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 organises 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
    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

      156 of 170 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

      129 of 134 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

      111 of 135 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works with USB microphone

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Brand new doesn’t work

      It never works when I hook it up to my fully updated iPhone 6s+ but when I would hook it up to my friends iPhone it would work no problem ! I know nothing is wr It never works when I hook it up to my fully updated iPhone 6s+ but when I would hook it up to my friends iPhone it would work no problem ! I know nothing is wrong with my port because it charges fine and no problems with anything else ..

      • Written by Jr W from Hamlet

      Is this review useful?Brand new doesn’t work

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works perfectly to import photos

      Works as advertised. Connected directly to my Nikon D500, it imports photos to my 9.7 in iPad Pro without requiring external power. If I plug my Sony XQD/SD car Works as advertised. Connected directly to my Nikon D500, it imports photos to my 9.7 in iPad Pro without requiring external power. If I plug my Sony XQD/SD card reader into the adapter, I need to power it via the Lightning port, but it works fine. Even powering from the USB port on my Mac will both power the card reader and charge the iPad at the same time.

      • Written by Bruce L from Yardville

      Is this review useful?Works perfectly to import photos

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Poor Audio Quality via Lightning Port

      This item was purchased to use an external digital to analog converter with iOS devices. Provides sub-standard performance with professional audio interfaces a This item was purchased to use an external digital to analog converter with iOS devices. Provides sub-standard performance with professional audio interfaces and other enthusiast audio gear and isn't viable means of emulating the performance a PC or Mac with a dedicated USB port.. Such was not it's intended use, but should be noted by those expecting similar audio performance as expected from a PC or Mac with iOS devices as they will likely be underwhelmed with the audio performance via this "camera adapter".

      • Written by Benjamin S from Mesa

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor Audio Quality via Lightning Port

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