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Joby GorillaPod Video

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Joby GorillaPod Video

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Product Highlights

  • Flexible, Wrappable Legs
  • Supports Up to 11.5 oz
  • Pan & Tilt Video Head
  • Quick-Release Plate
  • Super-Strong Magnetic Feet
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The Joby GorillaPod Video is a flexible-leg table-top tripod intended for mounting small cameras with video capabilities, such as point & shoots that capture video files and shoot & share camcorders. The unique GorillaPod design allows you to bend and twist the legs for a customized camera angle on any sort of surface.

With a micro-ball video head, the tripod enables you to pan 360° and tilt up to 135° in one direction. (There's even a tiny pan bar for smooth operation.) The head's universal 1/4"-20 screw will attach to any small camera or camcorder with a corresponding thread. A quick-release plate is included so that without having to fiddle with the screw, you can easily switch from GorillaPod-mounted shots to unencumbered handheld shooting.

The GorillaPod Video's wrappable legs feature super-strong magnetic feet composed of the element neodymium. This opens up a variety of creative options, from fridge-mounting the video camera to achieving bird's-eye-view shots from high up on a telephone pole.

The tripod and head are constructed of machined aluminum, high-quality ABS plastic, and corrosion-resistant steel. The durable TPE rubber grip rings ensure a high degree of friction when the legs are wrapped around an object – as well as a solid grip for when you're shooting handheld with the camera attached to the GorillaPod Video.

Flexible, wrappable legs with super-strong neodymium magnetic feet
Ball head with pan bar enables 360° pan and 135° tilt
Quick-release plate with universal 1/4"-20 screw that fits most cameras and camcorders
Load capacity of 11.5 oz
UPC: 854630001111
Maximum Height 7.2" (18.3 cm)
Minimum Height Not specified by manufacturer
Folded Length Not specified by manufacturer
Load Capacity 11.5 oz (325 g)
Leg Sections N/A
Leg Lock Type N/A
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20 screw
Weight 2.8 oz (80 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 4.9 x 2.4"
Joby GorillaPod Video
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    JobyGorillaPod Video
     
    4.1

    (based on 41 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (31)
    • Lightweight (26)
    • Easily adjusted (24)
    • Good footing (19)
    • Smooth movement (13)

    Cons

    • Slips out of position (5)
    • Difficult to adjust (4)
    • Flimsy (4)
    • Jerky movement (3)
    • Unstable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (18)
    • Video (18)
    • Home (16)
    • Travel (15)
    • Landscape/scenery (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (17), Photo enthusiast (12), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (28), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awsome product

    I am a volleyball dad and video every tournament, so I needed something that wouldn't take up as much room as a tripod. The Gorillapod seemed to be the answer, and I was...Read complete review

    I am a volleyball dad and video every tournament, so I needed something that wouldn't take up as much room as a tripod. The Gorillapod seemed to be the answer, and I was very pleased with the magnetic feet. I can now mount the Gorillapod and camera on a steel pole above head level and get every minute of the game without interference. I highly recommend the Gorillapod for those difficult to position locations.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Wish it were a bit tighter/stronger

    The magnets on this thing are terrific, and the legs are marvelously strong for the size.
    I just wish the ball head was a little tighter, or there was a way to...Read complete review

    The magnets on this thing are terrific, and the legs are marvelously strong for the size.
    I just wish the ball head was a little tighter, or there was a way to adjust the amount of resistance it has. It starts to sink with what seems to me like way too low a weight threshhold. This leads to a situation which requires the camera to be *PERFECTLY LEVEL* (NO EXCEPTIONS), or else it'll sink and end up pointing at the floor or the ceiling.
    For me, this strips away the usefulness of the reason I got this tripod. I wanted to be able to set up a small video camera inconspicuously up on stage to record some musical performances, and then leave it while I operate another camera from a less distracting position. I end up having to prop the camera (on the tripod) up against some other stable item in order to prevent it from sagging after I walk away. A tighter ball head could completely solve this problem, and would easily earn this tripod 5 stars from me.

    As it is, this tripod is only as strong as its weakest link, and that lands it as a big fat 2. :\

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    3.0

    Doesn't hold up

    By MissyMo

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Slips Out Of Position

    Best Uses

      Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

      The stand is easy to adjust and the feet are magnetic which helps keeps it steady. The joint that holds the camera, or in my case - iphone 6, isn't strong enough. It gently starts to sag down and face the floor.

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      2.0

      Not stiff enough

      By Sergio

      from Montreal, CAN

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easily Adjusted
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Doesn't Lock In Tight

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Outdoors
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

      Head is not stiff enough so an iPhone makes it tilt down. Not very practical in still filming.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      2.0

      The neck is too loose!

      By Wisstx

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easily Adjusted
      • Good Footing
      • Magnetic Feet

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Slips Out Of Position

      Best Uses

        Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

        Great concept! Almost everything is spot on EXCEPT the neck, (the area that little silver arm is connected to) is too loose. There is (unfortunately) no way to tighten this. I am using a IPhone 4s which is heavy but the tripod should be able to hold it at the intended angle and not slip out of position.

        If the tripod is perfectly straight (three legs on a flat surface) and the camera balance is directly above the legs, it will hold it still; but if it is tilted more than 30 degrees (camera looking up or down) the camera will shift to the necks farthest position. It is a slow smooth shift (the neck just seems "snugly loose").

        If you are trying to make use of the magnetic feet, (awesome idea) and the camera legs are horizontal to the ground in any degree the camera slowly slips downward due to that nasty thing called gravity.

        If there was a way to tighten the 360 degree neck (both the X & Y axis are affected) then this would be the best camera tripod. Due to the loose neck it does not function as designed.

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        • No

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        1.0

        Disappointing with iphone 6 plus

        By Mike

        from Saint Paul, MN

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easily Adjusted
        • Good Footing
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Unstable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

          I bought this tripod to use with an iphone 6 plus. I like how compact and flexible it is. Unfortunately, the iphone 6 plus is too heavy for the mount. It works if the iphone is directly above the mount, but if it is angled up or down, the iphone will slowly drop forward.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Convinient

          By Practical

          from Boston MA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easily Adjusted
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth Movement

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

              It's a neat little tripod. I use it for my small video camera. Works well only for camera/phones that are not too large/heavy.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By E

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easily Adjusted
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth Movement

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoors
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video

                Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

                Works great when I play vball and soccer

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                nice stand

                By mikwatr

                from USA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Jerky Movement
                • Tight Pan Head

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

                The stand is nice and easy to use. The magnetic feet are awesome... way better than expected. The major drawback is the control arm for panning. It is not removable and gets in the way. Also, the panning head is very tight and takes a bit a force to move. So while it may be hypothetically smooth, in practical application, the force required to move it in comparison to the types of leg support of the stand makes it a shaky panning function.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Small but strong

                By Chris

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Difficult To Adjust
                • Jerky Movement
                • Unstable

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Portraits

                Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

                I had to return mine only because my camera was heavier than I thought. This is for small cameras for sure. I can't say the motion was smooth since the weight ratio was too low...the entire rig moved instead. The head would need to be more fluid than it is.

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                • No

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                2.0

                Meh...

                By Actress

                from Los Angeles, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Good Footing
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth Movement

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Slips Out Of Position

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

                  It would be great if it stayed in place but just the weight of my iPhone 5 makes the tripod top twist down and out of position. I thought it was because of my Otter Box case so I used it completely by itself but the same thing kept happening. If it stays in position for a minute, it will then start falling down again--thus, my video will start with a shot on my head and then end just with my feet in view. I'm not sure why I never read about this problem in previous reviews. I figured it must have been some mistake on my end but I had two different movie industry friends play with it and they were getting the same results. Yes, it moves smoothly. But without someone continually holding it, it quickly moves smoothly OUT of position! Overall, I was disappointed with the product.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Mini-Tripod !

                  By Herman

                  from Jersey City, NJ

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easily Adjusted
                  • Good Footing
                  • Lightweight
                  • Smooth Movement

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoors
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

                    Haven't had too much time to play with but appears very flexible and pretty sturdy.

                    I did manage to wrap it around the handlebars on my bike when I went out once and put my iPhone on it, (via adapter), in order to record video while riding. It worked out pretty ok, but had a bit of annoying camera shake. D'oh!

                    Grips are really helpful and the magnetic feet help keep it connected. Wished the feet were just a tiny bit longer in order to wrap around itself better, though probably not intended to wrap around bicycle handlebars, would be great if it held on securely without the use of a mount.

                    The actual camera "mount" makes me a little nervous. It's a small piece that looks like it could get lost, but held in pretty securely, surprisingly. The swivel handle works pretty nice, too.

                    Wish camera mount was "sturdier" or appeared more solid, can't beat the price for a handy lightweight tripod.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By KP

                    from Brooklyn

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easily Adjusted
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Does Not Take Much Weight

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoors
                    • Travel
                    • Video

                    Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

                    Magnetic feet are great!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    great little tripod

                    By brs

                    from Colorado

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easily Adjusted
                    • Good Footing
                    • Lightweight
                    • Smooth Movement

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Outdoors
                    • Video

                    Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

                    This tripod has a very smooth head. The only con is that it cannot support very heavy cameras.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    2.0

                    Wish it were a bit tighter/stronger

                    By Clowney

                    from Providence, RI

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Good Footing
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Slips Out Of Position

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

                      The magnets on this thing are terrific, and the legs are marvelously strong for the size.
                      I just wish the ball head was a little tighter, or there was a way to adjust the amount of resistance it has. It starts to sink with what seems to me like way too low a weight threshhold. This leads to a situation which requires the camera to be *PERFECTLY LEVEL* (NO EXCEPTIONS), or else it'll sink and end up pointing at the floor or the ceiling.
                      For me, this strips away the usefulness of the reason I got this tripod. I wanted to be able to set up a small video camera inconspicuously up on stage to record some musical performances, and then leave it while I operate another camera from a less distracting position. I end up having to prop the camera (on the tripod) up against some other stable item in order to prevent it from sagging after I walk away. A tighter ball head could completely solve this problem, and would easily earn this tripod 5 stars from me.

                      As it is, this tripod is only as strong as its weakest link, and that lands it as a big fat 2. :\

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      cool, but not functional for suggested c

                      By jaybels

                      from Vegas

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Adjust
                      • Slips Out Of Position
                      • Unstable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

                        a very cool item, but it will NOT hold specified cams without slipping or tilting on its own. it's too small and requires you to stand and hold it, which defets the purpose. go for the hybrid if you want something that can really hold a HD cam!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Sweet Little Twisty-Bendy-Pod

                        By daddydukno

                        from Nashville, TN

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Outdoors
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

                          The GorillaPod Video by Joby is the coolest tripod that I ever used. As you can see there are infinate positions only limited by your own imagination. The feet have magnets in them which add the convenience of using metal surfaces to latch on to. The magnets are very strong and able to easily hold my Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR at a 90 degree angle with no problem. The magnets are also coated with a hard rubber, so there are no concerns with scratching the surface that you are using to balance your camera. Finally, the arm that you would assume is primarily used for shooting video is also great for adjusting the camera angle for stills.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Cute as a Gorilla Baby

                          By lv2knit

                          from Minnesota

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

                                This product is best suited for setting up close up shots on a table, next to your subject. it is very flexible and bendable, which allows you to move the camera where you want it and to keep it there.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Clever and useful piece of gear

                                By Mind Riot

                                from Norcal

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adaptability
                                • Build very well
                                • Compact
                                • Good Footing
                                • Lightweight
                                • Locks In Tight
                                • Many uses

                                Cons

                                • Difficult To Adjust
                                • Jerky Movement

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Outdoors
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

                                I bought this to use for general recording around the house and anywhere I might need to go. The joints are stiff and solid and it holds fast to anything I wrap it around. The magnetic feet are surprisingly strong and will easily keep my small camcorder in it's place. The tilt and pan and quik release all work fine, but I wish I could adjust the resistance of the tilt and pan. Overall, I'm very pleased with this clever little gadget.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                What can't it do?

                                By Joe Mac User

                                from Houston, TX

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

                                  The flexibility and the magnets means you can use this tripod just about anywhere. You can make it work where nothing else will. I've considered mounting it to the open sunroof of my car, but have not had a chance.

                                  I've used it with my Flip Mino HD, and with my iPhone 4. All I had to do with the iPhone is use it with the Glif from Studioneat.

                                  For small cameras and for-fun shooting, I don't see the point of any other tripod.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Fab little tripod!

                                  By DrivingWithDogs

                                  from Minnesota

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

                                      I use this with my Drift Stealth video camera. It is actually my second GorillaPod product. This tripod has the magnetic feet, which have been a fabulous help with stability. If no metal is available, you can still wrap the legs around practically anything to use as a tripod. The camera lever is helpful, too.

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                                      • No

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                                      3.0

                                      decent for what it is

                                      By jumpmanjay

                                      from Palatine, IL

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easily Adjusted
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Difficult To Adjust
                                      • Flimsy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Joby GorillaPod Video:

                                      the magnets on the feet are fairly strong, but even though my camera is lighter than what it is rated for, they seem a little inadequate. the adjustment mechanisms are a little stiff and it feels like it is going to break if i adjust the ball. there is no screw to tighten the ball, so they just let the friction do its job. maybe it will loosen a bit with age?

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