Is the ipad camera kit reliable ?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FrenchPB, May 16, 2012.

  1. FrenchPB macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2005
    Hey all,

    I'd like to get an ipad camera kit to import the pics I've taken with my DSLR camera, delete the bad ones on the ipad, and then sync/export them to an Aperture project.

    Would that work properly as advertised ? Would I lose resolution or quality in such a process ? Could I lose pictures by doing that little process ?

    If this works great, I would use my ipad in my photography workflow to delete all the pictures I don't want to keep, and only import on my iMac the ones I want to keep or work with. My ipad would become my previewing device.

    Once the pics will be on the iMac, I'll just delete them from the ipad, thus saving space.

    Any known issue about the camera kit ?
  2. number84 macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2011
    I bought a 3rd party one and it works great. Saved a few bucks as well.
  3. dKran macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2007
    Yeah, I purchased a knock-off for about $3 on eBay, have not had a single issue importing.
  4. spesholized macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2012
    It's reliable but transfer speed is very slow on the iPad 1. If you have iPad 2 or 3 it's a lot faster.
  5. Getitdone macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2012
    I've used both adapters of the Apple Camera Connection Kit (usb and sd card) with 3 different cameras (DSLR and Point and Shoots) for about 6 months now and have had no problems at all importing photos and videos to the iPad.

    I've had PhotoStream inconsistencies/failures in the past so I don't depend on that method of moving pictures...but the connection kit has worked flawlessly.
  6. Hieu macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2009
    Is it possible to put the pics we transfer to the iPad back on to the SD card or flash drive?
  7. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    The imported photos are not erased from the SD card unless you want them erased.

    You cannot transfer photos on the iPad back to the SD card.
  8. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    Only of you format your card before shooting.... In the camera.
  9. xnickitynickx macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    I've used it a few times before. Always worked pretty well for me :)
  10. BiteMyApple macrumors member


    Aug 20, 2010
    Forest Hills, NY
    Others have already answered, but owning the official Apple kit on the iPad 2, I can also tell you it works just great. And don't forget that you can also use it to import HD video from your iPhone straight to your iPad as well. Takes a while, but works perfectly.
  11. macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2012
  12. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    This, however, isn't true of all copies. The one at, say, doesn't work for more than 2-3 minutes with my iPads.

    All in all, I'd stay away from third-party adapters. Fortunately, Apple's own adapters aren't that expensive.

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