Guides - Tripods
Welcome to the Pocket Shutterbug Tripod guide.
Read on below for our top tripod recommendations or jump straight to one of the following categories.
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Portable tripods are great to carry in your pocket or backpack when you are out and about, and help you get that smooth video shot, a group photo or for vlogging.
A quality and robust portable tripod with convenient gripped legs. The ball head can be locked at 90 degrees for portrait shots. Included Impulse bluetooth remote shutter is handy for long exposure photos or self portraits, but not exactly a necessity.
A quality and robust portable tripod with convenient gripped legs. The ball head can be locked at 90 degrees for portrait shots.
A quality and robust portable tripod with convenient gripped legs.
How we review and rate tripods
We try to maintain consistency across our tripod review. Therefore we use the same set of criteria for each review.
Not all tripods are created equal. Whilst most offer the basic ability to steady your camera to help you take more stable photos or videos, some include extra features that can enhance this experience.
Tripods can be made from a number of different materials, from cheap and light plastics, lightweight aluminium to strong carbon fiber.
The sole purpose of a tripod is to provide stability for your camera, whether you are shooting a landscape long exposure or taking video. Many cheaper tripods are simply not made well enough, especially the leg joints, to be able to hold steady a camera.
Whilst more important when looking at portable and travel tripods, it is still important to consider how easy the tripod can be carried and packed in luggage.
Is an expensive carbon fibre tripod really worth the investment or are you better with a cheaper alumnium tripod.