With the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, 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 Adapter, your iPad automatically opens the Photos app, which lets you choose which photos and videos to import, then organizes 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 Adapter 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 Adapter
Ratings & Reviews
This product is great for the new iPad I bought! I received the message "requires too much power" and fixed that problem real quic This product is great for the new iPad I bought! I received the message "requires too much power" and fixed that problem real quick. I went on my camera and changed the charging option to off. After that it has been flawless! I am ready for Germany now! …
- Written by zachary S from Savannah
674 of 783 people found this useful
I bought this today to go with my iPad mini. Just posting here to confirm that it worked flawlessly between my 40D (shooting RAW) I bought this today to go with my iPad mini. Just posting here to confirm that it worked flawlessly between my 40D (shooting RAW) and my iPad mini. I'm now on the hunt for apps that will utilize this cable for tethered shooting or other cool things …
- Written by Gregory L from Allentown
591 of 711 people found this useful
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
504 of 630 people found this useful
Connects a Yeti microphone to an iPhone 5 perfectly
Bought this to connect a Blue Yeti microphone to an iPhone 5. Clearly the Yeti doesn't draw too much power because it connects an Bought this to connect a Blue Yeti microphone to an iPhone 5. Clearly the Yeti doesn't draw too much power because it connects and works flawlessly. Bear in mind that when you plug the mic into your iPhone it will become both your input and your output, so if you want to hear things from your iPhone with the mic connected you'll have to plug a set of headphones into the Yeti.
For this application, no separate powered USB hub required, so very convenient. And incidentally, the Yeti is a fabulous microphone. …
- Written by Ian W from Wilmette
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
Lightning camera adapter... Let me use this with my iPhone 6 plus! NOW!!!
We may have to stop calling these people geniuses. I simply want to edit photos from my SLR camera on my huge iPhone. The adapter We may have to stop calling these people geniuses. I simply want to edit photos from my SLR camera on my huge iPhone. The adapter works fine with my iPad but is not supported on my brand new iPhone 6 plus. Apple stop trying to out think your frustrated user base. Let us do creative things with your great software and subpar hardware. I Insist this will be an easy upgrade and you should comply ASAP... …
- Written by Brett J from San Francisco
3 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can this be used to connect CME Xkey midi mobile keyboard to iPad mini 2?
- Asked by Ian P
I just bought the CME x-key to be used with my iPad Air. Using it with the USB adapter (Lightning to I just bought the CME x-key to be used with my iPad Air. Using it with the USB adapter (Lightning to USB Camera Adapter), it works flawlessly with Garage Band on both Mac Pro computer (v.10.6.8) and iPad Air.
I don't see why it wouldn't work with the iPad mini, but I'm not an Apple specialist.
Hope this helps,
John Cannon …
- Answered by John C from Carmichael
Could I just get a female to female usb adapter and put it on a lightning to usb cable instead of buying this?
- Asked by Breeanna M from Arlington
Does the "Lightning to USB Camera Adapter" allow a iPAD mini 3 (or an iPhone 5) to import / export photos or documents using a USB drive?
- Asked by Mackenzie C from Winnipeg
You can import photos and videos to an iPad with this adapter, but you will not be able to export th You can import photos and videos to an iPad with this adapter, but you will not be able to export them. Some USB drives may require a separate powered USB hub to function with this adapter, as this cable limits the amount of power consumed by a USB device. …
- Answered by Pavel L from Brooklyn
can this be used to access files from a flashdrive?
- Asked by Chanice G from Orlando
so far it will not read my 16gig flash drive. It says to much power is needed. I wonder if an extern so far it will not read my 16gig flash drive. It says to much power is needed. I wonder if an external hard drive with it's own power source will work. If anybody has one, try it and let us know. …
- Answered by Summer G from Potterville