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
502 of 628 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
218 of 266 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
189 of 217 people found this useful
Perfect if pricey
Worked fine with the 3 USB devices I need it to work with, Canon 6D, Lumix LX-5 and a Hugo. I have to say that I am completely flu Worked fine with the 3 USB devices I need it to work with, Canon 6D, Lumix LX-5 and a Hugo. I have to say that I am completely flummoxed as to why other people have so much trouble. However, it does come at what looks to be a silly price. …
- Written by Nicholas B from Woodbridge
Eventually got to work with Nikon D3200
After many attempts to connect my Nikon D3200 to my iPad Air via this cable I finally found that if you go to Camera Settings - Pl After many attempts to connect my Nikon D3200 to my iPad Air via this cable I finally found that if you go to Camera Settings - Playback Folder - and change setting to "All" instead of thew defualt "Current" does the trick....worked for me …
- Written by William H from Lesmahagow
2 of 2 people found this useful
On first connecting my Sony Cybershot I had the same message as others. I went into the camera settings and turned off 'power fro On first connecting my Sony Cybershot I had the same message as others. I went into the camera settings and turned off 'power from USB', which fixed the problem. I suspect this will be the case with most rechargeable cameras. I agree with the comments about memory sticks but that is not what I bought it for. …
- Written by Terry N from East Ilsley
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
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
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
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
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
can this be used to access files from a flashdrive?
- Asked by Chanice G from Orlando
so far it will not read my 16gig flash drive. It says to much power is needed. I wonder if an extern so far it will not read my 16gig flash drive. It says to much power is needed. I wonder if an external hard drive with it's own power source will work. If anybody has one, try it and let us know. …
- Answered by Summer G from Potterville