• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    DCIM folder needed

    • Written by from Lafayette

    This may not work for everyone, but neither item worked for me until I made a main folder on my USB stick or sd card named "DCIM"' into which you then put your pictures. My iPad 2 then could read and upload them. You don't need to make the files DCIM, jpeg works, just naming the folder that does it, which makes no sense but at least it worked.

    43 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for professionals

    • Written by from Orlando

    This item works fine with my point and shoot camera, but doesn't like professional cameras. If I use my Canon 50D it will work through the USB adapter but when I connect my 5D it won't allow me to do anything. Also worth noting is it doesn't work with a card reader so if you are at a wedding or an event and wanted to share some photos you need to connect the camera directly to the iPad using the USB adapter rendering your camera useless for the duration of the import. This is assuming it will even work with your camera. I had high hopes for this device but it looks like I will need to purchase a laptop again for travel. It's a shame because I sold my MacBook to buy this iPad with this in mind specifically.

    55 of 68 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK but could be better

    • Written by from Alma

    This does exactly what it says it will do, and nothing more. Seems like a lot of money to just import photos. It would be nice if you could export photos and files as well, especially to the SD card. Why not?

    54 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipad connected to Nikon S8000

    • Written by from Odessa

    after paying $29 for the camera connection kit I found out that the IPAD rejects my Nikon S8000 camera due excessive power. buying the connector kit was a total waste.

    57 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent device

    • Written by

    Although, like the rest of you, I wish the iPad housed a usb port, the Apple Camera Connection Kit works flawlessly. Using a Sandisk Compact Flash Card reader I am able to upload RAW files from my Canon 5d mark II, that are about 21 mb each, easily and fairly quickly. It's great for an on-the-go photographer looking to back up photos or create space for more pictures. Truly plug and play and works without a hitch.

    48 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from London

    Plugged in the SD Card reader as instructed and got no connection at all. Doesn't read the card and nothing happens. Useless for reviewing and/or importing pictures. Would give it a no stars rating if the system allowed it.

    47 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No support for SDXC SD Cards

    • Written by from Flushing

    No support SDXC SD cards??? Hello??? My Windows XP recognizes 64GB SD card with old memory card reader and latest camera connection kit doesn't? So typical of Apple to overcharge for products that don't even support standard technologies. This is a terrible product - returning back!

    49 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Queenstown

    Like everyone else - not being able to use an external USB device - because of a power issue is totally unacceptable Apple.

    Ps my camera memory card is not compatable either

    57 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT work with video camera

    • Written by from Tucson

    I bought this so I could directly download our dog show videos to the iPad for viewing. Says there is not enough power to run the device. Don't buy this if you want to download video direclty from the camera. Since that is the only thing I wanted to directly download to the iPad, it is pretty useless to me.

    56 of 71 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited ability to import

    • Written by from Athens

    The CCK requires photos and videos that are to be imported to be in a folder called DCIM. Unfortunately, not all cameras have or use a DCIM folder. My situation is my photos are stored in the DCIM folder and import just fine via the SD card connector. My HD videos however are not stored in the DCIM folder and won't import. Not sure why Apple just doesn't have the iPad search the mounted device for any and all photos and videos and import them all. Seems to me to be a software fix.

    As for the USB connector, it tells me my camera is not supported and after dismissing the message twice, it then imports the photos with no problem. Again no video.

    41 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Excellent with Nikon D90

    • Written by from Elk River

    I photograph in the field and wanted a larger screen to view my photos on the fly without having to open up a larger notebook computer. The iPad and the camera connection kit solved the problem. The Raw Nikon NEF files transfer very quickly to the iPhoto app in the iPad. Resolution is very good and much easier to see if your shots are in focus vs. the smaller screen on the camera. I was able to transfer several hundred to the iPad. It takes about a second per photo to transfer. The interface is very similar to how iPhoto works on a Mac. If you are simply attempting to preview on the iPad after a photo shoot and then delete the photos from the iPad so that they can be transferred to a computer later from your card, this works extremely well. The only downside is if you have several hundred to delete, you have to select them individually and then press delete. This only took a couple of minutes as I couldn't find a select all. Otherwise, I highly recommend this.

    44 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A very handy camera kit

    • Written by from Fairhope

    This product is very handy, and well worth the price. I am a travel photographer, and am already loving the ability to pop the SD card out of my Nikon D90 and into the camera connection kit. I can view photos on the iPad in a 5x7 format, and great color I might add, to quickly review my work. I then either delete the photos from the card and use the USB cable to transfer to my MBP for iPhoto editing, or reinsert the SD card into the camera to continue shooting photos. Perfection!

    48 of 55 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    IPAD Camera connector kit

    • Written by from Houston

    Love this little kit! Very easy to use. Identifies photos already downloaded. Lets you download all or some of the photos. What more could you ask for!

    52 of 63 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    OK but with some serious drawbacks

    • Written by from Towson

    Generally functional but with several serious drawbacks
    1) It does not transfer all data from the memory card.. Videos of a certain length did not transfer as well as some photos. You need to do a 1 by 1 review.
    2) Most distressingly, if you choose the delete all option it will not only delete the photos that appear on the iPad but also everything on the memory card, including the videos and photos it did not import. Therefore, detach the camera or memory card from the iPad before selecting this option.

    50 of 60 people found this useful

  • 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


    • Written by from San Jose

    As consumers move to use higher density/higher speed SDXC cards, Apple need to update this SD card reader adaptor for iPAD. Both the new iMAC and MacBook pro already support such capability. Why not iPAD???????

    45 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Ledyard

    I was pleased when I plugged my 32 GB SD card into the adapter and my photos were instantly available for transfer onto my iPad 2. It is much easier to show photos to clients rather than loading them onto a laptop. I was also surprised that the RAW files from my Nikon D7000 were also read without issue.

    48 of 56 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware of adding photos

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    With some drawbacks, the camera kit works for me. I accept that it will not use a card reader. So, I have to connect my camera directly. Beware, there is no way to delete added photos in groups, events, etc. Yes, you have to check them one at a time to delete them. I added about 3,000 photos during a recent trip. It was great to be able to review them on the big screen while I traveled. It is a pain to delete them one at a time. The functionality of this product is not well thought out.

    46 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nikon D3000

    • Written by from PORT HOPE

    I guess I'm one of the lucky ones.

    I use a Nikon D3000 and the connector works fine. I'm able to transfer files quickly. I'm also able to view my RAW (NEF) images.

    I like the added plastic protector on the connectors. (I wish this feature was included with the video HDMI connector.) This is a great on the go accessory if you need to upload images from your camera to your iPad2. Actually, I notice the uploading on the iPad is quicker than on my HP laptop.

    43 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Livermore

    Some of the "it doesn't work" reviews gave me pause, but I went to the Apple Store anyway. I expressed my concerns and was told "If you have any problems at all, come talk to us."

    I plugged the card reader into my iPad 1 (64GB WiFi+3G), inserted the SD card from my Canon SD 1400 IS. It worked exactly as advertised.

    41 of 42 people found this useful