Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter

  • Overview

    With the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, it’s easy to transfer photos and videos from your high-resolution digital camera to your iPad Pro. After you connect the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, your iPad Pro automatically opens the Photos app, which lets you choose photos and videos to import, then organizes them into albums.

    Add even greater capability and versatility to your iPad Pro by powering the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter with a USB Power Adapter. Then you can connect USB peripherals like hubs, Ethernet adapters, audio/MIDI interfaces, and card readers for CompactFlash, SD, microSD, and more.

    The Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter supports standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW, along with SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro transfers data at USB 3 speeds, while the 9.7-inch iPad Pro uses USB 2.

    What’s in the Box

    Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter

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  • 3.5 Average
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great for travels!!!!!!

      I normally take my labtop on all my trips to upload pictures every night. But now with this device, my iPad, and Nikon camera I am ready!!! It's so easy. As soo I normally take my labtop on all my trips to upload pictures every night. But now with this device, my iPad, and Nikon camera I am ready!!! It's so easy. As soon as you plug in....instant upload. You select the pictures you want and then it transfers to your device. It's the best!!!!!

      • Written by Naylise G S from Miami

      39 of 43 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great for travels!!!!!!

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Power pass-through limitations

      Regarding the power pass-through, it works with lightning cables and the Apple micro USB to lightning adapter, but *NOT* the 30 pin to lightning adapter. Just Regarding the power pass-through, it works with lightning cables and the Apple micro USB to lightning adapter, but *NOT* the 30 pin to lightning adapter. Just a heads up. USB works as advertised.

      • Written by Adam B from Royal Oak

      32 of 38 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Power pass-through limitations

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works with USB microphone

      Literally it just works as advertised. What else can I say?

      • Written by Nicolas C from Encinitas

      32 of 41 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works with USB microphone

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      poor documentation and tech support

      Before purchasing I looked at the compatibility and it said the iPad Air 2 was compatible. When I got the adapter, it would not work with both of my Air 2s, ge Before purchasing I looked at the compatibility and it said the iPad Air 2 was compatible. When I got the adapter, it would not work with both of my Air 2s, getting a message saying "this accessory is not supported by this device". Tech support suggested updating to the latest IOS, which I didn't want, because the accessories need the latest OS. System requirements is not listed on the web site. I upgraded the OS and found the adapter worked, but when I connected my camera I got a message saying the connected device requires too much power. A follow up call with tech support resulted in a suggestion to go into an Apple Store after being placed on hold while the support rep consulted with a senior advisor. The nearest Apple Store is quite a drive away, it's not local. Others have reported the too much power problem. I looked closer at the adapter, and the slot I thought was for a SIM card was actually a lightning port. I plugged in the charger, and the camera worked. This is not documented that I could find, and apparently the entry level tech support people don't know that either. The web page should list system requirements, and also how the darned thing is supposed to work. It does seem to do the job, but it's annoying I couldn't use my wife's adapter for her "old" iPad due to the change in plugs.

      • Written by John J from LOS OLIVOS

      1 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?poor documentation and tech support

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      DOESN'T WORK WITH SD CARD READERS

      I bought so I could download photos from my SD card reader but it always comes up with the "too much power is required" error. Now it is useless.

      • Written by Jason T from Peoria

      8 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?DOESN'T WORK WITH SD CARD READERS

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Emphasis on "Camera" Adaptor...

      First off I feel that this device is priced quite high for what it is...a USB 3 port. I also don't like the fact that USB functionality is severely limited by First off I feel that this device is priced quite high for what it is...a USB 3 port. I also don't like the fact that USB functionality is severely limited by iOS 9/Apple, even though the adapter can now be powered. Even though I have an iPad Pro 12.9" and this adapter, I still feel like I am stuck in the mid 90s with what Apple allows me to do with it. I cannot, for example, put something on a USB drive and upload it to my iPad. Apple's push for simplicity means you have to use everything except a simple USB drive (competing cloud services/apps that transfer data over wifi/lighting flash drives with their own apps ). I also haven't even been able to transfer Photos from my Mac to the iPad with this adapter and a flash drive, I will call Apple to see if thats intended or if it's just user error. If you are just trying to import photos directly from a supported camera or desire to attach a supported USB microphone then this is the adapter for you. If you are expecting much more you may want to look elsewhere.

      • Written by Cornell J from Valdosta

      19 of 20 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Emphasis on "Camera" Adaptor...

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