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Nikon Compact Tripod with 2-Way Panhead - Supports 3 lbs (1.3 kg)

You Pay: $39.95

The Nikon Compact Tripod consists of the lightweight and compact Sunpak Compact SXL Tripod.

This tripod features a two-way panhead with a textured surface and easy-grip pan handle. Oversized leg locks assure fast setup. The gearless lift'n'lock center column features an oversized locking collar. Rubber leg tips provide traction outdoors and protect surfaces indoors.

Lightweight and sized perfectly for fitting into a backpack, the Compact SXL Tripod is an excellent vacation tripod when traveling. Ideal for backpackers wanting binocular, spotting scope, or even camera support.

Maximum Height 44" (111.8 cm)
Minimum Height 13" (33.0 cm)
Folded Length 14.2" (36.1 cm)
Load Capacity 3 lbs (1.36 kg)
Leg Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Twist
Independent Leg Spread No
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Sliding
Center Brace No
Spiked Feet No
Head Type 2-way pan & tilt
Head Mount Thread Size Head is not removable
Weight 1.5 lbs (0.680 kg)
Nikon Compact Tripod with 2-Way Panhead - Supports 3 lbs (1.3 kg)
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    4.0

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Folds away (9)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Stable (8)
    • Unfolds quickly (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (8)
      • Home (5)
      • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Portraits (4)
      • Video (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Fast to set up and reliable

      I use the tripod when travelling around on vacation or for my work and find this tripod ideal because of its compact design, lightweight and facility to set up. When visiting there are more...Read complete review

      I use the tripod when travelling around on vacation or for my work and find this tripod ideal because of its compact design, lightweight and facility to set up. When visiting there are more places where you can't use a tripod than the ones you do but I didn't mind taking it along with me everywhere, just hoping for that good occasion to use it, as it didn't weight much in my bag. Once you need it it's very easy and fast to set it up and my DSRL Nikon D5000 becomes as steady as a rock despite using a heavier lens (18-200). I have been using it for a few months and haven't found yet any significant flows.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Is it good because it is Nikon?

      I bought this tripod for use while travelling, to use with my compact camera and binoculars.

      As a tripod, it does what it was designed to do.
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      I bought this tripod for use while travelling, to use with my compact camera and binoculars.

      As a tripod, it does what it was designed to do.

      But:
      -I know from the product description that this Nikon-endorsed tripod is not Nikon-made. I did however expect better quality.
      -The tripod, while just about the right size, is MUCH heavier than it should be.
      -It is poorly constructed. One of the leg locks on the one I received doesn't even lock properly. I doubt if the black colour is powder-coated - it seems spray-painted, which means that it will start looking badly worn pretty soon.
      -There is no quick release on the head! This means that you have to screw the locking nut directly to the camera, or binocular, and unscrew it afterwards, without the option of quickly detaching the camera from the tripod for a quick candid shot.
      -The non-slip surface on the head is of poor quality, and won't last long.
      -The injection-moulded hand-grips are made of cheap plastic, and one can see and feel it.
      -The rubber feet are flimsy and made of poor quality material.

      I was too confident in the fact that the tripod is endorsed by Nikon. It is cheaply manufactured, doesn't include features that one would expect from it, is overpriced and way too heavy.

      One could - and should - do better than this.

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      4.0

      Great travel tripod

      By nrd7680

      from Canonsburg, pa

      Comments about Nikon Compact Tripod with 2-Way Panhead:

      Very compact and perfect for backpacking and traveling. Great price.

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      5.0

      Great, Light weight product

      By Amy A.

      from New York, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Nikon Compact Tripod with 2-Way Panhead:

        Use for family portraits, outdoor traveling, and just for stability. It's lightweight, small and convenient. Pretty stable as well.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great Tripod

        By matt

        from Staten Island, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Nikon Compact Tripod with 2-Way Panhead:

          Great tripod i use it with my D5100 and works great. Lightweight, compact, and sturdy. Only downfall is it only opens up to like 50in but gets the job done not good for real tall people.Otherwise i would def reccomend to all!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Excellent compact tripod!!

          By Matt

          from Staten Island, NY

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Nikon Compact Tripod with 2-Way Panhead:

            Great tripod super light and compact. I use it with my Nikon D5100 and works great its not as tall as some other tripods but it does the job just as well i would recomend this product to all!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Better than I anticipated

            By Slick Rick

            from San Jose,CA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Nikon Compact Tripod with 2-Way Panhead:

              I needed a tripod to take pictures and found the Nikon Compact Tripod. It is very well constructed and could be durable for years to come. Nice black finish aluminum frame. It has a liquid leveler built in to ensure level surfaces. Extremely light weight. I would recommend this product to any photographer.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Nice tripod , smaller and thing

              By Paulo Alexandre

              from Brasília, Brazil

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Cumbersome

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Travel

              Comments about Nikon Compact Tripod with 2-Way Panhead:

              for to small films and photo in home

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              light tripod

              By Richard

              from Greensboro, NC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small

              Cons

              • Not tall enough

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Nikon Compact Tripod with 2-Way Panhead:

              Light so it is easy to travel with but it does not extend high enough for my height (6'1") so it would need to be a little taller to be what I really want but for a small price, it does the trick.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              [...]

              By Lee

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Nikon Compact Tripod with 2-Way Panhead:

                I was looking for a light-weight tripod and this is just what I needed. Not super sturdy, but it suits my needs. [...]

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Tripod for the price

                By Bill in Maryland

                from Waldorf, Maryland

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Portraits
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Nikon Compact Tripod with 2-Way Panhead:

                  This is a great, easy to use, easy to adjust Tri-Pod. It's not so heavy that is is cumbersome when packed away with the camera. It supports my Nikon D90 with the dual battery pack and flash quite nicely. I don't think that it would be good for a lot more weight, but it certainly fills my needs.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fast to set up and reliable

                  By Ulpio

                  from Rome, Italy

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Long Exposures
                    • Photography

                    Comments about Nikon Compact Tripod with 2-Way Panhead:

                    I use the tripod when travelling around on vacation or for my work and find this tripod ideal because of its compact design, lightweight and facility to set up. When visiting there are more places where you can't use a tripod than the ones you do but I didn't mind taking it along with me everywhere, just hoping for that good occasion to use it, as it didn't weight much in my bag. Once you need it it's very easy and fast to set it up and my DSRL Nikon D5000 becomes as steady as a rock despite using a heavier lens (18-200). I have been using it for a few months and haven't found yet any significant flows.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    It's perfect for me. . .

                    By Jugpotter

                    from Reno, NV

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nikon Compact Tripod with 2-Way Panhead:

                        I don't know how this would work for a professional photographer. . . but for me - it was perfect. It is super stable and solid - and folds down so small. . .

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                        (16 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Is it good because it is Nikon?

                        By Avi Viljoen

                        from Kuwait City, Kuwait

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy
                          • Heavy
                          • Overpriced
                          • Unstable

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Nikon Compact Tripod with 2-Way Panhead:

                            I bought this tripod for use while travelling, to use with my compact camera and binoculars.

                            As a tripod, it does what it was designed to do.

                            But:
                            -I know from the product description that this Nikon-endorsed tripod is not Nikon-made. I did however expect better quality.
                            -The tripod, while just about the right size, is MUCH heavier than it should be.
                            -It is poorly constructed. One of the leg locks on the one I received doesn't even lock properly. I doubt if the black colour is powder-coated - it seems spray-painted, which means that it will start looking badly worn pretty soon.
                            -There is no quick release on the head! This means that you have to screw the locking nut directly to the camera, or binocular, and unscrew it afterwards, without the option of quickly detaching the camera from the tripod for a quick candid shot.
                            -The non-slip surface on the head is of poor quality, and won't last long.
                            -The injection-moulded hand-grips are made of cheap plastic, and one can see and feel it.
                            -The rubber feet are flimsy and made of poor quality material.

                            I was too confident in the fact that the tripod is endorsed by Nikon. It is cheaply manufactured, doesn't include features that one would expect from it, is overpriced and way too heavy.

                            One could - and should - do better than this.

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