Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader

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  • Overview

    With the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader, it’s easy to download photos and videos from your digital camera to your iPad or iPhone so you can view them on the gorgeous Retina display and share them with family and friends.

    After you insert the SD card into the reader, your iPad or iPhone automatically opens the Photos app, which organises your photos into Moments, Collections and Years. And when you use iCloud Photo Library, all your full-resolution photos and videos are stored safely in iCloud and automatically added to the Photos app on all your devices. With iCloud Photo Sharing, you can share your photos and videos with just the people you choose.

    The Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader supports standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW, along with SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4. It supports data transfer at up to USB 3 speeds on the 12.9-inch and 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and up to USB 2 speeds on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and all other iPad and iPhone models.*

    What’s in the Box

    Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader

    System Requirements

    iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models with iOS 9 or later

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  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Great device, pity about the software

      This card reader works fast and reliably. I used it for many hundred photos on a recent cruise. But Photos import facility is so limited. The thumbnails are so This card reader works fast and reliably. I used it for many hundred photos on a recent cruise. But Photos import facility is so limited. The thumbnails are so small you cannot see any blurring or other faults. You have to import all the photos first before you can see them full screen. Only then can you see any misfocus or other problems. But by then you have two copies, one on the iPad and one on the card. Yes I know you can delete all photos from the card after importing, but then you have only one copy of your photos on one device. And no serious photographer would tolerate that. On a cruise ship or elsewhere, backing up to iCloud is not an option. So the only option is to delete individually all the bad ones both from iPad and from the card now back in the camera and leave the good ones. This is a very slow, boring and error prone process, especially as Photos does not display even file names, let alone metadata. What is needed is a facility to see the photos full screen BEFORE importing, with just 2 buttons, Import and Delete. New updated version PLEASE!

      • Written by Anthony S from Colchester

      231 of 253 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great device, pity about the software

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Ok

      It's fine for uploading photos from an SD card, but doesn't upload videos from SD cards which is the main reason I bought it for and all that after checking the It's fine for uploading photos from an SD card, but doesn't upload videos from SD cards which is the main reason I bought it for and all that after checking the apple website to make sure it did.

      • Written by marjory C from galashiels

      152 of 162 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Ok

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Amazing!

      Does exactly as it says on the box. 100% love this! I do photography and now it's so much easier to share my photos on all my apple devices! I literally take Does exactly as it says on the box. 100% love this! I do photography and now it's so much easier to share my photos on all my apple devices! I literally take all my photo so on my camera then plug it straight into my iPad and done! Then my cloud puts them everywhere I need them! Highly recommend*

      • Written by Bradley W from Bracknell

      49 of 55 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Amazing!

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic piece of kit

      Bought this SD card reader with great trepidation after reading several reviews suggesting it may not work or if it does would not transfer videos. iPhone 6s ru Bought this SD card reader with great trepidation after reading several reviews suggesting it may not work or if it does would not transfer videos. iPhone 6s running IOS 10.3.3. SD card from wildlife cam. Works perfectly. Can choose which photos or vids to transfer. Very pleased with purchase. Did buy from official Apple site to avoid potential fakes.

      • Written by David E from Pontefract

      Is this review useful?Fantastic piece of kit

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Does what it says on the box, but not a tool for Pro's

      My comments are limited to the following. Used with an iPad 10.5 Pro. Only used to import Nikon Raw images. I shoot a lot of frames in one sitting. Purchased as My comments are limited to the following. Used with an iPad 10.5 Pro. Only used to import Nikon Raw images. I shoot a lot of frames in one sitting. Purchased as an alternative to using Eye-Fi Mobi card. I agree with other comments posted. Whilst it does what it says (imports photos from SD to iPad) it's very narrow in terms of what it does. It automatically launches the iPad Photos app and provides thumbnails which can be selected. The only choice for these is to import or delete. Apparent import is reasonably fast, but you're left wondering what's happened or is happening. Photos is pre-occupied with it's way of organising content and it will also attempt to upload all of your shots to iCloud (if you've turned that feature on). I shoot large numbers of frame at a time (typically 700, 24 megapixel, NEF). I'll use this product as a way of getting to look at photos in the field, fast but it's so disruptive to my workflow that I doubt it will be my usual choice). Recommend you don't use this if your iPad is low on power. Recommend NEVER (and this goes for any application) allowing iPad to delete some, or all of the shots on the card being read. Only ever delete card contents when you are certain they're on your preferred storage, and even then only by using the Camera's own card format, or photo delete function. Would urge Apple to allow this tool to work with other Graphics Apps on iPad, and/or, allow full size viewing of frames as part of the review import process. At present you're forced to import all frame before you can start making editorial decisions.

      • Written by Keith G from Dartmouth

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Does what it says on the box, but not a tool for Pro's

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works with 2 cards from different cameras.

      Works flawlessly with photos from Leica d-lux 3 and Nikon d7000 into iPad Pro 9.7'' with 10.3.3 latest iOS. Very happy.

      • Written by Neville B from Chorley

      Is this review useful?Works with 2 cards from different cameras.

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