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Giottos 5-Section Mini Ball-Pod Tripod (Titanium) with Case

You Pay: $14.93

An extremely compact table-top tripod which folds flat to less than 1" and features a mini ball. Folded size is 3.5 x 1.5 x 0.9".

Maximum Height 4.25"
Minimum Height 3"
Folded Length 3.5"
Load Capacity Point & shoot camera
Compact Digital camera
Leg Sections 5
Leg Lock Type Push/Pull
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 4 oz
Giottos 5-Section Mini Ball-Pod Tripod (Titanium) with Case
  • Soft Case
  • Limited 12-Year Warranty
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    GiottosMini Ball Pod with Case (Titanium)
     
    4.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Folds away (6)
    • Stable (6)
    • Unfolds quickly (6)
    • Easy to use (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (7)
      • Night shots (5)
      • Home (3)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Best of the little ones

      I've used this for about 5 years and it's held up better than some of my actual professional equipment. After that point it started fall apart but seriously - for[$] you're going to...Read complete review

      I've used this for about 5 years and it's held up better than some of my actual professional equipment. After that point it started fall apart but seriously - for[$] you're going to complain? The 5 sections let you span varied terrain and the plastic ball head does a good job of maintaining friction. If you're serious with a point and shoot this is the one out of all the little tripods - even more than the Bogen despite how much better made it is. Simple and effective.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Immanently at the ready

      The tiny size of this support makes it effortless to always have with you. It adequately supports a Canon G10, which is on the hefty side for this type of camera.
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      The tiny size of this support makes it effortless to always have with you. It adequately supports a Canon G10, which is on the hefty side for this type of camera.

      The ball head is very rudimentary, and one needs to be especially careful about balancing the legs when using the camera vertically. The big plus here is, with some attention, getting the shot that would otherwise have evaporated.

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      5.0

      very nice

      By desert dorothy

      from Tucson, AZ

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Travel
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Giottos Mini Ball Pod with Case (Titanium):

        I fully expect this solid little tripod to hold up over time - it is new, so my expectation is untested as yet. It is easy to use, feels substantial, and is small enough to carry or clip on my belt or camera case. It will be accompanying me on my travels, for sure. So handy and light.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Little Gadget

        By Paul

        from Mill Valley. CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Inexpensive
        • Lightweight
        • Simple
        • Small

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Hiking
        • Low Visibility
        • Travel

        Comments about Giottos Mini Ball Pod with Case (Titanium):

        I thought I would be getting a light and serviceable tripod to carry for travel and hiking, but i feel I got much more. Not only do the five-section legs make it very easy to set up on uneven surfaces, but it felt very secure and the ball mount easily held the weight of my camera, a Canon ELPH 500 HS. It appears to be well made and I feel it could handle a much larger camera.

        The bonus has been when using the mini-tripod as a grip for handheld shots. I love the idea of being able to carry a camera around in my pocket, but most that are small enough are just too "fiddly" for me. I gave the ELPH 500 a try because the touch screen icons are large enough to my liking. (BTW, I've found the touch features, quite responsive). Still, on a cold morning or a crowded street, the grip is problematic. Holding the camera with the attached tripod solved all of that and with less extension of the arms, seems less conspicuous, enables better shot angles, quicker shooting, etc. Attached, it folds up and still fits in my pants pocket.

        In the other pocket I carry a backup battery and an extra SD card in the little case that comes with the Mini Pod.

        There is a lot to like.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Well built

        By IG

        from New York

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Giottos Mini Ball Pod with Case (Titanium):

            Solid and well built. Can fall forward if head is panned forward. Legs extend but would benefit from incremental stops.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great for macro

            By Buck8Jim

            from Texas

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Giottos Mini Ball Pod with Case (Titanium):

                I bought this to use in the cabin on a cruise ship.
                Misplaced it before the event and repurchased when we got home. Workmanship is very nice.

                I have used this a limited number of times for close up of small items and it is very easy to set up and does the job.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By Ochocojack

                from Brush Prairie, WA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth mini-ball
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Hiking self potraits
                • Home
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Travel

                Comments about Giottos Mini Ball Pod with Case (Titanium):

                I was looking for a lightweight tabletop tripod to hold my G-12. I already own 8 of them and none of those met my needs. My requirements were light weight as I was going on a 130 mile trek, sturdiness, and easy accurate camera adjustment. The legs on this tripod are very sturdy, the weight is just ounces, and the ball lets me to accurately zero in on a subject to take a level picture. I couldn't do that with spindly legged tripods or tripods without user friendly adjustment balls.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Tripod works fine. Ligth weight

                By Don

                from Portland Oregon

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Giottos Mini Ball Pod with Case (Titanium):

                  I use this with a Canon G12
                  Does not tip over. Light weight and very compact.
                  Great little product

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfectly Big...and small

                  By BigBen

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Giottos Mini Ball Pod with Case (Titanium):

                    This tripod is very compact (fits in the small outer pocket on my point-n-shoot case, yet expands to give you lots of flexibility. The legs adjust individually, so you can deal with uneven surfaces. And the long legs allow you to rotate the camera vertically, without tipping over.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    "He ain't heavy, he's my tripod"

                    By Mich

                    from Singapore

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Giottos Mini Ball Pod with Case (Titanium):

                      Great for carrying around when one is walking a lot especially. Nothing worst than extra weight of tripods to slow down one's walking pace when already tired.
                      The case is handy as well. Neat and pretty cool gadget.

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                      3.0

                      Immanently at the ready

                      By lonelaser

                      from Manhatten

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                      • Weak Construction

                      Best Uses

                      • Night Shots
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Giottos Mini Ball Pod with Case (Titanium):

                      The tiny size of this support makes it effortless to always have with you. It adequately supports a Canon G10, which is on the hefty side for this type of camera.

                      The ball head is very rudimentary, and one needs to be especially careful about balancing the legs when using the camera vertically. The big plus here is, with some attention, getting the shot that would otherwise have evaporated.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect to get your best photos

                      By Little feather

                      from Bilbao, Spain

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to use
                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Not expensive
                      • Protecting case included
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Stabilization
                        • Taking photos at night

                        Comments about Giottos Mini Ball Pod with Case (Titanium):

                        The tripod is just perfect. Cheap, easy to use, small enough and not too heavy to take away and compatible with any camera. The design includes regulator and extending legs to give you more possibilities and a case to protect it.

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Best of the little ones

                        By g-money

                        from NYC

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Long Exposures
                          • Stabilization

                          Comments about Giottos Mini Ball Pod with Case (Titanium):

                          I've used this for about 5 years and it's held up better than some of my actual professional equipment. After that point it started fall apart but seriously - for[$] you're going to complain? The 5 sections let you span varied terrain and the plastic ball head does a good job of maintaining friction. If you're serious with a point and shoot this is the one out of all the little tripods - even more than the Bogen despite how much better made it is. Simple and effective.

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