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
541 of 637 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
537 of 648 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
444 of 559 people found this useful
Connected my Nikon Coolpix camera and also got the message that the device was too powerful. What a waste of money.
- Written by Lynnett W from Stalky ridge
Works flawlessly for me...
...between a Canon Rebel T1i and an iPad Air.
- Written by Bob P from Boylston
2 of 2 people found this useful
A must have device for iPad owners.
This product really works, specially after I found a solution for those flash drives not being accepted on the iPad because of the This product really works, specially after I found a solution for those flash drives not being accepted on the iPad because of their format type or high electric power demands. At first I had some problems connecting some of my flash drives to my iPad mini 2 retina IOS 7, using the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, but then I found the solution. The flash drive has to formatted in one of the following formats: FAT32 , exFAT , HFS+. If your flash drive isn't recognized by the iPad, and it is FAT32, you have to format it to FAT32 using a special free tool called "USB Disk Storage Format Tool 1.0 Hiren". Just Google for it. I had a Sandisk 32gb FAT32 formatted flash drive, and the iPad didn't accept it, until I reformatted it to FAT32 with this tool. When I previously tried to format this flash drive with Windows 7 built in format tool to FAT32, the iPad didn't recognize the drive. Same goes for my Sandisk 8gb and 4gb flash drive. Note that FAT32 enables a max 4gb per single file size. Also note that for some large drives, you have to wait about 20 seconds until the device is being recognized, so be patient.
Regarding to the “Cannot Use Device: The connected USB device requires too much power.” I found that if the flash drive is connected to a simple USB hub, it solves the problem for some flash drives, even if the hub is not externally powered!!! Same goes for flash card readers: Most didn't work until plugged in thru the USB HUB.
Regarding the maximum drive size, note, that you can also connect a 500gb (!!) externally powered 2.5" hard drive ( That has two male USB connectors coming from it, one for power and one for data ), format it to FAT32 using 'MiniAide FAT32 Formatter' or to HFS+ using GParted on linux.
I also managed to connect my PC keyboard to the USB. Worked great.
Note: This kit is for iPads. It will not work on iPhones.
Note: Use a genuine camera connection kit, as the non genuine kit I bought worked only for few of my flash drives, and the genuine kit worked for almost all my devices! …
- Written by Eli K from Tel aviv
6 of 6 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
My CanonSX160IS digital camera requires Canon Software to download into a Windows PC. Will this adapter need software in my IPad Air?
- Asked by Rhonda C from Sioux Falls
- Jul 8, 2014
How can i conect my midi controller novation impulse and my focusrite scarlett 2i4 with ipad? Do work With the lightning to usb camera adapter?
- Asked by Ravi B from Curitiba
- Jul 3, 2014
Can Lightning to USB camera adapter be used to hook up a USB printer to iPad?
- Asked by Clifford B from Dallas
- Jun 28, 2014
will this connect with an ipad 2
- Asked by Gurbhag D
- Feb 21, 2013
No, you need the 30-pin version. It's called the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit.
- Answered by Zach H from York
- Mar 3, 2013
Does this connector work with Go Pro Hero2 hd?
- Asked by Dennie S from Cahokia
- Dec 1, 2012
can I use this adaptor for my iMac
- Asked by Michael A
- Apr 13, 2014
The iMac has an SD slot at the rear so does not need the SD adaptor. The iMac has USB ports as well, The iMac has an SD slot at the rear so does not need the SD adaptor. The iMac has USB ports as well, so will connect directly to the camera USB cable.
That is, the adaptor is not needed for the iMac. …
- Answered by Stephen F
- May 16, 2014