• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    very good accessory but...

    • Written by from stockholm

    icloud will take care of syncing ur photos across all of ur i devoces...photo stream if not mistaken but the camera connection is good to have anyways especially for those who live in the post pc area.

    6 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    yes & no

    • Written by from Pottstown

    I took 2 SD cards to the local apple store with identical pic's on each. My Nikon 7000 has 2 card slots and you can use one for backup. Card 1 was a Sony 8gb SDHC, card 2 was a SanDisk 8gb SDHD. Card # 2 worked with the connection kit fine, card # 1 showed no pi'c on card. SO, the sales guy went to a regular Mac that had the card reader built in. QUESS WHAT, it read card 1 but NOT card 2. Go figure. My old H/P computer is able to read both cards as is my Cannon Pixma printer. I don't know if this helps anyone. I'm still not sure what to do. All I want to use the I-pad for is previewing pictures????

    27 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Seemed like a great idea...

    • Written by from Dallas

    We had both a digital camera and a smartphone (HTC) that takes excelent photos, so without thinking much about it I thought I could transfer photos from the HTC phone to my iPad ... to my disappointment it would not transfer from the phone/camera HTC, I had some great photos and wanted to see them on the iPad, well that just won't happen, you will receive a message about the device using too much power. It ransfered the cameras photos without any problem at all. Just wish the sales people could have let me know it was not going to work...cest le vie.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    8 Character File Names

    • Written by from NATICK

    It seems to work reasonably well with working as advertised, importing from cameras ... with a couple of caveats. Not all RAW files are supported. Exporting RAW files problematic. And the SD cards must be formatted on a camera. Sometimes formatting as FAT works.

    Having said that, people do buy it with the hopes of using SD cards or thumbdrives to import photo albums or whatever. It USED to do this well. Apple 'nerfed' it in terms of its general use with the new IOS.

    It is now VERY picky about file name conventions. File names MUST be 8 characters, not 7 not 9, 8 (not counting extension). I suspect there is a photo standard out there that claims this must be 8 so perhaps Apple is not to 'blame'. All I know is if you follow standard camera naming convention IMG_0001 or DSC00001 it will read files okay that were part of an album.

    Oh, and files must be in a folder named DCIM

    the good news is some USB thumb drives work now like this.

    Hope this helps

    57 of 59 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost great

    • Written by from Elmont

    The sd adapter works great connects in less than a minute. Camera adapter doesn't work on my nikon s300 bc it needs too much power however it works great with the iPhone Hopefully you will be able to transfer more than just photos through the iPhone (hint)

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product but doesn't work with SDHC cards and not enough power

    • Written by from Mitchellville

    Love the concept. It is essential for digital photo management and sharing. Disappointed when I couldn't take the photos from my dad's SDHC card while home for a family visit. Tech specs don't say, but I suspect it's because products designed exclusively to support previous SD specifications 1.0 and 1.1 will not be able to utilize SDHC cards and that is the category that the iPad2 Connector kit fits into. It also gave me an error when I tried to connect my 2Gb thumb drive. Error stated there was not enough power to read the device.

    It worked great for exchanging photos with friends as long as they had an SD card.
    I do love the ability to quickly brings photos onto my iPad2 for larger format viewing.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for iPad 1st generation

    • Written by from Hillsdale

    This accessory is a good one IF you DON'T have a camera on your iPad. But if you have an iPad 2, this seems like a pointless purchase. If you have a lot of pictures on your SD card though, and you HAVE to have them on your iPad, this iPad Camera Connection Kit IS RECOMMENDED.
    -Recommendation varies based on situation: average recommendation-

    9 of 61 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with my camera

    • Written by from Alameda

    Well, when I say "my" camera, I mean "the camera I use". I shoot weekly videos for a local event, on an HD Canon camcorder. Traditionally, I'd bring the SD card home, pop it into my MacBook Pro, and go to town in iMovie. My main reason for buying the kit was to try doing my video editing on the iPad, but it seems like the format of the videos isn't recognized by the Camera Connection Kit. Big bummer.

    Works fine with my raw photos from the Nikon D80, and of course with my iPhone 4. So that's good. But yeah, I really wish I could get the camcorder's videos to offload onto the iPad 2.

    41 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but limited

    • Written by from Sterling

    This works, you can plug in an SD card, point-and-shoot camera or iPhone and the Photos app will open and everything is perfect.

    However, I bought this for use with my Compact Flash card reader and to plug into my USB Apple keyboard. Neither features work, and they used to. I know that in the description it didn't say it would work like this, but this is a software issue of a power consumption limit (which is new to iOS 4.3) that is preventing this functionality.

    Bottom line: good for its exactly specified use but nothing more. Apple: change the limit.

    84 of 93 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK but could be better

    • Written by from Alma

    This does exactly what it says it will do, and nothing more. Seems like a lot of money to just import photos. It would be nice if you could export photos and files as well, especially to the SD card. Why not?

    54 of 66 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    can't enlarge files until after you upload

    • Written by from Sioux Falls

    It would have been great if you could first view your files larger while they are still on the SD card. I can't tell if I want to keep them because you only get a thumbnail view. You must import them all and then delete them.

    37 of 39 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful, but...

    • Written by from Anchorage

    This works as advertised, but ONLY as advtised. I was hoping that the USB connector would allow me to connect things other than a digital camera or iPhone. Specifically, I have some pictures on Compact Flash cards that I would like to import. But when I tried to plug in a multi-card reader into the USB connecteor, I got an error message saying the power requirements on the usb port were exceeded. Also, i have an 8gb SD card that normally is used in my old Dell Axim pda (remember those?) that I used in a pinch while travelling overseas to copy some friends pictures off her laptop. They were in subfolders under the "my pictures" folder at the root of the SD card. When i plugged the SD card into the adapter the only photos on the card that showed up in the selector screen on the ipad were pictures in the 'DCIM' folder on the SD card. So i copied the folders from 'my pictures' to 'DCIM' and still no go. It seems pictures in subfolders cant be read unless the folders are created by an actual digital camera. So, I'm slightly bummed, but there are always workarounds.....

    58 of 73 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    iOS 4.2 messed it up

    • Written by from fresno

    I used to be able to hook it up to my portable Multi card reader to read my CF. Then apple found out that people were able to hook up microphones and keyboards to it, so they cut the power back. Now it it says that the USB devise requires more power than the connection is willing to give out. So only the secure digital card reader works, and not the Compact Flash card reader. It worked before, that is what bothers me.

    361 of 381 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product but...

    • Written by from Oxford

    If you read any of these review saying a USB keyboard will work with the USB camera adapter, don't believe it. Just tried it to find that the iPad brings up a message saying that "the connected device is uses too much power" and the keyboard remains unresponsive. I tested the is with two separate Apple USB keyboards. However, product works as described by Apple with no troubles. Just a warning to others who may want to use it to connect a USB keyboard.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing works only with "designed for iPad" things.

    • Written by from New York

    You will not get any problems with any usb-device positioned as an iThing-accessory. But get ready for troubles if you prefer your own usb-keyboard, external HDD, pen-drive or smth similar. Sometime non-ithing-accessories work with iPad, but absolutely no guarantee.
    High-powered usb-devices like ext-HDD may start work if an exernally powered usb-hub is used between iPad and HDD, because iPad has a very power-limited usb-port.

    *Sorry for rude English.

    19 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with canon 20d.

    • Written by from Moscow

    Plug my canon 20d and have no effect. So old cameras not supported.

    29 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Waster Opportunity

    • Written by from Johnston

    First off these do exactly what they say it will and a "little" more so I'm not going to say exactly what every other review has said. I'll say what the others aren't saying and see if it gets through the screener's:

    This is another example of a capable piece of hardware unnecessarily limited by software. There is allot of opportunity for this add-on device that SHOULD give the missing capabilities that were not natively built into the iPad. Unfortunately it only does about 1/2 of what's needed..

    I use my iPad mostly for work (and games). The only thing stopping me from switching ALL of my work email, correspondence, etc over to this is its inability to attach a file not created or downloaded from within the iPad. I'm not going to watch movies, listen to music or read books on it. Because of its awesome, simple, portable nature I AM going to use it for all the apps, web surfing, emailing, scheduling, flight planning, mapping, etc.... that it is SO good at! My biggest limitation is the inability to "easily" transfer files from my big 3D desktop workstation to this to email. If I currently need to send a file I have to bring up a clunky web browser based mail client and go that route. It's a pain. I so wanted to be able to copy a ZIP file to a flash drive, plug it in to this USB adapter, copy it to the iPad and attach it to an email to send. Doesn't work. Why? I have no idea. I don't see how adding this simple software feature would hinder itunes sales? It doesn't seem any different than adding a feature just like the current "Photos" or "Videos" accept it would say "Files".

    OK, enough ranting. I hope in the near future they add this simple and much needed feature. I'm not holding my breath but I also never thought I would be carrying around 2 Apple mobile devices everywhere I go... and I do.

    32 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but lacking a huge feature

    • Written by from Kingston

    When plugged into the iPad you can only browse little thumbnails. I often take 4 or 5 pictures to get the right angle. It would be nice to be able to see large versions of the pictures or to be able to quickly show picturess that are on the sd card with out having to import them all.

    41 of 49 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very handy but crashes all the time

    • Written by from Redwood City

    I've found this very handy when importing 1000's of photos at a time from my DSLR.

    It has a blemish though in that if you do anything at all on the iPad while the photos are importing, even just scrolling the display, then the photo app crashes and you have to start over again. I hope they fix this in iOS 4.

    81 of 86 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    My review

    • Written by from adelaide

    This is a good product but I have noticed that it will only read certain sd cards.

    28 of 37 people found this useful