• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool idea, needs more uses

    • Written by from newburgh

    I bought this adapter thinking that I could use it with my iPhone 5s, but unfortunately cameras are not supported on any iPhone model. However, I was able to use it to plug the Apogee Jam guitar adapter into my iPhone and use it to record my guitar with Garage Band which was very surprising. Other than that, I haven't found much use for it so I'll probably return it.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for USB MIDI Keyboards!

    • Written by from Castlemaine

    Ok, so it doesn't work for your thumb drives... But I bought it to connect my iPad Mini to MIDI keyboards and interfaces... Perfect!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    for star for me works great

    • Written by from makati

    works great on my nikon coolpic digi cam , i've found out that my camera setting was set to "charge by computer " all you have to do is switch it OFF and you're good. 4 star for me.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Here's why your device probably doesn't work.

    • Written by from Springfield

    Here's why your device probably doesn't work. It's probably because with iOS 7 (can't say for 7.1), the USB adapter "can only draw 20 mA, or MilliAmps". Now this is not a hardware issue, it's Apple patching their OS to shutoff the device and give a you an error message that your device is taking too much power. Apple is being restricted and doing what they want, and no one can stop them really, that's why I own a PC (although I'd rather have a mac than a pc with Windows 8). But back to the subject of the matter. This problem can be easily circumvented by obtaining an externally powered USB hub, splitter, or whatever you want to call it. But you don't want ot have to be dependant on external power do you? NO!!! OF COURSE NOT! So, as it turns out (again can't speak for iOS 7.1, but I think that it should work), you can just use the above mentioned USB hub as a middle man between your adapter and camera, flash drive, etc. WITHOUT power from the wall, and it should work! Now, for future reference for all of you giving one stars on this product, please go google your problem first before going off about how your stuff doesn't work and is broken. You can easily fix it. It's not the device's fault, it's Apple's, because they want all the control, and want their own controlled environments where they can directly manipulate things to their liking. And do you know why no one stops them? Because they make products that, for the majority of people (who aren't tech savvy or just big materialists), they work good enough for them. Which is why everyone hates Windows, because it gives you choice, sure it's menus are odd, and the control panel's organization doesn't make sense half of the time that I use it. But you can see that with Windows 8, they took a more casual approach to appeal to the less technologically inclined. Well all those people have Macs and people who like that Microsoft gives us choice are stuck with stupid Windows 8, which restricts that choice. So it's not just Microsoft vs. Apple, they both have faults, it's Consumer Choice vs. Large Companies telling you what you can and cannot do. That's my spiel, I hope you didn't find it too rude. Hope that this helped some of you. And I hope that you have a wonderful day.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nikon Coolpix

    • Written by from Nr. Newark

    I have just used this connector to import the pictures from my camera to my iPad. Once I turned off the 'connect to computer via USB', as suggested by other reviewers it works a treat. So pleased I purchased this instead of the SD card reader, because this item will be more useful for all the cameras with different style memory cards. Thank you to all those who gave suggestions for its use. Apple should be much more helpful with usage instruction, which is why I only give this review 4 stars. The connector is perfect, but instructions are poor.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Adapter. Working with Flash Memory Card class 10 without class 4

    • Written by from Lynnwood

    Firstly, I try adapter with Flash Memory Card Kington SD class 4, it does not work. What happen??
    After that, I try it with Sandisk SD class 10 and it has been flawless

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera use only

    • Written by from Conway

    This is what it says it is... lighting to USB CAMERA adapter. It aids in the transfer of photos and videos. It is NOT a lightning to USB port adapter. What this means is when plugged into your device although this adapter appears to physically create a general purpose USB port it does not. This item does not magically make your device capable of running any other plug and play devices. You can not use it to charge other devices or connect your printer to your iPad or iPad mini or transfer music.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but...

    • Written by from Kuusankoski

    Works great for both my Canon 5D MKIII and Powershot SX210. However, it does not accept my Olympus Tough TG-1 due to the fact that the camera is charged through the USB and the iPad cannot do this. A bit of a shame but the work around is to put the SD card in one of the other cameras and then all is ok. Maybe Apple could come up with a software fix to prevent the "too much power" issue.

    Some users on here saying that it does not work for their 7D or other Canon cameras are not being honest, it worked fine with my old Canon 7D.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey and it does what it says on the TIN.

    • Written by from Swindon

    Lightning to USB Camera Adapter is perfect for my needs. It does what it says and that is conenct a digital camera (Canon 60D) and transfer photos (I only shoot RAW) and videos to my Ipad mini. Fast Photos/videos transfer and they are not altered in any way. Be careful though as it requires precise power requirement from the device. If your device USB requires a lot of power then the Ipad mini will not be able to provide that power which is understandable. Mostly devices that requires charging via USB connection, those may fail as they consume too much power. Digital SLR like my Canon 60D does nto recharge from USB connection. 4 stars cause it is a bit expensive.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY GOOD

    • Written by from kitchener

    i bought this near christmas for my ipad mini and it is still working. my only issue is that my GOPRO didn't work on it my my digital camera still worked which is the camera i use the most.

    8 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    USB CAMERA ADAPTER

    • Written by from CLINTON TOWNSHIP

    WAS UNABLE TO CONNECT IPAD WITH USB ADAPTER. HAVE SONY CYBER-SHOT. INITIAL CONNECTION STATED USB WAS USING TOO MUCH POWER. CHANGED SETTING ON CAMERA TO POWER OFF USB CONNECTION. NOW WORKS PERFECTLY. THANK YOU PAST SUGGESTIONS !

    40 of 54 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I hope this helps

    • Written by from Papillion

    solved my problem with Canon 300d and other cameras by reading this suggestion in another forum:


    If your camera menu has a 'Communication' setting, make sure you have PTP selected and not 'Normal'. I'm not sure this will work.. It's just a suggestion.
    "Normal" is Canon's proprietary communication protocol. It's used by applications developed by Canon.. (The ones that came on the CD included with the camera).. The iPad won't be able to recognize Canon's proprietary mode..
    "PTP", stands for Picture Transfer Protocol. It's a universal communication mode used by all the digital camera makers. The iPad should recognize this.
    With early EOS cameras, you had to manually switch between the two using the camera menu... With the newer models, they autodetect what protocol the host device wants to use and do the switching for you.
    If you find you're having trouble now using your Canon supplied apps (like Zoombrowser etc), you'll have to change the Communication back to 'Normal'.


    IT WORKS!!!!

    54 of 63 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product - but a bit pricey!

    • Written by from Melbourne

    Works exactly as promised with 5d mark ii. Transfer rate much quicker than I expected even with RAW files!
    I attempted the transfer using a generic mini USB to USB cable connected to my camera without success and it only worked when I dug out the original cable that came with my camera.
    I'd suggest anyone experiencing problems to try this (and to make sure that the camera is not trying to get power through USB).
    Only gave four stars because the price is quite high for a tiny little cable that gives functionality the iPad should have built in....

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Camera adaptor

    • Written by from St. Albans

    Brilliant. Photos imported immediately. Very easy to connect.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well but,

    • Written by from Flagstaff

    Thanks to everyone who posted comments about the "connected device uses too much power" error message. After much frustration I was ready to return the adapter to Best Buy but fortunately, found these reviews. I then found settings on my Sony DSC-TX20 Cybershot that let me turn off the USB power supply. I presume that setting allows you to charge via your pc USB port, but I'm not sure. Anyway, once I made the change, the adapter worked perfectly. It even gave me the option of keeping or erasing the pics on my camera after importing. So 4 stars instead of 5 because there should be better documentation for what seems to be a very common problem. Unnecessary frustration, which I'm sure leads to a lot of returns!

    107 of 120 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Took some fiddling with camera settings

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Took a bit of fiddling with my camera settings (Canon 350D and Nikon Coolpix) but once the correct options had been picked worked really well.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Turn off USB charging!

    • Written by from Hokah

    I have the camera adapter for the iPad 2 and saw the same problem some of you mentioned about "too much power". The camera is trying to charge itself from the iPad which can't supply the power for that. You have to turn off USB charging on your camera. My Nikon S4000 has this in the options. It works fine after disabling USB charging in the camera.

    65 of 71 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Adds a lot of functionality

    • Written by from LEICESTER

    I've connected the lightning to usb camera adapter to a kensington usb powered hub so I could connect a midi keyboard via an EMU USB to midi adapter and a USB audio interface. Both worked simultaneously just like they do on my iMac. I've also connected directly to my Canon Powershot Camera and transferred photos no problem. However connecting a USB drive is very limited, you can format as FAT and put a DCIM folder containing pictures and movies, essentially you trick iOS into thinking its a Camera file system.

    The downside is it is expensive and there is no second lightning port to charge via Apple's power adapter. The best one can hope for is that a powered USB hub might trickle charge or reduce battery consumption.

    42 of 47 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great tool for mobile uploads

    • Written by from Ellicott City

    Was much easier than I thought it was going to be to import to my iPad Mini via USB connection direct to my Nikon D4. It imported the NEF files and I was able to view and sort them through the Photos app. Emailed one to myself and it had converted it to JPG automatically. (Not sure yet if it stores them as JPG or NEF _after_ import?). Pretty cool and will allow me to do quick imports on the road.

    7 of 8 people found this useful