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Sony VCT-R640 Lightweight Tripod for DSCV1/P41/W1/P93/P73/P92/P100/P150/F88/F828 Digital Cameras

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  • Panning Angle: 360 degrees
  • Maximum Load: 3kg
  • Tilt Angle: 60-90 degrees
  • Expands from 21" to 56" in height
  • 3-Way Pan Head
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 5.1 x 4.9 inches ; 2.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00006IRS3
  • Item model number: VCT-R640
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)
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  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 18, 2003

Product Description

Product Description

Get steadier, professional-looking footage with this lightweight tripod. Its three-way pan head lets you follow the action left, right, up or down. The quick-release function lets you go mobile in a few seconds. It features expandable height from 21.5 to 56 inches.

From the Manufacturer

Imagine the creative shots you’ll take when you stow along a Sony tripod. Simply mount your SONY digital imaging product (check for compatibility) on one of these extremely portable tripods and soon you’ll be snapping timed exposures or detailed close-ups without any jiggles. Expands from 21" to 56" in height

Customer Reviews

Extremely easy to use and very light weight.
allenshm
I've never owned any other tripods, but from what I can tell, this particular one was well worth the money.
Milton L.
The motion of the head gives extremely smooth pans and tilts.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

247 of 256 people found the following review helpful By Vegas Gar on May 23, 2010
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Length: 5:03 Mins
I give it 5 stars! The tripod does tilt up and down and pan back and forth nicely (I realized that I didn't say anything about that in the video). Please see video for more details.
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79 of 82 people found the following review helpful By L7 on October 20, 2010
Length: 3:42 Mins
Excellent Tripod for the money, super fluid pan and tilt motion head.
Watch the Video samples I provided. Great for both small video cameras, and large dslr cameras. Excellent price!!
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By James C. Kelley on April 15, 2009
For a cheap tripod, the pan and tilt are very smooth. Wanna complain? Buy a $20 tripod from Walmart and try to pan smoothly with it. Wanna moan? Buy a pro tripod for a couple bills and moan about how thin your wallet has become.

This tripod is a good value, smooth operating - a step up from the junk tripods that are too short, too fragile and too jumpy. I gave it four stars instead of five only because there are better tripods out there if you want to spend four or five times the money.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jay on April 1, 2011
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I use this tripod for my Canon T2i. Not a bad tripod, I like the quick release and it seems stable. Plus its only $28 dollars, and works just fine with my 18-55mm IS and 75mm-300mm lens.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By sh229229 on June 24, 2009
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For the low price, this is an excellent tripod. The main drawbacks of this tripod are the lack of an anchor for a bag, somewhat jerky panning, a less precise leveler (it is a circle with a dot in the middle), and the many plastic parts.

I use my tripod with my Canon PowerShot Pro Series S5 IS 8.0MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and it always feels sturdy. Even without a bag, this tripod should be able to handle most cameras, and the rubber feet on the bottom have excellent grip. The legs are metal, but most of the parts of plastic. Despite the shipping weight listed (4 lb), this tripod weighs under 3 lb. The current listed weight is 2.6 lb and when I weighed it I got 2.8 lb. I find it pretty light and easy to take with me, and the plastic is of good quality and very sturdy.

The panning isn't super smooth, but unless you need really smooth panning for high quality videos, you probably won't notice any problems. The dot-style leveler also isn't perfect, but it should be fine for eyeballing to make sure that you are not tilting badly. The quick-release head is very handy, and is a feature not always found on cheaper tripods. All in all, for the low price, this is a great tripod and I would purchase it again.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By David Hacht on March 17, 2007
I bought this tripod a short while ago, and I'm extremely glad I did. It's very light and easy to carry around, even without a carrying bag or even a handle, neither of which it comes with. The bubble level built into it is very handy to have and works well. And with a little practice, you can break and set it, camera attached, in 10 to 15 seconds (provided you keep the quick release tab screwed to the bottom of your camera, like I do), so you won't miss that once in a lifetime shot. It's also very inexpensive and easy to use, with a head that has a fantastic range of movement. And while the legs, when fully extended, don't bring it all the way up to eye level, it brings it close enough to keep you comfortable while looking through the camera. If need be, just buy a small folding travel chair to carry with you and use with the tripod.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Wands on August 30, 2006
This is a nice lightweight tripod from Sony. Stable and well built. I have used it with both still and video cameras without any problems. It would be nice if it came with a travel bag of some sort.
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66 of 88 people found the following review helpful By A. Steckel on July 17, 2008
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When I was shopping for this, one review caught my eye saying this tripod was "mostly metal." That claim, along with the light weight in the description, were the two things that sold me on the model.

Well, NEITHER ARE TRUE. This thing is indeed mostly plastic made to look like black metal. Apparently, this fooled the other reviewer, but not me. The only metal I found on the whole thing were the bars of the legs themselves, and the bar of the swivel handle. Every single other part of this thing is black plastic. All of the hinges and joints are plastic. The leg braces are plastic. The height crank is plastic (yikes!). Even the center tube is PLASTIC. Overall, it looks nice, I'll give them that; but please know that you are NOT getting a "mostly metal" tripod here. No way.

Now, that by itself wouldn't be too bad, except that you'd expect something that's nearly all plastic to be much lighter - it isn't. The part of the description that reads:

Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 5 x 4.9 inches ; 1 pounds

..is WRONG. Maybe this thing weighs 1 pound on the moon, but it's much heavier where I'll be using it, here on earth. It is, indeed, much closer to it's described shipping weight:

Shipping Weight: 4 pounds

Why the large discrepancy? Who know? Sloppiness on Amazon's part, I guess. At any rate, the weight was key for me, and there were several tripods lighter than 4 lbs which I passed up. I guess I should have trusted my instincts when they told me this was too good to be true.

Anyway, if I'm going to buy a plastic tripod, I want it to be much lighter than 4 lbs.
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