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Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod

B&H # SOVCTVPR1 Mfr # VCTVPR1
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You Pay: $95.80
Product Highlights
  • Maximum Height: 4.8'
  • Detachable Wired Remote
  • Hard Button Control of Select Cameras
  • Fluid Pan/Tilt Head
  • Built-in Leveler
  • Supports Almost 7.0 lb
  • Cranking Center Column
  • Multi Terminal Cable Included
  • Carry Case Included

The Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod connects to a wide range of cameras via an included multi-terminal cable to provide convenient remote control functionality. Any video/still camera with a multi-terminal port is compatible.

The tripod rises to a height of 4.8' and boasts a cranking center column and quick release but that's just the beginning. The ergonomic handle of its fluid head is actually a detachable wired remote with hard button control power, grid lines, zooming and shutter depending on the camera in use. The flip-lock leg sections make setup a snap as does the VCT-VPR1's built-in leveler. The VCT-VPR1 supports cameras up to 6.6 lb and weighs just under 3.0 lb.

A multi-terminal cable and carry case are included.

Detachable Remote Control
Advanced remote control with shutter lock and release
Hard Button Control
Hard button control of power, grid lines, still photography and start/stop button for video
Zoom Lever
Built-in zoom lever for slow and controlled zooming effects
Fine Control of Shooting Angle
3-Way fluid pan/tilt head provides smooth camera movement
Easy Set Up
Built-in leveler for quick, easy set up
Adjustable Height
Height is adjustable via elevator function. The tripod can extend from 17.25 to 57.75"
Lightweight and Sturdy
The VCT-VPR1 weighs just under 3.0 lb and supports cameras up to 6.6 lb
Some Compatible Models
Any video/still camera with a multi-terminal port is compatible. Here are some:

Cyber-shot Digital Camera HX300
Cyber-shot Digital Camera HX50V
HDR-CX220/B Camcorder
HDR-CX230/B Flash Camcorder
HDR-CX290/B Flash Memory Camcorder
HDR-CX380/B Flash Memory Camcorder
HDR-PJ230/B Camcorder with Projector
HDR-PJ380/B Camcorder with Projector
HDR-PJ430V Camcorder with Projector
HDR-TD30V 3D Handycam Camcorder
Alpha NEX-3N with 16-50mm Lens
Sony α58 Camera and 18-55mm Lens
Connector Type of Included Cable Multi-terminal
Maximum Height 57.75" (1.46 m)
Minimum Height 17.25" (0.43 m)
Load Capacity 6.62 lb (3.0 kg)
Leg Stages/Sections 4
Bubble Level Yes
Independent Leg Spread No
Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes
Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
Center Column Type Crank, not removable
Center Brace Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Head Fluid pan/tilt
Pan Lock Yes
Remote Control Yes, wired, detachable
Hard button control: power, grid lines, still photography, video start/stop, and video zoom
Weight 2.62 lb (1.2 kg)
Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod
  • Multi-Terminal Cable
  • Carry Case
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyCompact Remote Control Tripod
     
    3.9

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (5)
    • Compact (4)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Enthusiast (4)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (8)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Great product, fantastic service.

        We are based in London England; I mention this now because nobody in Europe had any stock of this item, and my experience in the past has been that B&H usually have...Read complete review

        We are based in London England; I mention this now because nobody in Europe had any stock of this item, and my experience in the past has been that B&H usually have what we need, sell at a fair price, and deliver fast. We know this product well, as we have another that we use often; if you have a Sony with a 'multi' connector this is a super quality tripod for a modest price. Note if your camera has an old style 10-pin LANC socket you can still use it by adding a converter cable Sony pn VMC-AVM1.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Not compatible with all Sony cameras

        I bought this because I have a few year old HVR-A1U and I would like to do more tracking and experimental shots with it. I assumed that I could connect my camera with an...Read complete review

        I bought this because I have a few year old HVR-A1U and I would like to do more tracking and experimental shots with it. I assumed that I could connect my camera with an adapter at the very least and that Sony wouldn't make a proprietary connector that even they don't provide support for previous generations of products. After searching the internet and trying several solutions, contacting Sony support chat and being told they have an "internal error" and can't find what I'm looking for and I have to call the number and repeat this whole tortured process, I'm giving up and returning it. It looks like a really cool tripod but is unfortunately just a dumb stand thanks to Sony engineering brilliance. I will make sure my next Prosumer level camcorder is not a Sony as this is further example of everything wrong with Sony right now.

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        4.0

        Does the Job

        By Richie

        from Hartford, WI

        About Me Hobbyist, Video Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • I Like The Removable Hand
        • Lightweight
        • Removable Handle
        • Very stable

        Cons

        • Limited Compatibility
        • Zoom Is Reverse

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies

        Comments about Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod:

        I upgraded my camera to a newer sony digital HD camera and had to upgrade as my existing sony remote control tripod was not compatible. The zoom wide and telephoto is reversed from my previous sony tripod. I still also use my standard def setup so this is very confusing.

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        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not compatible with all Sony cameras

        By JCain

        from Northern, NJ

        About Me Hobbyist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Lacks Functionality
        • Limited Compatibility

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films

        Comments about Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod:

        I bought this because I have a few year old HVR-A1U and I would like to do more tracking and experimental shots with it. I assumed that I could connect my camera with an adapter at the very least and that Sony wouldn't make a proprietary connector that even they don't provide support for previous generations of products. After searching the internet and trying several solutions, contacting Sony support chat and being told they have an "internal error" and can't find what I'm looking for and I have to call the number and repeat this whole tortured process, I'm giving up and returning it. It looks like a really cool tripod but is unfortunately just a dumb stand thanks to Sony engineering brilliance. I will make sure my next Prosumer level camcorder is not a Sony as this is further example of everything wrong with Sony right now.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Handycam Tripod

        By Gtran

        from Bothell, WA

        About Me Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod:

            It is perfect fit for FDR-AX100 and does not take much space in my luggage.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great tripod for sony

            By Chance Yuen

            from philadelphia, pa

            Comments about Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod:

            I didn't buy it for myself but for a friend and she was very happy about it. She loves the tripod and tells me that it has been the best thing she has gotten since her last tripod broke. 5/5 stars would recommend the tripod to any Sony photographers or just a hobby.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Sony tri poad

            By TimB

            from Ga

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability
            • Large Range of Motion
            • Strong Clamp

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod:

              works great with sony camera.
              uses multi port so only one attachment at a time can use the multiport.

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              • No

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great one of a kind

              By Mihai Hodeniuc

              from New york

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Large Range of Motion
              • Strong Clamp

              Cons

              • Nothing

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod:

              I used it for my sony camcord

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              • No

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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              for Sony cameras only

              By Rob

              from Northern California

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod:

                    deducted one star because Sony replaced the universal 2.5" jack with their proprietary one so you can't use the controller for non-Sony cameras.

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                    • No

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                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Multi terminal connector

                    By Steve Video Producer

                    from Ohio

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod:

                          The tripods are ok and the fluid head is not bad for an inexpensive tripod. BUT - the "multi" connector cord that connects to the sony camcorder is nothing like the normal "half moon" connector that works with most all of the sony consumer camcorders built over the past few years. This new connector looks more like a micro hdmi connector.
                          DO not order this without checking the connector on your device.

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great product, fantastic service.

                          By sanlorenzo

                          from London, England

                          About Me Business Owner, Sports Coverage

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoor Sports Shoots

                            Comments about Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod:

                            We are based in London England; I mention this now because nobody in Europe had any stock of this item, and my experience in the past has been that B&H usually have what we need, sell at a fair price, and deliver fast. We know this product well, as we have another that we use often; if you have a Sony with a 'multi' connector this is a super quality tripod for a modest price. Note if your camera has an old style 10-pin LANC socket you can still use it by adding a converter cable Sony pn VMC-AVM1.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            SONY rules!

                            By Art

                            from Roswell, GA

                            About Me Career

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • High Quality
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Cable Disconnects Frm Arm

                            Best Uses

                            • Photo Video Use

                            Comments about Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod:

                            The design of this tripod is great! The ony improvemen would be to make the cable not detach from the arm, just keep it in the arm so it won't come loose.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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