• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Compact flash support please

    • Written by from Navan

    I thought I was being clever, and checked this out before I bought the kit.
    Don't get caught out by the reviews and YouTube videos you can't use this with compact flash anymore, apparently all the reviews are based on iOS 3.2 and apple have limited the power from iOS 4.2.
    Please please give us compact flash support, even if it's a separate adapter.

    92 of 131 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Your Device is not supported

    • Written by from Antioch

    Canon 20D should be supported, and it used to, but now it (the iPad popup dialog) says this s not a supported device. I also tried with the Lexar UDMA CF card reader and it says the device needs more power to use. That used to work also. Confused.

    72 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I expect more from Apple

    • Written by from West valley city

    I was really looking forward to trying the IPAD camera kit out....needless to say it's borderline worthless. Not only is it limited in what it will work with, it's also unpredictable. One minute it works fine with my camera, the next it doesn't. Don't waste your time or money.

    74 of 95 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be great, but too limited to be useful product

    • Written by from Berkeley

    Just about everything I want to do, this kit can't / won't do. Tried to upload video from new Sony cybershot--kit can't read video format. Tried uploading pix from mobile phone micro sd card--kit won't read that either, even tho using sd adapter card. Tried to upload pix from flash drive--well forget that too. Everything seems to be incompatible with the iPad, unless it's an apple product. Come on, apple, you don't need to control all my purchases, do you? I should not have to give up all the other devices i love just to be able to continue to use my iPad effectively. I would appreciate your increasing the usability of this product, or please give me a refund. I wouldn't have purchased it had I known it's extremely limited usefulness.

    186 of 202 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited to imports of photos

    • Written by from Sollentuna

    Found this device pretty useless as it will only enables import of photos to the iPad. Have not found a way to copy photos from iPad to SD-card. Is not even capable to handle other media than photos.

    Ok, the description from Apple does not say it should support anything else but importing photos to iPad. Being used to PC's I just took that for granted.

    64 of 84 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from MOUNT ZION

    USB doesn't work and sd reader only reads cards written by an sd camera. Apple should give refunds for all sold

    56 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bogus downgrade in function with iOS 4.2 upgrade

    • Written by from San Pedro

    It is totally bogus that a slot/device that REQUIRES a special 10 Watt USB charger would report that a USB thumbdrive draws TOO much power to operate properly!!!

    Apple is to be commended for the true Innovation of the iPad but should be criticized for removing functionality in this way ... I guess this shows that arrogance is not limited to Microsoft.

    74 of 79 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Crashes all the time

    • Written by from Lyndhurst

    This product is the first Apple product that I can honestly say is completely disappointing. It crashes every single time I use it, both with the SD card interface and the IPhone 4 interface. It imports maximum 2 photos before crashing. I closed every single open application on my IPad to free up all possible memory, no difference. I have tried all manner of doing the connections in a different order, opening the Photos app first and then connecting, etc., no difference. It just flat out doesn't work unless importing pictures one at a time.

    31 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by

    I, like many before me thought this accessory would be great. Alas, it does not work with my Canon camera. A complete waste of money, such a shame as it could make life much easier.

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Use caution before buying

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Apple (Steve?) has locked-down the iPad even further with OS 4.2
    The Camera Connection Kit that had an "official" use and an "actual" use (that consumers were VERY happy about) was rendered pitifully "official" by OS 4.2 and now photos will be uploaded IF your SD card uses a maximum of 20mAh (all the other gadgets will not work anymore), and the files must be unaltered, have 8-character file names (only), and supposedly put in a sub-folder of DCIM to be recognized properly. (Be warned, many owners have reported increased "optimization" of image files - they are reduced/grainy in quality) My SD cards no longer work - neither does my wired keyboard.
    Apple has administered this type of lock-down with almost every OS release. And, unfortunately, it hurts good customers who are reliant on the original options - despite still making huge profits for Apple.

    175 of 179 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed by new ios4.2

    • Written by from zurigo

    New software like ios 4.2 should be fully tested and be released only if it work properly with all options!!!
    Both connections Kit don't work anymore under new ios!!!
    Poor service from a Company like Apple...
    I expect asap a fix, thank you

    43 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken with iOS 4.2

    • Written by from Long Beach

    Like many other reviews, iOS 4.2 broke this.

    What doesn't work:
    1. Card reader that worked fine with previous versions. Now when connecting a simple card reader (Sony model mrw62e), it says it can't power the device.
    2. SD card reader. I have an Olympus Stylus 1030SW that uses an xD memory card. I transfered my pictures to an SD card, thinking that I could now import them. No luck. If you dig into the Support forum, the fine print warns that the SD reader will only read the original media/files from the camera, not a copied file.

    What works:
    Nothing that I have tried. Am on vacation and had counted on this to import/edit/post pictures. Now out of luck.

    59 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big disappointment

    • Written by from Birmingham

    NOTHING I plug into the USB plug works, telling me that there's not enough power (even when the iPad is fully charged AND the camera is turned on supplying it's own power). With the SD card reader, using a micro SD card and an adapter (which the little manual that comes with the camera kit SAYS will work), of the two microSD cards I have, one isn't recognized at all, and the other, when it is recognized, is reported as empty, though I can see the images on the camera. If I use my computer to copy all the images over to an MMCplus card, I CAN use the SD card reader, BUT it doesn't pull in any videos, and only some of the pictures. Considering the entire reason for using the iPad and camera connection kit is to be able to access the images away from my computer, this is just one of the many reasons I feel the iPad is a failure as a useful device. $600 down the tubes.

    47 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No longer works under iOS 4.2

    • Written by from Crownsville

    This product worked fine with my Olympus and Nikon cameras as well as several thumb drives before the upgrade to iOS 4.2. Now everything results in “The connected USB device requires too much power". This makes it useless.

    50 of 50 people found this useful