The 10 Best Video Tripods
This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in July of 2018. If you're a filmmaker or videographer, you know how vital a strong tripod is to the quality of your work. The selections on our list are designed to stabilize your shots while also providing you with the ability to pan and tilt smoothly and accurately. We've included options for everyone, from amateurs to pros, and ranked them here by their weight capacity, features, and durability. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best video tripod on Amazon.
October 28, 2019:
Of all the models on our previous ranking, only one saw an upgrade in the Neewer Professional 360, which now boasts an actual fluid head. The upgrade proved minimal, however, as the head's performance still kept it out of a top spot. We removed the Slik model from our last list, as well, as the company seems determined not to keep up with continuing trend toward lighter models. Slik's roots go pretty far back to the days when a heavier tripod was considered more durable on the merit of its weight alone, but with aluminum alloys and carbon fiber ruling the current market, lightweight and durable are no longer mutually exclusive terms.
We added a few new models to the list, as well, including the Joby Gorillapod 5K, which is a great choice for getting some strange angles in low budget horror films and similar, highly expressive genres. It's not particularly ideal for OTS work given its limited height, but it earned a spot for being strangely versatile and unexpectedly stable with small DSLRs and mirrorless bodies. We also added the Andoer 67-Inch Professional, which is largely a knock-off of several Manfrotto components (right down to its color scheme), but that has enough to like for its price to warrant consideration.