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Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip

B&H # SOVCT60AV Mfr # VCT-60AV
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Product Highlights
  • Remote Control in Grip
  • Specific Camcorder Compatibility

The Sony VCT-60AV remote control tripod provides a rock steady support for your camcorder. This tripod comes with remote control operation for a truly professional feel and function of your camcorder. The remote works directly from the tripod handle allowing the user to work upright.

Note! This remote works with specific camcorder compatibility please visit VCT-60AV for more compatibility information 

Remote Control
Remote operation directly from the tripod grip is possible via specific camcorder connectivity.
Remote Functions
Control includes:
  • Variable Zoom In/Out
  • Start/Stop
  • Lock/Standby
  • Photo Mode On/Off
Level
Built-in level allows quick leveling utilizing the leg adjustment.
Maximum Height 57.6"
146cm
Minimum Height 18.9"
48cm
Folded Length Not Specified by Manufacturer
Load Capacity 6.6 lbs
3kg
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 2-way Panhead
Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 2.8 lbs
1.3kg
Specialties Remote operation directly from the tripod grip
Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip
  • Quick Release Plate
  • Carrying Case
  • 1 Year Parts and 90 Days Labor Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyVCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip
     
    4.6

    (based on 66 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (46)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (47)
    • Compact (45)
    • Highly compatible (32)
    • Improves performance (32)
    • Professional quality (30)

    Cons

    • Lacks functionality (3)
    • Limited compatibility (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home movies (34)
    • Independent films (18)
    • Complex projects (14)
    • In the studio (13)
    • Outdoors (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (29), Business owner (13), Professional artist (10), Casual photographer (4), Film student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (40)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Smooth&Steady

    I am using this tripod on a Sony HDR-UX20 camera.The tripod is very easy to use you have the option of a slow zoom or with the switch pushed to the off position you then...Read complete review

    I am using this tripod on a Sony HDR-UX20 camera.The tripod is very easy to use you have the option of a slow zoom or with the switch pushed to the off position you then can control the speed of the zoom to slow moderate or a very fast zoom... i.e(zooming very fast on to a ringing telephone) for an effects shot.The power switch on the handle turns the camera off and on without having to turn the power on in the camera. There is also the ability to turn the guide frame that shows on the LCD screen off or on from the handle of this tripod,and another neat(cool) handy feature is that there is a button on the tripod handle that allows you to take still pictures which really came in handy when I was doing a video of a wedding. I was able to take a few still shots during the wedding while filming.The fluid head is also really nice, smooth non jerky pans and vertical movement of the camera on this tripod head is also super smooth. I also have found that If I want to do a dolly shot I just leave the camera on the tripod and fold the legs in a bit and walk toward the subject that I want to dolly in on.The combined weight of the camera and the tripod makes for a pretty steady dolly shot (walking in or backing up while the bride and goom are walking out of the church etc. Hope this helps.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Major problems for my use

    I do indoor and outdoor filming using a Sony Camcorder. This tripod is easy to set up and adjust. The tilt and pan mechanisms are very smooth. The remote control is very easy...Read complete review

    I do indoor and outdoor filming using a Sony Camcorder. This tripod is easy to set up and adjust. The tilt and pan mechanisms are very smooth. The remote control is very easy to use and the slow zoom mechanism very nice.

    BUT the design and weight are too flimsy. Even at close shooting range, on a solid, smooth surface, without any zoom, videos show motion shake when there is the slightest breeze - including just my movements around the tripod on a windless day.

    Part of the problem is the tripod weight. Part of the problem is the counter-balanced weight of the remote control - it is set off from the center of gravity of the tripod and the remote control handle weight acts to amplify any motion when touched or in a slight breeze. Once in a pan or tilt, motion is smooth. At the start and end of intended movements there is noticeable jumping and shaking in recorded videos. Even for a fixed frame, in the slightest wind, without having the remote handle installed, frame jump and shake is noticeable on all video.

    Great for indoors. I CANNOT recommend it for outdoor even if there is absolutely no wind and the remote control handle is not used and no zoom or telephoto lens is used.

    When the elevator is raised, the shake is amplified even more.

    If I use it outdoors, I have to use sandbag weights, a LANC extension cord to my remote control and do no panning for a steady, shake-free video or still.

    Reviewed by 66 customers

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    5.0

    I very pleased with product and service

    By Mikey

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Hobbyist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies

      Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

      I originally ordered the wrong tripod(my fault), however the return was handled promptly and I re-ordered with the help of a B & H techical person.

      I'm a happy camper, thanks B & H.

      Mike Brown
      Houston, TX

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      • No

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      5.0

      I can't believe I even hesitated

      By George

      from Altamonte Springs, FL

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films

        Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

        I bought the VCT-60AV to shoot a 2hr talent show with a Sony CX-190 camcorder. It works very smoothly, and the slow zoom and other controls on the remote are wonderful, things other tripods couldn't do for me. I was so pleased, I used my Sony HDR-SR7 camcorder with the same tripod to record my grandson at a swimming competition. 'One of the most rewarding purchases this year

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        5.0

        Best tripod

        By Ayhamoo

        from Vancouver, BC

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

              So easy to use, the controller arm very helpful, my picture now become stable

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great Tripod for a Great Price

              By the camera guy

              from los angeles, ca

              About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist, Youtube Partner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Fragile

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Home Movies
              • Internet Filming

              Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

              I bought this tripod to replace a Sony model that I had for over 10 years. I was happy with that one but it finally broke. This one is lighter and folds down to a smaller size but goes to the same max height as the previous models. The build seems a little more fragile than the older model but it should do the trick if you have a Sony camcorder compatible with this.

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again!!!

              By edino3000

              from Trinidad W.I.

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

              Real Good price!

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              3.0

              good tripod, But---

              By Jim, train guy

              from Augusta, GA

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Limited Compatibility

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Home Movies
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

              This is a good tripod, but I ordered it for my fiancee's Sony camera with a LANC control. Unfortunately Sony has changed the LANC plug from the ministereo plug to a new 10 pin type so the LANC feature was useless.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By Kayla

              from Vermont

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films

                Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

                I use this with my Sony HDR FX-1000 Camera and it works great. It is lightweight and easy to transport, but sturdy enough to hold the camera safely. The remote control is a very helpful tool that allows for steady panning/tilting and controlled slow zooms. A great product for the price!

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                5.0

                great product!

                By scott

                from new york

                About Me Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                • Limited Compatibility

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects

                Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

                filming action sports is a breeze.

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                • No

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                5.0

                for a small tripod the fluid head works

                By billy d

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

                  Most tripods have 35mm camera type heads. The fluid head on the CVT-60AV really is and smoothe pans and tilts make it well worth the price. Small, light, 4 tear legs for around $ doesn't happen with tripods. For overseas with most smaller cameras they are perfect. Remote control on the handle is a big plus. Try pricing remote controls on most other cameras. Unfortunately these small tripos (also the N50) are no longer made.

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                  4.0

                  Remote is nice

                  By pcrpatte

                  from Utah

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

                        Unable to access SD card without completely removing from the tripod. Huge pain for me as I need to change SD card with each use.

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                        5.0

                        Great addition to my sony handycam

                        By Dave

                        from PA

                        About Me Hobbyist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies

                          Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

                          i use this tripod whenever i use my camera. the fluid head is awesome and the controls at my fingertips make for a smooth professional looking video.

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                          4.0

                          Good for what it is

                          By Hammer

                          from Australia

                          About Me Business Owner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

                              I use this for when I travel as it is small and compact and still allows me to shoot steady footage for work. It is only average for panning and it quite easy to still get shaky shots. But for the price point and the remote handle it is well worth the money.

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                              5.0

                              good product if you own small sony cam

                              By video

                              from usa

                              About Me Business Owner

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Independent Films

                                Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

                                perfect for my sony camera, Love the remote, east to use

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Great Products

                                By Eric

                                from Santa ana, CA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Improves Performance
                                • Lightweight
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Movies

                                  Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

                                  it prevents shocking camcorders. Great value! I love it

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                                  5.0

                                  Great for the price

                                  By Joe L.

                                  from Long Island, NY

                                  About Me Business Owner

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Improves Performance

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • In The Studio

                                    Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

                                    We use this tripod for an internet tv production. It is very nice for the job and the price. You can get much more expensive tripods but, if you're looking for a simple to use, functional tripod with some extra bells and whistles, this is the one.

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                                    4.0

                                    Love the remote!

                                    By Hoofie

                                    from Estevan, Sask

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Improves Performance
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

                                        Remote on the tripod works fantastic! The head on the tripod is a bit jerky, but can be worked with.

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                                        3.0

                                        Great Buy for the money

                                        By mike

                                        from Ann Arbor, MI

                                        About Me Professional Artist

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Lacks Functionality
                                        • Limited Compatibility

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Movies
                                        • In The Studio

                                        Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

                                        Control system on the zoom is wonderfull. I would like to see a focus control. The legs are a bit flemsie but all in all it is a good buy for the money.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Tripod, Great Price

                                        By Nick T

                                        from Seattle WA

                                        About Me Hobbyist

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Highly Compatible
                                        • Improves Performance
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Professional Quality

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • In The Studio

                                        Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

                                        It's a great tripod. Very smooth. Remote attaches to the camcorder's video output jack. Make sure your camcorder supports the remote.

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                                        5.0

                                        Best Tripod ever

                                        By ileanaG

                                        from New York

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Highly Compatible
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Professional Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Movies

                                          Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

                                          i like this tripod a lot is the best one for the price

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                                          5.0

                                          Must Have

                                          By JAG

                                          from Ontario, Canada

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact Design
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Professional Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Sony VCT-60AV Tripod with Remote in Grip:

                                              This is a must have product. It makes it much easier to operate the zoom without bumping the camcorder.

                                              Movement is extremely smooth.

                                              Definitely a quality SONY product.

                                              BEST price I could find was from B&H

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