Lightning to USB Camera Adapter

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  • Overview

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

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

    The Lightning to USB Camera Adapter 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.

    What’s in the Box

    Lightning to USB Camera Adapter

    Tech Specs

    Lightning

    USB

    System Requirements

    iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models with iOS 9 or later

  • iPhone Models

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  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      works perfectly once I changed camera communication setting

      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 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.

      • Written by Beth B from boone

      102 of 112 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?works perfectly once I changed camera communication setting

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      works perfectly

      I was worried about the previous reviews, but I am totally satisfied with this product. it works with my Canon EOS DSLR and also with my old Olympus Camedia. I was worried about the previous reviews, but I am totally satisfied with this product. it works with my Canon EOS DSLR and also with my old Olympus Camedia. I think people may be having problems with their camera's not being fully charged up when they try to transfer.

      • Written by Louise K from Calverton

      86 of 93 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?works perfectly

    • 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 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!

      • Written by William W from carbondale

      67 of 76 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Compatible with Canon 7D

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Doesn't work with Canon 5D Mk II

      I really wanted this to work for the situation I had: transfer images directly from my Canon 5d Mk II to my iPhone, via a mini-USB to USB cable, which connected I really wanted this to work for the situation I had: transfer images directly from my Canon 5d Mk II to my iPhone, via a mini-USB to USB cable, which connected to this Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. The 'Import' icon shows fine on the Photos app, and I can choose the photos to import; but right after tapping 'Import' the Photos app quits and goes back to Home Screen. It never worked no matter how many variations I tried. So my recommendation would be DO NOT buy this if you have the same situation. This camera is super-old technology-wise, so I'll just have to upgrade that first, lol.

      • Written by Christopher E from Portland

      Is this review useful?Doesn't work with Canon 5D Mk II

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      No longer works - DO NOT BUY!

      This used to be a great product but no longer works since iOS 11.2. I'm now using iOS 11.3 and still all i get is the message: 'this accessory is not supported This used to be a great product but no longer works since iOS 11.2. I'm now using iOS 11.3 and still all i get is the message: 'this accessory is not supported by this iPhone' - the iPhone in question is an iPhone 8 but it also stopped working on iPad and iPhone SE, all since iOS 11.2. Shame on Apple for still selling this!

      • Written by Jonathan A from North Shields

      4 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?No longer works - DO NOT BUY!

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Shocked but it works!

      I have repeatedly tried to get Apple's newer USB 3 adapter and the newer SD card reader to work and while both have fast transfer speeds in all of my tests they I have repeatedly tried to get Apple's newer USB 3 adapter and the newer SD card reader to work and while both have fast transfer speeds in all of my tests they have consistently missed approx. 5% of the images in every transfer. My tests involved multiple copies of Apple's adapters, multiple sets of images and multiple cards. Every time the percentage of missed images was consistent and there was nothing unique about the skipped images to explain why the adapters couldn't detect them. My goal is to find a backup system for the travel that doesn't involve the cloud or a laptop so always losing 5% of my imagers at random wasn't an option. Apple store staff while finding my issue "interesting" were of no help in solving it and kept suggesting that the solution was wifi camera cards. As a last ditch effort, I decided to give this older unpowered adapter a shot. To my surprise it has so far proven reliable. In my initial tests is has consistently copied all images from my attached camera (Nikon DF) with a transfer rate of less than 1s per 20mb RAW image which is considerably faster than the wifi hub I've been using until now and only a bit slower than the newer adapters. This adapter does not work with a Sandisk micro SD card reader that I experimented with. It produced the "too much power" error. However, it does work with a cheap full size SD card reader that I had lying around. I will continue testing before I'll be ready to fully rely on this but so far it is doing what Apple's newer adapters failed to do. Note that all of my tests have involved an iPhone 7plus and an ipad Air 2 both running ios 11.2.6. I'm giving it 3 stars largely because of the hours I've wasted with Apple's other garbage adapters and because Apple still insists on crippling the device through the power restriction and the inability to export files out to other media. What happened to the promise of the file management in iOS 11 Apple???

      • Written by Marke K from Ottawa

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Shocked but it works!

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