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Velbon's CX-mini is great for family photographs or on-the-go shooting. Its three-section telescopic legs extend the tripod to almost two feet tall — ideal for table-top placement or capturing photos low to the ground. The joystick-style grip lets you tilt your camera up, down, or to the right, or smoothly pan your camera across a scene. Plus, the legs are made out of aluminum to ensure an incredibly stable, vibration-free platform for your camera.

This travel-friendly tripod neatly folds up to less than a foot long, and it's light enough to carry around for extended periods of time without straining your back or shoulder. The quick-release plate can be locked into the tripod socket of your camera and left in place. That way, you can quickly attach and detach your camera from the tripod when those unexpected photo opportunities come up.

Product Highlights:

  • minimum height: 11-13/16"
  • maximum height: 25-1/4" with center column fully extended
  • supports cameras and camcorders weighing up to 9 lbs.
  • quick-release plate for mounting camera to tripod
  • joystick-style grip tilts camera in three directions
  • aluminum construction
  • weight: 1.74 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Velbon CX-mini Reviews

Average Customer Review:

2 Reviews

Small and Lightweight

Written by: grant from texas on June 8, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

girlfriend doesn't mind if i travel with it because it doesn't take up too much space. quick release is a handy feature and it's sturdy.



velbon cx-mini tripod

Written by: donaldC from burbank il. on August 9, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great for shooting movies and photos from a table. very light weight and sturdy for it size.



Hands-on research

What's in the box?

  • CX-Mini tripod
  • QB-4LC Quick release adapter plate (installed)
  • Vinyl zippered carrying case

Product Research


Overview: The Velbon CX-Mini is a compact tripod that can be used with point-and-shoot digital cameras, D-SLRs, and camcorders up to 9 pounds. It has a PH-446 3-way panhead and a QB-4LC quick release platform for easily attaching and detaching your camera or camcorder. It has a universal 1/4" mounting screw for attaching your camera. The CX-Mini weighs only 1.74 pounds, and comes with a zippered nylon carrying case.

Center Column: The CX-Mini's center column can be manually lifted up for an additional 5" in height, if needed.

Legs: The CX-Mini has lightweight, 3-section legs with quick-lever leg locks and rubber feet. The upper legs have a diameter of 20 mm (3/4"). The tripod features radial leg braces for maximum stability. When fully extended, the CX-Mini has a 25.2" footprint.


  • Folded Length: 11.8"
  • Minimum Operating Height: 11.8"
  • Maximum Operating Height: 25.2"
  • Load Capacity: 9 pounds
  • Weight: 1.74 pounds

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