• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Arlington

    I have a 3rd generation iPad and a DSLR camera. The camera requires loading its compact flash cards or microdrives into a USB adaptor to transfer photos from the camera to a computer. My new iPad gives me an error message saying that the device requires too much power. What a ridiculous design, I bought a top of the line iPad + a $30 device which I now find out can't work together. What a WASTE of money! Apple I am very disappointed in you,as well as disgusted. What were you thinking?! I would have chosen a -1 rating if I could have.

    62 of 89 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it

    • Written by from SAINT LOUIS

    This kit has been severely crippled in the newer OS versions, will not work with any form of CF card reader also will not connect to the Canon dslr's in the new OS. I am getting very upset with the lack of flexibility of Apples newer Products

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera Connection does NOT work with a Nikon D3100

    • Written by from Decatur

    I tried. The Genius Bar guys tried. The camera connection adapter does not make a connection between a DS 3100 and an iPad 2. I have to transfer photographs to my pc and then to the iPad 2. I hope that someone is working on this problem!

    40 of 45 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with IOS 7

    • Written by from FRESNO

    I am furious. Got stuck 100s of miles from home thinking I can view and email my camera's photos with my Apple reader. Boy am I surprised! Wish somebody would have told me. Steve Jobs would never have let this happen.

    45 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works seamlessly

    • Written by from Surrey

    I have a Nikon D600 and a Nikon V1.. I shoot RAW with a wide selection of cards. Lexar Pro, Sandisk, Panasonic with varied sizes and speeds. I have an iPad 2 and iPad mini which I plan to use to save my images on while travelling and then upload to my iMac when I get home.

    After reading all the bad reviews I was having seconds thoughts about this product. As a long term Apple junkie I had to give it a try. Well, I used every card I have in each camera with both the card reader and USB connector and it worked just as smooth as silk and all images loaded on to the iPad 2 without any problems.

    My next concern was would the RAW images transfer from the iPad to the IMac intact or would they convert to jpeg. The RAW transferred over without issue and I am happily editing.

    I liked this product so much that I bought the connector for the IPad mini the next day.

    Apple has never let me down on any product and I have them all. My only negative comment about Apple is .... What's going on with your stock price? We miss you Steve.

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product, bad instructions

    • Written by from Allen

    Don't return it yet !!! It's not plug and play, but by googling I learned the following for using the SD card:

    1. The images on the SD card MUST be inside a folder named DCIM (just like a camera)
    2. The file name CANNOT exceed 8 characters, plus the suffix. Example: 12345678.jpg

    Don't ask me why these are the rules..... I was so frustrated....I made sure these rules applied and then it worked perfectly. Works for loading .mp4 files too.

    38 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipad Camera Connection Kit

    • Written by from GRAHAM

    Purchased one from Apple store just a few days ago. Took it back the next day. I have an Ipad 3 and when I connected my HP camera (nothing fancy and not a new camera) to the camera kit, message said, usb device did not have enough power. So for me it was useless. Might be a good idea if the customer could know in advance, that not all cameras will work using the Connection Kit.

    39 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great for me

    • Written by from Peekskill

    Since I rely on reviews I had read many here some were mixed. I had concerns but went a head with buying the connection kit as it hopefully would fulfill a big need of mine. I cruise a lot and take hundreds of pictures. I always bring my 15" Macbook Pro for email, picture transfer/backup etc. I am looking to eliminate need to take the laptop with me and for that to happen I require a method to backup the photo's off camera card in case of camera loss etc. Turns out using the Ipad as backup coupled, especially with iPhoto app on Ipad makes whole picture thing far more useful that using laptop. Far easier to review and dump photo's don't need and establish the ones to keep.

    Bottom line this connector transferred photos and video fast. I was extremely happy in the transfer process. Simply plugged into Ipad then inserted 16gb Ultra card HC I sandisk. Up popped the thumbnails and options, downloaded, even then offers keep or erase on card option. I kept then did it for next days shots, options complete with option to download all or new etc.

    Worked fine every time! Note the iPhoto app is not needed to transfer that is done with normal Ipad picture functioning, all automatically just plugging in card.

    Came home and for once had already edited down my 350 photo's to 175 thanks to reviewing them on the Ipad. Simply transferred them to my desktop.

    37 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works and love it for the ipad, BUT why not iPhone? Is that to perfect?

    • Written by from Sønderhå, Snedsted

    Works as promised very well. So no complaints. But wow, it would just really save my day as a professional photographer to connect my Nikon D3 to the iPhone and send my photos off to clients after they were thru Snapseed or similar photo.
    Why is that dear Apple?

    38 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad accessories

    • Written by from Coral Springs

    I have a Sony Nex 5 and Canon 5D mark ii and the camera connection kit doesn't work at all for me. Nothing happens when I insert the SD card, and nothing happens when I directly connect the camera. Running IOS 4.3.3 on an iPad1. Super disappointed.

    45 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from Forty Fort

    I received the kit yesterday and tried it out last night. My digital camera is a Sony Cybershot which has a memory stick with adapter. It doesn't fit in the SD slot but I was able to transfer photos with the memory stick left in the camera using the USB camera plug and the other adapter that comes with this kit. I also transferred pics from my iPhone to my new iPad with ease.

    It's very easy to use and I like that it lets you select all or selected pics to transfer. It also asks you if you'd like to remove them from the device after the transfer.

    After I transferred from my Cybershot camera to the iPad I just opened my PS app and edited the pics & hit save.

    Great product for a great price!

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this kit

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I couldn't quite figure out how to work this the first try. I hooked up the camera and all the photos appeared on my iPad. But, when I disconnected, the photos were gone. Same thing happened with the card reader.

    Then, I realized that, up in the right hand corner of the iPad screen is a button for 'import'. Voila! There were all my photos, in my iPhoto album in a stack called 'last import'.

    Then, I took some of them to the Photo Pal app and, again, just as promised, excellent results.

    37 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with my Sony Cyber-shot

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I just received the adapter today.
    I have an older Sony Cyber-shot 7MP camera (DSC-W7).

    1. plugged the USB adapter into the iPad
    2. plug the USB cable between the iPad and the camera
    3. Turned on the camera
    4. Turned on the iPad
    5. Voila!
    The Photos app automatically opened on the iPad and immediately showed the "Camera" section.

    Importing was easy!

    I used an iPad app (Photo-sort) to transfer the photos from the iPad to a PC via WiFi.
    In the past, I usually connected the camera directly to the PC, but it would be nifty if there was a way to import pictures from the iPad *TO* the PC ... iTunes seems to only work in the other direction.

    47 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very limited

    • Written by from Mechelen

    Only works with a very limited number of products, even has problems identifying apple products. Micro sd adapters for example will not be recognised by the sd plug, most USB devices will also be unable to connect including apple products. None of my USB devices works with the USB plug. Ipad 3rd generation crashes or freezes for long periods while using any of these two devices. I find this another example of apples demise and out of touch with the wide range of products consumers use these days.

    45 of 57 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Heflin

    The USB Part does not work on mine, my sisters nor my best friends, we all have one. Says not enough power??? The card reader does work. Most of the time.

    43 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!!!

    • Written by from Bloomingdale

    After reading some of the reviews I was a little leary of placing my order, but the camera conncection kit is exactly what I was looking for to round out my iPad use. Decided to go for it and if it didn't work, send it back. Just got the camera connection kit and tried the camera memory card, then the camera cable. Both worked like magic. I know I'll get a lot of use from this little kit. Thank you Apple!!

    36 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad adaptors

    • Written by from Yorba Linda

    I use the SD card adaptor o transfer all of my photos from my Nikon. It always transfers without any problems. One note. You should not use you camera to directly download your photos through the USB adaptor. There is always a possibility that your camera or card could be damaged. Always remove the card and plug it into the SD adaptor.

    36 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy peasy

    • Written by from Chicago

    I love this, it works perfectly with my Nikon. The only obstacle was disabling my cameras USB charging function which prompts the "Accesory Unavailable" alert. Once that function is disabled it is smooth sailing! Just a heads up to those that can't get around the "Accesory Unavailable" prompt!

    40 of 47 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Disadvantages to this kit

    • Written by from EASTBOURNE

    Whilst the camera kit is ideal for downloading from sd cards it has no facility for compact flash other than through the camera. So that's ok just plug the camera in via the USB connector.

    Big problem cannot transfer files with USB memory stick. Why not? Error shows not enough power. iPad fully charged, tried 2gb and 8gb USBs -no luck.

    41 of 49 people found this useful