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

      133 of 144 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

      94 of 98 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

      90 of 110 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works with USB microphone

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      USB 3 Camera Adapter

      It works on my Canon 5D MkII camera and photos can be transferred to my Ipad Pro on ios 11 into Camera Roll. But that’s all it can do. I attached power via l It works on my Canon 5D MkII camera and photos can be transferred to my Ipad Pro on ios 11 into Camera Roll. But that’s all it can do. I attached power via lightning cable (tried with Anker 60W usb power port and also with Apple Ipad original charger), and attempted photo transfer using a flash disk and tried also using a micro SD card with adaptor; both cannot work at all. Power not enough, really ? At the price Apple charges, for me “Money No Enough”! Buy with care, and you may find many reviewers having this problem. I feel Apple grossly mis-represented the functionalities of this gadget.

      • Written by Mark S from Singapore

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?USB 3 Camera Adapter

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      It won’t work with anything

      So I bought this so i could upload my photos from my dslr to Instagram and so I was so excited it had to try it so I get my hardrive to see my photos and it’s s So I bought this so i could upload my photos from my dslr to Instagram and so I was so excited it had to try it so I get my hardrive to see my photos and it’s says my hardrive uses to much power so I plug the charger and it shows import in my phone but nothing loads so I put my usb stick into which uses probably little to almost no power and again import shows up and no thing ever came up I tried it a couple times and there was stuff loaded on the stick but it just won’t work so definitely gonna be returning it.

      • Written by Colin W from Kissmmee

      7 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?It won’t work with anything

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Doesn’t work!

      I bought one today, but it doesn’t function. I am almost sure it’s because of iOS 11. The previous model (without the port to upload the iPad), worked perfect o I bought one today, but it doesn’t function. I am almost sure it’s because of iOS 11. The previous model (without the port to upload the iPad), worked perfect on iOS 10 but doesn’t work anymore with iOS 11 too. So you guys let me buy stuff in an apple resellers store that doe doesn’t function anymore? Fix it, guys!

      • Written by Sofie V from Sint-Michiels (Brugge)

      10 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Doesn’t work!

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