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 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 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

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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

      120 of 132 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

      90 of 98 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

      80 of 90 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Compatible with Canon 7D

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      requires USB hub to work

      Did not work with Nikon Coolpix S9300. “The attached accessory uses too much power” popped up on iPad. Have since read in other comments that a USB hub/multipli Did not work with Nikon Coolpix S9300. “The attached accessory uses too much power” popped up on iPad. Have since read in other comments that a USB hub/multiplier required. Not enough that the adapter is overpriced @ $29, but you need to spend another $10 for the hub. Ridiculous.

      • Written by Albert F from Timonium

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?requires USB hub to work

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Only useful for cameras

      The adapter will only transfer photos directly from a digital camera. If the photos have been copied to a PC and then copied to a chip, they can't be transferre The adapter will only transfer photos directly from a digital camera. If the photos have been copied to a PC and then copied to a chip, they can't be transferred to an Ipad. It took about 2 hours on the phone for Apple tech support to figure this out. However, one can upload photos from a PC to icloud.com which can then be accessed by the Ipad. No need to buy this adapter unless transferring from a camera.

      • Written by Harry A from Madison

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Only useful for cameras

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      "Your experiences and opinions will help others make decisions ......"

      This Lightning To USB Adapter works perfectly - IF YOU USE IT PROPERLY. As Apple clearly states at the top of this Review page .... "Your experiences and opini This Lightning To USB Adapter works perfectly - IF YOU USE IT PROPERLY. As Apple clearly states at the top of this Review page .... "Your experiences and opinions will help others make decisions before they make important purchases." Short & Sweet - and To The Point. As far as I know - ALL Apple adapters REQUIRE a small amount of Plug In Power or Bias Power which is supplied by the adapted device, BUT unfortunately iPhones and iPads (Lightning) draw power instead of distribute power; Therefore - adapters and devices that require power, i.e. USB Flash Drives, USB Hubs or USB-powered SD Card Readers WILL NOT WORK with this particular cable (Lightning). BUT if your intention is to download audio, video and image files from a POWERED device like a laptop, a desktop computer, a DSLR camera or an Audio Interface to your iPhone or iPad - "it's all good.

      • Written by Don C from Englewood

      7 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?"Your experiences and opinions will help others make decisions ......"

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