• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very useful

    • Written by from St Albert

    I use this to backup photos from my D300 and AW100 and also videos from the AW100. Both parts of the kit work very well. I have the 64 gig ipad2 so there is lots of storage available even if I also have movies on the iPad.

    I take the camera and HDMI connectors on any trip.

    14 of 20 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Canon Rebel XT

    • Written by from Hamburg

    The Camera Connection Kit does not work with my Canon Rebel XT. Received error message: This USB Device is not supported. Really?! Rather useless product if it does not work with a very common camera type. Cannot use SD adapter, as Canon uses CF card format. Wish I read the product reviews before buying.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product, bad instructions

    • Written by from Allen

    Don't return it yet !!! It's not plug and play, but by googling I learned the following for using the SD card:

    1. The images on the SD card MUST be inside a folder named DCIM (just like a camera)
    2. The file name CANNOT exceed 8 characters, plus the suffix. Example: 12345678.jpg

    Don't ask me why these are the rules..... I was so frustrated....I made sure these rules applied and then it worked perfectly. Works for loading .mp4 files too.

    38 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!!

    • Written by from Barling

    I take a LOT of pictures! The connection kit, for me, it AWESOME! I prefer to use the SD connection, because it is so much easier. I pop it in, and the pics come up immediately, and I can choose those I want to import. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this device!

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrated

    • Written by from New York

    This does not work at all. My IPad does not even recognize that the device is plugged in. Now what, the hassle,of returning this stupid item?

    17 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Accessory Not Compatible

    • Written by from Camarillo

    So much for ease of use. Not compatible with my iPhone 4S or the iPad third generation. I'd give it a zero rating if it were possible.

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB A DUD!!!

    • Written by from Sugarloaf

    Can't work with a Canon 5D Camera. The iPad iOS 5 (current system) has "NO" software support. It would be nice if Apple would provide a camera list of camera's that it does work with. The first failure of an Apple product since 1987 for me. They should just sell the SD Connector only. Since USB is not supported.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Duluth

    Was so excited that the kit came in time for me to use on a trip to the Minnesota Zoo.

    Got into the car after a day of picture-taking, plugged it into my iPad2, plugged in the SD reader and my card ... nothing.

    Wiggled and unplugged and replugged and the only sign my iPad was even reading it was once when a brief message popped up announcing that "this accessory wasn't compatible with my device." The rest of the time, the iPad didn't even read/acknowledge it was plugged in.

    I hope (?!) this is just a case of one defective product and not that it doesn't work at all ... as it is, returning something is always a big hassle and childishly, I am really disappointed.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipad Camera Connection Kit

    • Written by from GRAHAM

    Purchased one from Apple store just a few days ago. Took it back the next day. I have an Ipad 3 and when I connected my HP camera (nothing fancy and not a new camera) to the camera kit, message said, usb device did not have enough power. So for me it was useless. Might be a good idea if the customer could know in advance, that not all cameras will work using the Connection Kit.

    39 of 44 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The USB connector doesn't work

    • Written by from Toronto

    with most cameras if they are what apple people call 'consumer' cameras, i.e. most cameras unless you have digital SLRs. The connector works with the memory card within camera but have to take out card to insert which defeats purpose of being able to directly connect camera to iPad. Basically, loser connection and I feel the lable of product 'Camera Connection Kit" and user guide included is misleading.

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So simple

    • Written by from Vallejo

    I plugged the dock into my iPad,plugged my camera cord into the dock,turned on the camera,pulled up the photo app on my iPad, and...Voila!!!!, there were my photos. What could be easier??!!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Worki

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    It just doesn't work. I plugged it in turned on my New iPad - says usb device is not supported :( I spent 40.00 bucks what a waste!

    20 of 40 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine -- if you can use the card reader one

    • Written by from Alexandria

    At first, I tried plugging my card reader into the smaller USB adaptor and got the "This device draws too much power" error. Then I tried inserting one of my SHDC cards (I use PNY Class 10s -- usually the 8 or 16 GBs) into the card plug-in adaptor and it works fine. I haven't had any file name issues as of yet. I actually prefer it this way because now I don't have to drag the card reader along, too. The other morning, I took some pics at the dog park. Later, I stopped at the car wash on the way to work. While I waited, I reviewed my photos and edited the ones I kept. You have to admit that's pretty cool. I think it will make me more likely to grab the camera and take random pictures here and there.

    My only complaint is that I would like the option to look at the full-sized image when deciding whether to import a picture. For this reason, I will still depend on the iMac and card reader for processing the complex import jobs. But for quick-and-dirty review/edit jobs -- especially while traveling -- this works pretty well.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Easily disconnected

    • Written by from Montpelier

    It would be nice if this had button release so it would lock into place when connected!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but not with some cases

    • Written by from Hingham

    As a whole, this is a great product that works as advertised. The only issues I found were not with the design of the product itself but with the design of 3rd party cases. I have an Incase Convertible Book Jacket that prevents me from easily inserting the connection kit, most of the time I find it easier to remove the case altogether.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this kit

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I take lots of pictures and am always able to download my pictures instantly.

    17 of 21 people found this useful