4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent portable tripod for small cameras,
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This review is from: Joby GorillaPod Hybrid Gray (Electronics)
This is the second Joby GorillaPod I own, this one for my smaller snapshot type cameras. I also own the heavy duty one for DSLRs.
Both units are solidly made, easy to use and very sturdy. I've never had a worry that one will slip and dump my camera once properly secured.
This particular model has a quick release plate that is easy to remove. There is only one tension knob that controls the ball head position and mount rotation so when you loosen it you need to be sure to support the camera so it doesn't flop over. This however makes panoramic shooting near impossible as its tricky to release the tension enough to turn the head without also allowing the camera to tilt.
There is however a useful spirit level finder on the camera head that will allow you to get back to level easy enough with practice.
I have seen knock offs of the Joby GorillaPods selling cheap in markets where you can buy iPhone cases and other imported stuff. I got one for my daughter to use and it lasted about a month. Pay for quality if you need it and it'll be worth every penny. After all saving a few dollars on your tripod and putting your expensive camera at risk isn't really the best way to go.