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
480 of 603 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
206 of 253 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
181 of 209 people found this useful
Do not buy!
I bought this, was told it would work with all cameras, but quickly discovered it didn't work with any of mine! Every time it has I bought this, was told it would work with all cameras, but quickly discovered it didn't work with any of mine! Every time it has come up with message 'this requires too much power'. I don't believe Apple should still be selling this product. …
- Written by Lara C from Nr. Nuneaton
1 of 1 people found this useful
Only gave one star because I can't give zero. Have followed and re- followed instructions, tried all the hints and tips and still Only gave one star because I can't give zero. Have followed and re- followed instructions, tried all the hints and tips and still NOTHING. A complete waste of £25. Very frustrating and disappointing. …
- Written by Helen N from Walton on Thames
I bought this product to go with my nikon d3300. At first I read a couple of reviews and they said they weren't that good. So I th I bought this product to go with my nikon d3300. At first I read a couple of reviews and they said they weren't that good. So I thought to play it safe I would get the lightning to SD card reader. When I got to the shop they were out of SD cards ones. So I took a chance and bought this. I am glad I did. This bit of handy kit transfers photos in 2 seconds I find it amazing.
The only problem with it I think is that you can't transfer videos. …
- Written by Harry B from Swindon
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can I copy pictures from iPad air onto a usb flash drive with this adapter or any adapter .
- Asked by Christine W from Tooele
This device works one way only : Copying from camera to iPad's memory.
- Answered by Guillaume G from St-jean-sur-richelieu
is there a cable to connect a 3G Ipad to a smart phone which will allow me to Skype?
- Asked by Diek T from Newport
I have a usb xd card reader, can i use this to put the xd photos onto my i pad mini??
- Asked by Trudi M from Wells
Can i use this adapter to import mp4 videos into my iPad mini w/retina?
- Asked by Todd K from Stone Mountain
I can import videos taken from my Sony NEX5 (I tried 1080p/AVCHD format) and Nikon D90 (I tried 720p I can import videos taken from my Sony NEX5 (I tried 1080p/AVCHD format) and Nikon D90 (I tried 720p format) with no problems. If you can convert your videos into formats used by popular DSLR/Camera brands, you might be able to transfer them. …
- Answered by Jose Alfonso Lorenzo R from Mandaluyong
Can this be used with a powered USB hub to connect a USB microphone (like a Blue Snowball or Blue Yeti) to a 4th-gen iPad?
- Asked by Martha E from Richland
I tried using the mic on my iPad 2 and unfortunately it will not work. The message is that the mic t I tried using the mic on my iPad 2 and unfortunately it will not work. The message is that the mic takes up too much power. …
- Answered by Joe G from Gulfport