With the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, it's easy to download photos and videos from your digital camera to your iPad with Retina display or iPad mini, so you can view them on the gorgeous iPad display and share them with family and friends.
After you connect the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, your iPad automatically opens the Photos app, which lets you choose which photos and videos to import, then organizes them into albums. When you sync iPad to your PC or Mac, the photos and videos on your iPad are added to your computer's photo library.
The Lightning to USB Camera Adapter supports standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW, along with SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4.
What's in the Box?
- Lightning to USB Camera Adapter
Ratings & Reviews
I bought this today to go with my iPad mini. Just posting here to confirm that it worked flawlessly between my 40D (shooting RAW) I bought this today to go with my iPad mini. Just posting here to confirm that it worked flawlessly between my 40D (shooting RAW) and my iPad mini. I'm now on the hunt for apps that will utilize this cable for tethered shooting or other cool things …
- Written by Gregory L from Allentown
434 of 522 people found this useful
This product is great for the new iPad I bought! I received the message "requires too much power" and fixed that problem real quic This product is great for the new iPad I bought! I received the message "requires too much power" and fixed that problem real quick. I went on my camera and changed the charging option to off. After that it has been flawless! I am ready for Germany now! …
- Written by zachary S from Savannah
369 of 446 people found this useful
Useful, if limited
A useful, if limited little cable; on my iPad Mini have only been able to make it work with cameras - no other USB devices. Anyth A useful, if limited little cable; on my iPad Mini have only been able to make it work with cameras - no other USB devices. Anything powered by the USB port prompts a 'The connected USB device requires too much power' message; anything self powered (tried with multiple thumb drives, self powered USB HDDs etc) triggers no reaction at all. Other USB devices tried (mouse, keyboard!) prompt a 'The connected USB device is not supported'.
The good news is that it works fast and flawlessly with cameras - tested with Canon 50D and IXUS 100IS - brings up a separate 'Camera' group in photo album and allows the import of selected or all photos on the camera - RAW, JPEG and MOV formats and then post transfer asks if you 'want to delete the imported files from the attached camera'. Does not allow file export from iPad back to camera, and does not make available anything that the camera does not recognise as a file (ie MP4 files not shown - so can't import movies that way).
So, does what it says on the tin - connects your Camera to your iPad and will be useful to allow download and/or big screen viewing of photos when in the field - but currently that's it. …
- Written by Nick K from Nottingham
355 of 455 people found this useful
Quality - zero usage guidance - figured out how to get pics to import
Got this to load pictures from a variety of sources - from the family servers, SDs from the cameras, and other apple products.
Go Got this to load pictures from a variety of sources - from the family servers, SDs from the cameras, and other apple products.
Got the "too much power required" error message - errrrrrrrr.
Went through all my USB sticks until I found a 1 Gb stick that didn't produce the error (other ones too large capacity?)
But still no import of pictures.
Then I remembered that every SD camera keeps all the pictures in a directory called 'DCIM'
I have no clue what DCIM means - but I formatted the USB stick, created a new folder called 'DCIM' - then loaded 68 pictures into the DCIM directory.
Loaded the adapter and poof - I get the Import option on the bottom of the Photos app screen.
So I now can take any picture from anywhere and get it uploaded into the iPad mini.
Super - but good grief Apple - folk a little help in the adapter book would be expected for an expensive - and high quality adapter.
Hope this helps others too.nn …
- Written by Keith M from Guelph
Worked fine untill iOS7
After iOS7 it hadn't worked at all. There pop-ups says that this device is not supported. I am very dissapointed!
- Written by Irina N from Metsämaa
1 of 1 people found this useful
Why no pass-through power like other adapters?!
Why doesn't this have a lightning pass-through power connection like the Lightning Digital AV Adapter and the Lightning to VGA Ada Why doesn't this have a lightning pass-through power connection like the Lightning Digital AV Adapter and the Lightning to VGA Adapter?
This is useless for many cameras that report that they need too much power! …
- Written by Kyle N from North Chelmsford
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
will the lightning usb camera adapter still work on ipad 4 or air like the 30 pin adapter does on ipad 2 -3 for the usb xenyx behringer mixers?
- Asked by Richard V from Parma
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Can you use this with an iPhone cable to transfer photos from an iPhone 4 to the iPad?
- Asked by Alex S
Compatible for use with the Apple USB Ethernet adapter?
- Asked by Joshua L from Denver
Quick answer: No. The Lightning interface does not support ethernet connections. The Lightning to US Quick answer: No. The Lightning interface does not support ethernet connections. The Lightning to USB adapter is meant for small non powered storage devices like flash drives. You can however, connect a powered USB hub to it and use USB piano keyboards, mics as well as large capacity external hard drives. …
- Answered by Sean O from North Haven