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
685 of 794 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
594 of 714 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
508 of 636 people found this useful
come on Apple, why waste my time.
I buy this to plug an 8Gb USB drive in to get some vacation photos out onto my iPad where I love using iPhoto to organize things. I buy this to plug an 8Gb USB drive in to get some vacation photos out onto my iPad where I love using iPhoto to organize things. And I get an error message telling me the device requires too much power and cannot be used. hrm? Too much power? An 8gb thumb drive? What's really going on here? Can an Apple hardware and or software engineer shed light on why a $30.00 external port that should be built in cannot power an 8gb usb thumb drive? Im abviously returning it. but still logically. And even from a business stand point(profit) wouldn't you want some thing to actually work in the most basic ways? I mean aren't most people buying these and plugging usb drives into them? what do I know right Apple? Well I do know this. An 8gb usb thumb drive should be able to be power by my iPad . And nobody needs to be an engineer to figure that out.
-my $00.02 …
- Written by John M from Austin
4 of 4 people found this useful
Don't waste your money on this. I specifically bought this to put movies on a USB thumb drive to put into this so I could transfer Don't waste your money on this. I specifically bought this to put movies on a USB thumb drive to put into this so I could transfer movies over to my new ipad Air2. All the thumb drives I use say "too much power", i even used a hard drive with its own power source plugged into the wall and I didn't get the "too much power" instead, nothing popped up and yes the hard drive is formatted to mac's with .mp4's but none of the .mp4's showed up. Everything works fine on my macbook pro and figured, cool, i'll get an ipad so I can have movies with me anywhere I go, but not with this Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. RETURNING IT. …
- Written by Alana V from Magnolia
6 of 6 people found this useful
Works with GoPro Hero 4
Used the adapter to connect my GoPro Hero 4 to iPhoto on my iPad Air. Despite some reviews saying this can cause the "device is us Used the adapter to connect my GoPro Hero 4 to iPhoto on my iPad Air. Despite some reviews saying this can cause the "device is using too much power" error, I didn't have any such problem and managed to import a large test video with ease. …
- Written by Matt D from Newbury
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
- Jan 8, 2015
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
- Jan 10, 2015
Will this allow a USB microphone (like Snowball) to record to iPad as the previous 30-pin version did?
- Asked by Michael F from Fair Lawn
- Feb 15, 2013
It works for me with iPad mini 2(iOS 8), Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, and a Blue Snowball.
- Answered by James R from Delaware
- Oct 27, 2014
Does the Apple iPad camera connection work with olympus omd m10
- Asked by Trevor H
- Feb 24, 2015
Why can't this be used with an Iphone 6?
- Asked by Alexander N
- Dec 12, 2014
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
- Dec 27, 2014
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
- Jan 15, 2015
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
- Dec 30, 2014