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The Best Video Camera Tripods

man shooting on a camera mounted on a tripod

Enhance both your photography and videography skills with the purchase of a tripod for your camera. Tripods help photographers rest their heavy gear on a tripod and create careful shot compositions.

What Should You Consider in a Video Camera Tripod?

When purchasing a tripod, you should consider its compatibility with your camera or phone. Very important is the sturdiness of the tripod as well as the number of legs. Most tripods are made with sturdy aluminum. Choose a tripod that holds the weight of your camera or other devices, as it is essential for safety and good photos or videos.

Best Overall: NIANYISO Camera Tripod

tall black camera tripod also in monopod form

This lightweight and compact tripod is perfect for traveling and can be easily transported in a backpack. An all-in-one tool, use this device with both your smartphone and DSLR camera. Use as a monopod or tripod, switch between the stance in 30 seconds. Users can pan the head with 360-degree rotation, perfect for panoramic photos or videos. This tripod is strong and durable, made with high-quality aluminum alloy, only weighing 2.6 pounds. Comes with a carrying case.

Best Overall

Best for Budget: UBeesize Phone Tripod

miniature tripod mounted with a smartphone

Affordably priced, this phone tripod is compatible with both Apple and Android phones as well as GoPro cameras. Extremely compact and portable, the flexible legs can be wrapped around bicycles, poles, branches, or used as a selfie stick. The legs are made with premium metal and reinforced with rubber and foam, with non-skid rubber feet. For portrait and landscape modes, simply rotate the side knob or tilt the ball head. Use the wireless remote up to 30 feet away.

Best for Budget

Ubeesize Phone Tripod, Portable and Flexible Tripod with Wireless Remote and Clip, Cell Phone Tripod Stand for Video Recording

A reasonably priced tripod for smartphones and has flexible legs and rotation capabilities.

Best for Professionals: Geekoto Video Tripod System

collapsible tripod with an orange rimmed knob

This large load capacity tripod is designed for HDSLR and interchangeable lens cameras. With the ability to hold up to 33 pounds and fluid head for a 90-degree tilt angle, this tripod is great for professional use. There are quick-release plates, to enable travel capabilities. It is a stable tripod, with three-section aluminum column legs that have locking rubber buckles and non-slip rubber feed. The mid-level spreader holds the tripod stable in a locked position.

Best for Professionals

Best for Vlogging: Abithid Camera Tripod DSLR Stand

collapsible tripod with a black carrying case and mount for a camera and smartphone

A great choice for vlogging, this tripod has a universal phone holder and can rotate 360-degrees vertically and horizontally. Lined with rubber, the tripod will not damage your smartphone. The ball head can rotate while vlogging. The tripod is also compatible with most camera brands. The legs are made of high-quality aluminum alloy and the center column has a spring hook at the bottom to suspend goods for increased stability. It comes with a carrying bag.

Best for Vlogging

Tripods are a simple and effective tool to enhance the work of photographers and videographers, by allowing for a stable stand to hold either your camera or phone.

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