• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a joke, unbelievable!!!

    This is unbelievable, all of a sudden, when connecting to my ipad I get this message saying: accessory unavailable and that's crazy considering the fact that it was working for at least three weeks since I purchased it and I haven't had any problems until now. I use it as a midi connector for my korg microkey-air keyboard so it's not the keyboard it's this useless piece of junk of a product. I've tried an usb hub, still no solution. Thirty-dollar's down the drain. They are going to keep making billions of dollars, I don't care; I am done with rotten apple and they're mediocre overrated products. They seriously need to get it together, I am so tired of the frustration. Stupid me, I also spent over a hundred dollars in music apps because of my use of the camera connection kit for my production. Thank you so much Apple, for ruining my workflow and taking my hard-earned money. Pathetic!!!

    30 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, you are insulting me!

    I have purchased this item naive enough to think that it may allow me to transfer high-resolution photos from my DSLR into my iPad mini 4.. ..a very understandable mistake since it is presented this way.. HOWEVER, when I import TIFF photographs into my iPad the primitive "Photos" app automatically reduces the quality and compresses the TIFF format to a 3,5 Mpx photo. Apple, I love your products, but this is a major fail and I feel insulted. Stop trying to appeal to professionals when you are not able to keep up with their needs.

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 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.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FAIL

    I bought it today to use on my trip to Europe and it absolutely does NOT work. It said "requires too much power." I connected it to my iPad mini and it said the same thing. Do not buy it because it does not work.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fail

    When connected to iPad mini 4 and GO PRO style Activeon action camera, the error message came up: "the device connected uses too much power". Epic fail. Returning tomorrow.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 10 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.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with D800

    Syncs from camera, not card reader. Using D800 and iPad Air. Makes it easy to use apps in App Store to edit photos and save to iCloud Photos.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working...

    I bought adapter to ease downloading of photos to iPad Air from Sony DSC-HX300 Bridge camera. All working fine. Haven't downloaded photos for a while, maybe since last update to iOS 9.3.1? I now get "Connected device requires too much power" message & can't download - do I need to spend more money on USB powered / not powered adapter?

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Requires Too Much Energy

    This adapter will not allow me to plug in a simple SD card reader (with no card in it yet) without saying that it requires too much energy. Unfortunately, it is basically useless. I will have to buy the version that comes with the extra port to simultaneously charge; it really shouldn't be this difficult.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No stars--even though apple forced me to give it a star to write the review

    Absolutely does not work. I have a Nikon Coolpix L840 and an ipad air running 9.3.1. I continually get the message that the device requires too much power. Searched on-line and was told to check that the "USB power supply" was off on ipad...can't find that anywhere in settings. Also been told to buy an external hub, yet I've read that people who've done that were unsuccessful. What's the deal apple? Now I have to drive 40 miles to the nearest apple store to return this useless cable.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless - 1 star too much

    Doesn't download pictures from my 7D or card reader. Attempted no less than three Apple devices, two iPads and a iPhone 6. Completely useless product and very disappointed that Apple sold this rubbish to me. Will be chasing up a refund.

    1 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!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with all cameras

    Works fine with my Nikon D4, Nikon D800, but not with my FujiFilm x100t. I get the error message - accessory uses too much power. I can understand if it's an external card reader that I'm connecting, but this is a digital camera with it's own battery. Apple store chat reps confirm that this should work with FujiFilm cameras, but beware.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm

    Initially held off on purchasing the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter based on the negative reviews assuming it wouldn't work with my device. Decided to give it a shot and was very pleased with the efficiency and ease of the transfer. Works like a charm on the iPhone 6 with the most updated iOS 9.2.1

    6 of 8 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!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USELESS: DO NOT BUY

    I purchased this to upload my GoPro footage onto my ipad mini while travelling, however each time I have tried to do so, it's come up wth an error messaging stating "the accessory attached uses too much power"

    Very dissapointed & will be calling Apple for a refund as $40 + isn't cheap for a product that won't even work!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Apple Accessory

    Got this accessory as I want to connect my Sony camera to my iPhone and iPad. All i just have to do is to make sure my camera USB setting for the charging option is off than i hook it up, it works seamlessly.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Work perfectly with Canon eos 7D or 60D with ipad mini 2

    This is the perfect cable to do video/photo backup on the field,you can import h264 movie/jpeg and raw(CR2) from canon eos 7D and canon eos 60d into an ipad mini 2,and later download them from the ipad into desktop computer using image capture
    I would say the only downside is the high price

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too fragile to use for portable audio

    I'm now on my 4th (soon to be 5th) in the space of 3 months. It's a cable so you would expect it to take some stress. C'mon Apple how about offering something more suitable or even doing away with the MFI program

    14 of 18 people found this useful