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The Pod The Red Pod Bean Bag Camera Support

You Pay: $21.99
Product Highlights
  • Beanbag Support for Compact Cameras
  • Built-In 1/4" Camera Mount
  • Support on Uneven and Flat Surfaces

The Red Pod Bean Bag Camera Support from The POD is a durable bean bag camera support that stabilizes a compact camera when braced against a table, car, railing, bench, tree, or any other surface. It's light and compact enough to stay on your camera when traveling and works very well in low light situations where tripods are unwelcome, such as museums, churches, galleries, etc. The Red Pod has a built-in 1/4" universal mounting bolt.

Beanbag support for compact cameras, advanced point and shoot cameras, camcorders, DSLRs with a short focal length lens, microphones, etc.
Built-in 1/4" camera mount
Provides support on regular or irregular surface like rocks, benches, cars, on the ground, etc.
Camera Mount 1/4"
Dimensions 5" diameter x 2" (12.7 cm diameter x 5 cm)
Weight 12.34 oz (350 g)
The Pod The Red Pod Bean Bag Camera Support
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    The PodThe Red Pod Bean Bag Camera Support
     
    4.3

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (9)
    • Stable (7)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Fits well (3)
    • Folds away (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Travel (6)
      • Night shots (4)
      • Wildlife (4)
      • Home (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (6), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Lived up to high expectations

      I travel with a Leica rangefinder and often want to capture a night photo from my balcony. I don't want to bother with a tripod, especially on a work trip. I'd heard about...Read complete review

      I travel with a Leica rangefinder and often want to capture a night photo from my balcony. I don't want to bother with a tripod, especially on a work trip. I'd heard about The Pod and wasn't sure. I works brilliantly! It's like screwing your camera's bottom plate onto a super-solid bean bag, that can be molded to sit on anything. I used to use a smashed coke can or just try to hand hold it at 1/2 second. This Red Pod Bean Bag is ideal!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Hmmmmm

      Initially purchased for use in multiple vehicles. Did not work because it wasn't tall enough for camcorder to focus over hood of vehicles and no non slip material on underside to help it stay...Read complete review

      Initially purchased for use in multiple vehicles. Did not work because it wasn't tall enough for camcorder to focus over hood of vehicles and no non slip material on underside to help it stay in place.

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      5.0

      perfect tripod

      By janie...lovin the wildlife

      from ia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife

        Comments about The Pod The Red Pod Bean Bag Camera Support:

        perfect to take wildlife photos out my car window moves a long with me and helps me keep a steady hand can take photos fast like i want so happy i found this! was dreaming of something like this

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Red Pod Bean Bag is Steady

        By jimmyv

        from banning, ca

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Travel

          Comments about The Pod The Red Pod Bean Bag Camera Support:

          Often times I am in a place where a tripod is either impractical or just not allowed. For my Nikon Coolpix A the Red Pod is perfect in terms of its size, portability and steady rest for the camera. The only improvement I would like to see is a non-slide surface for the bottom...

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          • No

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          5.0

          quality product

          By Photo Pete

          from New York

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about The Pod The Red Pod Bean Bag Camera Support:

            Fits sony HX50V well, with a compact size. Only minor complaint would be some sort of cap over the tripod screw while not in use, I'm afraid of it ripping through something in my bag if not attached to the camera, but this is not a big deal.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lived up to high expectations

            By Roger

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Shots
              • Self-portraits

              Comments about The Pod The Red Pod Bean Bag Camera Support:

              I travel with a Leica rangefinder and often want to capture a night photo from my balcony. I don't want to bother with a tripod, especially on a work trip. I'd heard about The Pod and wasn't sure. I works brilliantly! It's like screwing your camera's bottom plate onto a super-solid bean bag, that can be molded to sit on anything. I used to use a smashed coke can or just try to hand hold it at 1/2 second. This Red Pod Bean Bag is ideal!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Tried it....it works great

              By TwoHerbs

              from Midwest, US

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Travel

                Comments about The Pod The Red Pod Bean Bag Camera Support:

                After I received this, it worked out that I was taking a short trip, and didn't want to take any of my tripods. This worked great for my Sony DSLR (with a fairly short lens) and my Sony RX-100....very good purchase.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Hmmmmm

                By bigtruknut

                from MD

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about The Pod The Red Pod Bean Bag Camera Support:

                    Initially purchased for use in multiple vehicles. Did not work because it wasn't tall enough for camcorder to focus over hood of vehicles and no non slip material on underside to help it stay in place.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Stable as a real tripod

                    By Aahz

                    from SF peninsula

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots

                      Comments about The Pod The Red Pod Bean Bag Camera Support:

                      I can take two-second exposures, no problem. It's small and light and can be used where you can't take a tripod.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Simple but Great

                      By JimPar4

                      from Wisconsin

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • N

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about The Pod The Red Pod Bean Bag Camera Support:

                      It's a simple idea and it works great. What else can I say - if you need a camera stand that sits on anything, this is it!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Too small for my intended use.

                      By Jake

                      from Boca Raton, Florida

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Unstable

                      Best Uses

                      • Video

                      Comments about The Pod The Red Pod Bean Bag Camera Support:

                      I wanted a bean bag to hold my point and shoot on car's dashboard to film a trip. The bag is too slippery ao it does not stay in play but slides all over the place.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Excellent product

                      By Collin T

                      from Quebec, Canada

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about The Pod The Red Pod Bean Bag Camera Support:

                        Very useful for run and gun video. Fit to places usually hard to place like a dashboard of a car etc. Excellent to put on a ski/trekking pole to shoot video while moving fast on the trail. Very quick to fit and stable. The bottom is a bit slippery, but it could be use as a slider sometimes on smooth surfaces. I own three of them.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Here come the pod

                        By lofjas

                        from Omaha, IL.

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Great balance
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Plastic type bottom

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about The Pod The Red Pod Bean Bag Camera Support:

                        I use the pod while I am taking pictures with my T2i and rest it on my truck window. Sometimes on a tree branch,and on the porch rail.
                        The pod helps me hold my camera very steady when I have a bigger lens on camera.
                        I only wish it had a softer cover, instead of the plastic type bottom and wish it came in a camo pattern.
                        I love my pod!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Easy to use.

                        By Roger the geek.

                        from Geneva,Il.

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about The Pod The Red Pod Bean Bag Camera Support:

                          works good with small compact cameras.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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