Yes, if you look at the image of back of the camera you'll see a little trapezoid shape coming down under the screen. The threaded 1/4" hole is in the middle of that. It's centered with the lens, so that's a plus for panning.
Yes you will find the standard tripod socket on the bottom of the camera.. sorry about the delay in this reply, my computer puts my amazon email in my junk folder. I have not tried to do any sort of a long exposure with this camera, it does not have a cable socket for the shutter.... Jim