• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad camera kit

    • Written by from Lake Forest

    Just bought the apple camera kit....and IT DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY UPDATE WITH SD CARD OR USB! What a disappointment!

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Chicago

    I'm a photographer, I was so exited with my new IPad and the fact of been able to have CF reader on my iPad to show to my clients on location!!! Now they tell me I won't be able to due with the new update!!!
    U guys should fix that!!

    53 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Clovis

    i bought this device to transfer photos and when i connect the camera (samsung ) to the ipad using the usb it says not enough power supply and when i use the SD card it says there is no photos to be found. I feel i just wasted money for no reason!!!!!!!!!!!!

    43 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from AVILES

    I just got the Camera Connection Kit (CCK) and downloaded some DNG files, the native format for my Leica M8, from an SD card. They look horrible on the iPad, as if I took a very small Jpeg and uprezzed it. To make sure it wasn't the CCK, I shot some Raw files on my wife's Lumix DMC-LX3 (RAW) and downloaded those to the iPad. The files looked gorgeous!

    The Leica M8 has been supported by Aperture and the Mac OS for a while now. Any idea where the problem lies? Is it a DNG thing?
    what camera file formats that are recognized on the iPad?

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Imports video but will not play video

    • Written by from Randolph

    I am terribly disappointed with this product. Apple leads you to believe that you can import your videos and then view them on your iPad. Though it will import videos, it will not play them. After hours of trying to figure out why, it turns out there is no reason for it not to work with my particular camera which saves video in mp4 format. Though I do like that I can import pictures directly from my camera or from my phone, I was mainly interested in using this product for the ease of saving and viewing home videos. Hopefully it is a software glitch that they will fix soon.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Samsung camera draws to much power

    • Written by from west hollywood

    Camera kit useless .. Returning to the store ... Errors out saying device not supported or device draws too much power... So much for trying to get the photos off the camera....

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Back to Nothing - Usb power now restricted and not compatible

    • Written by from Metz

    I'm a real user of mac product in my personnal and professionnal area. I've bought today the camera connector kit and i would like to say that my camera is not supported by the adapter.
    Neither the camera nor a simple usb card, plugged threw the adapter, works.
    Got a problem of a "usb powered" (switch 100 mA to 20mA)
    I've learned that this feature has been restricted since the update of Ios 4.2, and it's really a shame to sell a product that restricts all the items bought for the ipad.
    I will  not recommend the camera connector kit  until Apple update the ipad firmware to re-initialize the 100 mA USB port.

    595 of 654 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge Fail

    • Written by from Bothell

    Used to work great, but no longer functions for me now that Apple has crippled my iPad with ios 4.2, as many here can attest to as well. Be very careful of Apple's sneaky software update tricks. Apple has really let their iPad users down and will be seeing some dismal sales on their next iPad release.

    177 of 187 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Inoperable camera connection kit

    • Written by from White Plains

    I read the reviews and thought they couldn't possibly be correct and went out and bought the camera connection kit for my wonderful IPAD with the 4.2 upgrade. Well, I should have listened to everyone - it would not recognize my SD card or camera so I returned it. When will there be a fix for this very serious problem?????

    167 of 174 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iOs4.0 renders the usb connection kit useless

    • Written by from THORNHILL

    I hope that there is a fix in the works. as a photographer, I was using the USB connection kit to upload from CF cards in the field. There were no issues when the mA setting was at 100..... 20 mA doesn't allow for much.
    Please fix this asap Apple. think about keeping your fans happy

    151 of 158 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    For garbage.

    • Written by from senigallia

    With iOS 3 my falsh card reader work perfectly.
    Now, with iOS 4 is impossible import photos.
    Or 100 mA do explode iPad or is stupid the new low levl ampere.

    60 of 80 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Denver

    Do not buy this!. People found inventive ways to use the USB and SD card reader. Apple did not like it and dumbed the feature down with 4.2. It will not read photo SD cards. I made sure they were included in the correct file and even dumbed them down to the iPad resolution. Does not work. I bought my wife a MacBook and was considering replacing by laptop and desktop with Mac's. NOT NOW. I am harsly reminded of Apples inflexability and am going to stay with PC's.

    514 of 585 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work!

    • Written by from San Diego

    With OS4, very limited functionality. Only certain NATIVE photo files are seen by the iPad. I have lots of photos and movies that I edited and loaded on my SD card to load on the iPad. NO GO! Ipad does not see them! Total bummer. Now, stuck with loading through iTunes which is a total hassle.

    114 of 117 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What have you done!

    • Written by from Jonestown

    Ive owned the ipad for 4 months and have sung its praises to my employers as well as my fellow employees, im also in a band and needed to record our practice sessions so I searched for a microphone and found the the blue yeti every thing was wonderful untill IOS 4.2 now that 140.00 dollar microphone the I reviewed on the apple site does not work because apple reduced the voltage going out thourgh the camra connetion kit. I hope this is a bug and not on purpose. Im very dissapointed and hope the power for the usb will be restored.

    127 of 134 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't manage the photos using the SD card

    • Written by from West Bloomfield

    Useless as you can't manage the photo on the SD card, only directly from camera to iPad.

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thanks, Apple, for killing this device's functionality.

    • Written by from Baton Rouge

    I'm a professional photographer. I WAS using this device to back up my memory cards to my iPad during shoots through ordinary USB card readers (and review shots on the larger screen). My cameras only use CompactFlash and MemoryStick, so the USB connector was the only realistic option.

    As of the iOS4.2 install, this function has been taken away. Every card reader I have tried now reports that "The attached USB device requires too much power." Almost useless for me now.

    710 of 758 people found this useful