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Pocket Xshot XSP1 Extendable Hand Held Monopod
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- Features built in tripod adapter at the bottom to attach to a tripod
- Small and Compact to fit in your pocket or purse
- Eliminate awkward photos taken at arms length
- Extends to 30.5" (77.5 cm)
- Built in tripod socket at bottom
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|Item Weight||0.6 pounds|
|Package Height||1.1 x 4 x 11.5 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.45 pounds|
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The Pocket XShot is a compact telescopic camera extender designed to get the photographer in the picture! It attaches to any compact digital camera or camcorder. Extends to 78cm and closes to 17cm. Ideal for travelers, families, social media, sporting events and vloggers for making videos. With the Pocket XShot no one gets left out of the picture. Whether you use it for group shots, video or traveling solo, this camera extender allows you to be in the picture and capture the full background. The Pocket XShot can support cameras/camcorders that weigh up to 1.25lbs. Not for DSLRs. Supplied in great Retail Packaging.
Quick Spin knob for fast and secure mounting
* No coins or screwdrivers required
* Adapter rotates 180 degrees
* Thumb screw locks camera in desired position
* Lanyard included
Top customer reviews
Enter the Pocket Xshot. I was quite excited to see that the Pocket Xshot has these "Channels" running through the entire length of the telescoping shaft. This prevents the shaft from rotating on axis! However, the unfortunate thing about this, is that there is a bit of play along the that "channel", as well as a bit of play in the plastic head that's mounted in the shaft. Now this bit of play can get quite annoying with videos, as it looks like the camera is being shaken on axis many times a second. This isn't as apparent in 60fps mode, because the image is more smooth, but it is VERY obvious in any 30fps filming modes.
This would be fine for taking pictures, as you would only need one frame for a picture. However, if you plan on using this to record any action video, the bit of play will be too shaky for some.
Note 1: The play in the shaft will increase over time, I've noticed these "channels" have gotten looser over the course of the last year (from vibrating back and forth) and now the play is even more excessive
Note 2: I ordered another new xshot, to compare the amount of free play between a new one and a used one. The new one still has excessive play in the main joint where the plastic pivot head is connected to the metal shaft
Note 3: the small cover on the handle-end had popped off my original one. I needed to put a self-tapping screw into the shaft to hold that cover in place.
Note 4: Seems that the company noticed that small cover popped off on the earlier models, so they are using a different cover on the newer models. Still didn't solve the issue of the shaft having free play =(
Please, if anyone can make a better suggestion on a telescoping monopod, that 1 - does not rotate along the shaft, 2 - no free play in the shaft and/or joints to prevent shaking (by use of locking joints or anything!), 3 - can fit in a pocket when retracted... PLEASE let me know. I've been looking for one for the last 2 years and still have not found a suitable product. The only ones I can find that have the locking shaft are regular sized monopods (minimum of 20") which are not pocket sized!
There are two groves, one on each side, of the telescoping metal of the Pocket Xshot. The groves serve to keep the device stable and prevent your camera from turning upside down as you get ready for your shot. My brother's camera extender did not perform as well.
The Pocket Xshot is so small it fits easily in my purse attached to my camera. It is so light weight anyone can hold the camera upright for as long as it takes to get the perfect shot.
The best thing about the Pocket Xshot is that it keeps unwanted people out of your photos. Stand in front of your chosen background and extend your camera on the Xshot. Pedestrian traffic will naturally flow around you and your camera. The Pocket Xshot eliminates the need to wait forever or ask people to stand back while you get the perfect shot.
Since receiving my Pocket Xshot, I have ordered two more as gifts. You know the people who are never in the picture because they are always taking the picture? There seems to be one in every family. The ones in my family will be losing their excuse very soon. I unreservedly give this product five stars.
The first one I ordered came loose and all footage got rattly. I informed Xshot and though they were not able to replace it, they did give me a complete refund with shipping both ways. I then just repurchased another one again from Amazon and it's been working well. Glue may have fixed the old one and I'll probably do that with this second one if the bracket ever comes loose again. For the time being it's working well.
I use this on my Kodak Play Sport ZX3. A great matching product to the XShot is a mini fisheye wide angle lens designed for flip cams and mobile phones. Highly recommended.
WHY I BOUGHT THE XSHOT:
I already mentioned why I got this one specifically. I purchased this type of product for action shots while riding on a recumbent tricycle. I wanted to be able to get close shots and others at weird angles. This camera extension does the trick.
HOW I USE IT:
Extending it facing away, I can ride alongside other riders and get very close shots of their trike's components. I wouldn't be able to reach over and do this otherwise. I can also use this with the camera facing myself for shots this gizmo was intended for. I can also use it to extend upwards and get shots downward of crowds. People will always look up and smile wondering what that thing is!
1. Yes, it fits in the back of a cycling jersey.
2. Match your camera with a neck strap and you'll have it ready to go and still be handsfree in the meantime.
3. Get the fish eye lens to go with it.
4. Mount the camera at an angle to the length of the extension pole and you can avoid getting your arm in the shot. It'll truly look like someone else took the video for you while doing self shots.