• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    so disappointed

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    Just bought a Nikon S9300 and the iPad Camera Connector Kit. If one of the two had to fail, I'd choose the connector kit, because it did. "Device requires too much power" or some such nonsense. As if I have to time for this. How do you sell a product that a customer can't use?

    37 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera USB Connector doesn't, measure up

    • Written by from Baldwin

    I purchased the camera adaptor for USB and SD cards executing to be Abe to use other USB storage devices with my new IPad 3. Unfortunately it came up with an error message that the device uses too much power, which seems uncharacteristic of an Apple product. Looking into it further it seems that with the
    The iOS 4.2 they reduced the device to 20 Mamp instead of the 100Mamp that it used to accommodate . Since this is the only USB connectivity Apple provides for the IPad , I would hope they will update the firmware in the near future.

    24 of 26 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 kit

    • Written by from Warrington

    This product does not work!!!! Have gone through ALL the turning off/resetting etc etc etc on iPad.....Nada!

    Are Apple listening to their customers, or do we have to put up with being sold inferior products?

    I could not post this review until I rated the product, I didn't want to, but had to give it one star!

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    one star is one too many. ZERO STAR is more like it!

    • Written by from memphis

    camera connector does not work with olympus xz1. sd card adapter does not work either. incredibly shoddy product, cheaply made, overpriced, and worst of all 100 per cent non functional.

    40 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad camera connection does not work!

    • Written by from Amherst

    As many have found out, this is a highly buggy interface. It does not work on a standard Canon point and shoot camera Powershot SD850. It also does not work on two of my Nikon cameras.

    Mechanically, this connection is a piece of junk. It is flimsy, and keeps coming out.

    I doubt Apple will do anything to fix this, but here's hoping.....

    43 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Woodbridge

    Almost everything I connected to it I got the message that the USB device requires too much power!!!! I'm simply trying a an 8gb USB stick... Not a fridge

    Based on my research, i found that this was done on purpose by apple. Apparently before the power restriction this waste of my money was quite useful. I need to be able to connect a USB stick otherwise there is no need for the USB port.... Don't sell it if it's useless

    64 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter is good, but software could be so much more

    • Written by from Tomales

    The adapter is decent for attaching a camera to an iPad. Should also make one to connect to the iPhone.

    Huge software improvement would be to add an interface so that the camera can be controlled directly from the iPad or iPhone, especially adding a live view function (see what the camera sees on your device). It would turn iPhones and iPads into great tools for video shooting, since their resolution is so much better than a camera's LCD screen. Right now companies sell (Zacuto, SmallHD, etc.) LCD screens to attach to dSLR cameras for video shooting, charging $500-1000. Why not let us use the super hi resolution screens that we always carry around with us instead (i.e. iPhones and iPads)

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Calgary

    Dosen't work what's the deal

    15 of 21 people found this useful

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    15 of 19 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work on Ipad2

    • Written by from Toulouges

    Just get the connection kit , it is recognized by the the IPad2 OS5.1.1 and I can see it in config menu but nothing happened when SD card or camera ( Canon with DCIM format) is plugged in .
    The picture wiewer apps which is supposed to pop up automatically don't open , and there is no way to import my pictures. I tried also to connect from my iPhone 4 as it's supposed to get my iPhone picture file , it doesn't work.
    Shall I return this Kit , I was reading on forums this problem is very frequent


    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The blame game

    • Written by from Toronto

    My Sony camera worked fine then all of a sudden message USB requires to much power, on my iPad 2. Went to Sony they blamed apple, went to apple they said must be a problem with the brand new camera!! all to say I have a new camera and an ipad2 that doesn't upload photos one of the main reason for having the iPad

    Any help to be offered? Apple by reading the reviews I am not the only one

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipad 3 photo connector worked-ONCE

    • Written by from FAYETTEVILLE

    Now that I need to import 1000's of photos from an SD card - that is recognized by a Win XP and Win 7 machine - it doesn't work in the new 64GB iPad.

    I'm so fed up with this thing I may take it back.

    13 of 17 people found this useful