Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit will start shipping in late April for $29. The kit gives users two ways to transfer their digital photos onto their iPad, one being via a USB cable and the second being directly from an SD card.
Apple describes the Kit thusly:
The kit includes two connectors, each with a different interface:
- The Camera Connector features a USB interface. Just plug it into the dock connector port on your iPad, then attach your digital camera or iPhone using a USB cable (not included).
- Use the SD Card Reader to import photos directly from your camera’s SD card. Connect it to your iPad, then insert your digital camera’s SD card into the slot.
After you make the connection, your iPad automatically opens the Photos app, which lets you choose which pictures to import, then organizes the selected photos into albums. When you sync iPad to your PC or Mac, the photos on your iPad are added to your computer’s photo library.
iPad and the Camera Connection Kit support standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW.