With the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader, it's easy to download photos and videos from your digital camera to your iPad or iPad mini so you can view them on the gorgeous iPad display and share them with family and friends.
After you insert the SD card into the reader, 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 or iPad mini to your PC or Mac, the photos and videos on your iPad are added to your computer's photo library.
The Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader supports standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW, along with SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4.
- Reversible design
What's in the Box?
- Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader
Ratings & Reviews
perfect memory portal for large/multiple videos on smaller ipad minis
Have a 16GB ipad mini, but how to pack around a lot of videos to watch without clogging my ipad mini? Use this with a card to keep Have a 16GB ipad mini, but how to pack around a lot of videos to watch without clogging my ipad mini? Use this with a card to keep X ammount of videos to watch and upload at whim to my mini to watch, also use SD card as a photo library. basically this makes your ipad mini into a much larger platform for getting vids and pics onto it without having your computer at hand to upload new / diff vids or photos from. which is perfect for travel where you want a HUGE GB of vids to upload to watch on your ipad mini. …
- Written by ken W from lexington
591 of 688 people found this useful
Works as it should
I bought this for my new iPad mini. You should insert the card in the reader, then insert into iPad. No problem with transfer.
- Written by Allyson C from Lafayette Hill
465 of 573 people found this useful
Works like it should, and as described
This does as it's advertised, transfer photos/videos from a camera into you iPad... works great! Please ignore the folks who give This does as it's advertised, transfer photos/videos from a camera into you iPad... works great! Please ignore the folks who give this one star because it doesn't do functions like external storage. …
- Written by kevin M from Tucson
430 of 518 people found this useful
Worked beautifully for my uses
Used this to transfer photos from 3 of my cameras:
GoPro HD Hero 3+
Canon 5D Classic
Sony Nex 6
All of my memory cards are 3 Used this to transfer photos from 3 of my cameras:
GoPro HD Hero 3+
Canon 5D Classic
Sony Nex 6
All of my memory cards are 32GB and smaller
was able to upload photos from my gopro (uses mirco SD) with an SD adaptor. This worked wondefully, was able to see full res videos after transferring.
Worked fine with pictures shot in RAW and JPEG on my 5D classic (uses CF but have SD to CF adaptor). In iPhoto it recognizes that it is a raw image, but I am not sure if it converts to JPEG or reduces the size of the photo. I will compare file size compared on my computer vs iPad.
nex 6 worked fine, no issues std SD usage.
A little bit pricey but it worked well. If you don't want to wait for the import window to appear, open up pictures, and the import icon should show at the bottom in a few seconds or less. …
- Written by Jack A from Norwalk
1 of 1 people found this useful
This has worked sporadically for me. 9 times out of 10 it isn't recognized by my iPad Mini. When it is recognized it will import p This has worked sporadically for me. 9 times out of 10 it isn't recognized by my iPad Mini. When it is recognized it will import photos, unless I bump into the card reader… then it might become unrecognized. …
- Written by Wylie F from Jamaica Plain
2 of 2 people found this useful
H.264 format mandated works strictly only as a camera file reader
I bought this cable to gift my mom the ipad with all photos from her visit to US. Since back home internet speed I decided to buy I bought this cable to gift my mom the ipad with all photos from her visit to US. Since back home internet speed I decided to buy a large SD card dump about 60 GB of images into it and add it to the ipad. Well first the good things. this cable does support SDXC and that is the best part. And it reads images and shows thumbnails instantly under import section of moments. This requires the long route. Note the outer folder need to be DCIM or so as your DSLR would build then it has to have folders within it just 8 chars length H.264 standard domplaint. Say I had "New York" as folder name it wont show images until the folder is renamed as "New_York" 8 characters no spaces please! Then images should have just 8 chars and .jpg or RAW type.
like DSC_0001.jpg. Only then it works. Last the images cant be enlarged zoomed or rotated unless you import! so If you have 6000 you can import only a few at a time!
Folder wont show images instantly if more images are there. It just takes time to load everything in thumbnails.
Well if you have photos in different folders say "Brooklyn" and "New_York" it wont care for albums it will show them all in one well so all 6000 from 20+ albums will be jumbled that's the worst part! And you can rotate or have in slide show only the ones you import.
And for caution and safety always lock your memory card and insert as it will always show import all and delete all on top. Please lock your card else very easily you can loose all your images in one misfortunate click!
Well this reader just works! with so much to be known in fine print! But if you cant afford good internet, and need large storage for photos, and can't spend extra money for larger capacity ipads this is a good choice. It never works with iphone and Apple doesn't list it there as accessory for the phone so buy it only for ipad! Its good if you know how to use it wisely! And it supports SDHC and SDXC upto 64GB I tested it and works fine! …
- Written by Shankar Raj J from Schaumburg
7 of 12 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
what do I need to transfer photos from my COMPUTER to my mini Ipad
- Asked by Terence B
- Feb 25, 2013
You should already have everything you need, but I'll run over it... You need a computer with iTunes You should already have everything you need, but I'll run over it... You need a computer with iTunes installed, a sync cable to connect the iPad to the computer, and of course the iPad. Fire up the computer and Itunes, then connect the iPad to the computer. Once ithe iPad connects and finishes syncing select it in Itunes. (It will appear in the upper right area of the screen once the computer detects it is connected) Now just click on the "Photos" tab. From there you can enable photo import to the ipad and choose which folders on your computer to import. After you do that click Sync and the folders & photos in them will import to the ipad. …
- Answered by Thomas F from Concord
- Jun 3, 2013
If I import with this adapter will the photos be able to able to be trashed off the IPad?
- Asked by Maryanne N from Whitefish Bay
- Nov 24, 2013
No answers yet
iPad can read photos & video from an SD card, but I don't think you'll be able to transfer video in iPad can read photos & video from an SD card, but I don't think you'll be able to transfer video in the real format. Better to use a Mac or PC to convert the files and then iTunes to transfer them to your iPad, or put them on the web. …
- Answered by Stephen I from San Jose
- Jun 5, 2013
does the lighting to sd card reader work with iphone4S?
- Asked by Deborah K from Saint Martinville
- Oct 22, 2013
No, your iPhone 4S WILL NOT work for this lighting to SD card reader, as it is specifically compatib No, your iPhone 4S WILL NOT work for this lighting to SD card reader, as it is specifically compatible for iPad and iPad mini models only. Hence, you may consider looking at the list of compatible devices for that accessory on the Compatibility sections. …
- Answered by Joseph S
- Nov 15, 2013
Will it transfer images from Micro-SD using SD Adapter?
- Asked by Robert F from Davis
- Feb 5, 2013
I purchased one and it doesn't at all. Only works with SD cards. Not micro SD cards in an adapter.
- Answered by Stanley A from Kingsford
- Feb 17, 2013