The official Apple camera connector supports two methods of getting images from your digital camera to onto your iPad. You could extract the SD card and put it in the connector, or you could directly connect your camera’s USB cable to the connector – however Apple was reducing the amount of cameras that the iPad would support in this way with the release of iOS4.2.

Well the new 3rd party connector available from gives you a 3-in-1 connector that provides a (working) USB connector, an SD card slot and a MicroSD card slot too. You can pre-order now but it won’t be shipping until after Christmas, but they do ship internationally.

3-in-1 ipad camera connection kit