If you need to improve your photos or videos, but space is the real constraint, then a monopod can help: it's like one leg of a tripod, supporting most of the weight of the camera, stabilizing your shots and reducing vibration, while occupying so little floorspace that you can use it safely in crowded places, then pack it away in the smallest of bags, ideal for traveling. The Compact Series Monopod has a universal tripod adaptor which screws directly into the tripod thread of your camera, has a convenient wrist strap for safety and comfort, and ergonomic lever leg locks to allow you to open and close it quickly and easily. Using a monopod improves the results you get from your camera by helping you hold it steadier than you can by yourself, making photos sharper. When it comes to video, a monopod reduces the distracting shakiness that hand-held video often has, and allows you to do simple pans and movement shots by turning the monopod and camera around. A monopod gives you the flexibility to use camera settings (like low ISO, for example) that produce better quality images, and holds the camera still for longer exposures and video in low light, producing shake-free photos and film that really capture the colors and atmosphere. This model is black; a light-gray version is also available. This product has a standard 2-year warranty, which assures that it is fit for use and is covered against manufacturing defects for that period of time. However, if you register your product online at warranty.manfrotto.com, we'll extend the warranty by an additional 3 years. Registration is totally free and only takes a few moments. In addition, the information you provide when registering helps us to make sure our products and services answer your needs. For more information, see our Warranty Terms & Conditions within the Services section of this website.