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Nikon Compact Tripod

Lightweight, portable tripod

4 Reviews


Our take on the Nikon Compact Tripod

Nikon's Compact Tripod is great for those times when you want to take your binoculars, fieldscope, spotting scope, or even your camera out in the field or on a vacation. It's lightweight — less than 1-1/2 lbs. — and collapses down to just over 15 inches in length. The two-way pan head features a standard thread mount.

Product Highlights:

  • compact, lightweight tripod is easy to pack and deploy
  • 43" at full extension
  • easy-grip two-way pan handle
  • individually adjustable legs help you steady the tripod on uneven ground
  • oversize leg locks and rubber feet for added security
  • closed length: 15-3/8"
  • weight: 1.45 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Compact tripod with quick release camera mount
  • 6.25" Panning handle

Pretty decent tripod for the money. Not the most sturdy one out there but I was looking at getting a secondary tripod which I can carry with me on hikes.

Akshay, Phoenix, AZ


Nikon Compact Tripod Reviews

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(4 Reviews)

Nikon Compact Tripod

Akshay from Phoenix, AZ on 7/7/2017

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Pretty decent tripod for the money. Not the most sturdy one out there but I was looking at getting a secondary tripod which I can carry with me on hikes.



Nikon Compact Tripod

Steven from Amarillo, TX on 5/24/2017

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The bracket that screws onto the camera base is much easier to use to lock or release from the tripod head than the tripod it replaces. The only thing that could be improved would be the height of the total tripod. A taller one would enable one to photograph a static subject without tilting the camera upward causing a rectangular subject to keystone.

Pros: Light weight, easy to set up.


Nikon Compact Tripod

Anonymous from Iowa on 3/27/2017

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Works as expected. Small and compact, great for traveling. Does what I need it to do.



Nikon Compact Tripod

William from Kapaa, HI on 11/14/2016

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Good tripod for traveling. Small enough to carry in backpack. Not to sturdy however will do the job. Maximum height it about 4ft as described which might not be to high for some.

Pros: Lightweight Approx 1.5ft when broken down Price

Cons: Quick release mount could have been made a little better


Hands-on research

Product Research


Overview: The Nikon Compact Tripod (#822) is equipped with a 3-way panhead with quick release camera mount (with a universal 1/4" mounting screw), and 4-section legs. It has an adjustable center column, and a leveling bubble. The tripod works with select binoculars, spotting scopes, fieldscopes, and cameras with a 1/4"-20 universal threaded socket. The Nikon Compact Tripod weighs only 1.5 pounds.

Legs: The 4-section aluminum legs feature radial leg braces for maximum stability and oversized quick-lever leg locks. The non-removable rubber feet provide a stable footing on most any surface.


  • Folded Length: 15.875"
  • Upper Leg Diameter: 20mm
  • Minimum Operating Height: 15"
  • Maximum Operating Height: 43"
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds

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Upgrade from previously owned products [ Ralph  Sep 11, 2017 ]
Lightweight, compact, economical, reputable brand [ Yolanda  Mar 30, 2017 ]
Nikon quality and a great size for travel. It will easily fit in a suitcase. [ Robert  Aug 20, 2016 ]
its the brand that I like... stable, compact, etc... [ FELIX  Jul 14, 2016 ]
Light weight and portable for travel [ John  May 19, 2016 ]

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