Sunpak - FlexPod Plus Tripod - Black/White

Get the camera position and stability you need for your digital footage with this compact tripod that features 9 flexible aluminum and thermoplastic elastomer leg segments and a double-lock quick-release system for easy positioning.
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Overall Customer Rating:
39% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 31)

Features


Compatible with most digital cameras and camcorders up to 1 lb.

7-1/4" maximum height

9 flexible aluminum and thermoplastic elastomer leg segments for easy camera positioning

Ball head with double-lock quick-release system for improved stability


Overall customer rating

Rating: 2.4 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews

39%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    Posted
    JohnInWatertownMA

    I purchased this because of the great design and it would have given me a lot of flexibility for my digital camera. However, less than 17 hours of usage, 2 of the legs broke off just under the base where the camera would be mounted. The concept of this design is great, however, it needs to be made of some other flexible material instead of the aluminum that is wrapped in the outter plastic. I was tempted to exchange this for another one, but I think a traditional tripod (small tabletop type) will suite my purpose better. Again, this is a great design, but the flexible legs need to be made of a strong flexible material.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    very poorly made

    Posted
    skyrunr

    This item doesn't even deserve 1 star. The quick release mount "ballhead" is a joke. It wiggles around too much. The ballhead only pivots up or down in one spot which makes it difficult to level or frame a shot. You cannot mount the camera on the tripod without the the ballhead. The main leg connectors do not have enough tension on them to stay in place. Unlike other users have reported, I had no trouble tightly bending the legs back and forth.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Lost a part

    Posted
    bob4747

    This pod is a nice idea but the part that you screw into the camera fit poorly on the camera, fit poorly in the pod, and fell off and got lost within minutes of stowing the first time I used it in the field. Best Buy was great about taking the return. Since I lost the part that fell off, upon return it was incomplete and they didn't really have to take it back at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Innovative idea for amateur photographers...

    Posted
    NovicePhotographer

    I purchased the Sunpak FlexPod in-store (without reading any of the reviews) for use with both a light weight digital camera and pocket camcorder. I would have also considered purchasing the small Joby gorillapod (for a few more $) had I known about it, and read all of the reviews. As other reviewers have indicated, the locking ball head release system does not tightly secure the camera to the tripod, so there is a small amount of "wobble" when the camera is attached - however, I am not really concerned that this tiny amount of movement will destroy my photographs/videos once the tripod is set in place, unless being used on a vibrating or unstable surface, or outdoors in extremely windy conditions. What the Sunpak FlexPod is: a useful, innovative tool for the casual, amateur photo/videographer who doesn't want to spend a lot of $ on equipment - i.e., you get exactly what you pay for... What the Sunpak FlexPod is NOT: an expensive tripod for heavy-duty, everyday use in producing professional quality photographs and videos - i.e., again, you get exactly what you pay for...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful idea

    Posted
    DameDonna

    This is ingenious. It can be adjusted on an uneven surface. We set it up on the back of a chair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Broke coming out of the package!

    Posted
    Tara73

    I picked up one of these today, and the top swivel part broke off as I was taking it out of the package... it was just a cheap plastic connection, so no way to fix it. Bummer! Will return it tomorrow...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Addition

    Posted
    Bkrhino

    Tripod is good for taking pictures just about anywhere. Small enough to carry. Good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Replaced Three Times, Still Broken

    Posted
    cblevins

    This product is absolutely terrible. My first one broke before I could get it completely out of its packaging. Second one broke the first time I tried to move one of the legs. Third one broke before it could get out of the packaging as well. All three times it was a leg that came completely off. Avoid this product. Even if you can get it out of the box, it will break upon first use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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