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
444 of 559 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
185 of 226 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
167 of 191 people found this useful
Connected my Nikon Coolpix camera and also got the message that the device was too powerful. What a waste of money.
- Written by Lynnett W from Stalky ridge
Works as described
In spite of some bad reviews I just bought this device. It works exactly as described straight out of the box with the following c In spite of some bad reviews I just bought this device. It works exactly as described straight out of the box with the following cameras: Canon EOS 400D, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35 and Nikon Coolpix S9100. With the Coolpx, just one tweak: in the Menu setting, change 'Charge by Computer' from Auto to Off otherwise the iPad says the device consumes too much power. I also tried the Coolpix (left on Auto charge by computer setting) via a powered USB hub - again works beautifully. Also tried various USB memory sticks - most say they require too much power but are visible through a powered hub, but one smaller 1GB stick worked direct. However, to see photos, they must be in a root folder called DCIM, and not all photos were visible. Not sure what causes the variation. Don't rely on this device to read pictures from USB memory sticks! …
- Written by P G S from Kirkby Stephen
1 of 2 people found this useful
Useless, overpriced piece of cr@p
I get the same error most people are getting, "accessory uses too much power".
- Written by Niccolò B from Firenze
0 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
My CanonSX160IS digital camera requires Canon Software to download into a Windows PC. Will this adapter need software in my IPad Air?
- Asked by Rhonda C from Sioux Falls
How can i conect my midi controller novation impulse and my focusrite scarlett 2i4 with ipad? Do work With the lightning to usb camera adapter?
- Asked by Ravi B from Curitiba
Can Lightning to USB camera adapter be used to hook up a USB printer to iPad?
- Asked by Clifford B from Dallas
will this connect with an ipad 2
- Asked by Gurbhag D
No, you need the 30-pin version. It's called the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.
- Answered by Zach H from York
Does this connector work with Go Pro Hero2 hd?
- Asked by Dennie S from Cahokia
can I use this adaptor for my iMac
- Asked by Michael A
The iMac has an SD slot at the rear so does not need the SD adaptor. The iMac has USB ports as well, The iMac has an SD slot at the rear so does not need the SD adaptor. The iMac has USB ports as well, so will connect directly to the camera USB cable.
That is, the adaptor is not needed for the iMac. …
- Answered by Stephen F