• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with canon 5d mk1 too

    • Written by from Helsinki

    Doesn't work plug and play but a little tweak in the camera settings and the cable does what it's supposed to.
    Go to the settings in your 5d. Go to the settling that says PC-connection and change that to Print/PTP. Plug in your camera to your iPad, go to the photos app and the press the print button in the back of your 5d. Photos on your camera will now show up in your iPad and you can download them.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB camera adaptor

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    "USB device requires to much power" I received this message anytime I tried to use any of my three external USB card readers. Camera adaptor works great when attached to my Nikon D70.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality - zero usage guidance - figured out how to get pics to import

    • Written by from Guelph

    Got this to load pictures from a variety of sources - from the family servers, SDs from the cameras, and other apple products.
    Got the "too much power required" error message - errrrrrrrr.
    Went through all my USB sticks until I found a 1 Gb stick that didn't produce the error (other ones too large capacity?)
    But still no import of pictures.
    Then I remembered that every SD camera keeps all the pictures in a directory called 'DCIM'
    I have no clue what DCIM means - but I formatted the USB stick, created a new folder called 'DCIM' - then loaded 68 pictures into the DCIM directory.
    Loaded the adapter and poof - I get the Import option on the bottom of the Photos app screen.
    So I now can take any picture from anywhere and get it uploaded into the iPad mini.
    Super - but good grief Apple - folk a little help in the adapter book would be expected for an expensive - and high quality adapter.
    Hope this helps others too.nn

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Should have Lightning-in for power like DigitalAV and VGA adapters.

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    This works, but it really should have a Lightning-in port for providing power to the iPad while it is connected, just as the DigitalAV and VGA adapters have. The USB adapters are used for music applications, such as connected audio interfaces or keyboard controllers. These are applications where the iPad needs to stay charged just as much as during a video presentation.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Gopro Hero 3

    • Written by from Katoomba

    I bought this cable to edit Gopro footage on my Ipad. To my dismay i found out it does not work. I can not import footage from the Gopro Hero 3. In saying that, it works perfectly with my Canon 7D. It makes editing small videos on Pinnacle edit suit a breeze, no rendering nothing.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from PORT TALBOT

    I got it working by using different USB lead
    I have spent two days trying out the Apollo 13, method of connectivity!!! plug one end in first then plug into the camera and connect the two together!! nothing, I HAVE SPENT TWO HOURS ON THE PHONE TO THE APPLE SHOP, APPLE CARE, to no avail. Then a brainwave hit me THUD It is not necessarily the camera is taking too much power, or there is a incompatibility problem, I remembered back to the dark old days when I bought the iPad (Last November 2012) I had a problem after a couple of weeks, with the lead I was using, though the cats had tried to strip it, but no, so changed the USB lead over with another one and hey presto it worked. Lightbulb above the head moment, so I have just tried a different lead and I have picture transfer from my Canon 50D to mini.


    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A tip to those whose devices "require too much power".

    • Written by from Stelle

    You can plug in an external powered USB-Hub in between the iPad and the other device. This will help power that other device (eg camera) and it should work. But of course this is not something we want to take on our trips as it is just another thing to carry around and besides, it needs a power plug! (Of course you could carry around a battery to power the USB hub. But that's really inconvenient)

    Apple needs to turn up the power of the USB port!

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for Nikon Coolpix

    • Written by from Wettenhall

    The ipad can't power photo transfer from this camera. I wish apple would highlight this issue before expensive adapters are purchased and then returned!

    29 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for the average user.

    • Written by from WILMINGTON

    It downloads photos very fast, even full size raws from my 7d, but there is a big problem when you need to shoot and download at the same time...you can not nor can you grab the cf card and pop another in your camera to continue shooting. Need a cf adapter.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Slick operation with some cameras

    • Written by from Glasgow

    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!

    175 of 201 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Nikon D7000, but...

    • Written by from Melbourne

    Excited to get a connector that works with my camera.. It does work. Despite a few tries without success. Found that its a bit particular about what cable it uses.

    Does not work with Gopro HD hero 2.
    Does not work with Garmin Edge 500 cycle computer. ( yes I realise this is not a camera but was worth a crack!)

    Works well with Canon s90 compact.

    I found a reasonable workaround for still images ( not video ) from the Gopro. Simply insert the SD card into the compatible camera and it will import the still images from the Gopro.

    Have to say I'm a bit cut that it's not very workable.. I get how some devices use power on the charging basis, but it's quite limiting in that respect.

    Fast download for the cameras that do work though!!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful, if limited

    • Written by from Nottingham

    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.

    458 of 578 people found this useful