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Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader

You Pay: $29.00
Product Highlights
  • For iPad Air, iPad 4th Gen & iPad mini
  • View Photos From SD Card on iPad Screen
  • Supports JPEG, RAW
  • Supports H.264, MPEG-4

The Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader from Apple makes it possible to download photos and videos from your digital camera to your iPad Air, iPad 4th generation or iPad mini so you can view them on the tablet's display. After you insert the SD card into the reader, your iPad automatically opens the Photos app, which lets you choose which photos and videos to import, then organizes them into albums. When you sync your iPad or iPad mini to your PC or Mac, the photos and videos on your iPad are added to your computer's photo library. The Lightning to SD card reader supports standard photo formats including JPEG and RAW, as well as SD and HD video formats including H.264 and MPEG-4.

Allows you to download photos and videos from your digital camera to your iPad Air, iPad 4th generation or iPad mini so you can view them on the tablet's display
Supports standard photo formats including JPEG and RAW, as well as SD and HD video formats including H.264 and MPEG-4
Compatibility iPad Air
iPad 4th generation
iPad mini
Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    AppleLightning to SD Card Camera Reader
     
    4.6

    (based on 46 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (31)
    • Compact (22)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (15)
      • Family photos (9)
      • Wildlife (7)
      • Weddings (4)
      • Sports/action (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (11), Casual photographer (9)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (35)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Would buy again

      I had hoped it would work with the iPhone so I could upload photos when away from wifi, but it does not. It only works on the iPad. Also if you have photos...Read complete review

      I had hoped it would work with the iPhone so I could upload photos when away from wifi, but it does not. It only works on the iPad. Also if you have photos in more than one folder on the SD card it only gives you access to the first one. My new photos all go in the newer folder, and I can't see them. Other than that it works ok.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      WORK AROUND 2 LOAD JPG - PC TO iPad

      Wrote two reviews, but want to provide an update.This cable designed to take pictures directly from camera to iPad only BUT FOUND A WORK AROUND to take pictures from PC to iPad. 1)...Read complete review

      Wrote two reviews, but want to provide an update.This cable designed to take pictures directly from camera to iPad only BUT FOUND A WORK AROUND to take pictures from PC to iPad. 1) format SD card with camera. 2) Take one test shot. This will create a folder named DCIM. 3) Rename the pictures you want to move from your PC to names 8 characters long (this excludes the file extension portion .jpg). 4) Load pictures on SD then transfer them to iPad. NOTE as stated in one rating here, an upper limit is iPad will not work with/recognize SD cards larger than 32GB. See Apple for updates. See also post I list for guidedance on PC to iPad image transfers.

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      5.0

      It Works

      By Dan

      from Oceanside, CA

      Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

      It's exactly what I needed for my iPad and works as advertised. A bit pricey but no more at B&H than anywhere else. Apple products are good but expensive.

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      4.0

      It works as it should

      By kpenn

      from ca

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos

        Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

        It is designed that the Ipad can only use it to copy pictures to your iPad and not from your iPad.mp4 files will not work.Otherwise, it works as it should.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Works perfectly

        By Dee

        from Colorado

        Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

        I wasn't sure if this would be easy to use and allow me to transfer my pictures from my camera SD card. But, it was great. Just plugged in the SD card then plugged the other end into my iPadAir 2. Voila! Could download any pics I wanted. They came up automatically into my Photos App.

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        5.0

        Camera to ipad

        By WareWise

        from Sandy, UT

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

          import pictures to ipad

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great for traveling!

          By leannnmichelle

          from Orange, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Pricey

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

          This product is so useful when traveling and wanting to carry light! I simply carry this product along with my iPad mini and when I eagerly want to share my photos I can transfer them directly to my iPad.

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          5.0

          It's apple product. You can't do wrong!

          By Lucas Pádua

          from Teresina, Piauí, Brazil

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

            It works and is very easy to use. Just Plug and Play.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            easy to use...a real time saver

            By hyper little rodent

            from Kinnelon, NJ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

                I need to temporarily load photos to I pad this item saves time and complications.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent tool

                By Popporez

                from Nebraska

                Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

                This worked better than I could have hoped for. Just pop in your SD card and then insert the lightning plug into your iPad and your favorite photo app automatically opens up. From there select some, all or none of the photos and whether to clear any transferred photos/videos at the end of the download. We'll worth the price for hassle free photo transfers.

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                5.0

                Does what it supposed to do...

                By Donna

                from Maryland

                About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

                    This is a great product for transferring my photos from my camera to my ipad mini. Simple to set up and use. No problems at all....

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great for social media

                    By JustinShooter

                    from Justin, TX

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't Work With Iphone

                    Best Uses

                    • Checking Focus
                    • Events
                    • Travel
                    • Wowing The Client

                    Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

                    I have a few clients that love instant delivery for social media, this reader makes it possible.

                    I can easily download RAW files to my iPad Mini then email or upload them to my clients.

                    LOVE THIS!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Card reader

                    By Mustang

                    from Albuquerque NM

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

                        I was unable to download photos that I had taken with my iPad Mini until now. I found out about the SD Card Camera reader here at B&H.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Apple Lightning to SD Card Reader

                        By Photohobo

                        from Portland, OR

                        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

                            Finally - a way to get images from a camera on to an iPad for review! I've been through several devices that haven't worked. Apple's own device does work well. You simply insert the SD card, plug the unit into the lightning port on the iPad and in a few seconds the images will show up. You then have the option of previewing everything in the DCIM folder on the card and saving any to the iPad if you wish.

                            I decided to give 4 stars instead of 5 since this only works with SD cards. Apple should have provided a Compact Flash interface or at the very least, a USB interface in order to use with cameras that have other means of storage.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Good ole Apple

                            By JHT

                            from Denver

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • View Portrait Proofs

                              Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

                              I first tried a third-party SD Card Reader. It didn't work out of the box.

                              So, I ordered an Apple reader. Worked great without any complications.

                              Once again, Apple is tried and true.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Import images painlessly

                              By Roc889

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

                                  Works easily and transparently with iPad Air. Plug in SD card with large images. Imports into PHOTOS without a problem.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader by Ap

                                  By hilt

                                  from south africa

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Wildlife photos

                                    Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

                                    works EXACTLY as advertised - what more do you want?? :):).

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works with 64 GB and 128 GB SDXC1 Cards

                                    By DG

                                    from Washington, DC

                                    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                    • Form Factor

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

                                    I am using an iPad mini running iOS 7.1.2 with two SanDisk SDXC1 cards; an Extreme 128 GB and an Extreme Plus 64 GB. This works perfectly for importing images onto the iPad.

                                    The SD cards do not lock into place, as neither does the Lightning connector. Be gentle.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works exactly as described

                                    By prymsnap

                                    from Illinois

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

                                          Note that this is only works with photos and movie files.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Very fast transfer!

                                          By Matthew

                                          from Ramona

                                          Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

                                          I use my iPad Air and T5i together all the time. I can take 100 photos and transfer for viewing, editing and uploading all within a couple minutes! Seriously the best addition to my camera and iPad. Definitely worth the cost. Very simple to use.

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                                          4.0

                                          WORKS WELL

                                          By Photothug

                                          from Ashalnd, KY

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Small / Compact

                                          Cons

                                          • Too Costly

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

                                            Does exactly what it is supposed to do. Only reason I can't rate it 5 stars is that I think it is over priced significantly.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Works great with my iPad 4

                                            By PeetahMai

                                            from Vancouver, Canada

                                            About Me Casual Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Convenient
                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Fast
                                            • Small / Compact

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Travel

                                              Comments about Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

                                              Works extremely well! I have a Kingston 16GB Class 10 and a Sandisk Class 10 32GB. Both works great, reads very well and responds quickly to my iPad's import interface :)Definitely worth the buy ONLY if you own the iPad. Won't work with iPhone 5/5S unfortunately :(

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                                              • No

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