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
701 of 809 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
549 of 665 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
524 of 621 people found this useful
After reading all the reviews I was paranoid about this. So I went to store, got one, and connected to my iPad Air. It wor After reading all the reviews I was paranoid about this. So I went to store, got one, and connected to my iPad Air. It worked perfectly!
I tried three different cameras, nikon L24. P90, D3200 with my iPad Air 32 GB . Normal photographs and movies on 8GB. 16GB, and 32GB. Imported in 1 to 2 seconds. All SD cards were Sandisk, ranging from 8 to 32GB, not cheap knock offs. Special thanks to Debbie at the Milwaukee Mayfair store for being so helpful! :> …
- Written by Pete S from Wauwatosa
1 of 1 people found this useful
Can't Get It To Work
I downloaded photos from my Windows PC to a SD card. I then tried to transfer from the SD card using the Lightning to SD Card Came I downloaded photos from my Windows PC to a SD card. I then tried to transfer from the SD card using the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader to my iPad Air. It recognized that I had connected the cable but it couldn't read or see the photos on the SD card. I looked at some of the reviews here to see if I was doing something wrong. The initial card I tried was 32 GB; didn't work. I tried an 8GB card; didn't work. I checked the file names on the 8GB card and all complied to the one suggestion below; didn't work.
I went to my Apple dealer where I bought the iPad and this cable reader and their response was that the card had been formatted by my PC and that's why the iPad couldn't read it. They suggested that I re-format the card in my camera and then try it again. I did; it didn't work.
From the other reviews I've read here, success is certainly not consistent (hit or miss) so I would have to say that the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader is not a good product. Unless someone can provide a solution that is guaranteed to work, then I would recommend not buying. …
- Written by David B from St. Albert
3 of 4 people found this useful
Limitations with Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader
I have 2 video cameras that I tried transferring video from to my IPAD Mini via the Lightning to SD Adapter. My Sony Action Cam re I have 2 video cameras that I tried transferring video from to my IPAD Mini via the Lightning to SD Adapter. My Sony Action Cam records in MPEG4 and the videos transferred to my Ipad Mini with no issues. My JVC GZ-EX210 with wi-fi however records in AVCHD and my IPAD Mini did not recognize that there were any videos on the SD card. The IPAD Mini did however recognize still photos on the JVC camera SD card. In order to transfer video from a JVC Everio camcorder with wi-fi the best solution is to use the free Everio Sync app and do a wireless transfer to your Ipad. This works with no issues and puts the videos into your photo album and they can also be accessed in iMovie. So to make a long story short, you do not need the SD Adapter if you have a JVC Camcorder with Wi-Fi. I am giving this product 4 stars because it only works with certain file types and SD card file structures. I tried copying and pasting and renaming the files on the JVC SD card to match what the file structure looked like on the SONY card but my Ipad still would not recognize that there was video on the JVC SD card. A wireless transfer is much less work and why go through all that bother of moving files around on your SD card and renaming files if you don't have too. Maybe Apple will come up with a SW update to fix this issue if enough people complain about it. I'm certain there are many more people out there shooting in AVCHD and not just MPEG4. …
- Written by Peter R from Highland
1 of 1 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
will it transfer pictures from any digital camera to the ipad mini with retina?
- Asked by Charlene B from Tinley Park
- Feb 18, 2014
I just picked up a iPad mini with retina display and updated it to IOS 7. Also bought the lightning I just picked up a iPad mini with retina display and updated it to IOS 7. Also bought the lightning to SD card reader. Took a few pictures with a digital trail camera using a 2G Kingston SD card and it worked exactly as I had hoped. Gave you the option of which pictures to import and if you wanted them removed from the card when finished. Very pleased. …
- Answered by Crista G from Wyoming
- Feb 27, 2014
Will this work on the new IOAS 7 format?
- Asked by Sandra S from Westmont
- Sep 25, 2013
Well I can tell you from my experience today that it is not working as expected on a up-to-date iPad Well I can tell you from my experience today that it is not working as expected on a up-to-date iPad Mini on iOS 7 and a normal SD card from our Nikon camera. …
- Answered by Mark D from Stephens City
- Dec 28, 2013
Is there a maximum size of SD card this will work with?
- Asked by Ben G from Madison
- Dec 16, 2013
Update to my previous answer.... On the IPad Air with IOS 7.0.4 it reads my 64gb sdxc card. On the Update to my previous answer.... On the IPad Air with IOS 7.0.4 it reads my 64gb sdxc card. On the previous IPad with retina display, the one before the Air came out, running IOS 6.1.3 it doesn't read my 64gb sdxc card. Probably an IOS thing. …
- Answered by Mark A
- Jan 29, 2014