• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    • Written by from London

    Overpriced and underperforming. Direct camera connection won't work with any of my cameras. Apparently it draws too much power. Obviously I should have heeded the reviews and not bought this product as majority of purchasers experiencing similar problems. More obviously the folks at Apple should read the reviews and correct the problem. I didn't return it, just threw it out. Will not buy anything from Apple in the future

    39 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I can finally upload 10 years worth of photos!

    • Written by from Niantic

    I love this gadget. I went digital about 12 years ago and have a number of full SD cards (they're also on a back up drive). I can finally share photos with ease on Facebook, upload them quickly from my camera while on vacation, along with anyone else's photos. No more lugging a laptop around on vacation. Yeah Apple!

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not include the iPhone

    • Written by from Pioneer

    This little device is great to travel with. We use it all the time with our iPads. I really don't understand why Apple doesn't make it iPhone compatible. I have wished many times that I could import directly to my iPhone when I don't have my iPad.

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple and Easy. Perfect!

    • Written by from Halifax

    This is just what I needed for traveling with my iPad. As a photographer lighter is better and now I don't need to drag my MacBook around. It worked perfectly - just plug it in, insert your SD card, select the photos you want, and click import. This is great for downsizing your travel gear.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm!

    • Written by from BETHLEHEM

    Attached the USB adapter to my iPad, attached camera USB, turned camera on and voila photos transferred! No fuss at all. Transfereed 109 HD pictures in under two minutes. Couldn't ask for a better result.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    Loaded photos from the following cards/cameras:

    Sandisk 2GB SD - Lumix DMC-TZ3

    Sandisk Extreme III SD HC 8GB - Lumix FZ35

    Sandisk Extreme III SD HC 8GB 30 MB/s Edition - Nikon D90

    In all cases it showed all the photos on the card, let me choose which ones (or all) to import, and let me choose whether to delete the ones I imported.


    Simple - worked for me.

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A necessity for any travel that is carrying their camera and iPad

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    This is a great product, wonderful to access and store/backup the photos off of my camera which I can than send out or post while traveling.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited compatibility

    • Written by from Fairview

    Will not work with many card readers ("device needs too much power"). Will not work with Canon Digital Rebel XT ("device not supported"). Easy interface when it works, but it is too simple and too limited (cannot define rolls or albums). Good for moving photos from iPhone to iPad for better visibility.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Reading

    I never write reviews for things, so at least I now know how cross I need to be before I do so! I selected the more expensive Apple-branded product over the much cheaper versions, as I stupidly assumed it would be more likely to work.

    I've just wasted the past few hours of my busy life trying to get the SD attachment or the USB connector to work with anything. It doesn't. I've tried files and photos, different SD cards, the camera lead versus a USB stick, etc. etc. I wish I'd read one of these reviews before bothering, as by a strange coincidence I too am running the new OS.

    Very disappointed with you, Apple - I won't be buying any more of your expensive accessories. Would have picked 0 stars if that had been possible.

    34 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    camera connection kit very very disappointing tool

    • Written by from Emmen

    Absolutely wortless piece of equipment.


    I would really love to see my carefully edited pictures on the iPad so I placed some pictures on an SD card, card in iPad camera connection kit,..... nothing happens......
    Turns out, photo's have to be in a folder called DCIM, ok that I can do but the next restriction is that all photo files have to have exactly 8 characters aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarghhh
    I rename my pictures so they have meaningful names and the iPad will not read them !!!

    Next I tried putting photo's on an USB stick........iPad says it draws too much current !!!!

    Jesus, I expected this tool to help me get pictures on the iPad in a convenient way.

    Apple !, do something about this, this is not working at all. Not worth one star.

    I will send this very very poor an very disappointing product back.

    So, you've been warned.

    Best regards

    112 of 159 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works with Nikon D700 and D7000

    • Written by from Absam

    works great with D700 and D7000 for on the go uploads via Goodreader. well done, Apple!

    27 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Red Bank

    I was a little bit nervous after reading some of the reviews but it worked just as advertised. I was able to transfer pictures directly from two different cameras. I was also able to transfer pictures from my computer to an sd card and then directly into the iPad. I am satisfied that this product works just the way I expected.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working with Canon EOS 300d

    • Written by from Sevenoaks

    So far not impressed with this purchase. whilst it reads cards from my Lumix DMC TZ7, when I connect it to my Canon EOS 300d it just states incompatible device. This happens even with the communication setting on the camera set to PTP.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well and does what I need it to

    • Written by from Palm Coast

    I almost didn't purchase this product because of all the reviews. Then I thought, Apples doesn't tend to make stuff that doesn't work. For $30 I'll give it a try. To be clear, I don't use the SD Card adapter as my cameras are all CFs, so this review only applies to the camera connection.

    When I first connected my camera, I had to change the communication mode to PTP as I was getting "incompatible device" errors. Once I did that, BAM! It was great! Snap a shot - there it was. No problems at all. I was able to quickly import photos, edit them using any of the apps I have for that purpose and upload them wherever I wanted.

    The ONLY downside I found was the downsizing (which isn't a problem with the iPad, but with editing apps). If you have a camera that takes good sized photos, don't make the mistake of deleting your originals after importing. Once you edit them on your iPad they'll be downsized quite a bit so keep the originals on your card until you backup to your computer, just to be safe. :-) Love it!

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    ipad 3 Sony memory stick

    • Written by from Naples

    If your trying to use a USB Sony memory stick adapter and inserting into the Apple USB camera adapter you will get error message the device uses to much power and can not be used don't knock yourself out it won't work, I have a Sony cyber shot if you want to down load your photos to iPad 3 connect the cable that comes with your Sony to the USB Apple adapter
    then to your camera ( power on camera) then plug the Apple adapter end to iPad 3, if you get an error go to the Sony menue (it may ask you to any way) and switch from mass storage to PTP then follow the prompt you should be fine after that.

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesnt allow you to create folder names, error importing

    • Written by from Fitzroy north

    Does not allow you to add the files to a specific folder you create. A problem when hoolking up my video camera, it thinks I am copying over the same files. It also seems to split the one set of files into mulltiple folders. Really needs some better software. It would not read the format of my .mp4 files (Sanyo Xacti) on the ipad.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Problems

    • Written by from El Cerrito

    It's a shame that apple changed iOS to prevent delivering power to the devices, this caused incompatibilities with some memory cards and camera hardware!

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wont detect the SD card

    • Written by from Thane

    wont detect any of the SD cards I have , looks like another Jail break required

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for a while but not anymore

    • Written by from Foley

    Sony cyber shot and ipad3 worked great for downloading pics but like a couple of other people I suddenly get an error message about camera's power being too strong and it won't download any pics. Help!

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a user-friendly experience

    • Written by from Greenwich

    I have attempted to use this over the course of a year. My experience is that my camera has difficulty establishing a connection to the iPad. Typically, when I plug the camera (most recently a Sony Cybershot DSC TX10, but previously a different Cybershot) into this port, the iPad does NOT recognize anything at all. Typically I end up having to pull the memory card and insert it directly into the iPad.

    Part of the problem may be that I cannot charge either the camera or the iPad during the connection period because their charger ports are being used to make this connection. Nonetheless, that isn't a valid excuse for the process not to work. Essentially this problem reflects the limitations and design constraints of the iPad. Disappointing.

    16 of 24 people found this useful