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

  • 4.5 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic product

      I have used lightning to USB camera adapter and have always felt that the phone cannot be charged simultaneously. This adapter fixes that problem. I use my iPho I have used lightning to USB camera adapter and have always felt that the phone cannot be charged simultaneously. This adapter fixes that problem. I use my iPhone 5 and 6 to connect to an external USB DAC to listen HD audio using my headphones. The adapter powers the DAC and charges the iPhone at the same time. As usual the cable works right out of the box and the build quality is superior.

      • Written by Sathees Kumar B from Gateshead

      56 of 65 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fantastic product

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great tool to connect a DSLR to an iPhone

      This adapter is a seamless way to use my iPhone SE 128gb as a hard drive for my Canon EOS 50D while on holiday. With the adapter connected to the iPhone just p This adapter is a seamless way to use my iPhone SE 128gb as a hard drive for my Canon EOS 50D while on holiday. With the adapter connected to the iPhone just plug in the camera via USB and turn it on. Photos opens and displays all available images. Select and upload to phone. When free WiFi is available sync the phone with iCloud.

      • Written by Stephen H from Dawlish

      8 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great tool to connect a DSLR to an iPhone

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Does What It Says It Will Do

      First off, don't treat this thing like the USB port on your main device (PC for me, you probably have an iPad) - your iPhone is unlikely to provide power to you First off, don't treat this thing like the USB port on your main device (PC for me, you probably have an iPad) - your iPhone is unlikely to provide power to your USB headset, USB MIDI keyboard or whatever (although it depends on how much power the particular device needs). Cameras should be OK, since they get their power from their internal battery, as should a decent USB-connected device that gets its power from its own battery or an external power supply. So I tried a few combinations: Canon PowerShot A2100 IS Camera directly to iPhone: not only does it work (it has its own battery, of course), the iPhone automatically opens it up so I can immediately peruse the photos and videos thereon - helpful! MPOW USB headset directly to iPhone: iPhone message pops up, "Cannot use accessory / This accessory requires too much power". MPOW USB headset via a powered USB hub - worked fine (both phones & mic). Akai LPK25 MIDI keyboard directly to iPhone: worked fine with Garageband, including the arpeggiator. Akai LPK25 MIDI keyboard via a powered USB hub - again, worked fine. As for charging the iPhone, even with nothing plugged into the USB socket, it switches between charging and not charging every couple of seconds - and the iPhone makes a sound when it starts to charge; that can get quite irritating after a while. Five stars for doing exactly what it says it will do plus handling stuff via a powered USB hub, but minus a star for the charging/not-charging oddity and also for not being able to route power from a connected lightning cable plug to the USB socket.

      • Written by Mike M from Worksop

      1 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Does What It Says It Will Do

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Does What It Says It Will Do

      First off, don't treat this thing like the USB port on your main device (PC for me, you probably have an iPad) - your iPhone is unlikely to provide power to you First off, don't treat this thing like the USB port on your main device (PC for me, you probably have an iPad) - your iPhone is unlikely to provide power to your USB headset, USB MIDI keyboard or whatever (although it depends on how much power the particular device needs). Cameras should be OK, since they get their power from their internal battery, as should a decent USB-connected device that gets its power from its own battery or an external power supply. So I tried a few combinations: Canon PowerShot A2100 IS Camera directly to iPhone: not only does it work (it has its own battery, of course), the iPhone automatically opens it up so I can immediately peruse the photos and videos thereon - helpful! MPOW USB headset directly to iPhone: iPhone message pops up, "Cannot use accessory / This accessory requires too much power". MPOW USB headset via a powered USB hub - worked fine (both phones & mic). Akai LPK25 MIDI keyboard directly to iPhone: worked fine with Garageband, including the arpeggiator. Akai LPK25 MIDI keyboard via a powered USB hub - again, worked fine. As for charging the iPhone, even with nothing plugged into the USB socket, it switches between charging and not charging every couple of seconds - and the iPhone makes a sound when it starts to charge; that can get quite irritating after a while. Five stars for doing exactly what it says it will do plus handling stuff via a powered USB hub, but minus a star for the charging/not-charging oddity and also for not being able to route power from a connected lightning cable plug to the USB socket.

      • Written by Mike M from Worksop

      1 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Does What It Says It Will Do

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great tool to connect a DSLR to an iPhone

      This adapter is a seamless way to use my iPhone SE 128gb as a hard drive for my Canon EOS 50D while on holiday. With the adapter connected to the iPhone just p This adapter is a seamless way to use my iPhone SE 128gb as a hard drive for my Canon EOS 50D while on holiday. With the adapter connected to the iPhone just plug in the camera via USB and turn it on. Photos opens and displays all available images. Select and upload to phone. When free WiFi is available sync the phone with iCloud.

      • Written by Stephen H from Dawlish

      8 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great tool to connect a DSLR to an iPhone

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic product

      I have used lightning to USB camera adapter and have always felt that the phone cannot be charged simultaneously. This adapter fixes that problem. I use my iPho I have used lightning to USB camera adapter and have always felt that the phone cannot be charged simultaneously. This adapter fixes that problem. I use my iPhone 5 and 6 to connect to an external USB DAC to listen HD audio using my headphones. The adapter powers the DAC and charges the iPhone at the same time. As usual the cable works right out of the box and the build quality is superior.

      • Written by Sathees Kumar B from Gateshead

      56 of 65 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fantastic product

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