter also works. Using my USB card reader a 1gb CF card worked fine but an 8gb one exceeded the power requirement. So 4 stars not 5 but still very good bit of kit and arguably easier to carry the camera's USB cable than a card reader.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me

    • Written by from Banbury

    I use a canon eos 500D and take out it's sd card. This device gets the pictures and video from the camera straight onto the iPad for viewing. Couldn't be easier, and I love it!

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad 2 iOS 4.3.1

    • Written by from Holmfirth

    Just uploaded direct from my Canon 7D, RAW files via the USB camera connection no problems at all. Seemed fairly quick as well. Great for previewing the pictures on the iPad.

    Can confirm it works fine on iPad 2 (32Gb) with iOS 4.3.1.

    Would be nice to have the option for Compact Flash.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful

    • Written by from Leamington Spa

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit

    • Written by from London

    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

    • Written by from HAVERFORDWEST

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it claims to

    • Written by from Coventry

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great addition for travel photographers

    • Written by from London

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast image import

    • Written by from Northampton

    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.

    1043 of 1193 people found this useful