Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter

Get help buying. or call 1800-1651-0525.
  • 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 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

  • iPhone Models

    iPad Models

  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 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

      104 of 115 people found this useful

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

    • 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

      64 of 81 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works with USB microphone

    • 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

      47 of 50 people found this useful

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

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Requires iOS 9.3 or later

      This information is only printed in small letters on a sticker on the side of the box: nowhere else. Good to know for users (like myself) who still use "older" This information is only printed in small letters on a sticker on the side of the box: nowhere else. Good to know for users (like myself) who still use "older" iOS...

      • Written by T P from Leiden

      Is this review useful?Requires iOS 9.3 or later

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      beware of firmware update

      I used to love this device. I used it to connect a DAC - worked great. Today, I plugged this into an ipad mini 4 and I was prompted to do a firmware update for I used to love this device. I used it to connect a DAC - worked great. Today, I plugged this into an ipad mini 4 and I was prompted to do a firmware update for the device. Ok, go. There is a counter indicating percentage of update completed, but no success or failure messages. After the update, just plugging this adapter into an ipad mini 4 or or an iphone SE gives the error: "Cannot Use Device. USB2.0 Hub: The connected device requires too much power." This is with just the adapter plugged in - no accessories. Either the FW damaged my device or its now only compatible with the 12.9" ipad pro (which has a usb 3.0 port)

      • Written by Paul F from Charlottesville

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?beware of firmware update

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Limited Functionality

      The $40 adapter will allow you to transfer photos from your camera into Photos, it's advertised function. It also allows me to connect a DAC for headphone liste The $40 adapter will allow you to transfer photos from your camera into Photos, it's advertised function. It also allows me to connect a DAC for headphone listening. It will not allow a USB thumb drive to connect - even when the iPad is connected to the charger via the pass-through - stating that it "requires too much power".

      • Written by Peter W from Washington

      8 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Limited Functionality

  • Answers from the community