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
977 of 1117 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
767 of 895 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
772 of 909 people found this useful
Slow, overall not a great Apple experience
Although this might be the best way to get photos from your camera's SD card to your iPad, it's certainly not a great "Apple-like" Although this might be the best way to get photos from your camera's SD card to your iPad, it's certainly not a great "Apple-like" experience. I'm no prom, but can take 50-100 photos a day on vacation. I wanted a solution to get RAW images onto my iPad for some quick on-the-go editing (using a RAW editor like Photogene...).
The process of transferring photos is cumbersome. First, plug your SD card into the Reader. Then plug the Reader into the iPad. The Photos app will launch automatically with a new option on the bottom, "Import." Here's where it gets s-l-o-w. Each RAW file (maybe 15MB?) takes about 1 second to load as a thumbnail. If you have 50 or 100 or 500 images on your SD card, they will all have to load before you can do anything. Remember, this is just the image thumbnail. Oh, and you can't switch over to another app while this is happening...basically you are stuck waiting for this to complete.
Once all the thumbnails load, you can then choose which images you actually want to import to the iPad. Tap on them to select, then choose "Import" and wait some more for the images to actually get imported into your Camera Roll.
Overall, not a great solution--seems a bit haphazard, and I wish some OS updates would speed this up. Falls short of "Apple" simplicity and magic. …
- Written by Andi S from Portland
1 of 1 people found this useful
This works perfectly with my iPad Air and Fuji XT1.
- Written by John C from Oceanside
1 of 1 people found this useful
SD Card Reader No longer works on iPad 2 or iPad Air 2
I have an iPad 2 and and iPad Air 2. My SD carder worked a few months ago, but ever since OS upgrades, it no longer works. When I have an iPad 2 and and iPad Air 2. My SD carder worked a few months ago, but ever since OS upgrades, it no longer works. When I plug it in, it opens the photo app, but doesn't allow me to see the photos on the card, let alone download them. Very annoying!! I'll bring it to the Apple store eventually to see if they can get it to work or replace it. …
- Written by Andy K from Roseville
7 of 9 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
what item do I need to transfer picture from ipad to a computer?
- Asked by Barbara T
- Nov 22, 2012
Use Dropbox app on your iPad to transfer photos from iPad to Mac or Pc.
- Answered by Jessie M A from College Grove
- Dec 6, 2012
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
Can I transfer photos from my PC to my iPad?
- Asked by Karen N from Pembroke
- Jan 17, 2013
Is the sd card reader limit to 32gb
- Asked by Michael G from Lawrenceville
- Apr 30, 2013
Yes - the SD card can only read up to 32 GB SD cards. If you have the newer 64GB or 128GB SD cards Yes - the SD card can only read up to 32 GB SD cards. If you have the newer 64GB or 128GB SD cards they will NOT work. …
- Answered by Stephen I from San Jose
- Jun 5, 2013
Will it work with iphone 6?
- Asked by Carl S from Milwaukee
- Sep 11, 2014
From what I have read this will NOT work with an iPhone 6, 5, or 5S with the lighting connection. V From what I have read this will NOT work with an iPhone 6, 5, or 5S with the lighting connection. Very odd I know but there you go! …
- Answered by Aaron P
- Oct 23, 2014