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Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod

B&H # SOVCTVPR1 MFR # VCTVPR1
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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
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You Pay: $95.80

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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®

    by PowerReviews
    SonyCompact Remote Control Tripod
     
    3.8

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    70%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (6)
    • Compact (5)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Improves performance (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home movies (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      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.

      VS

      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.

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      4.0

      Smooth operation

      By Joetheone

      from Erie, Pa

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod:

        I am using this in multiple settings here at work for large area and outside areas. It is smooth easy to carry around light weight and performs as described.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Decent Tripod

        By Nex7User

        from IRVINE, CA

        Comments about Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod:

        I had a VCT870RM that broke recently after 13 years of use. Got this as a replacement. For some reason, I thought that this will be compatible with a NEX 5t. It isn't. So not being able to use the remote is a disappointing considering that it works with nex 3n and a6000. Maybe I will get a sony in the future with which I can use the remote. The build quality is ok and probably won't work with heavier setup a. I do miss the older set of tripods that were lighter and good build like the 870 and 1170. They were at a reasonable price as well. Not all my expectations were met but it is an ok tripod.

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        1.0

        Disappointed in product

        By John M

        from Ottawa Canada

        About Me Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Lacks Functionality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod:

            I was looking for a tripod with a "D: 10 pin LANC male connector. (Reference your product Revo VRS-AVR). After receiving an email from my inquiry before purchase, I assured it did have my requirement. Receiving the product after ordering, it had only a cable with two mini HDMI ends rendering it useless. So I was out of pocket now $ to pay to have it returned.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Tripod

            By Penwatch 1

            from Lincoln, NE

            Comments about Sony Compact Remote Control Tripod:

            Excellent product, works perfect with the Sony a6000 camera. Service was outstanding with excellent delivery and customer experience. The Sony tripod is great paired with the Sony a6000..

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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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

            (2 of 4 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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

            (2 of 2 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                  (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

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (5 of 6 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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                        (4 of 7 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.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • 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

                                Share this review

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