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
363 of 381 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
226 of 308 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
169 of 195 people found this useful
Works fine to transfer photos and video to my son's iPad mini, simply will not work with my iPad Air, despite trying to load the s Works fine to transfer photos and video to my son's iPad mini, simply will not work with my iPad Air, despite trying to load the same files. All our settings are the same - only conclusion is incompatibility with iPad Air. Very disappointed, cannot transfer any video content to my pad, with this expensive accessory. Waisted hours trying to get it to work, to no avail. Unable to get any assistance from Apple, other than the advice to reboot which doesn't change anything. Be prepared to possibly be very frustrated with this product. …
- Written by Clive T from Sutton Coldfield
1 of 1 people found this useful
It is a great product, does exactly what it says!
I was really afraid to buy this because of the bad reviews that I found, but I suppose the ones complaining about this product is I was really afraid to buy this because of the bad reviews that I found, but I suppose the ones complaining about this product is because they maybe had problem with incompatibility. If you make sure that you check which iPads work with the "Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader", you are fine.
I had a great experience using it. It is really fast to transfer the pictures from your SD card to the iPad. I'm using it with an iPad mini retina, SanDisk 32GB 45MB/s Extreme HD Video SDHC Card and Sony NEX-3N camera. …
- Written by Marilia F from Dundee
Not for professional use
Was hoping to use this while travelling with my DSLR instead of lugging around my MBP. I only shoot in RAW which is fine because i Was hoping to use this while travelling with my DSLR instead of lugging around my MBP. I only shoot in RAW which is fine because it supports the Canon 6D. HOWEVER... Insert your SD card and it will literally take hours to 'find' all the files on the card and then after waiting for ages for it to find them all it will generate previews for you. Only once this is done can you choose which ones you want to import. So in essence it's useless unless you have a whole evening spare.
Save yourself £25 and use Canon's free remote where you can transfer the files to hour iPad over wifi, sure it's not RAW but it's quick. Guess my iPad Air won't be replacing my MBP on the go anytime soon. Shame. …
- Written by Jordan D from Putney
3 of 3 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
what item do I need to transfer picture from ipad to a computer?
- Asked by Barbara T
Use Dropbox app on your iPad to transfer photos from iPad to Mac or Pc.
- Answered by Jessie M A from College Grove
I have the card reader for my ipad3. Is there a lightning converter that I can use to plug it into the new iPad Air.
- Asked by Linda T from West End
There are accessories for this case. Visit the Apple Store or Mobile accessories for details.
- Answered by Calvin N from Markham
Is the sd card reader limit to 32gb
- Asked by Michael G from Lawrenceville
Yes - the SD card can only read up to 32 GB SD cards. If you have the newer 64GB or 128GB SD cards Yes - the SD card can only read up to 32 GB SD cards. If you have the newer 64GB or 128GB SD cards they will NOT work. …
- Answered by Stephen I from San Jose
can i transfer photos with the lightning reader to lightroom
- Asked by Bonnie I from New Baltimore
can i export pictures and vedios from ipad to SD card?
- Asked by Richa B from Jersey City
My understanding is that it is one way, I.e. data goes from the SD card to the iPad but not the reve My understanding is that it is one way, I.e. data goes from the SD card to the iPad but not the reverse. …
- Answered by Gary H from Valley Center