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Joby Gorillapod Micro 250 Compact Tripod Quick Review

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Category: Tripods, Monopods and Other Supports
Product: Joby Gorillapod Micro 250
Price: £15.36
Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

Joby Gorillapod Micro 250 Tripod Quick Review - We review the ultra compact Joby Gorillapod Micro 250 tripod and find out how it copes stuck to a compact camera.

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The Joby Gorillapod Micro 250 is an ultra compact tripod designed for compact cameras. With a weight rating of 250 grams, it's not designed for larger cameras but Joby do sell a micro 800 designed for micro four thirds or mirrorless cameras.

Joby Gorillapod Micro 250 Features

  • Rubber feet
  • 1/4 thread
  • Coated Alloy Legs
  • Aluminium Ball head
  • Screwdriver slot
  • Supports upto 250g

Joby Gorillapod Micro 250 Handling

Small enough that when compacted it can be left on the bottom of the camera and still fit in the camera's (compact) case. When used with the Canon Powershot S100 or S95 it fit very nicely in a Lowepro Rezo 10 case.

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Joby Gorillapod Micro 250 Performance

The tripod is screwed on easily, then when you reach the tightest point, pulling the legs will open the tripod up so you can start using it. When the tripod is placed on a table the camera can be easily positioned so you can get the shot you are looking for.

Gorillapod Micro 250
Gorillapod Micro 250

The only problem I found was when closing the tripod legs as it made it easy to unscrew the tripod from the camera. As a result, using a screwdriver or coin to tighten the tripod to the camera would be recommended.

Value for money

When I looked for somewhere to buy this tripod I was shocked to see that most places were listing it as £35 in the UK. Luckily it's now available from Amazon and other stores for £19.99 with free postage. This makes it more expensive than other pocket tripods with the Manfrotto Pocket Support Small available for around £15, and others available for less.

Joby Gorillapod Micro 250 Verdict

The Gorillapod Micro 250 may be slightly expensive but it sure is small and extremely useful. A number of times I've been in a poorly lit building and wanted to take a photo of something and needed a tripod or something to support the camera so that I could use the self-timer. There's not always something suitable to use as a support and this tripod has been excellent, especially as it fits in the camera's case. I could very easily get used to this being permanently fixed to the bottom of my camera too.

 
  The Joby Gorillapod Micro 250 is an ultra compact tripod with a high build quality.

Joby Gorillapod Micro 250 Pros
Really really small
Rubber feet grip well
Solid metal construction

Joby Gorillapod Micro 250 Cons
Limited weight support
Easy to unscrew

Joby Gorillapod Micro 250 Photos of Equipment

Joby Gorillapod Micro 250
Joby Gorillapod Micro 250
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Joby Gorillapod Micro 250 Specifications

ManufacturerJoby
Tripods
Construction Alloy Legs, Aluminium Ball
Maximum Height 2cm
Minimum Height 2cm
Maximum Weight Capacity 0kg
Number of Leg Sections 1
Head 1/4
Box Contents
Box Contents Tripod
Dimensions
Weight No Data
Width 90mm
Height 20mm

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