• 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.

    92 of 101 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be fantastic if it actually worked properly

    • Written by from Farnborough

    Apple really needs to issue a fix (or at least a page of instructions) for the SD card problems that many users, including myself, seem to be having. The USB connection to my D7000 works well but my Sandisk 8gb Ultra II cards do not work in the SD reader - nothing happens. I've searched and searched for answers but nobody has any and Apple haven't given any pointers anywhere.

    96 of 104 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced considering one part of it doesn't work

    • Written by from Swindon

    Bought this specifically because I thought I could connect my mini flip video camera to my ipad2 particularly whilst away when I don't have access to a pc. It's useless as the accessory I am trying to connect uses too much power. But what accessory wouldn't? It's only a tiny camcorder. Disappointed.
    The other connector works great though with my SD card from my photo camera. £25 a lot to spend though just for that.

    49 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent.

    • Written by from northampton

    Both the USB and SD adapter work well with my Nikon D3100.
    I was concerened after a few reviews said that they were having problems, shame they never stated what camera they were using.
    So no problems importing photos direct from camera, or the SDCH card (TDK 8GB), then sending them on from there to e mail or other sites.
    One reason for getting the iPad 2 was so I could take it on my travels and upload photos.
    Very pleased.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Far exceeded my expectations

    • Written by from Burton Upon Trent

    I bought this for my mother for her new ipad 2, I knew it would it work no problem with the SD card. But what surprised me was how quickly it down loaded the many photos stored on my father's camera SD card. I had read the reviews on here earlier, so when I bought my ipad 2, I didn't bother buying this connection kit. So when I tried my mother's USB connection kit piece and connected with a lead directly to my Canon 5D Mark 2 where I shoot RAW and Jpeg together with each photo, which can easily be 30 MB between them. I was gobsmacked how quickly these 30 MB photos down loaded. Now I'm glad I went for the 64GB ipad version, which will be great for holidays, instead of taking the laptop for my photo storage. Especially nowadays with the limited luggage allowance on the aircraft. That's why I here buying mine ipad camera connection kit today!

    60 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from Grimsby

    Having read other reviews on here that talk about incompatibility with semi-pro cameras, I took the advantage of a trip to London to visit an Apple Store to check before purchase. Having been assured that it would work with my camera, I purchased it. Plugging the camera in via the USB connection, it showed up instantly, and quickly downloaded the photos to my iPad. The pictures look wonderful on screen, and can be easily synced with a computer, or emailed or edited in the iPad itself. I'm very pleased with my purchase, and will be using it a lot!

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    FANTASTIC PRODUCT

    • Written by from Mottingham

    Before I brought this I was looking at the reviews about this and was getting very worried that it wasn't as good as it claimed. I got this yesterday and thought I need to right this review as all the negative reviews for this product are rubbish. This product is very easy and portable to use and the pictures came up fantastic. Thank you apple for another great, easy, and fantastic product!!!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fully compatible with my iPad 2

    • Written by from Borehamwood

    Easy to order, fast delivery, worked straight out of the box.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple iCan't Connect Kit

    • Written by from Newbury

    Total and utter waste of money, trust me don't even be tempted by the Apple die-hard's weak support in these reviews, you would be far better off looking along the lines some kind of Bluetooth transfer of photos like Photo-sync or similar using a BT sd card reader. If you do buy this kit then don't buy your camera first but find out which cameras are compatible (there aren't many), frustratingly slow. This item highlights Apple's commitment to moving along with new technology....and just ignoring about what they have left behind. Who knows we may get a Connection kit 2, and then 3 or even 4 before the years out. I give this one star because the post was on time.

    26 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    why was I worried ?

    • Written by from Redditch

    I read the reviews and was worried when ordering, but I shouldn't have been. I have successfully used it with ScanDsik 8Gb HD cards and Nikon D3100 camera. Both connectors worked a treat,thanks Apple.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    expensive for what it is

    • Written by from southampton

    ipad ios 4.2. works fine with nikon d70 and d300 with both raw and jpeg. sd is some what limited a multi card reader would be better value for money (or maybe a usb port as standard) sd card from my canon video camera does not register but hey ho.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from Sarasota

    Doesn't work with semi/pro cameras. Doesn't work with compact flash cards routed through sandisk cardreaders.

    36 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not with SD cards

    • Written by from Grays

    These adapters do not work with SD cards used in many semi pro / pro cameras therefore from my point of view a total waste of money.

    77 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO LONGER WORKS!!

    • Written by from WOLVERHAMPTON

    Why has Apple done this and reduced the output on the iPads!? It now outputs a 5th of the power that it originally did rendering this useless.

    I cannot find a single thing it works on other than using a POWERED USB Hub (good luck finding electricity in the field).

    DOES NOT WORK WITH iPhone, SLR Cameras, SD Cards or ANY adapters, USB card readers or non-powered hubs.

    COME ON APPLE! This is ridiculous!

    118 of 125 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Problems

    • Written by from Nottingham

    After reading of the power problems, I was a little wary.
    I can now confirm that the USB does work fine with a canon 5d mk ii and canon g11 using an iPad 2 with IOS 4.3.3

    It did not however work directly with my card reader, though placing a small powered hub in-between did solve that problem. Not ideal, but its a solution if you need use a card reader.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great piece of kit!

    • Written by from mansfield woodhouse

    I bought this as part gift for myself and brother-in-law, who is a camera buff. We have used these on both iPad and iPad2 and it works perfectly fine. The image upload is quick and video upload is acceptable too.

    Having read some of the negative reviews I was a bit sceptical to buy this. So here is my advice. (Mostly aimed at previous negative reviewers and intrigued customers):

    When using the USB adapter, make sure that the battery of the camera source is CHARGED as fully as possible, this enables the data to be transferred quicker, if you get the message that the device does not have enough power, then charge it up, or use the sd card reader instead. Most of us that take or gadgetry seriously will always have spare battery packs charged, for whatever!

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really disappointed

    • Written by from Bexley

    Tried using this with my Canon 550d, it's not so much the hardware thats disappointing, it's the software.... It's VERY slow, not to mention very clunky.... The UI is v sluggish when importing photos, and the import is cancelled if the device goes to sleep. Also my videos will not play when imported from my 550d. There is no overall progress indicator either. To be honest, I would say hands down this is the worst Apple product I have ever used...

    The software side SERIOUSLY needs looking into guys...

    103 of 114 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful, but could be better

    • Written by from BASILDON

    This little piece of kit serves it's purpose largely for me but it's not perfect...

    Firstly, it doesnt allow you to preview photos from the sd card full screen, you only get the same thumbnail view as you get in iPhoto, you have to import them to be able to view them full screen.

    Secondly, doesn't support much in terms of power output, I thought I might be able to use a lightweight USB card reader to import photos from friends and families cameras. After all, not everyone has sd cards or can easily lay their hands on their camera cable. Plugging in a card reader results in a "this device requires too much power" message.

    Lastly, doesn't import videos from my panny cameras, guess I can't complain though as the video format isn't in the supported formats list, but I think this is a typical Apleism!

    17 of 23 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wasted my hard earned money

    • Written by from Dereham

    Connected my sanyo xacti camcorder to be told it needs too much power, ok I thought I will use the sd reader, told the data may be corrupted, no it isn't, works fine on my pc.
    Be very careful when buying this, take your main camera with you to an apple store and get them to demonstrate it working.

    39 of 43 people found this useful