Anyone got the SD Card / Camera Connector Kit?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Soundburst, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Soundburst macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2006

    I'm going to get this for my iPad 2.

    I understand that you can plug in your camera's SD card to view photos. I was just wondering if this could be my sole accessory. Ie I take the iPad with my Camera, take photo's, plug in the card and then delete photo's I don't want anymore from the SD card via the iPad?

    Basically my question is, can you delete photos from the SD card using the iPad. :D

    Thanks a lot.
  2. biosci macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2010
    Chicagoland, IL
    For my Panasonic LX5, iPad 2 will import both the jpeg and RAW files AND display both of them on the screen. It will also import in MotionJPEG video clips from that camera but not the AVCHD.

    When import is finished, it gives you the option to delete the SD card.

    HOWEVER, my motion JPEG movies did NOT show up in iMovie which is a real bummer right now.
  3. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    I don't think you have the option to selectively delete the photos on the card. You can only delete all the card contents. On the iPad, you can selectively delete photos. It is a very useful accessory. Not having to import to your computer then sync with the iPad is a real timesaver. Well worth the exorbitant price apple charges.
  4. PriceH macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    You can view all the photos on the card via iPad, select which ones you want to be imported onto the iPad, and then delete or clear the card via your camera. That seems to be a pretty quick workflow for me.

    The camera kit is probably the best accessory for the iPad in my opinion. You can use the USB dongle for lots of other accessories like keyboards, midi controllers/keyboards, etc. Apple doesn't openly advertise this "feature."
  5. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    My question about using this iPad for your digital storage device in the field is does the iPad in any way covert the image before storing it in the memory on the iPad2? Or is it storing the original image files, untouched, in the same format as it left the camera?

    I got a bad feeling that Apple converts or optimizes these image files for storage on the iPad. If so the iPad is useless for storage purposes.

    Does not matter to me as I carry more that enough SD cards so that I do not need to dump them in the field.
  6. Soundburst thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2006
    I was mainly just going to import the photo's and then directly upload them to Flickr from the camera. :) Perhaps some light editing and then upload them to flickr and delete them from the camera card and iPad.

    Thanks for all the help.

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