• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory that does work with iOS 4.2

    • Written by from Workington

    Despite what the previous poster has stated, this product does work with iOS 4.2.

    I have an iPad with iOS 4.2 installed and I have the Camera Connection kit, and it works fine with no problems whatsoever.

    Problems for this not to work can be the SD card is formatted in an unrecognisable type, an unrecognisable type of file is trying to be read (a file type that was never meant to be read with this kit). Also, if the iPad is in a case, the case can stop the Camera Kit from been fully inserted, so if you have a case, try taking the iPad out of the case and see if it works.

    It is true that Apple have reduced the power output from the DOCK connector/USB since update iOS 4.2, and people prior to this sometimes were able to power other devices OTHER THAN A CAMERA.

    It is totally untrue to say that this does not work with iOS 4.2. I am sitting here now using my Camera Connection Kit, viewing/importing the pictures on my iOS 4.2 iPad!

    On with the review finally!!

    With this kit you get two pieces of equipment. One is for an SD card and the other is for a USB cable (that came with your camera).

    My camera uses an SD card, so I only use the SD card part of the Camera Connection kit.

    To use this I insert the SD card into the Camera Connection kit, then insert the Camera Connection kit into the Dock connector of the iPad. Within a few seconds you are presented with a window showing the pictures of what is on the SD card. From here you can import all of the pictures or choose which ones you do want imported. After this, the pictures are imported into the Photos app on the iPad. You are also asked (once the photos have been imported) if you want the photos deleted off of the SD card. I always choose NO, incase I want them later, just be careful to not delete the SD card pictures (if you don't want to that is).

    To my surprise, I had a video that I had shot on my Panasonic FZ28 digital camera, this was imported on to the iPad, and I was able to play it. Other camera's may not work like this, due to a file format not supported by the iPad.

    The Camera Connection Kit allows me to basically see a large image of pictures I have just taken, which is very handy. It also allows me to use the pictures I have imported with the Camera Connection Kit to be used as a wallpaper on the iPad (any of the pictures imported can be used as a wallpaper on the iPad). I find the Camera Connection Kit is also useful to show a slideshow of my pictures from my SD card (very handy when showing friends my photos) as it means they dont need a computer for me to show them my photos.

    A little expensive perhaps, but it is a very handy device to have in my opinion.

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection Kit as audiophile connection kit

    • Written by from Sønderborg

    To my big surprise I just discovered that the USB connection works very well with my digital amplifiers USB interface. Very clear and detailed sound with HD Track recordings...

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit

    • Written by from Maidsto

    Absoulty brilliant - worked within seconds!! Very impressed, well done apple

    32 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    • Written by from Fremont

    I had bght this kit and it didnt work with ipad2 and ios 5.

    even the USB whihc was 32 MB was not working iwth this kit.


    Its total waste of money .I brough this from apple store

    Pl suggest if any other way is there

    32 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must have tool

    • Written by from Gosport

    The ipad camera connection kit was the reason I purchased an ipad!

    The camera connection kit is definitely a must have for all digital photographers! It’s easy to use and reasonably priced. In my mind this kit turns the ipad from a toy into a must have piece of photographic kit.

    29 of 36 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit

    • Written by from oldham

    Excellent piece of kit, shame it can't take a memory stick

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the tin!

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    Perfect, and it just works. Plug it in and up pops your photos ready to tap Import.

    I'm running the latest version of iOS (5.0.1) and my SD card reader still works fine on my original iPad, so not sure why others are having problems.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Card reader doesn't work - USB works

    • Written by from VANTAA

    SD-card reader didn't work at all. USB-connector worked OK with Sony A-350 and Cannon Ixus 850.

    Amazing that so known brand sells two adapters iand only one is working. Perhaps this is the way to get double price.

    27 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed

    • Written by from Hull

    The kit arrived with this mornings post, I tried my Panasonic camera, no problems, tried my Nikon D80 no problems. Then tried the SD adaptor, could not get it to recognise the SD card, infact tried 4 different cards then a micro SD card from my phone in an adaptor. Tried switching iPad off and on, no luck. The strange thing is, my Mac laptop and Windows PC read the cards with no problem.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work after iOS 4.2

    • Written by from Yarm

    I bought this kit last year and it worked perfectly with all my camera SD cards, but stopped immediately after iOS4.2 was installed. I have just tried it with my new iPad 2 and it doesn't work on that either. The device is recognised in settings but does not trigger the Photos app as it should.

    I strongly recommend that you try this in the shop with your own iPad and SD card before purchase. I have written to Apple about this but have had no response. I would like a refund, but don't suppose I'll get one.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipad Camera Kit

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Just got mine after waiting 3 weeks (July 2010). Disappointed really. It will easily take photos off my Sony T100 but I can't get it to import through the SD card adaptor so it's off to the Apple store for Tech advice. Also the device will not import jpgs from a memory stick nor will it take jpgs from my Blackberry Storm Just says Device not supported (for Blackberry, SD Card and Memory Stick). Therefore a bit overpriced for this accessory IMHO.

    32 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disaster

    • Written by from BOURNEMOUTH

    My SD card reader couldn't easily be connected to the iPad through the gap in the Apple case. I managed to get one SD card transferred, but since then it has totally died on me. I'll have to send it back and wait for a replacement. This isn't the quality you expect of Apple.

    54 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A waste of money

    • Written by from Colwyn Bay

    The adapter will download raw files from my Nikon with no problem. I can view the pictures on the ipad with no problems.

    However the problems arise when transferring the photographs to a PC for editing. They will only transfer as small TIFF files using a third party program. OK only for viewing photographs on the ipad after taking, but of no use to serious photographers.

    A waste of time and money.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!!

    • Written by from Birmingham

    This product is really good it lets me chose which photos i want on my ipad and I find the best way to do it is to take out the SD card and use that. The picture quality is awesome ever so clear and it only takes 2 seconds to complete one picture and the instructions are well organist and easily understandable but it is very straight forward anyway. I am very pleased with this camera connection kit and is well worth the money. !!

    27 of 34 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for me...

    • Written by from ramsgate

    Despite the various differences of opinion on this product, I took the plunge and found the product worked! I imported photos from:
    Nikon s8000 camera connection
    Olympus uTough camera connection
    Fuji finepix s2500hd
    SDHC class 10
    4gb SD card class 4
    Sandisk sd and transcend sd cards were tested using the sd adapter

    Packaging errr very small but then so are the units. Only downside as others have mentioned is the price.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Here is the problem I'm having with the CCK

    • Written by from Naples

    OK Here is the problem I amn having with the CCK (or wiperhpas it is an issue with iOS5).

    First, I was using theCCK under iOS 4.3 without difficulty. I have both the Apple CCK and a thrid party one for CF cards. Both work fione.

    However, a peculiar thing has happened since upgrading my iPad2 to iOS 5. I frequently upload hi-res images (e.g., 4288X2848 12.2mp, etc.) from my Nikon cameras to my iPad2 using the Apple Camera Connection Kit. Prior to iOS 5, I had no issues; all images were transferred and stored, and loaded/recognized by literally dozens of my photo apps in their native resolution.

    After an upgrade to iOS 5, all the hi-res images restored to my iPad during the process that had been there from those previous uploads and new camera uploads since the upgrade, are being loaded into many/most apps at a much lower resolution, e.g., 2048X1360 (2.8mp). I have several EXIF viewer apps that report the correct native resolution (and all other metadata), but several EXIF viewer apps show the lower resolution of the exact same image. I have copied the images back to my PC and they are in fact still 12mp hi-resolution as they came out of the cameras, so it has something to do with the "hand off" of images from storage to the individual apps as they load them.

    Images uploaded via iTunes, which I understand are "optimized" to a medium res by iTunes during the upload, are correctly reported/loaded at the same resolution exactly as stored. Even hi-res images transferred via wifi applications to the Camera Roll are reported correctly by all EXIF and photo editing apps. It is only the ones being uploaded via the camera connection kit that are "downsampled" when read by most (but not all) apps. I have tried three different cameras, all Nikons.

    I wonder if anyone else has exeperienced this, and can confirm this for me, and if this is a bug in IOS 5, or is the OS handing off "optimized" versions of the images to those apps? And why do some apps load the high resolution image without difficulty, is that an app "programming issue"?

    Those of you using the CCK, please check the EXIF data and see what gets reported.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad photo import crash fix

    • Written by from NOTTINGHAM

    For those that are finding the photo app crashes when imprting photos I have a fix.

    You need to change tour clock to 24hrs, close the photo app in the multi task bar.

    The import should now work with no problems.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just fine for me

    • Written by from Aberdeen

    Transfers pictures taken from canon IXUS 980 IS no problem at all, 16 GB sdhc.
    Also transfers pictures and hd videos, which was an unexpected bonus, from liquid image scuba mask camera, 16 GB micro sdhc with adapter.
    Does not have sufficient power to drive the cameras so card removed and card adapter rather than USB adapter used.
    Does not recognise the avchd videos taken from panasonic hdc sd90. Not a format the iPad 2 currently seems to recognise.
    The transfer is easy and the software fires up immediately when the card and connector are attached to the iPad 2.

    24 of 28 people found this useful