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 Adapter, your iPad or iPhone automatically opens the Photos app, which lets you choose which photos and videos to import, then organizes them into albums. When you sync iPad or iPhone to your PC or Mac, the photos and videos on your iPad or iPhone 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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  • 2.0 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

      127 of 140 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?works perfectly once I changed camera communication setting

    • 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

      84 of 95 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Compatible with Canon 7D

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Incompatible with GoPro

      I connected the new iPad to my HD hero3 and it wouldn't connect because the GoPro used too much power

      • Written by Michele F from Cold Spring

      133 of 205 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Incompatible with GoPro

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Used to work with MIDI keys and mixer until iOS12

      My use case is connecting Garageband on iPad to Yamaha MG12XU mixer to record/playback keyboard performance. Another use case is - when travelling - to connect My use case is connecting Garageband on iPad to Yamaha MG12XU mixer to record/playback keyboard performance. Another use case is - when travelling - to connect a Swissonic Easykey 49 MIDI keyboard and play piano sounds I bought in Apple store. I used the Lightning to USB camera adapter in both use cases and it worked fine until I updated both my iPad Pro and my iPhone 7 to iOS12 (or 12.1 - I don’t know exactly because I didn’t try using it between the two updates). Unfortunately now none of them works with none of my adapters (I’ve got 2, both originals from Apple). It’s not just annoying that I cannot use my music setup since weeks, but I was searching for the root of the problem for days. If you don’t have multiple apple devices, multiple adapters and multiple connected devices that used to work, you cannot test out and therefore cannot be sure that the problem is with iOS12, and you can keep searching for the cause till the end of time. Even more annoying is that the adapter actually works fine for about 1.5 minutes before it stops working and sends the error message “this accessory is not supported by this iPad” - how come, that it is supported for 90 seconds, then it becomes not supported any more? While I am eagerly waiting for an iOS update that solves this problem, I would like to be notified by Apple in similar cases so that I don’t waste my time trying to identify the cause of the problem in my other gear (USB cable, Mixer, keyboard). I have seen that hundreds of users keep complaining about the AV adapter not working since iOS12 upgrade, but I haven’t seen a word from Apple on these topics. I think it is lame customer experience and should be fixed asap.

      • Written by Gusztav S from Budapest

      8 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Used to work with MIDI keys and mixer until iOS12

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      USED to work

      This used to work perfectly fine with my camera (Canon Rebel EOS t5i) but now it doesn’t. Ever since one of the recent updates on my iPhone 8, it doesn’t work d This used to work perfectly fine with my camera (Canon Rebel EOS t5i) but now it doesn’t. Ever since one of the recent updates on my iPhone 8, it doesn’t work directly from my camera to my phone. I’m pretty sure it has to do with a recent update (I forgot which one) because my cords and camera are fine. I’m disappointed and unimpressed.

      • Written by Mallory M

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?USED to work

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Wow - they really have left the train at the station with this pos

      Have you ever heard of a USB adapter that won't read a thumb drive? Really - a thumb drive - extra memory, no moving parts...but the ipad pro says it uses too Have you ever heard of a USB adapter that won't read a thumb drive? Really - a thumb drive - extra memory, no moving parts...but the ipad pro says it uses too much power. So what exactly is it good for - don't waste your money - and time. Store employee should have been aware of this CRITICAL short coming and informed me that it was a useless piece of garbage....

      • Written by James S from Sammamish

      10 of 13 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Wow - they really have left the train at the station with this pos

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