With the Lightning to USB Camera Adaptor, 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 Adaptor, 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 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 Adaptor 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 Adaptor
Ratings & Reviews
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
528 of 659 people found this useful
I bought this to connect my Gopro camera to my Ipad so that I could transfer and edit video whilst on holiday. When it's all conne I bought this to connect my Gopro camera to my Ipad so that I could transfer and edit video whilst on holiday. When it's all connected the ipad comes up with the warning of 'the device uses too much power'
The connector is going back as in my opinion it does not do the job it was made for. …
- Written by Paul S from Ashford
229 of 279 people found this useful
Slick operation with some cameras
Using this cable to connect an iPad 4 to a camera you will also need the USB cable that connects your camera to your PC's USB A s Using this cable to connect an iPad 4 to a camera you will also need the USB cable that connects your camera to your PC's USB A socket. It would have been nice if this cable was longer and ended in a USB mini B plug so that it could have connected to most cameras directly.
I connected a 64GB iPad 4 to a Canon 5D mk3 and it worked straight away downloading the RAW files (approx 25MB each) quickly to the import album in the photos app. The app then offered to delete or leave the photos in the camera.
The app allowed viewing and zooming of the RAW files which look really great on the retina screen.
Once home I connected the iPad to my Windows 7 PC and it then showed up as a device in My Computer. Opening the My iPad icon I browsed the photos folders then dragged and dropped the RAW files onto my computer hard disk. They came over unaltered or compressed by their passage through the iPad. Also I did not have to use iTunes to transfer the photos!!!
So far so good but it failed to recognise my GoPro HD video camera.
As others have said this cable does not add a USB socket to an iPad for general file transfer. If it works with your camera...great. If not this is probably one of the most expensive cables with limited functionality it is possible to buy. For £1 less I have just bought a 15m HDMI cable for an HD TV which is highly functional, transmitting both HD video and audio! …
- Written by Douglas W from Glasgow
197 of 226 people found this useful
This must be a Joke?
With the iPad Air its totally useless product. Keeps bringing up warning "the attached acessory requires too much power" with Zoom With the iPad Air its totally useless product. Keeps bringing up warning "the attached acessory requires too much power" with Zoom Q4 and several other cameras. Fix it !!! …
- Written by Tero L from Jämsä
0 of 1 people found this useful
Works with GoPro Hero 4
Used the adapter to connect my GoPro Hero 4 to iPhoto on my iPad Air. Despite some reviews saying this can cause the "device is us Used the adapter to connect my GoPro Hero 4 to iPhoto on my iPad Air. Despite some reviews saying this can cause the "device is using too much power" error, I didn't have any such problem and managed to import a large test video with ease. …
- Written by Matt D from Newbury
1 of 1 people found this useful
Perfect if pricey
Worked fine with the 3 USB devices I need it to work with, Canon 6D, Lumix LX-5 and a Hugo. I have to say that I am completely flu Worked fine with the 3 USB devices I need it to work with, Canon 6D, Lumix LX-5 and a Hugo. I have to say that I am completely flummoxed as to why other people have so much trouble. However, it does come at what looks to be a silly price. …
- Written by Nicholas B from Woodbridge
2 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
will the Apple Lightning Camera Adapter work for and iPhone 6?
- Asked by Jyostsna S from Monroe Township
Is it compatible with the Nikon COOLPIX L830?
- Asked by Jose M from Orlando
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I want to transfer photos from my PC (Windows 7) to the iPad. Can this cable be used to copy photos from a PC to iPad as well?
- Asked by Upula M from Oakleigh South
Is this compatible with Canon 7D that uses a CF card? Can I use to connect from camera direct to iPad air 2
- Asked by Mauree T from Miami
Hi, I don't have this version camera connection kit, but I thought I'd give my input since no one ha Hi, I don't have this version camera connection kit, but I thought I'd give my input since no one has answered your question!
I have the original 30-pin Camera Connection Kit with a Lightning to 30-pin Adapter that I connect my Canon 7D to my iPad Mini 2, & it works great transferring my RAW & JPEG images to my iPad! I'm guessing this will work fine too =) Good luck! …
- Answered by Stephanee Grace C from Vista
Can you connect an iPad 4 lightning connector to a USB midi keyboard? or do you need another adapter?
- Asked by Gary B
With my ipad4, Lightning to USB Camera adapter and M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 Ort Even Casio Privia With my ipad4, Lightning to USB Camera adapter and M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 Ort Even Casio Privia PX-130 I can use GarageBand and Animoog.
Have fun! …
- Answered by Andreas R