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

  • 3.0 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

      170 of 186 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

      151 of 157 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

      126 of 152 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works with USB microphone

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works great with Sony FDR-AX53

      After unsuccessfully trying the SD Card adapater and the older USB adapter (without the lightning pass through) I finally went out and bought this one. Plugged After unsuccessfully trying the SD Card adapater and the older USB adapter (without the lightning pass through) I finally went out and bought this one. Plugged in the camcorder and immediate recognizes my footage for import. Success!

      • Written by Chris H from Santa Clara

      Is this review useful?Works great with Sony FDR-AX53

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Apple has ruined this adapter with IOS12.

      I had been using his adapter to load recoded TV shows to my ipad. After the IOS12 update, this transfer no longer works. Also videos will not load from my USB 2 I had been using his adapter to load recoded TV shows to my ipad. After the IOS12 update, this transfer no longer works. Also videos will not load from my USB 2.0 adapter either. It still works to upload photos from a SD card; however, I rarely use it for this. This adapter is now a waste of $40.

      • Written by Thomas J from Simpsonville

      5 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Apple has ruined this adapter with IOS12.

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Worked for me with Sony RX100

      So there are some menu settings that one has to activate for Sony cameras (at least RX100). Under Setup4 USB connection needs to be set to MTB, USB power su So there are some menu settings that one has to activate for Sony cameras (at least RX100). Under Setup4 USB connection needs to be set to MTB, USB power supply to off. The USB connection setting requires CTRL with Smartphone under Network 1 to be off. It has video and photos in the import folder in photo. I got the power message once but just unplugging solved that. In a nutshell this needs to be much easier thats why I am knocking a star

      • Written by Joern K from San Francisco

      Is this review useful?Worked for me with Sony RX100

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