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Apple Camera Connection Kit MC531ZM/A for Apple iPad [PC] (Not compatible with iPad 3, 4 or iPad mini)

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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (240 customer reviews)
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Item Weight45 g
Product Dimensions2.5 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm
Item model numberMC531ZM/A
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 846 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight132 g
Date First Available6 Jun 2010
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Replacement parts covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase

Warranty, Labor: Labour cost covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase
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Compatible with APPLE iPad Wifi, APPLE iPad Wifi 3G

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With the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit, it child'splay to load photos from a digital camera to the Apple iPad, and to view these directly on your iPad-Display and show it to all your family and friends. The kit contains two interface connections. The camera connection offers a USB interface. Simply connect the Dock-connection to your Apple iPad and shoot with your digital camera or your iPhone via USB cable (not supplied). By the help of SD- card reader, you can directly import photos from the SD card of your camera. Simply shoot with your Apple iPad and put the SD-card of your camera for the provided plug-in slot. As soon as the connection is established, the Apple iPAd opens the Photos App automatically and you can now select which pictures need to be imported and those which need to remain in the albums. By Synchronising Apple iPad with the PC or Mac, the photos are added to the Apple iPad or photo-library of the computer. As the Apple iPad is also supported as a camera, the Camera Connection Kit supports all Standard photo formats e.g. JPEG and RAW.

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58 of 58 people found the following review helpful
By smartyPants TOP 1000 REVIEWER
I picked up one of these from the airport, prior to a safari in Kenya.

The box comes complete with 2 "dongles" that you plug into the Ipad - 1 that has connection for USB lead & the other which supports SD cards.

The USB dongle is probably the more useful of the 2 if you have a digital SLR, as it lets you connect up to your camera and copy the photos from the memory card directly onto the Ipad. It also creates a specific folder with the date of the import.

To have had the ability to view photos at the end of each day on an Ipad was marvellous - after dinner we would sit around and flick through the days snaps and delete any we didn't like there and then. Sure, you can do this with the camera display, but it is so much easier on an Ipad as you can see so much more of the detail! This meant when we got home, we had a perfect set of pictures to upload to our collection on the PC, without having to spend hours and hours checking over the photos (which, lets be honest about it, rarely gets done because when you get back from holiday you have a million other distractions that mean it gets left!!!)

I was very pleased with Apples own device, but please note, there are 3rd party connectors available on Amazon etc, which are a lot cheaper, so it may be worth looking at the reviews that other people have contributed, before you decide which to go for.
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89 of 92 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes the iPad into a bigger world 3 Dec 2010
This is an important bit of kit for the iPad, because it lets you plug in a serious camera such as a Nikon D3, download the pictures, email them, upload them, or whatever else you want to do, and get on with shooting. For a professional photo shoot on location, it means you can check the images for focus and other flaws on a bigger screen without having to pack a laptop. Nikon used to sell a dedicated device for that, at several times the price of an iPad.

Since the advent of iOS 4.2 you can also use the USB connector for midi connection, with the appropriate app, and it can also (again, with the appropriate app) be used for getting sound in and out. Other uses are bound to follow, since Apple has obviously left some of the protocols open for this device.

All in all I'm very pleased to have this, though I would quite happily accept the USB port only, since I don't use SD cards. This appears to be priced at the bottom of Apple's range, though, and they may have decided that users wouldn't want it if it were just the USB.

When you see how small it is, you may baulk at the price. When you begin to use it and discover how useful it is, that price begins to seem irrelevant.

Recommended to all serious photographers who use an iPad.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the official Apple Product 2 April 2012
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Some reviewers have said this is not the official Apple Camera Connection Kit. It is. It comes in white Apple packaging, with the silver Apple logo on the side, and is sealed in the clear plastic bags that all Apple connectors are packaged in. It also has the minimal Apple documentation as all Apple products have. On one side of each connector is printed "Designed by Apple in California" This kit is definitely made by Apple.

The product is superb. I have the new iPad (March 2012) and the connectors work a treat. The SD card reader is blindingly fast and it all just works. Plug it in, pop in the SD card, and your iPad automatically opens a window to transfers whichever photos you want into the iPad. So simple, so easy, so Apple.

The kit does not work with iPhone 4 but then it is designed for iPad. And with the advent of iCloud, iPhone functionality is not an option that most people require.

Excellent product.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
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Very good item. You can upload your photos all in one go (and skip duplicates), and have the choice to keep them or delete them from the camera afterwards. The photos can then be sorted by date or upload, and be accessed directly on the iPad as a mass storage device to be copied or deleted (this is the only files you'll be able to access directly from your iPad in Windows XP without going through iTunes).

So all in all very useful piece of kit.

PS: I've got the iOS4.3 upgrade and this works no problem with my Canon camera...
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works exactly as it should 30 Aug 2011
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Like many other reviewers I feel that Apple should have included a SD card slot on the ipad2, and preferably a USB connector. However they didn't, and although the omission is irritating, this over-priced kit does the job well. I have tried it with SDHC cards and SD cards and it works fine. It does not work with SDXC cards however.
As far as the USB connector is concerned it works with my Canon 7D together with the Canon supplied USB cable, but so it should!
For other users of cameras that use Compact Flash cards, a worthwhile investment would be a CF Card/SDHC card adaptor, as this enables SDHC cards to be used in the camera, and then used in the Apple SD card part of this kit - otherwise you have to take both parts of the kit with you, together with the USB cable.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars holiday essentials 7 Mar 2011
Perfect for taking on holiday as they take up no room at all and it is only a two minute job to download pictures onto my ipad.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works well 12 Mar 2011
By Neil
I agree with some other reviews that the iPad should really have an sd card reader as standard, but it doesn't so stop moaning. This adaptor works really well either with an sd card or just by hooking up your camera. I have a nikon D40 ( which uses SD ) and a Nikon D300 that uses CF cards. The D40 works just by inserting the card, the D300 works well by connecting up the USB cable. The interface is very good ( although it would be nice to zoom on the thumbnails, and it would also be nice to be able to specify album names ). Ignoring those minor issues I would say that if you ar a professional photographer and want to be able to review your pictures with a client or if you are, like me, a keen amateur then this is an absolute essential. NB it's only £26 directly from apple, with free delivery.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
It did what I wanted.
Published 6 days ago by Fran M'Caw
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product Amazon
I have found these senders great they realy work and don.t even have to put the arial.s up picture is Brill
Published 1 month ago by JOHN HAMPSON
5.0 out of 5 stars Apple connection kit
I was surprised to find that this is a genuine Apple device, but at half price, so fo course it works fine.

Naturally I am very pleased with it.
Published 1 month ago by Pete
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good product
This is exactly what I needed for transferring photos from memory cards quickly onto the ipad for quick viewing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by champagnetennis
4.0 out of 5 stars Apple camera connection kit for I pad 2
Brilliant. It does what it says on the tin and only takes a few minutes to upload your photos. Will not be suitable for I pad 3 and above though.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs Sharon crouch
5.0 out of 5 stars Great piece of kit, easy to use.
Quick to install and use. Very pleased I did not buy a cheaper alternative as I had been advised to do
Published 1 month ago by M. Gotch
5.0 out of 5 stars Works perfectly
Having read the reviews on the alternatives I decided to pay the extra for the Apple product and am very pleased with it
Published 2 months ago by Polar500
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed
I'm getting more with it with technology.This has solved the problem of how to have more space on the camera when you are on holiday for 4 weeks. Download as you go...brill. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dilly
5.0 out of 5 stars Apple camera connection.
Essential piece of equipment for uploading from came mar to iPad.works very well. Very happy with my purchase. Thank you!
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. Philomena Gill
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for photos
Great product that works with iPad to download photos direct or by. USB from camera. Especially good for use whilst travelling. Read more
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