• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked Once

    • Written by from Stansbury Park

    I have the 3rd gen iPad with iOS 6, and this camera kit has only worked one time. Every time I plug in the USB adapter, with my camera connected, it always says "accessory not supported on iPad". The SD card adapter does not work either. Very disappointed in this product. Hope they can fix it.

    50 of 62 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Upload only, not for viewing

    • Written by from Espoo

    Connecting an SD card will show a preview of the pictures on the card. Unfortunately there is no way to view the pictures in full screen without importing the pics first. Would be useful to view without importing. A view feature would increase the rating to 4stars.

    Havn't used the usb adapter for anything so the review is for the sd adapter only.

    24 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    don't want to import, just view on SD card!

    • Written by from columbus

    This work fine for importing, but I don't want to import just view from SD card. All these pics are going to eat up my memory on the iPad. I want to pop the card in, look at the pics FULL screen to preview. Then I can save them in a bigger drive elsewhere later. I can do this on my lame-o pc, why not this apple device?

    65 of 77 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My Idea From A Year Ago

    • Written by from Canajoharie

    I suggested to Apple Support a year ago that they needed a way to allow users to add files to the iPad for "gifting"... Unfortunately they took the easy way out.
    This item DOES work, BUT gets 2 stars because it is overly simplified, so you cannot customize folder names. Yes, most DSLR cameras work with the device and create an "event" with a date once photos are transferred (Other camera types are... well... you will see). NO, not any MicroSD will work with the device, so READ CAREFULLY!!
    I want to be able to upload folders of images, with named folders specified by me. Not the OS!
    Apple: Please give the power back to your users. Let me pre-load a card and upload the data, otherwise this is useless in 99% of the cases, since I could do the exact same thing with iTunes.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with some devices... Where are the files???.

    • Written by from Westminster

    Well, it works with some SD cards,but it doesn't work with a recent viceo recorder via USB. Why can't I just see all the folders on the connected device?

    When it does work, it's nearly impossible to then copy the files to something useful like drive or gdrive or skydrive. You can forget about bulk copying any files. There's no Select All files feature from any app or interface.

    I continue to be amazed by Apple's and iPxd success. Things i could easily do 30 years ago in *nix and 20 years ago in DOS/Windows are impossible in IOS land and/or require a paid app.

    Why is it so difficult to copy a set of files from location X to location Z??? This has been a simple command on other OS's for decades.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Case and compatibility issues

    • Written by from Grass Valley

    I bought this today from the Roseville Apple store. They assured me it would connect without having to remove the Smart Case. That's a stretch. The body of the two supplied connectors are larger that the normal connecting cable, and jam on the case edge. Only works using significant pressure to ensure connection. Case removal is difficult, and obviously raises the risk of damage.
    2nd issue is compatibility. While I could use 2 SD cards from 2 separate cameras, the USB connector would not work with my $1,000 Sony SLR. So the only way to support devices like this is to use Windows, a PC and iTunes. Come on Apple, Microsoft XP, Vista and 7 can do all this as standard. Why can't you?

    22 of 36 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Buenos Aires

    Apple changed the output power from 100ma to 20ma so I cannot use many devices attached to it.

    Also assuming it works, it's functionality is really limited.

    I hope apple does something with this.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Off With Photo Transfer App

    • Written by from Bedford

    This kit only works with a few of my SD cards and will not work with any USB flash drive or USB card reader. It also limits which photos can be transferred and does not allow you to name folders. I find the Photo Transfer App in the Apple app store which allows WiFi transfers to be far superior at a small fraction of the price.

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works 50% of the time

    • Written by from Lodi

    It worked with a 16gb SDHC class 10 card but doesn't work with a 64gb SDXC class 10 card. For the 64 gb card it keeps saying it cannot read the contents of the card eventhough all my pictures have 8 characters in them and are in a folder called DCIM.

    28 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Convenient and underpowered

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Cannot power a simple card reader. Otherwise it can connect easily to self-powered devices. If you have a powered USB hub, carry that around with you, too. That kind of makes the elegance of this device disappear.

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with SDXC

    • Written by from THE WOODLANDS


    Works well on standard SD cards but it won't read my new 64 GB Extreme Pro 95 MB/s SDXC card for my NEX-7 with the card reader or the USB connector. Come on Apple you can do better. You are supposed to be on the forefront of technology.

    Please release a new CCK supporting the latest technology available.

    31 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but could be better

    • Written by from Liverpool

    Works great except you can only transfer from card to ipad - not iPad to card!

    57 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from san jose

    USB adapter doesn't work with IOS 5.
    "This accesory is not supported by iPad".
    SD Card adapter works fine.

    46 of 54 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs JPG files to be in DCIM folder

    • Written by from Camas

    Wasted a lot of time with the iPad Camera Connection Kit CD reader until I read
    Written by Janneke K from Emmen May 15, 2012

    Now it works with the folder called DCIM with JPG photo files with exactly 8 characters.

    This needs to be added to the documentation.

    Thank you to Janneke K from Emmen because Apple docmentation was of no help.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I didn't love my stupid iPad

    • Written by from phoenix

    The camera connect kit works with my camera. But the memory card reader is WEAK! My pictures happen to be in the dcim folder on my sd card... I moved them there myself and verified on my computer. However the ipad2 still says no photos on the memory card 16gb. Photos were taken in a droid razr maxx. (maybe the file names are wrong for Apple or something) They are .jpg Who cares though...
    Why the heck cant I just use the memory card reader as a memory card reader and move files photos and whatever I want back and forth from my ipad?

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No video transfer

    • Written by from Saint Charles

    I bought this to be able to download still photos and vido files on my trip to Europe. I have discovered it wioll not read the 64GB format SD cards. 32GB works fine, but I can not get any video files to trandfer no matter what size/format card I use.....Not at all what the specs say it will do....very misleading.

    22 of 26 people found this useful