• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works on 5d mark II and some usb card readers

    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.

    68 of 80 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This adaptor did not work for me. I tried connecting two compact flash readers and an SD card reader to this USB adaptor. None worked. Be careful. Apple do not tell you that a power supply is needed for the connector to work. So this connector has to be connected to a camera which supplies the power from the camera's battery. I found out the hard way.

    49 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great connector

    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!

    830 of 968 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    do not bother buying this product

    Does not work at all with the Samsung TL225, very very disappointed in this product, come on Apple fix it. Waste of money

    20 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Turn off USB charging!

    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.

    86 of 93 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Slick operation with some cameras

    Using this cable to connect an iPad 4 to a camera you will also need the USB cable that connects your camera to your PC's USB A socket. It would have been nice if this cable was longer and ended in a USB mini B plug so that it could have connected to most cameras directly.

    I connected a 64GB iPad 4 to a Canon 5D mk3 and it worked straight away downloading the RAW files (approx 25MB each) quickly to the import album in the photos app. The app then offered to delete or leave the photos in the camera.

    The app allowed viewing and zooming of the RAW files which look really great on the retina screen.

    Once home I connected the iPad to my Windows 7 PC and it then showed up as a device in My Computer. Opening the My iPad icon I browsed the photos folders then dragged and dropped the RAW files onto my computer hard disk. They came over unaltered or compressed by their passage through the iPad. Also I did not have to use iTunes to transfer the photos!!!

    So far so good but it failed to recognise my GoPro HD video camera.

    As others have said this cable does not add a USB socket to an iPad for general file transfer. If it works with your camera...great. If not this is probably one of the most expensive cables with limited functionality it is possible to buy. For £1 less I have just bought a 15m HDMI cable for an HD TV which is highly functional, transmitting both HD video and audio!

    209 of 240 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it

    I wish the reviews on this product were available when I bought the USB Camera Adapter. I receive a message saying my device requires too much power. Don't waste your money - it doesn't work.

    13 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    This cable works flawlessly with my gear. I can import raw files from my Nikon cameras, and even import raw files from my Fuji X-Pro 1! From there I can take my photos into Photoshop Touch or Snapseed for a quick edit and send. The lightning connector makes pluging in dead simple. Well done.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I have the mini iPad and have been using this adapter to transfer my photos. I find it very easy to use. I have had no problems with transferring my pictures from the card to my mini iPad.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Adds a lot of functionality

    I've connected the lightning to usb camera adapter to a kensington usb powered hub so I could connect a midi keyboard via an EMU USB to midi adapter and a USB audio interface. Both worked simultaneously just like they do on my iMac. I've also connected directly to my Canon Powershot Camera and transferred photos no problem. However connecting a USB drive is very limited, you can format as FAT and put a DCIM folder containing pictures and movies, essentially you trick iOS into thinking its a Camera file system.

    The downside is it is expensive and there is no second lightning port to charge via Apple's power adapter. The best one can hope for is that a powered USB hub might trickle charge or reduce battery consumption.

    47 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Nikon D7000, but...

    Excited to get a connector that works with my camera.. It does work. Despite a few tries without success. Found that its a bit particular about what cable it uses.

    Does not work with Gopro HD hero 2.
    Does not work with Garmin Edge 500 cycle computer. ( yes I realise this is not a camera but was worth a crack!)

    Works well with Canon s90 compact.

    I found a reasonable workaround for still images ( not video ) from the Gopro. Simply insert the SD card into the compatible camera and it will import the still images from the Gopro.

    Have to say I'm a bit cut that it's not very workable.. I get how some devices use power on the charging basis, but it's quite limiting in that respect.

    Fast download for the cameras that do work though!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work!

    After purchasing a different connector yesterday from an apple store where I was sold the wrong item, I exchanged it for this one. However upon trying this with my Nikon cool pix S6300 digital camera just now I have found that this doesn't work - just says "attached USB device requires too much power" after playing around for a bit, still can't get it to even register my camera let alone transfer my photos! Also can't seem to find a list of compatible or non compatible cameras anywhere on the Apple website. Looks like I'm going to have to do the 50 mile round trip to the nearest apple store for the 3rd time this week to get a refund on this useless accessory that does not do the only thing it is designed to do! Not happy!

    25 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work

    This connector does not work with the Olympus WP series. Error message of requires too much power..Come on Apple- correct this!!

    24 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SD card reader

    I find this product frustrating. Advertised to transfer pictures and videos from SD to iPad but find that the results are inconsistent with pictures and transferring video is even harder. I would not recommend this at the moment.

    33 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Compatible with Canon 7D

    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!

    37 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with Olympus TG-1

    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.

    40 of 55 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing Connector

    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.

    556 of 800 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It does not work!!!

    I have a canon 20 D, I got a "CAN NOT USE DEVICE The connected USB device is not supported"
    Sorry apple, as much as I like your products, this one just does not work.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great tool for mobile uploads

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This iten is a total waste of money. Does not work with a Sandisk card reader. does not work with a Canon 7D DSLR or Canon point and shoot camera or any flash drive. Don't know how Apple can sell this item that has so many bugs.

    29 of 44 people found this useful