• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does just what it says

    • Written by from London

    The camera connector kit struck me as a perfect companion for holidays or trips. Or – put another way – one more in the growing list of things I can now do with my iPad, where I previously would have needed my MacBook Pro. I can view material at high resolution, prune the ones I don’t want to keep, and have a ready-to-sync folder for when I get home.

    The kit comes with two adapters. Both fit into the docking port at the base of the iPad. They are made of a single piece of moulded plastic and feel well made. Each comes with a small pin protector to keep the USB connection protected when not in use. It fits securely enough that you wouldn’t worry about losing it in the bottom of the camera bag.

    The first connector takes SD cards. It’s pretty straightforward – load the card into the connector, and plug the connector into the docking port on the iPad. A couple of seconds later an import window appears, with thumbnails of all the photos on the card. You can select or deselect all or individual images for import, and optionally delete them from the card when done. The thumbnails update with tick marks as each is imported. Photos go into a ‘last imported’ and then into an ‘all imported’ album so it’s easy to keep them separate from your other pics.

    I tried cards from my old Fuji FinePix, my wife’s Kodak compact, and my Panasonic SD100 video camera and all photos imported fine.

    Worth pointing out that it didn’t import the video from the Panny; it’s in AVCHD format (.mts) which the iPad can’t read natively.

    The second connector gives you a standard USB cable port. Again, although a little slower than reading direct from the SD card, both the Kodak and Fuji imported fine via this method. I also imported from my Canon EOS 400 with no problems. On the EOS I had to switch the camera settings from PC Sync to PTP mode.

    Both parts are solid, neat, and just get on with what they’re designed for. The limitations, such as they are, are within the iPad photo/video handling itself. If these were major issues they could be resolved in future iOS versions. However, for my, and I suspect most peoples’ purposes, it’s £25 well spent.

    1245 of 1394 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Check camera settings for USB power!

    • Written by from Radlett

    Just got one of these and using with Sony dsc-hx5. Initially got the error USB requires too much power. However a tip on another forum suggested looking at camera settings and turning the USB power function off. Found it under memory card settings turned it off and hey presto works a treat. Worth checking your camera settings if you get this error

    56 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Exactly What It Says On the Tin !

    • Written by from Poole

    Just received mine and tried it out.
    Photos and video from my Canon & Sony cameras transfer to my iPad with no issues whatsoever.
    Top marks for a simple and very useful product.

    60 of 67 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm

    • Written by from Palmerstown

    At first I was quite reluctant to buy this kit. I heard rumors that it will not work with iPad 2 after I upgrade to iOS5 and that it only imports lower quality jpegs or that it doesn't work with SanDisk SD cards. All of this is a big lie!

    My CCK works with iPad 2 with iOS 5.0.1 no problem. And I only use SanDisk Extreme class 10 cards. And I just confirmed that it really imports unaltered RAW files as taken by my DSLR.

    It's a very handy piece of kit for any photographer with the iPad at hand. It's a fast and very effective way to show off your work. People love to see their pictures right after you take them and the iPad with CCK is a great way to do just that!

    57 of 61 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

    Plug and Play

    • Written by from BRIDGEND

    It arrived
    I opened the packing
    I switched on my Lumix G
    I switched on my iPad 2
    I plugged in the USB cable into the camera
    I plugged the adapter into the iPad
    I plugged the cable into the adapter
    Software started and opened an import page showing me all the photos.
    You could pick to delete or import either single shots or all of them
    SD card adapter was just as simple. What more do you want????

    54 of 61 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic addition

    • Written by from SCUNTHORPE

    I was on holiday and completely frustrated by the fact that all my pics were on my camera and I wasn't able to see them on the HD screen of my new shiny iPad. After buying this simple and affordable kit I'm totally amazed by how easy it is to import the pictures from my phone. Just plug it in and go.

    Note: you can only import newly taken pics in the original camera format. It doesn't work if you copy pictures to an SD card and try to import them.

    49 of 54 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

    Works for Canon G12 & SanDisk SD cards

    • Written by from Portsmouth

    After reading all 87 reviews I decided to purchase this from a store, where I could try out both of the connectors before buying (much to the amusement of the staff in the Currys / PCWorld store).

    I’ve a Canon Powershot G12 and use SanDisk memory cards (1Gb); iPad2 is running 4.3.5.

    Both connectors worked first time; the transfer speed from the SD card was very quick, and only slightly slower using the cable. Hope they continue to work so well.

    44 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera USB Dock OK

    • Written by from THATCHAM

    I wasn't sure about this purchase after reading so many reviews stating that the camera USB interface didn't work on iPad2's. Why pay for something if only 50% of the product works?
    Well, all I can say is it must be dependant on the camera your using, as it worked straight out the box for me (Panasonic Lumix GS3 and Canon G11) Perhaps its some of the older cameras that don't work?
    My local store (Basingstoke UK) also made it clear if it didn't work with my camera I could return it for a full refund.
    If anyone is unsure if their camera will work, take your camera along to the store and try before you buy :-)

    46 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by from York

    I wish I bought this earlier! Faultless and works straight from the box, speedy transfer rates too!

    45 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    SIMPLICITY

    • Written by from Birmingham

    After reading negative reviews for this kit i decided to pluck up the courage & buy one. So off i went to my local apple store. Got home opened packet, followed instructions & within seconds my photos were on my ipad. Photos look stunning. Kit works fine with my panasonic lumix TZ10. I also have a older camera fuji finepix F700 which uses xd cards, this also worked fine using a multi card reader. Overall, i am very very happy with this product.

    44 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    D700 owners this is for you

    • Written by from Sheffield

    Just bought an iPad, and bought this kit add on too. Of course, it's a pain that Apple charge £25 for something that should be included as standard (USB connectivity) but once you get over that this product just works.

    I shoot RAW + JPEG on a Nikon D700. The iPad handles them perfectly, and when I get back to my home computer I can import my files directly from the iPad into Lightroom 3 without the need to use iPhoto.

    I was concerned about whether this kit would work, but it does, seamlessly, straight out the box and my photos look fantastic!

    35 of 37 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

    Now a midi interface and more!

    • Written by from Cardiff

    You get two adapters included, a SD card reader that works great with most cameras and a USB adapter, primarily for connecting a digital camera via its usb cable. However the usb adapter now offers midi connectivity for usb midi music keyboards and iOS4.2 music apps that have been suitably enabled. Connect your favourite powered usb keyboard and play music with apps like NLog synth and more! whats more many usb headsets or mics work as do usb pc keyboards! Bear in mind though the ipad doesnt deliver much power over its usb port so you might need a powered device! a very useful accessory.

    44 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant piece of kit!

    • Written by from BASINGSTOKE

    Does exactly what it say's on the tin!!
    works faultlessly for me and my Nikons in RAW or jpeg. All the SD cards i have thrown at it have worked also.

    I cannot recommend this product enough it's great.

    If your un-sure use apples 14 day no quibble get your money back thing ( ive not had to use it yet )

    41 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection

    • Written by from Upavon

    We bought a Panasonic G1 over a year ago and it produces fantastic pictures. We opted for a 16 GB SDHC card to give us capacity when travelling. The only problem was sorting through the pictures. The camera connection is the first card reader to cope with the card. The interface is quick and gives you the flexibility to chose the shots to keep. Good value for money.

    36 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    good product

    • Written by from Brighton

    I was a bit worried after reading some bad reviews but I was relieved to see that the kit worked perfectly with my Nikon D300s. No problem with either RAW or JPGs and downloading onto my mac afterwards. Great workflow.

    36 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Bromley

    I bought this product with my ipad 3. What I wanted to do was load RAW files on the ipad from my Canon 7D which only uses compact flash cards. I was a bit concerned about the CCK from other reviews. I spoke to a sales assistant in the Regent Street Apple store and he assured me it would work. I tried with the camera direct to ipad, perfect. Then I tried with my multi-chip card reader , that did not work as the ipad did not have enough power to run it. I ordered a single chip card reader from eBay, perfect again. The largest compact flash card I use is 8GB so I can't be sure if larger ones will work,

    33 of 37 people found this useful