With the Lightning to USB Camera Adaptor, 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 Adaptor, your iPad automatically opens the Photos app, which lets you choose which photos and videos to import, then organises 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 Adaptor 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 Adaptor
Ratings & Reviews
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
400 of 509 people found this useful
I bought this to connect my Gopro camera to my Ipad so that I could transfer and edit video whilst on holiday. When it's all conne I bought this to connect my Gopro camera to my Ipad so that I could transfer and edit video whilst on holiday. When it's all connected the ipad comes up with the warning of 'the device uses too much power'
The connector is going back as in my opinion it does not do the job it was made for. …
- Written by Paul S from Ashford
161 of 196 people found this useful
Slick operation with some cameras
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 s 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! …
- Written by Douglas W from Glasgow
147 of 169 people found this useful
Didn't work. My iPad told me the attached accessory uses too much power! It's only a little Samsung camera. Tried chatting onlin Didn't work. My iPad told me the attached accessory uses too much power! It's only a little Samsung camera. Tried chatting online to Apple support - it was like pulling teeth! Now I have to pay for the privilege to return it. …
- Written by Sarah W from Burton on Trent
Not for video
Buy this only for photo transfers, doesn't seem to work with a Contour HD or GoPro HD Video Camera! Message tells you device uses Buy this only for photo transfers, doesn't seem to work with a Contour HD or GoPro HD Video Camera! Message tells you device uses too much power! Thanks, as it also uses your power socket!! …
- Written by Adam W from Leicester
Does not work for me
Bought this to transfer pictures and video files to my iPad mini.Tried to transfer files via usb drives either says needs too much Bought this to transfer pictures and video files to my iPad mini.Tried to transfer files via usb drives either says needs too much power or does nothing. Tried to transfer files from SD cards or micro SD cards no luck. Tried linking camera cable to it-nothing happened. This is the most useless apple product I have ever bought. …
- Written by Mr J M from Dublin
2 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
can I connect a xbox 360 controller
- Asked by Pannatee T from Bangkok
No. This adaptor can only be used to connect cameras via a USB cable. It does not support other per No. This adaptor can only be used to connect cameras via a USB cable. It does not support other peripherals such as keyboards, mice or game controllers. …
- Answered by Jamie S
I need an attachment to connect my Nikon usb to my iPad air. Ii seems that it should have the Air lightning end on one side and the female USB on oth
- Asked by Barbara B from Warrenton
- Asked about: Lightning to USB Cable (2m)
What do I need to transfer photos from my SLR camera to IPad Air?
- Asked by Kathleen S from Charlotte
- Asked about: iPad
will the lightning usb camera adapter still work on ipad 4 or air like the 30 pin adapter does on ipad 2 -3 for the usb xenyx behringer mixers?
- Asked by Richard V from Parma
Will this connector work with a canon rebel t2i?
- Asked by Chelsea P from Glendale