There are all kinds of mini tripods available, but most are so lightweight they can't be used on bigger cameras. The Slik Mini-Pro III mini tripod has the advantage since it is still lightweight, but is capable of holding up to 3 pounds weight. That means if you have more than one camera, and need a tripod that will hold a larger camera, you can use the same tripod for both.
This mini tripod has a compact ball head and weighs 0.75 lbs. (330 grams). The central column at minimum height is 5.78 inches (147 mm). When the tripod is closed with the center column at the lowest height, the length 7.80 inches (210 mm).
It can be made taller by extending the center column. It will go up to 8.46 inches (245 mm) and when closed, the column is then 6.71 inches high (200 mm).
Other nice features include a suction cup on the bottom of the center column. This allows you to attach the tripod to glass surfaces, most likely a window. That increases the flexibility of the camera, giving you more angles to use when taking a picture. It's easier to get just the shot you want! However, it is important to bear in mind that this only works with the thin digital cameras weighing 10 ounces or less. Larger cameras have too much weight pulling on the suction and it can give way. Not a good thing for the camera to fall off a window onto the floor!
Another cool thing you can do with this mini tripod is to use it as a chest-pod. That may sound a little goofy, but all it means is that instead of placing the tripod on a table or ground or other surface, you use your chest as the stabilizer for the tripod and camera. This can come in handy if you're outside somewhere and there's no place handy to set the camera.
Tod do this, all you do is loosen the center column and raise it a bit, then spread out the legs of the tripod and place the feet against your upper chest. Adjust the camera so you can easily see through the camera, and there you are, a walking, talking tripod stabilizer!
This inexpensive tripod is sturdy, light-weight and extremely versatile. It can help you take better pictures in all kinds of ways. Why not treat yourself to a Slik Mini-Pro III Tripod and improved pictures?
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