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Sony VCTR640 Light Weight Tripod

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Imagine the creative shots you'll take when among your gear you'll stow a Sony tripod. Simply mount your camcorder on the portable tripod, and you'll soon be snapping timed or detailed exposures.

Easy height adjustment with elevator mechanism
Quick-release mounting shoe
Maximum Height 56.75"
Minimum Height 21.5"
Folded Length 22.0"
Load Capacity 6.61 lbs
Leg Stages/Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Flip Locks
Independent Leg Spread No
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Geared
Center Brace Yes
Spiked Feet No
Head Type 3-way Panhead
Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 2.65 lbs
Sony VCTR640 Light Weight Tripod
  • Quick release plate
  • 1 Year Parts and 90 Days Labor Warranty
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    SonyVCTR640 Tripod
     
    4.5

    (based on 92 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (52)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (34)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (75)
    • Stable (63)
    • Unfolds quickly (58)
    • Folds away (54)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (9)
    • Unstable (4)
    • Cumbersome (3)
    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Stabilization (55)
    • Movies (43)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (33), Aspiring film maker (14), Parent (11), Film professional (8), Technically challenged (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (63)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good value

    I don't have a lot of experience with tripods, most of the ones I have used are inexpensive. I used to use a Sunpak at school and decided to get one of these for...Read complete review

    I don't have a lot of experience with tripods, most of the ones I have used are inexpensive. I used to use a Sunpak at school and decided to get one of these for myself. It is just as good if not better than similar Sunpak models. I think the panning control may be a little better. I don't know if I would call it 'lightweight' because I haven't used many tripods but it's sturdy not too heavy.

    I pretty much use this only for stationary stuff. I set it up, lock the angle in place and leave it when I'm shooting, so it works perfectly for me. For more advanced usage, or if you're going to be hard on your equipment, you probably want something higher-end.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    decent inexpensive tripod from Sony

    This tripod is about what you would expect for the price... [$] It supports the camera well, has solid and logical adjustments. I use it for my D70 and a small...Read complete review

    This tripod is about what you would expect for the price... [$] It supports the camera well, has solid and logical adjustments. I use it for my D70 and a small video camera (about 1.5lbs) for these items it works fine. The D70 with my 70-300 Nikkor was a challenge for my little manfrotto ball-head, but this tripod hold it fine. The video camera can pan pretty smoothly, but the tilt adjustment is always jerky. Still, I wasn't expecting a fluid head [$] If I had to find something to complain about (and I almost always do), the handle is not as adjustable as I would like. It is fine for most positions, but for the occasional low-angle shot, or macro shot it is not in the best place. Also, I am 6'4 and it is a little too low for my comfortable use - I imagine this is a problem for other tripods in this price range, but worth mentioning. Construction is decent - not a bogen but fine for the price.

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    4.0

    Great tripod

    By @AriHershkowitz

    from Brooklyn, NY

    Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

    It's an awesome piece, just that you gotta make sure to loosen the crank before you make the top part higher cuz it's a little sensitive.
    I definitely recommend it!

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    5.0

    Great for the Price

    By CowboyThunder

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Folds Small
    • Good Construction
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Set-up Is Time Consuming

    Best Uses

    • Amatuer Videos
    • Beginner Level Videos
    • Intermediate Level Videos

    Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

    Has good height adjustments, can go low, and can go fairly high. The head is very functional and easy to use. Overall, it is pretty sturdy, with the exception of the smallest part of the legs; they are a little wobbly when fully extended, but they are fine once there is a floor beneath them.

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    5.0

    Best for a77 and a77ii

    By Sandman

    from columbus, OH

    About Me Film Professional, Music Video Producer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Movies
      • Photo
      • Stabilization

      Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

      I love this thing, It fit on the side of my Sony Backpack perfectly ! Easy , light and stable.

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      5.0

      Great equipment that Matches my A77 ii

      By Joseph

      from columbus, OH

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Movies
        • Stabilization

        Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

        I love this think. I purchased the A77 II a month ago and needed a tripod by sony brand. It also attached to my sony backpack. It's Great, light and easy to carry! You will not go wrong with this item!

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        4.0

        Gets it done!

        By Auditioner

        from Atlanta, GA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

            The tripod serves its purpose. It is a good deal for the price. The control over the camera is good, but there is a question of how sturdy the skinny legs of the tripod are. The length of the legs adjust easily. Doesn't travel very well - consider investing in a case.

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            4.0

            Really good, nice price

            By Slim Man

            from Palm Springs, CA

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

                This thing is great, price is right, small enough to fit in a bag, solid.

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                4.0

                Great tripod!

                By Alec

                from ct

                Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

                its smooth and good for video. there are some cheap plastic parts but hey what do you expect for a $ tripod

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                5.0

                Excellent tripod for a photo enthusiast.

                By John

                from Dallas, Texas

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Movies
                  • Stabilization

                  Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

                  I bought this tripod for my Nex 7. The quality is good. I do not own any other tripods, so I cannot compare it with others. The height adjustment mechanism is very user friendly and quick. The dimensions are exactly as mentioned in the product specifications. It is light weight, but not flimsy. The quick release plate is very useful. The panning and tilting features are user friendly as well. I think it is an excellent companion for a photo enthusiast. A professional photographer may prefer a heavier and longer tripod depending on his/her type of work.

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                  5.0

                  Great tripod for the price!

                  By Louisianagirl

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Movies
                    • Stabilization

                    Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

                    I am really impressed with the quality of this tripod. It sets up in seconds, is really lightweight, is sturdy and has smooth pan for vids. Quality far exxceeds price! I also purchased the Slik Tripod Case Medium which works perfectly with this. Light enough to carry all day.

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                    3.0

                    Not a heavy-weight tripod

                    By JD

                    from Wyoming

                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Casual photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Unstable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

                      Overall good workmanship on the head. The legs are very thin when they are fully extended, making it pretty wobbly. I purchased this for Photography/Filming. The light weight design just didn't have enough heft and stability.

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                      5.0

                      Good quality

                      By PattyB

                      from Dayton, OH

                      About Me Parent

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Movies
                        • Stabilization

                        Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

                        Great for taking movies of my son. Smooth movements.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent value for the price

                        By slccmh

                        from Southeast US

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

                            This is a very nice and stable tripod for the money. Panning is smooth. I have used it inside and out with good results. It might be tough at full extension on soft grass, but otherwise I think it is up to most needs of a casual photog or video artist.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent Choice for the Money

                            By SK

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

                                I'm usually weary when buying an item that costs consideraby less than the competition but the Sony VCTR640 is built like a tripod that would often cost double or triple. Definitely would buy again.

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                                5.0

                                Great tripod!!!

                                By Sam

                                from New York

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Folds Small
                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Movies
                                  • Stabilization

                                  Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

                                  I use this for filming basketball games at a high school and this works great! The pan and tilt are very smooth and easy to operate. The tripod extension isn't that tall, only about 5' 5" or so, which is a down side. But in general I would highly recommend this tripod for any users.

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                                  5.0

                                  GOOD

                                  By MAYIN

                                  from NEW YORK

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Stability

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Movies

                                    Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

                                    REALY GOOD PRODUCT

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                                    4.0

                                    Excellent Product!

                                    By Dwalt

                                    from San Diego

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Folds Small
                                    • Good Stability
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Unfolds Quickly

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Movies
                                      • Stabilization

                                      Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

                                      Love how compact it is and how tall it can reach. Easy to use and has a cool look to it.

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                                      5.0

                                      Lightweight, fluid, and does the job

                                      By Joy4Heart

                                      from Los Altos, CA

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Folds Small
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Unfolds Quickly

                                      Cons

                                      • Setup On Uneven Terrain

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Movies

                                      Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

                                      I purchased this tripod for travel, as I was looking for a lightweight, compact tripod for my prosumer video camera. I have two Gitzo tripods for my photography, but hardly need their weight to handle an 18 oz camcorder.

                                      I have just taken the tripod for a two week trip, and it was quick to setup, fit into my carry-on luggage, and is quite lightweight. I even used it for my DSLR for a few images, but wouldn't leave the tripod unattended with that weight.

                                      Even with setup on the beach, the folding legs stayed clear of sand and the flip lock mechanism was flawless. The head was fluid and quite satisfactory. I would note that there was shake when using in strong winds (20mph+), but that's to be expected with such a lightweight tripod.

                                      One note to consider. It set up wonderfully on flat surfaces, but, was a bit more challenging to level on uneven surfaces because of the inter-locking leg support. If you are using primarily for uneven terrain, then I would think twice about this model.

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                                      4.0

                                      good value for the price

                                      By user

                                      from conneciicut

                                      About Me Parent

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Folds Small
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Stabilization

                                        Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

                                        Good prodct for the money.

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                                        1.0

                                        trash

                                        By Arul

                                        from Tucson, AZ

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Cumbersome
                                          • Weak Construction

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

                                            The unit was good for a while.

                                            The camera holding lever on the plate came loose and would'nt stay if put back. Finally got lost. Now this is tripod is a piece of junk.

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                                            5.0

                                            Great tripod, especially for it's price.

                                            By Anisa

                                            from Phoenix, AZ

                                            About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Folds Small
                                            • Good Stability
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Unfolds Quickly

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Movies

                                              Comments about Sony VCTR640 Tripod:

                                              Pros:
                                              - Lightweight, easy to use.
                                              - Levels easily.
                                              - Good for panning, smooth movements.

                                              Cons:
                                              - It's made of plastic so it's not gonna last forever.
                                              - The legs are pretty skinny at the bottom.

                                              Overall, really great. I would buy another one.

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