Drove four hours today (return trip) to the closest US Apple Store to pick up an iPad Camera Connection Kit. Hey, I leave for China in 4 days; I'm desperate! You get two adapters; one for USB, and one for SD cards, including SDHC. It also accepts MicroSD and MiniSD when used with an adapter. I loaded a Sandisk Ultra II 2GB card with 223 file photos; 153 are JPG and 70 are RAW out of my G1 (RAW was shot with a JPG also, i.e. RAW + JPG). Time to finish loading into the "Photo" App on iPad: 5 minutes. Time to finish loading into iPhoto on a 1.6Gb macbook Air: 14 minutes (!) Number of Photos that show up in iPad: 153 Number of Photos that show up in iPhoto on Macbook Air: 223 It seems that it converts RAW into a viewable format (JPG?), and shows JPG as JPG, but it doesn't show both RAW + JPG i.e. two photos of the same shot (unlike iPhoto, which shows both). But does it just convert the RAW into JPG, and throw away the RAW files? Space left on iPad before uploading: 3.69 GB free Space left on iPad after uploading 1.9GB of files: 1.78 free So, the RAW files are in the iPad somewhere. But there seems to be no way to take a RAW picture file and download it back OUT into a new, backup SD card. Bummer. Maybe when it's jailbroken..... The choices to export said photo are: Email Photo, Send to MobileMe, Assign to Contact, Use as Wallpaper, Copy Photo. That's it. Summary: useful to view photos on a trip (9.7" is definitely better than 3" on the camera), useful to store photos as slideshows, not very useful as a backup storage device (for now).