The 8 Best Tripods For Camcorders

video play icon
Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in June of 2019. From thickly padded hand straps to high-tech, in-body stabilization systems, modern camcorders come with a litany of ways to help you steady your shot, but none work as well as the tripod. We've reviewed models to suit just about every level of videographer, from parents recording their kids' soccer games to professionals shooting weddings and other once-in-a-lifetime events. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best tripod for camcorders on Amazon.

8. Vanguard Espod CX 1OSM

7. Neewer Professional 61

6. Vanguard Abeo 243AV

5. Manfrotto Befree Travel

4. E-Image EK60AAM Studio

3. Benro S8 Twin Leg

2. Benro Basic Video

1. Manfrotto MVH502A Ground System

Editor's Notes

June 14, 2019:

While it's true that there are plenty of cheap video tripods out there to match the wide assortment of off-brand camcorders, I wanted to ensure a higher level of quality when creating our ranking. As a result, we've only included models from brands respected in the photography industry, with the Neewer and E-Image models at numbers seven and four respectively riding that line. Vanguard seems to have slipped a little bit in the past few years, as its lineup was originally a draw away from more common companies of the early 21st century like Manfrotto and Slik. They still make a few nice tripods, but the likes of Benro and Manfrotto still hold the top spots for video, mainly due to their high-quality head construction, and particularly when looking at their counterbalance design.

Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on June 17, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).

Thanks for reading the fine print. About the Wiki: We don't accept sponsorships, free goods, samples, promotional products, or other benefits from any of the product brands featured on this page, except in cases where those brands are manufactured by the retailer to which we are linking. For more information on our rankings, please read about us, linked below. The Wiki is a participant in associate programs from Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, Target, and others, and may earn advertising fees when you use our links to these websites. These fees will not increase your purchase price, which will be the same as any direct visitor to the merchant’s website. If you believe that your product should be included in this review, you may contact us, but we cannot guarantee a response, even if you send us flowers.