Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter

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  • 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 and 10.5-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

    Tech Specs

    Lightning

    USB 3

  • iPhone Models

    iPad Models

  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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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

      168 of 183 people found this useful

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

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      I've been waiting for this adapter for so long

      Ever since I got my iPhone 6 Plus, I have been using the original Apple USB Camera Adapter to connect it to a USB keyboard. This new adapter fixes all the issue Ever since I got my iPhone 6 Plus, I have been using the original Apple USB Camera Adapter to connect it to a USB keyboard. This new adapter fixes all the issues I had with the old adapter. With the old adapter, I couldn't use my Apple Aluminum USB keyboard with my device because it has a hub and uses too much power. With the new adapter, I can just plug in a Lighning cord and I can connect my Apple Aluminum USB keyboard with my device. Best of all, the brightness, volume, play, rewind, and fast forward keys all work. I can even connect a second USB keyboard to one of the USB ports on the side of the Apple keyboard and use both keyboards at the same time. The other complaint I had about the old adapter was that you couldn't use USB devices and charge your device at the same time. This adapter allows me to both power USB devices that use more power than my device can provide and charge my device at the same time. One thing to note though is that if you use a little iPhone cube charger, you may not be able to charge your device very quickly if you have a USB device plugged in that requires extra power. Your iOS device will also complain that a device uses too much power if the connected USB charger (like the iPhone charge which is only 5 watts) does not provide enough power to power the USB device you are trying to connect. I have both the 12 watt iPad charger and the small iPhone chargers, and I have never had any problems with power as long as I use the 12 watt iPad charger. I can use both power hungry USB devices and charge my iPhone 6 Plus at the same time with the iPad 12 watt charger connected. My guess is that this is why this USB camera adapter is said to be only compatible with iPads. iPads mostly come with the 12 watt or 10 watt charger, and people with iPads don't need to go out and buy it, and they are less likely to attempt to plug it into a little iPhone charger. If you have trouble with your iOS device complaining that you don't have enough power even with a USB power adapter connected, try an iPad charger or something that will give you more wattage. That way, you will have enough power to go around.

      • Written by Dillon A from Cumberland

      149 of 155 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?I've been waiting for this adapter for so long

    • 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

      124 of 150 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works with USB microphone

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Bug or future iOS12? No video import possible anymore

      Since the update to iOS12 no video file will shown as importable. This was definitely possibel under 11.4 Now only picture files can imported. I`m very angr Since the update to iOS12 no video file will shown as importable. This was definitely possibel under 11.4 Now only picture files can imported. I`m very angry because only two days before the iOS12 update i bought the adapter cable. Now it`s unusable for me. I NEED to import the video files from my camera. .... and so many simpel USB sticks did also not work because "they need to much power". I pluged the power supply into the Lightning-to-USB_3 adapter but nothing change the "low Power" message. Very disapointing :(

      • Written by Joerg B from Peine

      12 of 12 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Bug or future iOS12? No video import possible anymore

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works great for photo transfer

      Picked this up to transfer files from a dSLR (Nikon D700, Compact Flash card) to a 10.5" iPad Pro when traveling without a laptop. This will permit quick editi Picked this up to transfer files from a dSLR (Nikon D700, Compact Flash card) to a 10.5" iPad Pro when traveling without a laptop. This will permit quick editing in Lightroom and also provide a backup of the data on the CF card. Tested connecting the camera directly to the adapter using a mini-USB to Type-A USB cable. Photos in the camera came up for import In Photos. Also tested connecting a Lexar CF USB card reader using a USB 3 mini Type-B to Type-A cable. Initially received a pop-up on the iPad that the device would work because it required too much power. Plugged a Lightning charge cable in and retried; import worked perfectly. In both cases, the files were added to my Photos Library (synced to iCloud) and also auto-imported into Lightroom CC (once I set up auto-import in the app) which syncs to an Adobe cloud storage account. Just the solution I was looking for when traveling without a laptop. I may find other USB uses for this adapter but it handles the task I purchased it for perfectly.

      • Written by Joe P from Bolingbrook

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works great for photo transfer

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Uploading photos from USB stick (not camera-direct)

      Seems to be designed to work only from direct camera transfer. But there is a workaround - thanks to George H from Orlando on the SD Adapter Reviews page: Re Seems to be designed to work only from direct camera transfer. But there is a workaround - thanks to George H from Orlando on the SD Adapter Reviews page: Rename photos with 8 characters - four letters then four numbers - ie XXXX1234.jpg The Photo app then will see them. Cumbersome, but it seems to work. (Have only tried with JPG so far) Also, I needed to plug in a charger to the adapter.

      • Written by Adrian C from Vancouver

      Is this review useful?Uploading photos from USB stick (not camera-direct)

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