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.