GoPole Base 15
The tiny GoPole Base 15 is capable of folding into six locking positions, thanks to a bidirectional design that allows it to be set up as either a tabletop stand for a GoPro camera or as a support platform for other devices.
Manfrotto Pixi Mini
If you’re looking to set up something small on a desktop, like an LED light or an action camera, the Manfrotto Pixi Mini makes a smart choice. It boasts a very simple push-button locking mechanism on its ball head, allowing for fast, reliable adjustments.
Neewer Desktop Macro
If you need something extraordinarily compact that can still support a decent amount of weight, look no further than the Neewer Desktop Macro , which can hold equipment weighing up to 11 pounds. It’s made of a strong aluminum alloy.
Davis & Sanford Traverse
The Davis & Sanford Traverse folds down to a length of just one foot and extends to a maximum height of 53 inches. It can support a load of up to 10 pounds, making it ideal for accommodating both DSLRs and point-and-shoots.
Bonfoto 671A Travel
In addition to a bubble level, the head on the Bonfoto 671A Travel features a compass, which can come in handy if you’re out shooting in the wilderness. It’s got durable aluminum legs and only weighs a little over three pounds.
Manfrotto BeFree Advanced
Capable of fitting into most carry-on luggage and backpacks, the Manfrotto BeFree Advanced has an integrated aluminum ball head that keeps your camera securely locked in the desired position, while its quick-release adapter allows the legs to fold tightly around it.
Benro Travel Angel 2 Series
Thanks in large part to its lightweight and durable carbon fiber construction, the Benro Travel Angel 2 Series offers a high degree of portability to photographers on the go. It comes with the company’s simple and effective V1 ball head.
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB
In a controlled environment, the Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB performs excellently, and its variable angle center column is an undeniable asset. With a bubble level in the body and the head, you can be sure your camera is even with the horizon.
Zomei Z699C Carbon Fiber Portable
The Zomei Z699C Carbon Fiber Portable employs five-section legs that break down significantly, allowing you to pack it up compactly for transportation or storage. It can also convert to a handy monopod and has a load capacity of 33 pounds.
Manfrotto 055 Four-Section
The Manfrotto 055 Four-Section collapses to just 54 centimeters, and its carbon fiber construction makes it both exceedingly lightweight and highly durable. Its central column can conveniently tilt 90 degrees for top-down shooting.