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Manfrotto Compact Action

Aluminum tripod with hybrid head and selectable photo and video functions

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If you're looking for a tripod that's reliable for both stills and video and easy to carry anywhere, Manfrotto's Compact Action is a great choice. This lightweight aluminum tripod supports most mirrorless cameras and compact DSLR kits weighing up to 3.3 pounds. Forget about image blur and camera shake from handheld shooting!

A lightweight tripod for great photos and videos on the go

If you're looking for a tripod that's reliable for both stills and video and easy to carry anywhere, Manfrotto's Compact Action is a great choice. This lightweight aluminum tripod supports most mirrorless cameras and compact DSLR kits weighing up to 3.3 pounds. Forget about image blur and camera shake from handheld shooting!

This tripod's joystick-style hybrid head features selectable photo and video functions for seamless transitions between different kinds of shooting. The video function allows for smooth horizontal panning, while the photo function lets the camera move around freely in all directions. You can extend the tripod from just over 17 inches to just over five feet with the center column extended, so it's easy to shoot from the height of your choice.

Product Highlights:

  • supports cameras weighing up to 3.3 lbs.
  • minimum height: 17-3/8"
  • maximum height: 61-1/16"
  • ergonomic joystick head with a comfortable grip for positioning camera
    • rotates 360°
    • allows easy switching between photo and video functions
  • leg angle: 21°
  • lateral tilt: +/- 90°
  • front tilt: -30°/+90°
  • adjustable center column for easy height extension
  • includes padded bag for easy transportation and storage
  • weight: 2.6 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years (5 years with registration)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Tripod with hybrid joystick head (gray/red)
  • Sony NEX adapter
  • Carrying bag (black)
  • Instructions
  • General Instructions and Warranty
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Small, light, sturdy - with a few small caveats

Subhadip from Lutz, FL on 1/20/2019

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It is a great little tripod. Plenty sturdy for mirrorless cameras. The folded length is much smaller than standard tripods which is the biggest plus. It is light - but may not be as light as you might think. The head works nice, but for videographers, if smooth panning is important - you won't find that here. I wish they come up with a "Pus" version of this in future that's made out of carbon fiber and has a proper video head. Overall - very useful and I suspect my regular big tripods will stay on the shelves now :-).

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Overview: The Manfrotto Compact Action aluminum tripod is designed for use with large point-and-shoot, mirrorless, and smaller DSLRs up to 3.31 pounds. This lightweight tripod fills the gap between a mini-tripod and a full-size tripod. It features 5-section legs with rubber feet that supply a secure, non-slip base on any surface. The Compact Action tripod has a universal 1/4" screw thread on a full 90° tilting, 360° rotating hybrid joystick head. It has a rapid center column, and comes with a convenient, padded carrying bag.

Five-section Legs: The Compact Action tripod is equipped with five-section legs with flip-type locks. The five telescoping leg sections have diameters of 0.48, 0.6, 0.73, 0.85, and 0.98 inches, and are set at 21°. The range of height is 17.32" to 52.36" with the center column down, and 61.02" with the center column extended. The closed length is 17.83".

Head Action: The Compact Action aluminum tripod has a hybrid joystick head with a circular quick-release plate, allowing you to quickly attach and detach the camera. The ergonomic joystick head can easily be controlled with one hand. The scroll-wheel style locking mechanism lets you unlock the head, adjust your shot, and lock it down with a simple movement of your thumb. The quick-release plate has a standard 1/4" screw thread. The head can rotate the camera a full 360° and tilt the head up to 90° forward or laterally.

Photo/Movie Selector: The Compact Action tripod's Photo/Movie Selector is two-way lever on the side of the head. In the Photo position, the head can be freely rotated and tilted forward, backward, and laterally, including in the portrait orientation. In the Movie position, the head is prevented from tilting laterally, remaining in the landscape orientation and stabilizing any panoramic movements you make as you follow your subject or pan across the scene.

Sony NEX Adapter: A mount adapter for the Sony NEX 5R and 5T cameras is included. These, and other cameras, feature an unusual contoured bottom panel, and the adapter increases the surface of the top plate, giving you more stability and a better grip.

Warranty: The Manfrotto Compact-series tripods carry a Standard Limited Warranty of two years from the date of purchase. The products are eligible for a free Standard Limited Warranty Extension of an additional three years (a total of 5 years) when registered online.

Specifications:

  • Tripod Weight: 42.36 ounces
  • Maximum Payload Weight: 3.31 pounds
  • Leg Dimensions: 13.25"-51.25" length, 0.48", 0.6", 0.73", 0.85", 0.98" diameters
  • Leg Angle: 21°
  • Minimum Height: 17.32"
  • Maximum Height: 61.02" (52.36" with center column down)
  • Closed Length: 17.83"
  • Top Attachment: Round quick-release plate with 1/4"-20 screw
  • Tilt Angles: -30° to +90° Front, -90° / +90° Lateral
  • Materials: Aluminum, Adapto technopolymer
  • Panoramic Rotation: 360°
  • Working Temperature Range: -22°F to 140°F

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