• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Camera Connection Kit totally useless

    • Written by from Huddersfield

    I have an iPad with IOS 7.1.2. Neither the SD Card Reader nor the Camera Connector works. The Photo application loads automatically but it says "No photos to import" although my Windows 7 PC reads them with no problem.
    In general from my experience I believe the iPad is good for use in isolation but of little use if you want to use it with the other equipment I have tried.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly with my Canon Eos Rebel T3

    • Written by from La Place

    I purchased the CCK to edit pics on the go and to get them off of my camera (Canon Eos Rebel T3) without having to tote around my laptop. Works like a charm and very user friendly like all Apple products I've purchased. I read the reviews and was skeptical at first not knowing if my camera was compatible. No issues at all.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No longer recognised by iPad

    • Written by from Sydney

    Can only assume an iOS update has made this item redundant so surprised that this is still available for sale. Our camera hasn't changed but the device is now shown as an unrecognised accessory. Glad we tested before heading away again.

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what its meant to

    • Written by from Sunderland

    Bought this to use with my iPad 2 then bought the Lightning adapter so I could use it with my newer iPad Mini. It works every time, picks up all the SD and SDHC cards I've tried with it and transfers reasonable quickly.

    I shoot with a number of cameras and having this is a great way to make quick edits on the go, email images and upload to forums/FB etc. App such as Snapseed and PS Touch are fantastically powerful and the fact the iPads handle most RAW files straight out of the camera means I don't need to convert them to jpegs first. With the Mini being neat enough to stuff in a camera bag and carry everywhere I have found this kit invaluable when I don't have access to a laptop but want to edit a photograph.

    Five stars and a happy customer.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    • Written by from Perth

    works great with my ipad just a shame apple couldnt allow it users of iphones to have the same use
    wouldve been a lot easier to transfer photos to iphone for display than go through the whole itunes route , which is a pain to say the least
    along with app price rises , apples heading down the wrong path , cheaper to by magazines at newsagency in australia than purchase on the iPad

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor experience

    • Written by from Coral Springs

    In the past this product worked a few times, but whether the product failed or one of the iOS upgrades removed software support for the device, it no longer works. I plug the device in and then plug in an SD or SDHC card and "Photos" opens...but all it shows is the photos already on my iPad, and there is no menu option or popup to import photos or select photos for import from the SD card. Totally pointless. Either it is an unreliable device or it is unsupported by the most recent release of iOS...either way it is a waste of money.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I had this sooner

    • Written by from Canfield

    I received this product from the Apple online Store for my Ipad 2 version 7.0.6. I plugged my Canon 7d into the USB connector. It immediately recognized the camera and allowed me to import all of my photos or to select the ones I wanted. Worked flawlessly! I wish I would have had this product on my recent trip to India.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice surprise: It works with an iPhone and GarageBand

    • Written by from kanata

    I wasn't expecting this to work when I acquired it with a USB musical keyboard but I can confirm that the USB part of this set works with an iPhone 4 running iOS v7.1 connected to an M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 and GarageBand. So cool!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    extremely useful!!!

    • Written by from Juneau

    Can easily transfer photos back and forth! Great for when I have too many photos on my iPad!

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Buxton

    The card reader works well enough but not with any of my USB cards. They all produce the error message that they draw too much power. This means that only half the kit works and this should have been made clear by Apple in its sales literature, in which event I would not had made the purchase.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    IPad 3 and Camera Connection Kit - Next level of paid photography

    • Written by from Amherstburg

    I am a freelance advertiser and commercial photographer and using the Camera Connection Kit with my iPad 3 ("new" iPad") has been seamless and priceless up to this point. It has allowed me and other photographers to work with clients and view our work on scene like has never before been possible even 5 years ago.

    I am worried that upgrading to iOS 7 will ruin it for me so I have not updated my device yet, but apps are switching to it and I will need to catch up eventually.

    Can Apple or someone give me a definitive answer.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    CCK (30 pin) WORKED PERFECTLY FOR ME ON 1/4/14

    • Written by from Bonsall

    After reading many reviews that the CCK did not work after the iOS 7 upgrade, I tried one anyway on my iPad 2. As soon as a 2GB SD card was plugged into the adapter, Photos opened and easily imported all the pix. Also, contrary to earlier warnings about subfolders, the pix were taken with a Panasonic camera that creates a subfolder within the DCIM folder - that was not a problem for my import either. Perhaps the reason the CCK works for me is that my version of iOS is the most current - 7.04.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems with a 3rd Generation iPad running iOS7

    • Written by from Bloomington

    Several people have complained about this not working with an iPad 3rd Generation or iOS7. I've found it to work quite well. You connect and it shows up under iPhoto and you can import the photos or video you wish. In iPhoto, you do have to go into 'Albums' and then to "Last Import' or 'All Imported' to find the photos or video that you input to your iPad. Also, please give a moment for the upload to complete.

    If there was a problem, it's been fixed. If someone still finds a problem, they should call tech support.

    Hardware: iPhone 5, 3rd Generation iPad both running iOS7

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this product it does not work with new iOS.

    • Written by from White Rock

    I have an iPad2 with retina display. This worked with iOS 6 but now that I was forced to up date iOS it no longer works. I just get the message that this accessory is not supported. Even though it was before and is made for my model? Call apple and get the long run around if I by the latest iPad air and a new adaptor it might work. I think apple has gotten so big they really don't give a dam about the stuff they make. Time to give Microsoft my business again. At least my new surface has a working usb for any type of peripheral.

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not that useful.

    • Written by from Coquitlam

    It only supports upto SDHC so i can use my 16gb, but not 64gb sd card.

    It is already becoming an old obsolete product.

    Also for usb, i was expecting to connect usb drive or usb card reader. Neither worked.
    My ipad said it's drawing too much power.

    So, USB port is not that useful, as you can only connect camera and iphone only.

    I am still using IOS6

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect

    • Written by from Stoney Creek

    Works great. Imports pictures and video from my Canon 60D as well as videos from my Go Pro Hero 3 Black. Imported perfectly into iMovie

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    As advertised!

    • Written by from Beaverton

    I am a professional photographer and I wanted a way to preview photos on my iPad during shoots without always bringing my MacBook Pro with me. After reading some of the negative reviews I was leery about purchasing this product. However, I decided to purchase the product because I have lost my faith in the online reviews. I am very happy I did, because this connector worked PERFECTLY with my camera's and a 6:1 card reader. I have an iPad2 with iOS7 and the USB connector works flawlessly. I shoot mostly to CF cards and in RAW format. I have nothing negative to say, the connector works as advertised!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Accessory

    • Written by from Tucson

    This accessory is easy to use, fast and does the job, as advertised. Perfect for traveling or at home. Great way to share pics. Also with Apple TV, to mirror on large screens for presentation or casual viewing.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning connection and the Retina iPad

    • Written by from Liss

    It seems to me (and I don't even own the camera and USB connection kit)
    that it depends on the model iPad that you own, again it's just my understanding that the new 'Lightning' connection on the later iPads is not a 'Powered' connection therefore it will not power USB as USB requires a powered connection. it also seems that the latest op sys iOS7 has reduced the power available to the older larger connection that is common to the earlier iPads.
    I have a later retina iPad I love it, but, I wanted to take video using a remote USB mic but have come to the understanding that it is not possible with the iPad that I have. Seems to me to be backward technology, I have thought if it might work using a 'Powered USB multi port adapter' I have an old 4 port one that I used on an old computer that only had 2 USB ports, I don't know if it would work or not, plus I not sure I'm prepared to risk the purchase price of the Apple SD and USB kit in case it does not work.
    Come on Apple your losing a lot of friends with this issue get it sorted, cos if not next time for me it's the Android route. There do not seem to be as many problems with other tablets

    21 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but only if you have the right gear

    • Written by from Kenosha

    This was incredibly useful when I had an iPad 3rd gen running iOS 6. And a great value at $30 for both USB and SD adapters.

    But now I have an iPad Air running iOS 7. I tried each of these with a 30-pin to Lightning adapter. Neither works. I am forced to buy new, separate SD to lightning and USB to lightning adapters. Apple is not kind to its repeat customers.

    15 of 16 people found this useful