With the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader, it’s easy to download photos and videos from your digital camera to your iPad or iPad mini so you can view them on the gorgeous iPad display and share them with family and friends.
After you insert the SD card into the reader, your iPad automatically opens the Photos app, which lets you choose which photos and videos to import, then organises them into albums. When you sync iPad or iPad mini to your PC or Mac, the photos and videos on your iPad are added to your computer’s photo library.
The Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader supports standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW, along with SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4.
- Reversible design
What's in the Box?
- Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader
Ratings & Reviews
Does exactly what the name suggests.
Although some people complain that you can't transfer other things like music or games over this peripheral, that's the nature of Although some people complain that you can't transfer other things like music or games over this peripheral, that's the nature of Apple. What you can do though is exactly what the name suggests and what the thing was made for.
Whilst out and about I can easily take pictures using my SLR and then put my SD card into the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader and pop that into the lightening port. This then allows me to transfer my pictures straight to the iPad and into it's camera roll without needing a computer.
Although it may be a bit pricey, the iPhone 5 doesn't support it and it's only limited to transferring pictures, it does exactly what I need and is very simple to use whilst also being compact. …
- Written by Neil H B from LOWESTOFT
277 of 292 people found this useful
Lightening to sd card reader
Excellent cable, works perfectly. Photos came down no problems at all, very happy!!!!
- Written by jason B from evesham
106 of 124 people found this useful
Does not work with the Nikon D600
Cannot read photos shot with my DSLR. Doesn't seem to handle common raw + fine jpeg file formats and displays error warnings every Cannot read photos shot with my DSLR. Doesn't seem to handle common raw + fine jpeg file formats and displays error warnings every time the adapter is connected to my iPad mini. …
- Written by Daniel L from London
141 of 194 people found this useful
Great When You Can Get It To Work!
Pictures on SD card, SD card in adapter, adapter into iPad. Nothing.
Long story short, the pictures HAVE to be in a DCIM folde Pictures on SD card, SD card in adapter, adapter into iPad. Nothing.
Long story short, the pictures HAVE to be in a DCIM folder for the iPad to see them, otherwise nothing shows.
This is NOT documented anywhere as far as I can see which is not helpful Apple.... …
- Written by michael S from STOCKPORT
Works brilliantly on my iPad air iOS7
Bought the lightning sd reader apprehensively after reading the reviews on it. Thought I was going to have loads of problems and Bought the lightning sd reader apprehensively after reading the reviews on it. Thought I was going to have loads of problems and have to take it back but guess what, it works perfectly!
I am using a 64GB ipad air, SanDisk Ultra 16gb sdhc card with photos taken on a Fuji X20 and the transferring works like a dream. Plug it in and the Photos app opens. The import it fairly quick and you can then delete from the SD card if you want.
Haven't given 5 stars as it is a little pricey. …
- Written by Jordan S from Beckenham
What is the point?
I recently got this from a premium reseller whilst I am away.... I had to buy it because my old one stopped working after iOS7 cam I recently got this from a premium reseller whilst I am away.... I had to buy it because my old one stopped working after iOS7 came along. With the new one though, my ipad mini doesn't even recognise that anything is even plugged in!! What is the point in selling an accessory that your updates don't even allow to work. What am I supposed to do now?
Definitely not fond of apple right now. …
- Written by Ashleigh W from Wigan
6 of 7 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
what do I need to transfer photos from my COMPUTER to my mini Ipad
- Asked by Terence B
You should already have everything you need, but I'll run over it... You need a computer with iTunes You should already have everything you need, but I'll run over it... You need a computer with iTunes installed, a sync cable to connect the iPad to the computer, and of course the iPad. Fire up the computer and Itunes, then connect the iPad to the computer. Once ithe iPad connects and finishes syncing select it in Itunes. (It will appear in the upper right area of the screen once the computer detects it is connected) Now just click on the "Photos" tab. From there you can enable photo import to the ipad and choose which folders on your computer to import. After you do that click Sync and the folders & photos in them will import to the ipad. …
- Answered by Thomas F from Concord
Is there a maximum size of SD card this will work with?
- Asked by Ben G from Madison
Does the iPad or this adapted compress the file size of photos when importing them from an SD card?
- Asked by Ben G from Madison
No answers yet
Will it transfer images from Micro-SD using SD Adapter?
- Asked by Robert F from Davis
I purchased one and it doesn't at all. Only works with SD cards. Not micro SD cards in an adapter.
- Answered by Stanley A from Kingsford
iPad can read photos & video from an SD card, but I don't think you'll be able to transfer video in iPad can read photos & video from an SD card, but I don't think you'll be able to transfer video in the real format. Better to use a Mac or PC to convert the files and then iTunes to transfer them to your iPad, or put them on the web. …
- Answered by Stephen I from San Jose
does the lighting to sd card reader work with iphone4S?
- Asked by Deborah K from Saint Martinville
No, your iPhone 4S WILL NOT work for this lighting to SD card reader, as it is specifically compatib No, your iPhone 4S WILL NOT work for this lighting to SD card reader, as it is specifically compatible for iPad and iPad mini models only. Hence, you may consider looking at the list of compatible devices for that accessory on the Compatibility sections. …
- Answered by Joseph S