The 10 Best Tripods For DSLR Cameras

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in January of 2019. One of the most important things that any photographers can do to improve their work is to stabilize the camera, and these tripods for DSLRs do an excellent job of that. They're designed to withstand the weight of heavier equipment, unlike cheaper, flimsier models that might put your precious gear at risk. We've ranked them here by their height, stability, strength, and versatility. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best tripods for dslr camera on Amazon.

10. Neewer Upgraded Carbon Fiber

9. Vanguard Alta Pro 2 Plus

8. Benro Tripster Travel

7. Slik Pro 780DX

6. Manfrotto Element Traveller

5. Gitzo Mountaineer Series 3

4. Manfrotto MVH502A

3. Induro Number 2 Stealth

2. Benro Travel Angel Series 2

1. Sachtler Ace XL

Editor's Notes

January 24, 2019:

The vast majority of offerings that fall into reasonable price points and are versatile enough to appeal to a range of shooters all seem to come with ball heads. That said, some of the best options, like the Sachtler Ace XL and Manfrotto's excellent birding model, come with the kind of fluid heads usually reserved for video production.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on January 27, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

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