A camera tripod can be a necessary accessory when the time calls for it. The camera tripod has many uses and also comes in many different designs and features. It all depends on the preference of the person using it. The tripod is a device used to hold a camera up to an average person’s height. It usually has three legs which can be extended and spread out depending on the user’s preference.
Types of Camera Tripods
There are several types of tripods available for the convenience of camera enthusiasts. There is the table camera tripod, the compact tripod and the full sized tripod. The table camera tripod is also known as the mini tripod. This is a smaller version of the full size camera tripod which can be set on a stable surface. These mini tripods can also be tied on a tree branch or trunk to facilitate better picture taking. They are usually secured to inanimate objects with the use of Velcro. Mini camera tripods are very handy and very versatile but lacks the height of the full size tripod.
The compact camera tripod is similar in height with the full size tripod but lacks the stability and sturdiness of the full size one. Most compact camera tripods are lightweight and flimsy so they can not be used for cameras that weigh more than your average digital camera. It can only support cameras up to a few pounds due to the lightness of its material and can not be utilized for cameras with bigger lenses as these will topple over.
The full size camera tripod is usually a very stable tripod that can accommodate cameras up to several pounds. They are constructed with durability and sturdiness in mind and these tripods are usually big enough to warrant not being packed in the luggage but carried by hand. The full size camera tripod is foldable but can still be larger than most compact tripods.
If you are a professional photographer you will always consider purchasing the full size camera tripod compare to the mini camera tripod or the compact one. Investing in one can prove to be profitable if you are a pro or have plans of turning into a pro. For those who just love to take pictures and are not really looking to profit from their pictures, you can be satisfied with either the mini or table tripod or the compact tripod.