• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Schnecksville

    I have tried the one connector to connect to the ipad 2 and then slip in the SD card. It says my card is damaged but when I plug the card into the computer, the pictures are just fine.

    I tried using the other connector to connect to the iPad 2 and then put in the san disk connector with disk card, it tells me that the device uses too much power.

    I tried using the usb cables that cane with my camera to hook into the iPad 2, again, nothing happens.

    I strike out in all cases. What a waste of time and money.

    69 of 88 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from PORT CANAVERAL

    I bought this item I am very disappointed. I can"t get it to work keep tilling me too much power, this his a ripoff by apple i am taking it back......

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No exporting!!!!

    • Written by from Mumbai

    The device works well for importing but unfortunately there is no way of exporting. What's the use of something which does half the job.

    Pretty frustrating.

    61 of 78 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't. Work for me

    • Written by from Plano

    I spend 45 minutes in Apple store and they did make to work only for sd card but not for camera getting message device use to much power and for SD card I had create folder DCIM and transfer photos in that folder(using computer) to much trouble I was very disappointed and I returned conectors back in the store

    40 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless accessories

    • Written by from Wethersfield

    Useless accessories very restricted, only works between the camera and iPad if you transfer pictures from your computer to the SD card the iPad will not read the contains. I have a Sony Camera only uses a stick memory. I transferred the pictures from the camera to the computer than into a SD Card but the iPad will no read the contains, so before you by this accessories make sure your camera uses the SD Card and only pictures toke from the camera and saved into the camera SD card the iPad will read.

    28 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only has basic functionality, stay away..

    • Written by from Bristol

    Must admi o being really disappointed with this kit. I'm far from being a decent photographer but I like taking pics on my Nikon d40.

    Now importing images via the sd/USB slot works perfectly for me. Viewing those images with Apple's own photo app again great.

    Now as soon as I fire up a 3rd party app such Adobe's PS Express, Tiltshift and Camera Bag the images are corrupt, majorly pixelated and sometimes displays just a thumbnail.

    So working with raw images imported direct from camera does not work! Pics imported as jpeg will work. Transferring raw images from iTunes which simply defeats the whole purpose of the camera kit works. What gives Apple?

    If you have a point and shoot, or happy to fire in jpeg mode then go for it.. Raw, stay away.

    25 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Contents Unavailable

    • Written by from Bellevue

    The camera connection kit used to work with my Nikon via the USB connection. BUT since various software updates to the iPad, I now get a message stating: The connected storage media may be damaged, every time I try to connect the camera to the iPad camera connection kit via USB. Extremely disappointed with this Apple product. I have a device that is now useless. What a wait of money.

    49 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No joy

    • Written by from Grayland

    I see lots of posts that say this worked great, but I tried to import photos to my iPad2 from an SD card and nothing happened. The instructions say just to plug in the adapter and insert the SD card and there you go, photos. For me....nothing.

    55 of 83 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flip Video recorder won't work

    • Written by from Durham

    I bought this product expecting to be able to download video from my Flip video camera. No dice. I get an error message saying that the accessory (the Flip video) requires too much power, and therefore cannot be connected.

    67 of 97 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Used to work until iOS update

    • Written by from Austin

    I was able to import pics from my Canon XSi until I updated iOS on my iPad. Now this product no longer works. I feel cheated. STAY AWAY

    57 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very useless

    • Written by from Plano

    I bought this thinking that I can transfer photos from my computer to my ipad via SD card more easily without going through itunes since it always require making extra folders and messing up my own organizational scheme. Like in the case of a previous reviewer, this dumb adapter only allows transfer of photos that is saved DIRECTLY from your camera, NOT your computer. Why make this restriction when it is completely UNNECESSARY! I have so many photos that I want to transfer to my ipad without messing with itunes. Thus, I am returning this product as soon as possible! DO NOT buy this product unless you're thinking of really just transferring photos straight from your camera, nothing else.

    92 of 138 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless because of Apple’s control issues

    • Written by from Prescott Valley

    This did not work the way I expected please read. I purchased this for my wife because she wanted an easy way to import pictures to her iPad without going through iTunes. I guess it is not the connector’s fault but rather Apple’s control issues. Apple has written their software to ignore any photo not saved to the SD card by a camera. This means we can’t save photos from my computer to the SD card and import them to the iPad. The only way is through iTunes. I first have to move the photos from my computer to her computer (where iTunes is) and then use iTunes to import the photos. Why on earth did Apple disable the ability to import photos saved to SD cards by anything other than cameras? I did find I can trick it to import the images if I rename the photos using the same naming schema as my camera uses. Extra work I am not willing to do. I don’t understand why Apple would do this. They actually had to do extra programming to make the app work or “not work” as the case is. I am returning this product tomorrow! Apple please grow up and let your customers use products they way they want and not the way you want them to use your products.

    128 of 141 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - crippled by the new updates

    • Written by from Bournemouth

    So, what to say?

    Whenever I connect my powered camera through the USB reader to the iPad, it works fine.
    However, whenever I plug in the SD card reader, nothing. I get a message saying "The connected USB device requires too much power."
    And that's the end of that.

    After a bit of reading up online, I found that this is a common problem - caused by the 3.2+ upgrades, which reduced the power output from 100mAh to a measly 20mAh, which basically makes it unusable unless you want to use up your camera's battery.
    This is the only Apple product I've ever been disappointed with, and I hope it doesn't happen again.
    Apple, if you're going to sell us a camera connection kit, we want to be able to connect our cameras to it! So is this how it works now? Just sell us something for £50 then release an upgrade which makes the iPad not want to recognise it anymore. Cheers for that

    109 of 122 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work for Compact Flash cameras or card readers

    • Written by from SARATOGA

    I bought this intending to use my iPad on my upcoming trip to download, view, and email pictures while on the road. My camera is a Canon 20D which uses a Compact Flash card. When I tried connecting my USB CF card reader to the iPad, the iPad said that the device drew too much power and wasn't allowed. I then tried plugging in my Cannon 20D in via a USB connection cable and the iPad said the device wasn't supported. I'll be returning the kit to Apple.

    Apple, either allow other devices to work, or call it the "Apple iPad SD Camera Connection Kit".

    181 of 206 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why does feature no longer work?

    • Written by from Staten Island

    This always worked great. I would connect my camera to Ipad 1 with a USB cable and it would open the download app and zip right into the Ipad. I just upgraded to version 4.3 and now it does not work at all. When I connect my camera the same way I always did nothing happens. I can no longer download pictures from my Olympus digital camera to my Ipad. My camera does not use SD cards. It uses XD. It looks like I'm out of luck. Come on Apple why do you change things that worked to the same things that no longer work?

    130 of 138 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE - videos copied from Canon won't work on iOS3.2

    • Written by from Toronto

    Was keen to get this adapter for our Spring Break trip, hoping to only take my iPad and cameras. JPEG and RAW from a Canon T2I worked OK, as did JPEG from a Canon SD1400. The iPad could copy video files in MOV format from both cameras - it took a long time (3minutes) for a test 100mb file to get copied across, but then wouldn't play the files. The iPad recognized the files as .MOV but would not play and displays a generic MOV icon. I'm running iOS3.2 on an original iPad. Bummed out that I now have to take a laptop on my trip to backup files from my camera.

    48 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work after ios update

    • Written by from New York

    After ios 4.2 update ipad usb power output was reduced and most devices no longer connect to ipad. A ripoff...

    178 of 205 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs CF support

    • Written by from Carlsbad

    I shoot with Canon 5D and the iPad supports RAW, but not the card my camera uses. Would get this and an iPad 2, but what gives Apple? Forgetting the professionals? Again.

    102 of 139 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Use to be a great device before the latest update

    • Written by from Phoenix

    As a photographer this use to be a great device. I use a canon DSL camera with a compact flash and cannot put the CF into the IPad camera connection kit so I used a separate USB device to connect my compact flash. While I am shooting Track and Field meets I use to take the CF out of the camera and connect it to the Camera Kit on the IPad (though the USB SanDisk) while continuing to shoot the meet with another CF. As soon as the photos loaded I could select a couple and quickly look at them to send to the National Editor. I can no longer do that because the new update for the IPad does not allow for devices that need a lot of power............. which is almost everything. So now I have to connect my camera to the camera connection kit on the IPad which means I cannot shoot the meet while it is connected to the IPad. Doesn't work for me and now the product is completely useless as well as the IPad which is the whole reason I bought it!

    494 of 538 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO STARS!!

    • Written by from New Egypt

    This is the most worthless piece of junk I have bought for the Ipad yet. There is no button or function to click on to search for pictures or device, so you can't tell if its running or not. When it does connect I get errors. The Ipad by far is one of my worst purchases, I own the thing let me do what I want to it, or at least make everything you make for work 200% of what you said it does.

    58 of 214 people found this useful