• 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.

    17 of 24 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.

    11 of 15 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 !

    37 of 50 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!!!!

    46 of 55 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!

    95 of 107 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.

    53 of 59 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.

    40 of 45 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