• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Imputing pictures to ipad2 with connection kit

    • Written by from Bowie

    Using my connection kit I was able to download from an SD card to my ipad2 BUT only pictures straight off my camera. Pictures that I had edited with photoshop and put on my SD card that were jpeg's, png, or gif's (tried all three in desperation) did NOT even show on the screen so I could download these better versions of my pictures ! BIG bummer.

    93 of 112 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good addition, but why not have a built in slot?

    • Written by from Swartz Creek

    Come on, really, how about a built in USB (even mini port) and SD slot? This would make the iPad so much more usable right out of the gate!
    But this is a good substitute for something that should be there in the first place.

    110 of 146 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Trust Fellow Reviewers

    • Written by from Northampton

    I reluctantly went ahead and bought the Camera Connection Kit after reading all the reviews. I was looking for a way to import my pics from my phone, Canon G11, to my iPad while traveling so that I might email and manipulate them. I read a lot of the reviews and they seemed either very positive or very negative. Basically the product either worked for the person or it did not, no in between. I realized that for my purposes, if the kit worked, I was all set. It did work without a hitch. I have not tried the RAW format nor have I tried the card slot. I can see great advantages to having a USB port in the iPad and I was really hoping Apple would have put it in the new generation iPad. Alas it will have to wait. Shame on Apple for "dumbing down" the product to take away people's creative outlet (inlet). I await the real USB port in an iPad! Advice for this kit: Try it, if it works for you, Great. If not, return it.

    83 of 94 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Camera Adaptor

    • Written by from ENGLEWOOD

    i have had my camera adaptor for about a week now, and I can find no faults with it. Others have written that they were disappointed it would only accept an SD card. Well, if you can read, you would have seen in the description that it was an SD card reader. Not CF, SD..... I have both Canon and Fuji point-and-shoot cameras, and the adaptor works fine with both, directly cabled to the usb adaptor or using the card reader. The software/firmware/whatever even handles NEF files from my Nikon D300 quickly and efficiently. I have a Logitech USB stereo headset/microphone set, and it works flawlessly as well. The microphone does not work with Dragon Dictate, but does work fine for voice memos in PaperDesk. All in all, a good product; fills the niche nicely.

    82 of 95 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless for CF cards

    • Written by from Seatac

    I have a DSLR camera and wanted to be able to download photos to my iPad but I can use any card readers cause it's says the reader draws to much power and I can't connect my camera directly because it's unsupported...why bother having this product if you can't even use it for USB devices. Incredibly disappointed and would not have purchased if I knew CF card readers weren't supported.

    82 of 97 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for SDXC cards 64 GB

    • Written by from Long Beach

    The kit works very well for 32 gb cards, but does not work at all for 64 gb cards.

    67 of 69 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    Bought it. Read bad reviews. Got worried. Was giving it for a gift so opened it. Plugged it into my my ipad and connected my Fuji Finepix f80 EXR. Photos showed up. I imported them, deleted them from camera. Everything worked. Tried the card reader. It worked exactly the same way. I have the 4.2 or whatever IOS installed and had no problems whatsoever. Maybe there's a compatibility issue with some cameras??? IDK.

    83 of 103 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Aydın

    This a great product and a must-have for iPad users. It doesn't just import photos, it also works as a USB port and a SD slot! I use it all the time and connect it to a USB hub with a power adapter to also use flash drives, non-self powered hard drives and the Apple keyboard with the number keys and the USB ports. But it only works when I plug it to a USB hub with a power adapter. I also use it to import videos from my 5G iPod nano.
    Overall, it is a great product which creates USB and SD slots.

    73 of 83 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Powered usb devices crippled !!!!

    • Written by from lloydminster

    The usb half of this kit has been seriously handicapped in ios 4.2. Beware. However, the sd card works well after popping out of my nikon d90. Raw, .mov and jpegs all fine.

    I wanted to get my photos of my blackberry, couldnt do it. Not cool, especially since it was previously possible.

    Written from photoless ipad.

    62 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Canon EOS ( Rebel ) T1i / T2i

    • Written by from Windham

    I didnt see this anywhere so i thought i would let Canon T1i owners know the USB works well and the video importer is quick. This lets you hookup and - import and play video quickly for people at events and right-now sharing off the iPad 2 to Airplay on APPLE TV. Hence event photographers can shoot and share in moments out to big screens with the iPad 2 and a Canon T1 / T2 - fix them up in iphoto and slideshow it off the ipad while you walkabout and shoot more.

    Your photo/Video will be in a new Last Import folder... so the Photo Stream delete problem is not there and its quick to load/decide/delete as a result. Hence , i can carry the AppleTV and ipad in my gigbag and go live/vjmix the event with no help or second man required. Card swap works too. No downside. iPhone4s is almost automated fast also.

    70 of 79 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from La Crescenta

    I just wasted my money. Every time I try to use this I'm told I can't because it requires too much power even though the iPad is fully charged.

    73 of 85 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good & bad.....

    • Written by from Tonbridge

    Bad because when I first used the connection kit I lost all my holiday photos & videos reason being (I believe) I plugged in the SD card into the kit then plugged the kit into the iPad. Without any notification it wiped out everything on the SD card bring up a window saying: memory contains no images..... Same thing when using the USB reader with a USB cable!
    There should be some sort of safety device or notification that this would happen! There is not!
    Good because now I know this, it works fine BUT I lost all my bloody holiday photos!!!
    Thanks Apple. Will you pay for another holiday in Croatia to replace all my lost photos?

    68 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what it says..

    • Written by from Mint Hill

    Everyone with negative reviews don't seem to understand what they are buying, this is a CAMERA CONNECTION KIT, not a "Let me doctor up my photos on my pc and then use a SD card to transfer them to the iPad Kit." It does exactly what it says, it allows you to either connect your camera directly to your iPad for transfer, or pull out the card from the CAMERA and do it that way.

    82 of 104 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't recognize

    • Written by from Fort Lee

    This connection kit doesn't recognize my SD card, neither my camera with USB cable...
    I brought my camera, iPad and connection kit to my trip as I take LOTS of pictures. For the first 3 days of my trip, this connection kit worked OK but after that.... No reaction. I was going to move my pictures from my camera to iPad. NO reaction.
    I waited, waited, and waited for 10 minutes. NO REACTION AT ALL.
    As a result, I had to take less pictures just to save the memory card and my trip has ended.
    I am wondering if I get this exchanged or fixed.

    71 of 83 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine with iPhone 3G and 3GS

    • Written by from Corvallis

    Tested the kit using USB to iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and Canon PowerShot SD900 with my 64GB 3G iPad.

    Photos come over full size from all three. I've tried copying and pasting into iPad Mail and emailing directly from iPad Photos. The results were identical--no resolution changes.

    However, when I tried this with photos downloaded from my Canon SD900 I found a difference. Copying the photo and pasting it into iPad Mail sent the full sized photo, 3648x2736. When emailing directly from the Photos app on the iPad the image was resized to 2048x1536 which appears to be the limit on photos piped from the Photos app to the email app.

    Movies from my SD900 (MVI_xxxx.AVI files) also imported and played properly on my iPad.

    I am very pleased with the kit.

    62 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera -SD Card connectors

    • Written by from Cranberry Township

    I have about 500 pictures I wanted to upload using the SD card connector.
    My iPad only reads 2, not the smallest not the largest.
    I have no clue why does not read the others. All are JPG but some were edited with Adobe
    I have change the files to an older SD after reading the comments that does not work with the newer ones. Same results.
    Would it be that the Adobe edit affected them and if so can something be done?

    72 of 86 people found this useful