• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Used to work until iOS update

    • Written by from Austin

    I was able to import pics from my Canon XSi until I updated iOS on my iPad. Now this product no longer works. I feel cheated. STAY AWAY

    57 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very useless

    • Written by from Plano

    I bought this thinking that I can transfer photos from my computer to my ipad via SD card more easily without going through itunes since it always require making extra folders and messing up my own organizational scheme. Like in the case of a previous reviewer, this dumb adapter only allows transfer of photos that is saved DIRECTLY from your camera, NOT your computer. Why make this restriction when it is completely UNNECESSARY! I have so many photos that I want to transfer to my ipad without messing with itunes. Thus, I am returning this product as soon as possible! DO NOT buy this product unless you're thinking of really just transferring photos straight from your camera, nothing else.

    92 of 138 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless because of Apple’s control issues

    • Written by from Prescott Valley

    This did not work the way I expected please read. I purchased this for my wife because she wanted an easy way to import pictures to her iPad without going through iTunes. I guess it is not the connector’s fault but rather Apple’s control issues. Apple has written their software to ignore any photo not saved to the SD card by a camera. This means we can’t save photos from my computer to the SD card and import them to the iPad. The only way is through iTunes. I first have to move the photos from my computer to her computer (where iTunes is) and then use iTunes to import the photos. Why on earth did Apple disable the ability to import photos saved to SD cards by anything other than cameras? I did find I can trick it to import the images if I rename the photos using the same naming schema as my camera uses. Extra work I am not willing to do. I don’t understand why Apple would do this. They actually had to do extra programming to make the app work or “not work” as the case is. I am returning this product tomorrow! Apple please grow up and let your customers use products they way they want and not the way you want them to use your products.

    128 of 141 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - crippled by the new updates

    • Written by from Bournemouth

    So, what to say?

    Whenever I connect my powered camera through the USB reader to the iPad, it works fine.
    However, whenever I plug in the SD card reader, nothing. I get a message saying "The connected USB device requires too much power."
    And that's the end of that.

    After a bit of reading up online, I found that this is a common problem - caused by the 3.2+ upgrades, which reduced the power output from 100mAh to a measly 20mAh, which basically makes it unusable unless you want to use up your camera's battery.
    This is the only Apple product I've ever been disappointed with, and I hope it doesn't happen again.
    Apple, if you're going to sell us a camera connection kit, we want to be able to connect our cameras to it! So is this how it works now? Just sell us something for £50 then release an upgrade which makes the iPad not want to recognise it anymore. Cheers for that

    109 of 122 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work for Compact Flash cameras or card readers

    • Written by from SARATOGA

    I bought this intending to use my iPad on my upcoming trip to download, view, and email pictures while on the road. My camera is a Canon 20D which uses a Compact Flash card. When I tried connecting my USB CF card reader to the iPad, the iPad said that the device drew too much power and wasn't allowed. I then tried plugging in my Cannon 20D in via a USB connection cable and the iPad said the device wasn't supported. I'll be returning the kit to Apple.

    Apple, either allow other devices to work, or call it the "Apple iPad SD Camera Connection Kit".

    182 of 207 people found this useful

  • 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!

    497 of 542 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.

    187 of 203 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


    • 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