• 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

    Seriously!!!

    • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DONT BUY!

    • Written by from San Narciso

    IT DOESNT WORK WITH ANY CAMERA. (THE USB CCK)
    IVE SPENT FOR NOTHING!

    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

    PLEASE HELP

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Insufficiant Power

    • Written by from Adelaide

    I have a Sony Cybershot and originally this kit used to work fine and downloaded my photos onto the iPad not problem then all of a sudden it just stopped and now it gives me the insufficiant power message.

    Same kit, same memory card just stopped working. Thought it might have been the amount of data but no wont work with even one photo on the memory card.

    As it used to work I wonder if it is more a iPad software version problem.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with new ipad

    • Written by from Terrace

    I bought the ipad 3 to use for traveling and posting photos from my camera to my blog while away. I had researched that a camera connector kit would make my new ipad able to do just that. It won't connect with my camera - just get an error message "too much power" - cannot connect. I tried it with a different camera and got the same error message. I am really disappointed. I would give this product a zero stars if I could - for use with the new ipad.

    46 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with iPad 3

    • Written by from Wenham

    This connector worked perfectly with my original iPad, but all I get are "unsupported" error messages with my new iPad 3. Anybody else having the same problem?

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not even deserve a star

    • Written by from Grande Prairie

    . Can't download from my video cam, sd memory card (or any memory card for that matter), or my camera. These are a waste of money which wouldn't even allow me to transfer one single picture. NOT HAPPY and seriously never gonna buy any more apple stuff.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not work at all!

    • Written by from Westfield

    Bought this tody to download vca pics to my ipad2. Tried to connect camera first, draws too much power, OK I'll use the card reader, no luck there either. Could not read. This is a sans disk micro with an adapter. So very frustrated and disappointed with this product. Back to the apple store tomorrow with the connection kit and my camera, a waste of my time. I am counting on them to make this right. I had to put 1 star in to submit review, it should be a big fat 0.

    17 of 19 people found this useful