• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    CAMERA KIT FOR IPad

    • Written by from Karachi

    I have a SONY camera which has a mini SD memory in it. I very recently bought the new iPad and I bought this camera kit along with it. When I opened this kit and tried to put mini SD memory of my camera in the kit it did not work. After thoroughly investigating the problem it revealed that yet I had to buy an adapter in order to place mini SD memory in side the kit. This adapter is not part of the kit and has to be bought separately. So be careful to check your camera memory before buying this kit for the IPad. In my opinion the adapter should have been part of kit with little money added in the over all price of the kit.

    42 of 55 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Importing old photos

    • Written by from Waterlooville

    Using the SD card holder or the USB adaptor I can easily import new images, including RAW images, taken on all my family’s cameras: Canon EOS 500D, S100, Ixus 950 IS, Ixus 850 IS, and Olympus Stylus 410. Delight changed to disappointment when I tried to import images downloaded to an SD card from my PC.
     
    It’s clear that my iPad will only import images conforming to the DCF standard (Design rule for Camera File system) which specifies the partition, folder and file format for camera SD cards. The file name of most of my old images unfortunately does not conform to the DCF standad as they were derived from film scans or had been edited, cropped and renamed at some time. But, simply renaming my old images in DCF format and downloading them to the image folder of a camera formatted SD card enables my iPad to import them. I rename images in the Canon format: IMG_0001.JPG, IMG_0002.JPG etc.

    64 of 67 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Thame

    Superb, connected my Sony NEX-5 and it displayed all my photos, asking which ones to import. With iPhoto on the iPad as well, am constructing some fabulous journals of our French holiday!

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Next to useless

    • Written by from London

    Any camera I connect produces a warning that there is insufficient power - truly appalling. The product description should have a very bold warning at the top

    80 of 93 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    check sd card protection switch

    • Written by from Verwood

    check the sd card protection switch as ipad will not copy photos with it switched on!!!

    47 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Working as intended

    • Written by from eastbourne

    Does what its meant, after getting this my mac is seeing less and less of me

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Camera Connection Kit for my New iPad Gen 3

    • Written by from Warwick

    I have just purchased the Apple Camera Connection Kit for my New iPad Gen 3 and it worked perfectly.

    My Nikon D7000 D-SLR camera created both RAW (NEF) and JPG files on two separate SD cards (SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB SDHC 95MB/s Class 10 UHS-1) and the Camera Connection kit recognised the card instantly, displayed thumbnails of all the photos, transferred the photos to the iPad and deleted them from the SD card.

    I noticed that copying the RAW files took much longer to transfer than the JPG and that it power consumption increased too.

    53 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb

    • Written by from Bratislava

    Recorded video on Contour fullhd camera on my motorcycle.
    putting Sd card to Apple camera kit.
    Auto download to Ipad 1. delete video on sdcard.
    uploading to YouTube at once. watching .
    Perfect.
    thank you Apple !

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera Connection Kit

    • Written by from BISHOP'S STORTFORD

    Bought this with a few doubts, having read some of the negative reviews, but for what it's worth to anyone thinking of this, I have had no problems whatsoever. With an iPad2, the SD card reader instantly read and uploaded RAW files from a Canon S95 and a Panasonic Lumix G1, and the USB connector again flawlessly connected to a Nikon D200 and uploaded RAW + JPEG files. Absolutely invaluable for instant checking of files on a shoot or backup on holiday etc. Can do the same with a laptop I suppose, but the iPad is so much lighter and instantly available, perfect for showing shot previews to a client out in the field!

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing and simple..!

    • Written by from Whitchurch

    I do a lot of photography but don't want to lug around my laptop all the time. This kit with my iPad does a superb job. I am able to use the USB cable with my DSLR and instantly download my images. Also, if I use my compact, I can just whip out the SD card and plug it in... So simple..! Highly recommended..!

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad 3, GarageBand, Snowball USB mic'

    • Written by from WOKINGHAM

    I use the camera connector to connect a Blue Snowball USB mic' to my iPad 3. It works well with GarageBand. Small gripe - the connector is not a snug fit in the iPad and it's vulnerable to knocks.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work with Nikon D300

    • Written by from Milton Keynes

    Like many other reviewers I'm very frustrated with this device. It will not recognise my Camera and allow connection to my iPad however, my camera connects succesfully to my iMac and Macbook therefore it's not a camera or compact flash card issue.

    If I put the card into a card reader instead of a direct camera connection, then connect with the device to my iPad, I get the message that the device 'uses to much power'.

    Like many others I bought this device to review my photos on my iPad at the end of a shoot but the device doesn't recognise my camera or card

    What a load of rubbish, when Apple gear is normally so superb.

    45 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what it's supposed to

    • Written by from Stafford

    I was a little wary of this product because of some of the negative reviews however it works perfectly, my camera is a Canon EOS60D and it works with the card reader and the cable, imports photos in RAW & JPEG format quickly and will import and play HD video shot with the camera, my iPad is a 64gb 3rd gen and I'm really happy with my purchase.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from Morden

    I spent £25 for a piece of equipment that is not at all useful. It cannot see photographs from my Samsung pixon 12 phone which has a really good camera better than my Nikon, unlike the Airstash I got after this. Not engineered for general convenience. It's just a piece of plastic to me, and nobody I know wants it either when I tried to give it away. Don't waste your money.

    68 of 120 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what's supposed to do

    • Written by from Llanymynech

    I have a 3rd gen iPad 16gb, my camera is canon600D, the camera connection kit is great and allows me to upload 18meg pics in no time at all, using cable or the sd slot, I don't understand why people are having problems and it clearly states that you cannot upload video from an external source to the iPad , really good bit of kit 5 stars

    73 of 81 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to

    • Written by from Redditch

    I read other reviews and was a little concerned because of the comments about it not working with USB devices requiring more than 20mA.

    I tried the SD card reader first on my 3rd gen iPad and it worked perfectly. The transfer speed seemed faster than my PC. Both images and video were accessible and the interface was simple to use.

    Then I switched to the USB connector. I tried to be clever and plugged in a pen drive which had some pics on. I immediately got the message the device required too much power to operate. I then tried following the instructions (yes i am male)and connecting my Sony Alpha Digital SLR camera using then USB cable it was supplied with and like the SD card the images were transferred quickly and easily with no issues.

    I've also done the same test with my wife's Canon Ixus and had equally successful result.

    In all it does what I need it to and I've dropped a star because it would be nice if it read pen drives etc but I get the impression that is by design.

    I wish they did black peripherals though to go with my black iPad.

    92 of 102 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad camera adapter

    • Written by from Wakefield

    I love my apple products owning iMac, mac air and iPad 2 not to mention iPhone and numerous iPods. However the camera adapter for the iPad is verging on the illegal. It's not fit for purpose, it would appear from what I can gather the latest update has reduced the current available via the dock from 100 to just 20 milli amps. Which basically means it won't work with the majority of cameras. The only alternative is to use the SD card reader.

    46 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ...Simply brilliant!!

    • Written by from vejle

    And with the new iPhoto and the new iPad's display, it is simply brilliant. Take high resolution pictures e.g. with an DSLR camera, and then edit them with iPhoto, and enjoy them on The New iPad's display. Also works with your iPhone.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but..... no HD film support!

    • Written by from Devizes

    Bought this so I could upload HD footage from a GoPro Head Camera, unfortunately the 1080p footage from the camera isn't supported, this may have been because of the iPad 2, i don't know!

    It works great for importing photos via USB or straight from the SD card, just not HD film!

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Allows GarageBand connection to a mid keyboard

    • Written by from ST. ALBANS

    The card reader with an Ipad2 works with my Panasonic DMC-TZ20. The USB connector also allows me to play into GarageBand on the Ipad from an electronic piano through an additional midi to USB connector.

    11 of 16 people found this useful