• 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 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.

  • 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.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says

    This does what it promises - it imports photos from a camera or if you have a low power card reader, micro sd cards too.

    A few things that you need to know if using a card reader - photos must be in the right folder called DCIM and the file names must be 8 characters plus the extension, something like 73849399.jpg will work fine.

    I have two card readers - one works, the other says it requires too much power. The working one cost me £1.

    This will actually charge my Sony SBH-20 Bluetooth earphones, so power output isn't that bad, it's just that some card readers are built poorly.

    To import video or photos from things like a GoPro, buy the excellent Photofast CR-8800. Honestly, you won't look back!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems connecting Nikon D800

    The cable has just arrived and I connected my Nikon D800 without any issues. I offloaded some pictures and video without a hitch onto my iPad Air, so two thumbs up here!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disapointed

    purchased for use with D7200 it works with Apples own photos software but not with any other app on ipad's like Helicon a waste of £25 shame apple wont support really good 3rd party apps takes their money to sell via apps from the apps store but wont let you connect to them. Had to give it 1 star apple wont let you give it any less - shame on you

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    I bought this Lightning u s b Camera adapter to connect my iPad to my piano as it supports midi. I was able to use my music apps for three months and then it stopped working it did not recognise the piano. I was advised that every thing pointed to the adapter not working so I took it back and got a replacement, to my delight it worked, but for only 14 days. There clearly is something not right with this adapted as it is not only cameras it is not recognising. I bought my iPad and Camera connection so that I could use the music apps. Please Apple do something about this.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work.

    IDoesn't work. What I can't understand is those people who are saying theirs work perfectly would be looking at this site.

    1 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This must be a Joke?

    With the iPad Air its totally useless product. Keeps bringing up warning "the attached acessory requires too much power" with Zoom Q4 and several other cameras. Fix it !!!

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with GoPro Hero 4

    Used the adapter to connect my GoPro Hero 4 to iPhoto on my iPad Air. Despite some reviews saying this can cause the "device is using too much power" error, I didn't have any such problem and managed to import a large test video with ease.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect if pricey

    Worked fine with the 3 USB devices I need it to work with, Canon 6D, Lumix LX-5 and a Hugo. I have to say that I am completely flummoxed as to why other people have so much trouble. However, it does come at what looks to be a silly price.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Eventually got to work with Nikon D3200

    After many attempts to connect my Nikon D3200 to my iPad Air via this cable I finally found that if you go to Camera Settings - Playback Folder - and change setting to "All" instead of thew defualt "Current" does the trick....worked for me

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works

    On first connecting my Sony Cybershot I had the same message as others. I went into the camera settings and turned off 'power from USB', which fixed the problem. I suspect this will be the case with most rechargeable cameras. I agree with the comments about memory sticks but that is not what I bought it for.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    When I connect my camera and ipad I get the error message 'connected device uses too much power' even though my camera is powered by a fully charged battery. Not fit for purpose.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy!

    I bought this, was told it would work with all cameras, but quickly discovered it didn't work with any of mine! Every time it has come up with message 'this requires too much power'. I don't believe Apple should still be selling this product.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally useless

    Only gave one star because I can't give zero. Have followed and re- followed instructions, tried all the hints and tips and still NOTHING. A complete waste of £25. Very frustrating and disappointing.

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Faultless

    I bought this product to go with my nikon d3300. At first I read a couple of reviews and they said they weren't that good. So I thought to play it safe I would get the lightning to SD card reader. When I got to the shop they were out of SD cards ones. So I took a chance and bought this. I am glad I did. This bit of handy kit transfers photos in 2 seconds I find it amazing.
    The only problem with it I think is that you can't transfer videos.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USELESS

    Connected my Nikon Coolpix camera and also got the message that the device was too powerful. What a waste of money.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as described

    In spite of some bad reviews I just bought this device. It works exactly as described straight out of the box with the following cameras: Canon EOS 400D, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35 and Nikon Coolpix S9100. With the Coolpx, just one tweak: in the Menu setting, change 'Charge by Computer' from Auto to Off otherwise the iPad says the device consumes too much power. I also tried the Coolpix (left on Auto charge by computer setting) via a powered USB hub - again works beautifully. Also tried various USB memory sticks - most say they require too much power but are visible through a powered hub, but one smaller 1GB stick worked direct. However, to see photos, they must be in a root folder called DCIM, and not all photos were visible. Not sure what causes the variation. Don't rely on this device to read pictures from USB memory sticks!

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless, overpriced piece of cr@p

    I get the same error most people are getting, "accessory uses too much power".

    30€ gone.

    4 of 10 people found this useful