• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing and over priced!

    • Written by from Calgary

    This adapter only works with 1 of 4 cameras that I tried connecting to my new iPad Mini w/Retina display. They all use SD or micro SD cards.
    Message: 'Cannot use Device. The connected device requires too much power.'
    The old 30-pin version of the USB adapter even worked with USB keyboards and some other devices.
    Disappointing for a new product and at Apple's prices!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing Connector

    • Written by from Budapest

    Only with my Panasonic FZ50 can import pictures :(
    Doesn't work with USB TC Helicone GTX.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Video NOT downloading

    • Written by from Ajax

    I have a Sony video camera model HDR XR550 and connected it to my iPad with retina display via the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. It downloaded only the pictures but not the video clips. I am thinking of returning this adapter.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    OK: It does let you import photos but that is all + No Preview on the card

    • Written by from LITTLEHAMPTON

    This is a typical Apple product. On the plus side it is simple, small, elegant & does what it says it will do. The cable is a bit too long if you want to store in a point a shoot camera case.

    On the downside it only does what it says it can do (i.e. import photos from a SIM) & it does that badly, plus it is expensive for what it is. The main obvious thing it is missing is that you can not preview the pictures full screen while they are on the SD card. Most people will want to delete out the rubbish before you copy them onto you iPad, but Apple treats you like a little kid & does not allow you to do this. How can people so clever do simple things like this so stupidly?

    I can understand them locking down & restricting what data you they will allow you to import onto your IOS device i.e. you can not browse folders, load other non-picture/video files but this is typical of their obsessive control for no good reason, which is why so many people hate them. Got to be said.

    It will have it's place as a way of previewing pictures but the clumsy implementation means you have to load them all in & then delete them on the iPad, which is tedious given the poor controls in picture viewer. Shame, as they could have done this so much better.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed with Limited Compatibility

    • Written by from Idaho Falls

    Doesn't work with the Olympus Tough TG-820 which does not have an setting to shut off the charging when connected by USB. Get "uses too much power" no matter what setting on the camera that I try.
    Naturally it does work with the much larger Nikon P100, which is not my go everywhere do everything camera.

    46 of 63 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with Olympus TG-1

    • Written by from Canton

    It recognizes the files in my Rebel XTi, but does not show previews for RAW files. They do import, however. Unfortunately, the camera I got this for was my point and shoot, an Olympus TG-1. It gets the "accessory requires too much power" message. I can take the card out and put in my card reader, which is powered, and it will read it, but that sort of defeats the purpose as I wanted something for traveling and on the go situations. Looks like I have to purchase the sd card one, too. Can't give up the USB because the Canon takes compact flash. Kind of disappointing. Seems like there should be a better all in one sort of solution.

    38 of 53 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing Connector

    • Written by from Koeln

    While on vacation : my USB Card Reader and GoPro hero2 Camera were not recognized, both 'required too much power'. Only with my canon 20d I was able to import pictures. Thus: a dissapointing Connector.

    468 of 664 people found this useful