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The Velbon CX mini tripod is a lightweight tabletop tripod with a three way panhead. It comes in its own handy carrybag and folds up really compactly. It is designed for more compact and mirrorless cameras.
The three way panhead enables you to pan left and right, up and down and also alter whether the camera is in portrait or landscape position. You can also buy the quick release top plates seperately so that you can attach one to each of your cameras for quicker change overs.
- 3 way panhead
- 3 section legs
- Easy to adjust legs
- Lightweight Aluminium
- Clips quickly release and secure legs in position
- Rubber grip feet
- Just 30cm long when folded
- Slide elevator
- Radial braces
Canon Powershot G12 on the tripod the camera would be a little too top heavy for this tripod's small size. The tripod can be used as a table top unit, or it can also be used outside on raised platforms such as rocks and benches. It is ideal if you are doing low level photography but still need the support of a tripod.
Velbon CX mini Value For MoneyThis tripod is amazingly good value for money and is available for just £22.99 from Wex Photographic. What holds it back is its lack of features. A similar tripod with a few more features is the Manfrotto MKC3-P02 Compact Photo Tripod, which is slightly more expensive at £36.95, but has 5 leg segments and the ability to reverse the middle column.
Velbon CX mini ProsVery small
Easy to set up and pack away
Simple to operate
Velbon CX mini ConsFeels a little flimsy around the head
Slightly wobbly with legs fully extended
Screws can be fiddly
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Velbon CX Mini Specifications
|Maximum Weight Capacity||No Data|
|Number of Leg Sections||3|
|Head||3 way panhead|
|Box Contents||Tripod, Tripod bag|