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Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter

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Product Highlights
  • For iPad w/ Retina Display or iPad Mini
  • Import Photos, Videos From USB Camera

The Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter allows you to import photos and videos from a digital camera with USB to your iPad with Retina display or iPad mini with Lightning connector. Once connected, your iPad will automatically open the Photos app which allows you to choose which photos and videos you want to import and lets you organize them into albums. The Lightning to USB Camera Adapter supports standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW, and SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4.

Import photos and videos from your digital camera to your iPad with Retina display or iPad mini
Supports standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW, and SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4
Compatibility iPad 4th generation
iPad mini
Connectors Lightning connector to female USB
Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    AppleLightning to USB Camera Adapter
     
    4.4

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (6)
    • Durable (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Easy to configure (3)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (8), Business professional (3), Gearhead (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (12), Business (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great for Garage Band!

      I bought this adapter specifically to connect an Akai Professional LPK25 USB keyboard to my iPad Mini for use in Garage Band. Like all Apple adapters, it works flawlessly and is very high...Read complete review

      I bought this adapter specifically to connect an Akai Professional LPK25 USB keyboard to my iPad Mini for use in Garage Band. Like all Apple adapters, it works flawlessly and is very high quality. I use my LPK25 keyboard to make music in Garage Band. Because the keyboard is USB powered, it requires no external power supply. This adapter supplies enough power from the iPad mini to allow the USB keyboard to work without issues. I haven't tried this setup with any other iPad models. Its fairly safe to assume it would also work with a 3rd gen iPad. This adapter is designed as a camera interface to transfer photos from a camera to a lightning connector-equipped iOS device. While I'm sure it works great for that intended purpose as well, I wanted to write a review for those who may be interested in using it to connect a small USB music keyboard to an iPad. Simply plug it in. No setup is required and it works with Garage Band immediately. For musicians on the go, this is the perfect setup. I highly recommend this adapter.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Mostly Useless

      I bought this with high hopes. As an Apple fan, I have to admit this is mostly useless. Almost anything you want to use this for "draws too much power" and...Read complete review

      I bought this with high hopes. As an Apple fan, I have to admit this is mostly useless. Almost anything you want to use this for "draws too much power" and won't work. Forget it if you don't want to drag a usb powered hub around. Sorry Apple this is a big dissapointmet.

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      4.0

      Easy to use

      By HIKER

      from Portland, TN.

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Configure

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter:

        I use this to get my photos on y mini pad.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        4.0

        easy and quick

        By florencia

        from new york

        Comments about Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter:

        great to see pics in few minutes! and easy!

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        5.0

        Works like a charm

        By Ricardiac

        from Stuart, FL

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter:

            Used it to connect my Canon 5D to my iPad Air... just needed to set the camera connectivity to PTP and then it just worked.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            1.0

            Mostly Useless

            By Joe

            from WA State

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Limited Compatibility

              Best Uses

                Comments about Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter:

                I bought this with high hopes. As an Apple fan, I have to admit this is mostly useless. Almost anything you want to use this for "draws too much power" and won't work. Forget it if you don't want to drag a usb powered hub around. Sorry Apple this is a big dissapointmet.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Necessary iPad accessory

                By Charley

                from Surprise AZ

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast
                • Good Compatibility

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Syncing With Computer

                  Comments about Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter:

                  High quality. Grreat to download images directly from camera

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Perfect.

                  By thefotog

                  from Wild West KS.

                  About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast
                  • Good Compatibility

                  Cons

                  • A Little Spendy

                  Best Uses

                  • Business Use
                  • Mobile Communication
                  • Multimedia
                  • Organization
                  • Syncing With Computer
                  • Wired Image Transfer

                  Comments about Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter:

                  I wanted a second way to transfer from my camera to my Ipad Air so I grabbed one of these. Works great with D7100 D800 and D2X. It'd be cool if this was a lil longer but other then that I'm stoked on this.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  works great

                  By Albee the Great

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Configure
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter:

                    This worked perfectly for me to transfer picture files from my camera to iPad device. I used this specifically to transfer pictures from my Fuji X100S camera to my iPad Air with no problems.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Made my phone more functional

                    By Dale

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter:

                        I used this cable to connect my iphone to a usb midi interface to control my midi pedals. It was just plug and play and ran TouchOSC software and it worked flawlessly.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        GREAT interface!!

                        By butwheat

                        from charlotte, nc

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Configure

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter:

                          -simple to use with ipad and Nikon d5100
                          -transfer files quickly and easy. Solved a major problem for me.
                          -doesn't work with my android smartphone

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          3.0

                          check compatibility before buying

                          By hikerdoc

                          from New Hampshire

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Incompatible

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter:

                              attaches well, works with D700 to upload photos. D4 would not upload to iPad and confirmed with Nikon that D4 is not compatible with iPad. Make sure your camera is compatible or it is a waste of money.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Works

                              By LJM

                              from NJ

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter:

                                  Works

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Works for Audio

                                  By Voice Over Chick

                                  from New York City

                                  About Me Business Professional, Practical

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter:

                                        Wanted to be able to record to my new iPad from a USB mic.No one at the store had ever tried to use the camera adapter for audio. I'm here to tell ya, as we suspected, the camera Adapter works great for audio.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        It works with my MIDI keyboard so I'm Ha

                                        By Brogroove

                                        from Detroit, MI

                                        About Me Business Professional, Gearhead

                                        Pros

                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter:

                                            I was waiting to see if this would solve my MIDI input problem. I have an Akai LPK-25 MIDI keyboard and an iPad 4 64GB. I wanted to play the soft synths. I had bought an off brand Camera connection kit from B&H for use with my iPad one and the LPK. It didn't work.

                                            I should have bought this a few months ago. Buy the Apple brand if you don't want problems with MIDI from an Akai LPK-25. That's my advice. Maybe I'll use it with other devices in the future. But for right now I'm quite happy that it solved my problem. I'm making music in iOS while I take care of my baby daughter on the couch. Pretty Cool!

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business

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                                            5.0

                                            Great for Garage Band!

                                            By The Studio Rat

                                            from York, PA

                                            About Me Business Professional, Gearhead

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Commuting
                                              • Travel

                                              Comments about Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter:

                                              I bought this adapter specifically to connect an Akai Professional LPK25 USB keyboard to my iPad Mini for use in Garage Band. Like all Apple adapters, it works flawlessly and is very high quality. I use my LPK25 keyboard to make music in Garage Band. Because the keyboard is USB powered, it requires no external power supply. This adapter supplies enough power from the iPad mini to allow the USB keyboard to work without issues. I haven't tried this setup with any other iPad models. Its fairly safe to assume it would also work with a 3rd gen iPad. This adapter is designed as a camera interface to transfer photos from a camera to a lightning connector-equipped iOS device. While I'm sure it works great for that intended purpose as well, I wanted to write a review for those who may be interested in using it to connect a small USB music keyboard to an iPad. Simply plug it in. No setup is required and it works with Garage Band immediately. For musicians on the go, this is the perfect setup. I highly recommend this adapter.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

                                              Share this review

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Transferring Photos

                                              By Meoowww

                                              from Long Beach, Ca

                                              About Me Student

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Simple

                                              Cons

                                              • Pricey

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday use
                                              • Travel

                                              Comments about Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter:

                                              Purchased an ipad for the soul purpose of shring photos with family. I didn't want to mess around with i-tunes just to upload photos. Although that route would be cheaper. This allows me to upload photos without messing around with any software - failproof! I'm pretty sure you could find a cheaper (non apple) cable that does the same thing. This one is a bit pricey for what it is, you're paying for the brand name.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              OK

                                              By tomooryq

                                              from Brooklyn, NY

                                              About Me Gearhead, Practical

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Versatile

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Commuting

                                                Comments about Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter:

                                                No problems with photos import.
                                                Other USB devices, like flash drive, sound interface need to much power and don't work with it

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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