• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It doesn't excatly "just work" but I did find a way to make it work

    • Written by from San Clemente

    I believe I'm like a lot of other people who bought this thinking they could use it on vacation to transfer photos and videos directly to their iPad without having to bring a laptop as a middle man. Also like I a lot of people I was pretty disappointed when I plugged my Hero3+ in just to get a warning that the accessory couldn't be used because it requires to much power or some such nonsense. I have, however, found a workaround that keeps this thing from being a total waste. The two ways I found to make it work are; first, the klunky way, was to use a micro SD to standard SD adaptor and put my GoPro SD inside my Cannon Powershot, but the second and more elegant way is to use a micro SD to USB adaptor (the kind that seems to come with most Micro SD cards I've gotten) and that works to. Fair warning though HD movies and DNG files seem to really tax the processor, and I have an iPad Air2. Hope this helps.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool idea, needs more uses

    • Written by from newburgh

    I bought this adapter thinking that I could use it with my iPhone 5s, but unfortunately cameras are not supported on any iPhone model. However, I was able to use it to plug the Apogee Jam guitar adapter into my iPhone and use it to record my guitar with Garage Band which was very surprising. Other than that, I haven't found much use for it so I'll probably return it.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    for star for me works great

    • Written by from makati

    works great on my nikon coolpic digi cam , i've found out that my camera setting was set to "charge by computer " all you have to do is switch it OFF and you're good. 4 star for me.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Here's why your device probably doesn't work.

    • Written by from Springfield

    Here's why your device probably doesn't work. It's probably because with iOS 7 (can't say for 7.1), the USB adapter "can only draw 20 mA, or MilliAmps". Now this is not a hardware issue, it's Apple patching their OS to shutoff the device and give a you an error message that your device is taking too much power. Apple is being restricted and doing what they want, and no one can stop them really, that's why I own a PC (although I'd rather have a mac than a pc with Windows 8). But back to the subject of the matter. This problem can be easily circumvented by obtaining an externally powered USB hub, splitter, or whatever you want to call it. But you don't want ot have to be dependant on external power do you? NO!!! OF COURSE NOT! So, as it turns out (again can't speak for iOS 7.1, but I think that it should work), you can just use the above mentioned USB hub as a middle man between your adapter and camera, flash drive, etc. WITHOUT power from the wall, and it should work! Now, for future reference for all of you giving one stars on this product, please go google your problem first before going off about how your stuff doesn't work and is broken. You can easily fix it. It's not the device's fault, it's Apple's, because they want all the control, and want their own controlled environments where they can directly manipulate things to their liking. And do you know why no one stops them? Because they make products that, for the majority of people (who aren't tech savvy or just big materialists), they work good enough for them. Which is why everyone hates Windows, because it gives you choice, sure it's menus are odd, and the control panel's organization doesn't make sense half of the time that I use it. But you can see that with Windows 8, they took a more casual approach to appeal to the less technologically inclined. Well all those people have Macs and people who like that Microsoft gives us choice are stuck with stupid Windows 8, which restricts that choice. So it's not just Microsoft vs. Apple, they both have faults, it's Consumer Choice vs. Large Companies telling you what you can and cannot do. That's my spiel, I hope you didn't find it too rude. Hope that this helped some of you. And I hope that you have a wonderful day.

    12 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nikon Coolpix

    • Written by from Nr. Newark

    I have just used this connector to import the pictures from my camera to my iPad. Once I turned off the 'connect to computer via USB', as suggested by other reviewers it works a treat. So pleased I purchased this instead of the SD card reader, because this item will be more useful for all the cameras with different style memory cards. Thank you to all those who gave suggestions for its use. Apple should be much more helpful with usage instruction, which is why I only give this review 4 stars. The connector is perfect, but instructions are poor.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Adapter. Working with Flash Memory Card class 10 without class 4

    • Written by from Lynnwood

    Firstly, I try adapter with Flash Memory Card Kington SD class 4, it does not work. What happen??
    After that, I try it with Sandisk SD class 10 and it has been flawless

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera use only

    • Written by from Conway

    This is what it says it is... lighting to USB CAMERA adapter. It aids in the transfer of photos and videos. It is NOT a lightning to USB port adapter. What this means is when plugged into your device although this adapter appears to physically create a general purpose USB port it does not. This item does not magically make your device capable of running any other plug and play devices. You can not use it to charge other devices or connect your printer to your iPad or iPad mini or transfer music.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but...

    • Written by from Kuusankoski

    Works great for both my Canon 5D MKIII and Powershot SX210. However, it does not accept my Olympus Tough TG-1 due to the fact that the camera is charged through the USB and the iPad cannot do this. A bit of a shame but the work around is to put the SD card in one of the other cameras and then all is ok. Maybe Apple could come up with a software fix to prevent the "too much power" issue.

    Some users on here saying that it does not work for their 7D or other Canon cameras are not being honest, it worked fine with my old Canon 7D.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from kitchener

    i bought this near christmas for my ipad mini and it is still working. my only issue is that my GOPRO didn't work on it my my digital camera still worked which is the camera i use the most.

    9 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from CLINTON TOWNSHIP


    42 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I hope this helps

    • Written by from Papillion

    solved my problem with Canon 300d and other cameras by reading this suggestion in another forum:

    If your camera menu has a 'Communication' setting, make sure you have PTP selected and not 'Normal'. I'm not sure this will work.. It's just a suggestion.
    "Normal" is Canon's proprietary communication protocol. It's used by applications developed by Canon.. (The ones that came on the CD included with the camera).. The iPad won't be able to recognize Canon's proprietary mode..
    "PTP", stands for Picture Transfer Protocol. It's a universal communication mode used by all the digital camera makers. The iPad should recognize this.
    With early EOS cameras, you had to manually switch between the two using the camera menu... With the newer models, they autodetect what protocol the host device wants to use and do the switching for you.
    If you find you're having trouble now using your Canon supplied apps (like Zoombrowser etc), you'll have to change the Communication back to 'Normal'.

    IT WORKS!!!!

    60 of 69 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well but,

    • Written by from Flagstaff

    Thanks to everyone who posted comments about the "connected device uses too much power" error message. After much frustration I was ready to return the adapter to Best Buy but fortunately, found these reviews. I then found settings on my Sony DSC-TX20 Cybershot that let me turn off the USB power supply. I presume that setting allows you to charge via your pc USB port, but I'm not sure. Anyway, once I made the change, the adapter worked perfectly. It even gave me the option of keeping or erasing the pics on my camera after importing. So 4 stars instead of 5 because there should be better documentation for what seems to be a very common problem. Unnecessary frustration, which I'm sure leads to a lot of returns!

    126 of 140 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Turn off USB charging!

    • Written by from Hokah

    I have the camera adapter for the iPad 2 and saw the same problem some of you mentioned about "too much power". The camera is trying to charge itself from the iPad which can't supply the power for that. You have to turn off USB charging on your camera. My Nikon S4000 has this in the options. It works fine after disabling USB charging in the camera.

    82 of 88 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great tool for mobile uploads

    • Written by from Ellicott City

    Was much easier than I thought it was going to be to import to my iPad Mini via USB connection direct to my Nikon D4. It imported the NEF files and I was able to view and sort them through the Photos app. Emailed one to myself and it had converted it to JPG automatically. (Not sure yet if it stores them as JPG or NEF _after_ import?). Pretty cool and will allow me to do quick imports on the road.

    8 of 9 people found this useful