• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great connector

    • Written by from Savannah

    This product is great for the new iPad I bought! I received the message "requires too much power" and fixed that problem real quick. I went on my camera and changed the charging option to off. After that it has been flawless! I am ready for Germany now!

    597 of 699 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works

    • Written by from Allentown

    I bought this today to go with my iPad mini. Just posting here to confirm that it worked flawlessly between my 40D (shooting RAW) and my iPad mini. I'm now on the hunt for apps that will utilize this cable for tethered shooting or other cool things

    562 of 678 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing Connector

    • Written by from Koeln

    While on vacation : my USB Card Reader and GoPro hero2 Camera were not recognized, both 'required too much power'. Only with my canon 20d I was able to import pictures. Thus: a dissapointing Connector.

    429 of 610 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Midi keyboards

    • Written by from Chodziez

    Works fine with Roland and Yamaha keyboards with a standard Midi to USB interface.

    117 of 130 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!

    108 of 121 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.

    65 of 71 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works on 5d mark II and some usb card readers

    • Written by from Boynton beach

    I purchased this to transfer my Raw images and jpeg's from my Canon 5D Mark II to my iPad 4 and it works Great, I also tried it with my Kodak A250 50 in 1 card reader I can plug my CF card in and it works as well, any photographer using his/her iPad for photo viewing and minor editing this cable is a must. The only issue I encountered is that it did not work with the Eye-fi card.

    63 of 75 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!!!!

    54 of 63 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked just as advertised!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I went to the Apple Store to purchase the item. Upon returning home, I connected it to my iPad/Retina display and my Nikon D3 and it worked just as advertised. It's going to work out nicely in the field as I'm a Pro photographer and will no longer have to carry around my laptop to show images to my clients.

    I will simply make the connection and display my images within seconds. Sure beats attempting to show images via the 3 inch LCD screen on the back of my camera.

    Thanks Apple!

    47 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work

    • Written by from long beach

    I have tried 3 different devices..a canon rebel, a Lumix, and a gopro..it recognizes the gopro as using too much power and it does not ever see the other two cameras. But on my old ipad with the 30 point connector to USB it works like a charm. So what gives? I am taking mine back..30 dollars is a lot to pay for a useless device

    63 of 88 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible with GoPro

    • Written by from Cold Spring

    I connected the new iPad to my HD hero3 and it wouldn't connect because the GoPro used too much power

    59 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works perfectly once I changed camera communication setting

    • Written by from boone

    A huge THANKS to the reviewer who suggested this - the adapter worked fine with my newish Powershot, but using my EOS 20D, which is pretty old, I got a message that the device was not supported. I was ready to send the adapter back, because I really need it for the EOS, my main camera- I am going to England this summer and am only taking my iPad Mini, not my laptop, so have to have some way to back up photos (losing photos due to a lost/damaged card, camera, etc would be beyond tragic)

    Then I read the review that suggested going to the camera's menu and changing the Communication setting from Normal to PTP. Tada!! Success - the pictures loaded right up, I am very happy, and the adapter does not have to go back to Apple.

    40 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Compatible with Canon 7D

    • Written by from carbondale

    Works perfect with the Canon 7D. I just connect it to my iPad mini, turn on the camera, and it automatically uploads the files. I believe if you are shooting in RAW, it uses the jpeg generated by the camera. Fantastic!

    36 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed with Limited Compatibility

    • Written by from Idaho Falls

    Doesn't work with the Olympus Tough TG-820 which does not have an setting to shut off the charging when connected by USB. Get "uses too much power" no matter what setting on the camera that I try.
    Naturally it does work with the much larger Nikon P100, which is not my go everywhere do everything camera.

    45 of 62 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    USB CAMERA ADAPTER

    • Written by from CLINTON TOWNSHIP

    WAS UNABLE TO CONNECT IPAD WITH USB ADAPTER. HAVE SONY CYBER-SHOT. INITIAL CONNECTION STATED USB WAS USING TOO MUCH POWER. CHANGED SETTING ON CAMERA TO POWER OFF USB CONNECTION. NOW WORKS PERFECTLY. THANK YOU PAST SUGGESTIONS !

    40 of 54 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with Olympus TG-1

    • Written by from Canton

    It recognizes the files in my Rebel XTi, but does not show previews for RAW files. They do import, however. Unfortunately, the camera I got this for was my point and shoot, an Olympus TG-1. It gets the "accessory requires too much power" message. I can take the card out and put in my card reader, which is powered, and it will read it, but that sort of defeats the purpose as I wanted something for traveling and on the go situations. Looks like I have to purchase the sd card one, too. Can't give up the USB because the Canon takes compact flash. Kind of disappointing. Seems like there should be a better all in one sort of solution.

    38 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iOS 7.1 killed this connector

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Since updating my iPad air to iOS 7.1 , this no longer works, I get a message that reads "This accessory requires to much power" when I plug just the adaptor in and nothing else, I also tried it with my wifes iPad 4th Gen and I get the same message. Both running iOS 7.1 was not a problem with iOS 7.0. Very frustrating! This worked great before and if it still worked after updating I would give this a 4 or 5 rating as it is was a great product, but now it is dead!

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for a little while

    • Written by from Anchorage

    I was so excited when I first got this. I got it for Christmas and it worked for about 1 month (with a Canon Rebel and a Canon PowerShot). However, shortly after that, it quit recognizing both of those cameras. I was thinking I'd return it and get an SD card reader, but it sounds like the reviews for that are just as bad! Come on Apple, get it together.

    32 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by from Wien

    It does not work on my iPad Mini and a new Nikon Coolpix S01. (I even disabled the charge via computer on the camera!)

    I hope Apple will fix this soon or warn users that this adapter is not working on the iPad Mini and Apple does not even support the new iPod Touch 5G. Because users like me can always buy a new, better product instead – right?

    38 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my Canon 5D Mk II & iPad 4

    • Written by from Montreal

    Purchased the adapter today. Plugged it to my iPad 4th gen. 128 GB. Plugged my Canon 5D Mk II into the USB side with the camera's cable. Turned the camera on; magic! Thumbnails of all the photos on the card (~225 RAW) appeared in less than a minute, along with a button to transfer them all to the iPad and one to delete all (from the camera). You can also select individual photos for downloading/deletion.

    Downloaded all photos in about 10 min., which is reasonable for me. Then hooked my iPad to my desktop, selected the photos from Windows Explorer, took about 2-3 min. Then erased all photos from the iPad.

    The cycle for me is complete, since I intend on using my iPad as backup during my photography trips. I would then download the photos to my desktop upon my return.

    The photos can also be viewed on the iPad in a really decent quality.

    All this with no apps to download (at least for the iPad 4) and no errors for me.

    Highly recommended, especially if you have my combination of camera/tablet or similar.

    23 of 26 people found this useful