A tripod helps improve the results you get from your camera by holding it much more steady than you can yourself, making photos sharper and allowing you to concentrate more on catching the right scene at the right moment. A tripod 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 in low light, producing shake-free photos that really capture the colors and atmosphere.
The MKC3-P02 Photo Kit is a Compact Series tripod with a built-in ball head. A ball head allows the camera to be positioned freely and quickly, at any angle and inclination. The camera can easily be rotated between landscape and portrait positions. The MKC3-P01's ball head has a single easy locking control so you can lock your camera firmly in place before taking a photo.
Compact Series tripods have quick release camera plates so you can attach and detach your camera in seconds. The plate has an universal tripod mount for every camera (a screw thread on the underside). Compact Series models also have ergonomic lever leg locks, so opening and closing the tripod is fast. The center column can be inverted, which reduces the folded length of the tripod, making it even shorter so it fits in smaller bags or storage spaces.
The Compact Series was designed to be an ideal first tripod: easy to use; quick to attach, detach, extend and fold; ultra-portable when closed yet practical and tall when open, they're among the most compact full-size tripods available; strong and secure enough to support anything from small point-and-shoots and compact camcorders up to entry-level DSLRs with kit lenses. iPhones and other cameraphones can be supported too (check your camera has a tripod thread on the underside, or that you have a tripod thread adaptor for your phone).
This model is light-gray; a black version is also available.
Center Column rapid
Closed Length 15.75 in
Color gray color
Column Cross Section three-faceted
Column Tube Diameter 22mm
Front Tilt 0° / +90° head tilt
Leg Angles 21°
Leg Cross Section oval
Leg Sections 5 number
Material aluminum legs and technopolymer
Maximum Height 64.96 in
Maximum Height (with Center Column Down) 53.54 in
Minimum Height 17.91 in
Panoramic Rotation 360 degrees
Plate Type quick release - with 1/4" screw
Quick Release yes
Load Capacity 3.31 lbs
Weight 2.2 lbs