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Dozens of brands compete with each other for customers money. They release hundreds of new camera tripods every year, which makes the variety of choices really huge. If you do not want to get lost, use the top list (as well as the extended top 30 list) of the best camera tripods on the market.

If you want to select the right camera tripods out of the huge selection available on the market, use our top list of the best options. We have checked hundreds of products and chose the best camera tripods for any taste.

Top 8 of U.S. Camera Tripods of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
Design 5/5
Versatility 4/5
Performance 5/5
Value 5/5
Amazonbasics 60-inch Lightweight Tripod 1. Amazonbasics 60-inch Lightweight Tripod
Compatible with most video cameras, digital cameras, still cameras, gopro devices, smartphone adapters (not included), and scopes.
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Design 5/5
Versatility 5/5
Performance 3/5
Value 5/5
Zomei 55 Compact Light Weight Travel Portable Folding Slr Camera Tripod 2. Zomei 55 Compact Light Weight Travel Portable Folding Slr Camera Tripod (Most Unique Design)
Aluminum alloy legs which include three flip locks for adjusting the size of each leg, which works great outdoor on uneven surfaces.
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Design 5/5
Versatility 5/5
Performance 5/5
Value 2/5
Camera  Phone Tripod 3. Camera Phone Tripod
This tripod can be applied not only in any android and iphone but also in any slr cameras including nikon, sony, canon and any motion cameras such as gopro hero 5/4/3.
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Design 4/5
Versatility 4/5
Performance 5/5
Value 4/5
Rangers 57 Ultra Compact 4. Rangers 57 Ultra Compact (Best Lightweight)
With two independent control knobs, the specially designed ball-head can rotate 360 allowing you to get the perfect shot every time.
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Design 4/5
Versatility 4/5
Performance 4/5
Value 3/5
K And F Concept 62 Dslr Tripod 5. K And F Concept 62 Dslr Tripod (Budget Pick)
The tripod combines practical and portability factors, with the maximum height (without center column) of the most stability is 52.4” (1330mm), providing sufficient stability and shooting height as far as possible.
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Design 5/5
Versatility 5/5
Performance 2/5
Value 3/5
Bonfoto B690a Lightweight Aluminum Alloy Camera Travel Portable Tripod 6. Bonfoto B690a Lightweight Aluminum Alloy Camera Travel Portable Tripod
This tripod is designed with double telescoping center columns, compact when folded and practical when extended, includes a carry handle, foam grips on the base, and a center column hook for hanging additional accessories, or to add weight to the tripod for additional stabilization.
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Design 4/5
Versatility 2/5
Performance 3/5
Value 5/5
Acuvar 50 Inch Aluminum Camera Tripod 7. Acuvar 50 Inch Aluminum Camera Tripod
3 section aluminum alloy legs / bubble level indicator / 3-way panhead with tilt motion.
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Design 4/5
Versatility 2/5
Performance 5/5
Value 3/5
Camera Tripod 8. Camera Tripod
Triple made of strong aluminum alloy, the tripod transitions effortlessly from one spot to another triple has 5 section design and its folding size at 15”, but with max height 60”.
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Design
5/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
AmazonBasics WT3540 24.2 x 4.3 x 4.5 inches 3.4 pounds
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Recommended max load weight is 6.6 lbs (3kg) for optimal performance. Compatible with most video cameras, digital cameras, still cameras, gopro devices, smartphone adapters (not included), and scopes. Quick-release mounting plate helps ensure fast transitions between shots. Lightweight tripod with adjustable-height legs and rubber feet. Two built-in bubble view levels and 3-way head to allow for tilt and swivel motion; portrait or landscape options. Weighs 3 lbs; extends from 25 inches to 60 inches when center post is fully extended; carrying case included.

 

 
Pros
Recommended max load weight is 6.6 lbs
Lightweight tripod
Two built-in bubble view levels
Weighs 3 lbs
Cons
I have not had any problems.
 

 

 
№ 2. Zomei 55 Compact Light Weight Travel Portable Folding Slr Camera Tripod for Canon Nikon Sony Dslr Camera Video with Carry Case(blue)
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
ZOMEI Zomei卓美 19 x 4.1 x 4.1 inches 3.15 pounds
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Lightweight & portable: ultra-compact tripod made of lightweight material, lightweight and portable multi-functional, multi-directional tripod; weighs just 2.6 lbs, perfect for packing around. Pan head: the lever used to pan and tilt the head. Pan-head is mobile and can be adjusted and screwed with the fixing screws and water balance. Pans left and right and tilts up and down fairly smoothly. Stability: the center column also has a hook to hang weight on to lower the center of gravity on this tripod to make it more sturdy and less prone to vibrations which is awesome for photography where you take long exposures.

Easily adjustable: aluminum alloy legs which include three flip locks for adjusting the size of each leg, which works great outdoor on uneven surfaces. Main featur, fully extended the tripod itself stands approximately 55 high; measures 20 inches. Supports up to 11 lbs; weighs just 2.6 lbs. The feet of the legs are self-adjusting, so you get a very steady platform.

 

 
Pros
Lightweight & portable
Main featur
Easily adjustable
Cons
Looks good, but the performance is below average.
 

What do I have to do in order to get a refund for a camera tripods?

If you receive a wrong or a broken camera tripods, seller will oblige the seller to return your money or send you a replacement. There is no need to worry about refunds anymore thanks to the amazing customer-friendly policy!

 

 
№ 3. Camera Phone Tripod, Patekfly 12 Inch Flexible Camera Tripod for Gopro Canon Nikon Sony Dslr Cam Gopro Action Cam, Phone Tripod Stand with Cell Phone Holder Clip for Iphone Android Phone(3 In 1)
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Value
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Patekfly 12 x 2.4 x 2.4 inches 12.8 ounces
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The flexible tripod can be fixed anywhere you want, such as the lamppost, the banister, the branch or the chair and so on. The tripod is made of the silicone material which makes it more sturdy, more durable and better the skid resitance. It wouldn’t burst in any case you bend and wrap it. : 18 months free warranty and friendly customer service. The 360 degrees adjustable ball head can adjust the best angle of the camera and the smartphone. The maximum load of the tripod can be 800g. This tripod can be applied not only in any android and iphone but also in any slr cameras including nikon, sony, canon and any motion cameras such as gopro hero 5/4/3.

 

 
Pros
The 360 degrees adjustable ball head can adjust
This tripod can be applied not only in any android
The tripod is made
Cons
The high price tag is not justified.
Lacks many useful features.
 

 

 
№ 4. Rangers 57 Ultra Compact and Lightweight Aluminum Tripod with 360 Panorama Ball Head, Ideal for Travel and Work
 

Design
4/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Rangers COMINU049333 15.8 x 4.9 x 4.9 inches 4.1 pounds
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Portable: 14 compact storage size and 2.89 lbs weight, you can easily take it to anywhere for outdoor shooting. Guarantee: backed with 2-year warranty. Easy set up: 4-section column legs with quick release flip-locks allows you to adjust the working height from 14 to 55 in seconds. 360 panorama: with two independent control knobs, the specially designed ball-head can rotate 360 allowing you to get the perfect shot every time. The ball-head also has two built-in levels which allows you to get the straightest shot possible.

 

 
Pros
360 panorama
Ultra stable
Easy set up
Cons
May be uncomfortable for people with excessive weight.
The product will not survive a fall.
 

 

 
№ 5. K And F Concept 62 Dslr Tripod, Lightweight and Compact Aluminum Camera Tripod with 360 Panorama Ball Head Quick Release Plate for Travel and Work ( Tm2324 Black )
 

Design
4/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
K&F Concept KF09.007 20.8 x 5.3 x 5.3 inches 4.6 pounds
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Ball head (28mm large ball) ensure the stability of the cloud platform; the non-oil damping new design allows the camera to rotate smoothly and accurately; with a 360-degree scale at the bottom of cloud platform, it’s easier to take panoramic photos and give more stunning effects than the ultra wide angle lenses. Note, for camera with telephoto zoom lens, you need to buy a tripod mount ring additionally or telephoto lens bracket for better balance. The weight of the tripod (include the ball head) is only 2.99lbs, much lighter than 4 cans drinks(300ml). After being 180 reflexed, the folded height is only 18.1” (460mm), smaller enough to help you a convenient travel.

The spring self-locking tube angle adjustment knob, only need to press, release, so that can quickly adjust the angle of the three tripod tubes. The tripod combines practical and portability factors, with the maximum height (without center column) of the most stability is 52.4” (1330mm), providing sufficient stability and shooting height as far as possible; the max height is 62” (1560mm), making standing shooting easier and the min height is 16.1” (410mm) to meet various shooting environment and photographic needs. With powerful and quick flip leg lock, only use one hand can open and close all the buttons in a few seconds. It’s very easy to use, saving you more time and can more focused on enjoying the shooting.

 

 
Pros
The spring self-locking tube angle adjustment knob
The tripod combines practical
With powerful
Cons
The price tag may make you cry.
 

 

 
№ 6. Bonfoto B690a Lightweight Aluminum Alloy Camera Travel Portable Tripod with 360 Degree Ball Head, 1 4 Quick Release Plate and Carry Bag for Canon Nikon Sony Dslr
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Performance
2/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
BONFOTO B690A 16 x 4 x 4 inches 3.53 pounds
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Attention: please make sure that the 1/4″ screw is firmly screwed in and the plateform lock clamps the quick release plate as firmly as possible. Professional: 360 degree horizontal swivel and 90 degree vertical platform with 3-way head allows you to take photos at any angle, which helps to ensure fast transitions between shots. The recommended max load capacity for this tripod is 17 lbs.4 section leg, maximum height: 55”. Main features: this tripod is designed with double telescoping center columns, compact when folded and practical when extended, includes a carry handle, foam grips on the base, and a center column hook for hanging additional accessories, or to add weight to the tripod for additional stabilization.

Compact: adjustable-height tripod is made of lightweight aluminum, weight just 2.6lbs (1.18kg) make it very suitable for outdoor, travel shooting. It can be folded 180 degree reversely, giving it a compact size of 14.5”, save your space and make it small enough to carry everywhere (included a portable tripod carrying bag). Easy to operate: the quick release mounting plate with standard 1/4″ screw and secure clip makes it possible to attach and detach your camera in seconds and prevents your camera from accident dropping. Suitable for most digital cameras and camcorders, makes your trip more enjoyable.

 

 
Pros
Main features
Cons
Handles may break if you push them too hard.
 

 

 
№ 7. Acuvar 50 Inch Aluminum Camera Tripod with Universal Smartphone Mount and Bluetooth Wireless Remote Control Camera Shutter for Smartphones
 

Design
4/5
 

Versatility
2/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
Acuvar FBA_50INCHTRIPODWRMT 15 x 3 x 3 inches 1.05 pounds
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3 section aluminum alloy legs / bubble level indicator / 3-way panhead with tilt motion. 50 inch tripod: lightweight and compact design / extends to 50 inches / minimum height: 15.5″. No apps needed to download for use simply connect to phone / pictures can be taken up until 30 feet away / lightweight and small enough to fit in pocket or as a keychain. Smartphone tripod mount: easy attachment & padded grip to avoid cellphone damage / measures: 2.5 x 2 x 1 inches with a maximum stretch of 3.4 inches for smartphones. Compatible with: apple iphone x.8.8 plus.7, iphone 7 plus, iphone se, iphone 6s, iphone 6s plus, iphone 6, iphone 6 plus, iphone 5c, iphone 5s, iphone 5, iphone 4s, iphone 4, samsung galaxy s8, s8+ note 8, s7, samsung galaxy s6, galaxy s6 edge, galaxy note 4, galaxy alpha, galaxy mega 2, galaxy note edge, galaxy s5, galaxy s4 mini, galaxy s4 & many other smartphones.

 

 
Pros
No apps needed
50 inch tripod
Smartphone tripod mount
Compatible with
Cons
The product is hard to buy because of a low number of official vendors.
 

 

 
№ 8. Camera Tripod, Holafoto 65 Travel Monopod Light Weight Aluminum Alloy Legs and Panorama Ball Head for Dslr Camera Canon Nikon Sony Fuji-film, Pentax, Lumix, Olympus Dslr Dv- T2 Black
 

Design
4/5
 

Versatility
2/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
HolaFoto 4332318848 3.5 x 3.5 x 17.7 inches 5 pounds
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Spring loaded recessed hook: it located in the bottom of the center-column allows to hang additional weight from the tripod’s center of gravity for increased stability if needed. Quick release plate: the screw on quick release plate is a standard 1/4″-20 unc thread and allow to work with all dslr cameras and camcorders, you can load your camera in seconds. Lightweight and easy to store: triple made of strong aluminum alloy, the tripod transitions effortlessly from one spot to another triple has 5 section design and its folding size at 15”, but with max height 60”. It can easily be packed into your baggage.

Anti-folded quick twist lock design: all legs can be anti-folded on themselves by up to 180 degrees to make the tripod easier to carry at minimum size, quick twist lock system allow you have quick operation and polyester fiber knob and anodizing coating legs grantee a long usage life. Versatile ball head: tripod equips 360 panorama ball head with scale mark, ideal for panorama shooting, and build-in bubble level indicator to allow quick level adjustment, handbuild damping is also adjustable.

 

 
Pros
Anti-folded quick twist lock design
Quick release plate
Spring loaded recessed hook
Versatile ball head
Cons
Works inconsistently.
 

What should I do if I receive a wrong item instead of my camera tripods?

There is no need to worry since the support team will help you to return your money or replace the wrong item with the chosen camera tripods. Simply contact a support agent and describe your situation to get all the required help.

What are the price limits for decent camera tripods?

Price is a very important factor of any camera tripods. Usually, the higher it costs the better its quality. However, we recommend you to consider all characteristics of a camera tripods. There are many models with an average price tag that can compete with the most expensive options.

Are there anything special that I should know before buying a camera tripods?

You can find out everything you need to know about any specific camera tripods at our site before buying it. That is why we like this marketplace so much: it offers a very convenient website with “Compare” feature, as well as hundreds of user reviews. Read them to understand whether a camera tripods is suitable for you.

What did you do to create the TOP list of camera tripods?

During the creation of this buying guide, we had to look through hundreds of camera tripods. Our team compared many products from various brands in order to find the most optimal model with the best price to quality ratio. The goal was to determine camera tripodsthat offer the most value for their money, and we think that we have achieved it.

What are your reviews based on?

In order to create this buying guide, our team had to go through hundreds of user reviews and compare dozens of camera tripods models and brands. Finding the best camera tripods nowadays is a hard task: the selection on the market is so high that you would have to spend months to study all available options. Thankfully, our TOP list will help you find a good camera tripods much quicker!

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