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Smith-Victor P820 2-Way Panhead Tripod with Heavy Duty Base

B&H # SMP820 Mfr # 700175
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You Pay: $45.95
Product Highlights
  • Quick Release
  • Supports 6.0 lb (2.7 kg)

The Smith-Victor P820 2-Way Panhead Tripod with Heavy Duty Base is a portable lightweight tripod featuring Euro-design and titanium finish.

It features a 2-way fluid-effect head that makes this tripod ideal for video or photo SLR cameras. The head comes with a quick release system for fast and easy placement and removal of the camera, and the built-in bubble level and geared center column allow for precise positioning.

Includes a carrying handle attached to the center column for easy transportation.

Maximum Height 63" (160 cm)
Minimum Height 26" (66 cm)
Folded Length 26" (66 cm)
Load Capacity 6 lb (2.7 kg)
Leg Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Flip locks
Independent Leg Spread No
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Geared
Center Brace Yes
Spiked Feet Yes
Head Type 2-way fluid effect
Head Mount Thread Size Not removable
Weight 3.4 lb (1.5 kg)
Smith-Victor P820 2-Way Panhead Tripod with Heavy Duty Base
  • Quick Release Plate
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    Smith-VictorP820 2-Way Panhead Tripod with Heavy Duty Base
     
    4.0

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Folds away (4)
    • Stable (3)
    • Unfolds quickly (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (6)
      • Home (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      3.0

      Value for the Money

      By Dow

      from Poteau, OK

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Unstable

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Smith-Victor P820 2-Way Panhead Tripod with Heavy Duty Base:

      If you are looking for this to be a professional model, look elsewhere. It is good for the money, but it isn't very stable.

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      4.0

      Good for the money

      By kimww

      from IN

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Smith-Victor P820 2-Way Panhead Tripod with Heavy Duty Base:

        I purchased this tripod is for the GoPro Hero 3. Nothing much, but I wanted a lightweight tripod with these features: carry handle, flip levers, light weight, inexpensive, spiked feet, and smooth moving head. In this price range, you can't beat it!

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        5.0

        Great Tripod

        By Slate AV

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about Smith-Victor P820 2-Way Panhead Tripod with Heavy Duty Base:

          Sturdy sets up fast easy

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          • No

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          4.0

          Awesome Tripod

          By Chris

          from Atlanta

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video

              Comments about Smith-Victor P820 2-Way Panhead Tripod with Heavy Duty Base:

              I have a Canon T2i (2.1 lbs) camera that I use for video. Fluid head movement was very important to me and for under $100 this tripod's head was incredibly smooth.

              It's a lightweight tripod so it is a little bit flimsy, but I would definitely recommend this tripod to any friend who had a lightweight DSLR camera.

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              4.0

              Good for the price!

              By EternalFootman

              from Rochester, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Smooth actions

              Cons

              • Plastic legs and knobs

              Best Uses

              • Video

              Comments about Smith-Victor P820 2-Way Panhead Tripod with Heavy Duty Base:

              I use these tripods for my high school students in a digital video class. while the legs are plastic, and the handles can crack under hard usage, they hold up better than anything else we've tried in this price range. Especially the head unit. They stay smooth after a couple of years of use. I also purchased a few of the Sunpak tripods at about the same price range, and after just 6 months, the actions got gritty and rough, whereas these tripods stay nice and smooth. Their one major weakness is the horizontal supports for the legs - They break moderately easily. But out of over 12 tripods I've had for the last 3 years, only one has broken, so that's not too bad, considering they're being used by a bunch of teenagers!

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              5.0

              Good for small camcorder

              By gw

              from Upland, IN

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Smith-Victor P820 2-Way Panhead Tripod with Heavy Duty Base:

                For the cost and size, this tripod has been smooth for our camcorders and sturdy for a consistent look. It may not be great for bigger camcorders, as the ones I use are smaller Cannon's, but for most recreational users it should work great!

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                2.0

                A weak product

                By The Internet kid

                from new york

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                • Unstable
                • Weak Construction

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Video

                Comments about Smith-Victor P820 2-Way Panhead Tripod with Heavy Duty Base:

                I got this tripod for the second camera I bought for our webshow. I folded the tripod and put it into the car. The leg snapped off. So its not really stable. The fluid head was very nice for such a cheaply priced tripod, but I do not recommend it.

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                5.0

                This tripod is as smooth as silk

                By Rich

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Long Exposures
                  • Stabilization

                  Comments about Smith-Victor P820 2-Way Panhead Tripod with Heavy Duty Base:

                  I mount my Sony camcorder on this tripod and use it mostly to shoot employees promoting our companies products.

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                  4.0

                  A bit flimsy for my use, but still works

                  By J Birder

                  from Nevada

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Adjusted
                  • Good Footing
                  • Lightweight
                  • Locks In Tight
                  • Smooth Movement

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • Birding

                  Comments about Smith-Victor P820 2-Way Panhead Tripod with Heavy Duty Base:

                  The tripod is light-weight and has a useful carrying handle. I'm 5'8'' and the tripod is the perfect height, I do not need to extend the center column. It is a bit flimsy though and shakes in the wind, but not too bad. I use this tripod with my angled spotting scope. So the tripod may be good for cameras, but not ideal for a spotting scope.

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