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Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod

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Product Highlights
  • Supports Up to 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
  • Weighs Only 1.9 lb (0.86 kg)
  • Extends to 56" (142.2cm)
  • Folds to 14.5" (36.8cm)
  • 3-Way Panhead with Quick Release
  • 2 Quick Releases Plates
  • Lift and Lock Center Column
  • Capability for Low-Angle Photography
  • 5 Leg Sections
  • Includes Carry Bag

The Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod, weighing in at only 1.9 lb (0.86 kg), is a medium duty support that is portable and affordable. This ultra-lightweight is compact... it folds down to a mere 14.5" (36.8cm) and with its split center column extended, reaches 56.0" (142.2cm). The split center column allows for low-angle photography.

This tripod features 5 aluminum leg sections with a twist-knob lock. The TravelLite comes with a great system to ensure precision camera positioning: a 3-way photo/video panhead with a quick release (2 plates are included), a bubble level, and rubber feet for indoor use. The TravelSmart Digital Tripod, which also comes with a carry bag, is the perfect companion for photographers who need a steady platform using the latest point and shoot, compact DSLR cameras and camcorders.

Lightweight aluminum legs
Designed for the latest point and shoot and compact DSLR cameras and camcorders
Includes a 3-way photo/video panhead with Quick Release plate with a video indexing pin
Two Quick Release plates are included
A built-in bubble level aids in precision positioning
Lift and lock center column
Split center column for low-angle photography
Limited lifetime warranty
General
Load Capacity 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
Maximum Height 56.5" (143.5cm)
Folded Length 14.6" (37.1cm)
Spirit Level Yes
Weight 2.1 lb (1 kg)
Head
Head Type 3-way panhead
Quick Release Yes (2 quick release plates are included)
Legs
Material Aluminum
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20
Leg Sections 5
Leg Lock Type Twist and lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Split center column with low-angle capability
Center Column Sections 1
Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod
  • 3-Way Panhead with Quick Release
  • 2 x Quick Release Plates
  • Carry Bag
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    SunpakTravelSmart Digital Tripod
     
    3.4

    (based on 53 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (10)

    71%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (34)
    • Lightweight (32)
    • Easily adjusted (23)
    • Locks in tight (14)
    • Good footing (13)

    Cons

    • Unstable (17)
    • Flimsy (12)
    • Weak clamp (8)
    • Jerky movement (6)
    • Difficult to adjust (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (30)
    • Landscape/scenery (15)
    • Home (14)
    • Portraits (13)
    • Outdoors (12)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (43)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (23), Casual photographer (13), Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    TravelSmart is the perfect name

    I believe a tripod is one of the most useful tools that anyone with a camera should never be caught without, so when I was on the lookout for a tripod that I could...Read complete review

    I believe a tripod is one of the most useful tools that anyone with a camera should never be caught without, so when I was on the lookout for a tripod that I could carry around with me wherever I went without breaking the bank, I kept in mind that I needed something that I could rely on. I chose to purchase the TravelSmart because of it's low price and potential to be very handy. Now obviously it can not and does not compare with higher end tripods, but for the price it certainly does the job. It's easy to take on the go and comes with a travel bag and an extra plate. I use it with my Canon Vixia HFS100 and have no complaints about it, although the design is a bit unconventional.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great price - you get what you pay for

    You can't beat the price for this tripod, and that makes it a worthwhile buy in my opinion. But it has some annoying features.

    - The legs extend quickly, due...Read complete review

    You can't beat the price for this tripod, and that makes it a worthwhile buy in my opinion. But it has some annoying features.

    - The legs extend quickly, due to the fact that there is only one ring per leg to tighten them up. But that one ring sometimes loosens up a bit. It also can be annoying to retract the legs as the joints sometimes get "stuck." With a little fiddling, it's easy to fix....but annoying.

    - The full vertical tilt leaves my camera overly tilted, and it's much less sturdy in this position. My camera (a DSLR - so a little heavy for this tripod) sometimes slides down slightly.

    - The legs flex a lot, but it hasn't been too much of a problem. Again, it's a light, little tripod - about what you'd expect.

    - The various dials and flip locks that allow different configurations are not especially intuitive in their design, but they work okay.

    - It makes a good alternate tripod for when you just don't want to carry around a larger, heavier one. But, if you are buying only one multi-use tripod, this isn't a good choice.

    Best features: Inexpensive, light, folds up very small, easy quick release mount

    Reviewed by 53 customers

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    5.0

    Love this tripod

    By GD

    from Cali

    Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

    Tripod is the best for it's price

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    5.0

    IT IS POD!!!

    By Johnny Danger

    from Heaven... aka Minneapolis

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Black
    • Compact
    • Easily Adjusted
    • Good Footing
    • Legs
    • Lightweight
    • Locks In Tight
    • Sexy
    • Smooth
    • Smooth Movement

    Cons

    • There Was Only Three Legs

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

    I would have to say my life was not complete until I got this amazing long legged beauty out of it package and into my arms!!! Three stunning legs so sturdy I could scream. For the tilt and pan... OMG!!! So so sexy!!!

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    • No

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    2.0

    Nearly useless product!

    By KS

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Reasonably Light

    Cons

    • Poor Adjustment
    • Small Range
    • Unstable
    • Weak Clamp

    Best Uses

    • Giving It Away
    • Self-defense
    • Shaky Video Effect

    Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

    I just bought this tripod on the basis of the product photo, which appears to have knurled friction locks for the telescoping legs--but this is not the case. Each section of the telescoping legs extends and locks in Only One Position! In all my years of photography and using tripods, I have never seen such a poorly-conceived product! Sorry, but I need more than 5 positions on the tripod, excluding the center column adjustment. I have since bought a Manfrotto MKC3-H01--a far superior product.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great value for the right need

    By j4

    from Omaha, NE

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Compact
    • Light weight

    Cons

    • Not for heavy cameras
    • Weak Clamp

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Peripheral Equipment
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

    This is a very affordable light weight tripod for use with light cameras. I will not use it for my Canon video recorder. I will use it mainly for road trips (flights) and for my monitor that goes with my Canon video recorder.

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    • No

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    1.0

    returned it

    By Needed for work

    from Statesville, NC

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Unstable
    • Weak Clamp

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

      It was compact and easy to carry around, however, it was flimsy when extended to full height and was very difficult to fold back down. It has little buttons you have to push in and hurt to use. It's worth getting a more heavy duty tripod with folding clips to break down.

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      • No

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      1.0

      Junk !

      By Daveinjax

      from Jacksonville Florida

      Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

      Right out of the box one of the legs is stripped ! I wanted this for my 50mm spotter to hike with but I will have to pay a little more to get the job done. Set the spotter on it and sat down to use it without the legs extended but the head is too rough and jerky to pan with. Only thing you could use this for is a light point and shoot if you get one that works. I tossed the box before I found out leg was stripped so I don't know if it can be returned but shipping it back would cost almost half what I paid and my time is worth way more. If you don't mind spending time to return one if it is defective and need a cheap point and shoot stand then maybe...

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      1.0

      VERY FLIMSY

      By danesch

      from Gainesville, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Unstable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

          I will sending this back immediately. I know... what do you expect for this price, but come on. The legs (fully extended) are like wet noodles.

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          1.0

          cheap cunstruction

          By Nash10

          from Jefferson City TN

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Small Range
            • Unstable
            • Very Difficult To Fold Up
            • Weak Clamp

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

              The price is cheap an so is the product.

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              • No

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              1.0

              Poor tripod

              By Dawn traveller

              from Indiana

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Unstable
                • Weak Clamp

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

                  I did regret buying this tripod, my vacation got ruined cos of it. Very flimsy, wouldn't close right n all the way. It is very light but then it couldn't stand even just a 20 mph wind.i wish I didn't buy this tripod.

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                  1.0

                  Shoddy construction doesn't open properl

                  By Saif Ahmed

                  from Gatineau, QC, Canada

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • None Whatsoever

                  Cons

                  • Poor Construction
                  • Unstable
                  • Weak Clamp

                  Best Uses

                  • None

                  Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

                  Bought this because it was cheap and small and I needed something for travelling. Unfortunately, the workmanship on this product is extremely shoddy. One of the legs do not lock open. Of the other two that do, one of them is extremely difficult to close.

                  The tripod is wobbly and I can't use it and risk my equipment.

                  Unfortunately its a cheap product so it's not worth the shipping to return it to the US from Canada.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Tripod itself is good, but weak head

                  By BigP

                  from Toronto, Ontario

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Light And Small

                  Cons

                  • Unstable

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

                  The tripod is cheap, light, small, great for travelling. But the quick release plate doesn't sit in tight enough, so my camera actually wabbles on tripod, makes it not usable for me. I hope I can replace the head with a better one in hopes to fix this issue. We'll see

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                  3.0

                  You get what you pay for

                  By Dan m

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Stowaway
                  • Low price
                  • Quick release

                  Cons

                  • Unstable
                  • Weak Clamp

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Night Shots
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

                  This isn't the sturdiest tripod out there, but that's to be expected at this price point. I would use it for point and shoots or mirroless cameras, it might be a little sketchy with a big dslr and lens. I like the quick release option, but you can't see the bubble level with your camera mounted up. I also like how compact it gets when you fold it up. If you have a dslr I would pass and get something a little sturdier, but if your a hobbiest with a point and shoot it will work great.

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                  1.0

                  VERY BASIC TRIPOD

                  By Sam

                  from New York City

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not Good For Real Cameras
                    • Unstable
                    • Weak Clamp

                    Best Uses

                    • Ok For Point Shoot

                    Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

                    TERRIBLE FOR DSLR CAMERAS. MAYBE GOOD FOR VERY LIGHTWEIGHT POINT & SHOOT CAMERAS. NOT ONLY ARE THE LEGS FLIMSY & UNSTEADY, BUT THE RELEASE PLATE POPS OUT OF THE LOCK MECHANISM WHICH CAN MAKE YOUR CAMERA GO FLYING.

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                    3.0

                    Very Light Weight

                    By Grampy

                    from Mays Landing, NJ

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

                          Serves the purpose as a travel tripod. Fits in bag, one of the few I could find, and yet extends to a reasonable height. But very light weight.

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                          1.0

                          Unbelievably Flimsy!!!

                          By Joe

                          from Gilroy CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Unstable

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

                              I bought this for a trip to Europe as my Mannfroto is too heavy. This tripod practically buckled when I put my Nikon D7000 with 18-105 lens on it. Super flimsy and weak. I never used it even once. I don't want to go through the hassle of even returning it as it is only $20 nor do I feel good about giving it to anyone. DO NOT BUY THIS TRIPOD unless you have a very light cheap camera that you are ok with dropping!

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                              2.0

                              good for the money

                              By brewman Ken

                              from Salina, KS

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Unstable

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

                                For the money I paid it's a good tripod but the buttons to collapse the legs are sometimes hard to release.

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                                • No

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                                1.0

                                Not sturdy and does hold dslr level

                                By Mart

                                from San Francisco, ca

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy
                                • Jerky Movement
                                • Unstable

                                Best Uses

                                • Home

                                Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

                                Nice idea but too flimsy and does not hole my dslr level when in the notmal position. Might be ok for point and shoot but would not recommend.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Happy with my TravelSmart Tripod

                                By Mike P.

                                from West Palm Beach, FL

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • None so far

                                Best Uses

                                • Video

                                Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

                                I can't ask for anything more. This is light, functional, and affordable. I was confused at the amount of options available in all price ranges for tripods. The B & H customer support person was a huge help! I told him what I needed to do with the tripod and he helped explain the differences in B & H offerings and helped me pick this one. Great job B & H!

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                little shaky, but gets the job done

                                By dp

                                from CT

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easily Adjusted
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy
                                • Slips Out Of Position

                                Best Uses

                                • Outdoors
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

                                telescopes very easily, is very lightweight, and packs up small. only downsides are that it isn't very stable, or easy to fine tune on uneven ground, and the tabs that telescope the smaller extensions can open/close on their own sometimes, wouldn't leave a camera on there for long exposures becaue of this. that being said, it's hard to beat the value and the portability. is able to support a dslr, with a fully extended 70-300 lens without any issues. since it's shaky, i would recommend using a remote or delayed shutter release.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                my niece loves it

                                By auntie shutterbug

                                from san francisco ca

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easily Adjusted

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy

                                Best Uses

                                • Home

                                Comments about Sunpak TravelSmart Digital Tripod:

                                If you need an inexpensive tripod for a kid to use or for some other non-critical purpose, this one seems like a decent value.

                                I personally use a Gitzo carbon fiber tripod for my own gear, but not every situation warrants such solid support.

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                                • Yes

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