With the camera connection kit you just need your iPhone 4 camera connected to the USB adapter and you have yourself a fantastic portable studio on vacation! I never bothered with the iPad 1 for vacation I took my mbp with me but now the iPad 2 is so great performance wise I just take the camera connection kit and my iPhone for for all picture taking and video and all my problems are solved. With Netflix, web browsing that's so fast, games, movies, music, and navigation I swear the iPad 2 is a home run in 2011. Love it!!