Lightning to USB Camera Adapter

  • Overview

    With the Lightning to USB Camera Adaptor, it’s easy to download photos and videos from your digital camera to your iPad with Retina display or iPad mini, so you can view them on the gorgeous iPad display and share them with family and friends.

    After you connect the Lightning to USB Camera Adaptor, your iPad automatically opens the Photos app, which lets you choose which photos and videos to import, then organises them into albums. When you sync iPad to your PC or Mac, the photos and videos on your iPad are added to your computer’s photo library.

    The Lightning to USB Camera Adaptor supports standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW, along with SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4. Requires iOS 9.2 or later.

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    Lightning to USB Camera Adaptor

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  • 2.5 Average
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    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Useful, if limited

      A useful, if limited little cable; on my iPad Mini have only been able to make it work with cameras - no other USB devices. Anything powered by the USB port pr A useful, if limited little cable; on my iPad Mini have only been able to make it work with cameras - no other USB devices. Anything powered by the USB port prompts a 'The connected USB device requires too much power' message; anything self powered (tried with multiple thumb drives, self powered USB HDDs etc) triggers no reaction at all. Other USB devices tried (mouse, keyboard!) prompt a 'The connected USB device is not supported'. The good news is that it works fast and flawlessly with cameras - tested with Canon 50D and IXUS 100IS - brings up a separate 'Camera' group in photo album and allows the import of selected or all photos on the camera - RAW, JPEG and MOV formats and then post transfer asks if you 'want to delete the imported files from the attached camera'. Does not allow file export from iPad back to camera, and does not make available anything that the camera does not recognise as a file (ie MP4 files not shown - so can't import movies that way). So, does what it says on the tin - connects your Camera to your iPad and will be useful to allow download and/or big screen viewing of photos when in the field - but currently that's it.

      • Written by Nick K from Nottingham

      552 of 687 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Useful, if limited

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Rubbish!

      I bought this to connect my Gopro camera to my Ipad so that I could transfer and edit video whilst on holiday. When it's all connected the ipad comes up with th I bought this to connect my Gopro camera to my Ipad so that I could transfer and edit video whilst on holiday. When it's all connected the ipad comes up with the warning of 'the device uses too much power' The connector is going back as in my opinion it does not do the job it was made for.

      • Written by Paul S from Ashford

      240 of 292 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Rubbish!

    • 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 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!

      • Written by Douglas W from Glasgow

      203 of 234 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Slick operation with some cameras

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Problem solved

      I had similar problems to others with the iPad mini saying the camera needed too much power when it was connected. I scrolled through other reviews and one said I had similar problems to others with the iPad mini saying the camera needed too much power when it was connected. I scrolled through other reviews and one said they wondered if the problem was that the camera wasn't fully charged. The camera had plenty of charge left but I put it on to charge fully just to try it. Once the charging light went off on the camera I plugged it back into the iPad mini using the adapter and the photos appeared! So now I know what to do but I think this should have been in the tips and troubleshooting section of the instruction booklet as a suggestion for when the power warning appears.

      • Written by Jacqueline M from Chorley

      Is this review useful?Problem solved

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Camera won't connect

      Like many others I can't connect my camera (a Sony RX100 iv) to the Ipad Pro - I'm told it requires too much power.

      • Written by Rosemarie D from Banbury

      1 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Camera won't connect

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Using with Sony Cybershot

      Having read all previous reviews was very reticent about trying this bit of kit...so bought it from John Lewis knowing that I could return it if it didn't work Having read all previous reviews was very reticent about trying this bit of kit...so bought it from John Lewis knowing that I could return it if it didn't work out. Spent ages with my Sony Cybershot looking how to change various settings. In the end just 'did it' without changing anything and it worked straight away uploading photos to my iPad. Panic over and 100 percent success.

      • Written by Linda D from Hutton

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Using with Sony Cybershot

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