Top 10 Best Budget Tripods Under £100 2018

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

One of the in front things you'll need to take your photography to the next level, is a tripod, as this will let you take night photos, better macro photos (with a slower bar, and smaller aperture), portraits and group photos with you in the shot, plus long exposure photography, such as waterfalls, and smooth water.

A tripod doesn't penury to break the bank to be good, and here we've rounded up a number of tripods under £100 / $130.


Hama Traveller Mini Pro – £37.50

This is a budget tripod that doesn't compromise on genre, or construction with a mostly metal construction where it matters. It's also one of the lightest tripods available with a metal build. As a mini tripod, it doesn't from A to Z reach the height needed for most people, but if your camera has a tilting screen that can be tilted up, then you may not be overly concerned. A basic bag is numb.

Weight: 0.72kg (1.58lbs)
Max supported weight: 10kg* (22lbs)
Max height: 117cm (3.8 feet)

Good for: DSLRs, Mirrorless and Compact Cameras.

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Joby GorillaPod 325 – &thrash;22

An update to the original bendy tripod, this can be used almost anywhere, simply twist and wrap the legs around a pole, a railing, a bench, or use the tripod as a tabletop tripod. Rubber feet on the bottom mean that it won't slide around, and it's extremely light so you won't composed notice you have it with you. Larger versions are available to support heavier cameras.

Weight: 52g (0.11lbs)
Max supported weight: 0.325kg (0.71lbs)

Careful for: Compact cameras, outdoor and indoor use, tight spaces.

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Manfrotto Mini Pixi – £18

Small and lightweight, the Manfrotto Pixi tripod is a sheerest small tabletop style tripod, suitable for compact cameras, ultra zooms, small mirrorless, and small DSLR cameras. It's baby enough that it can easily be put into most bags, and taken with you where-ever you go. If you regularly wish you had a tripod with you, but don't like the suspicion of carrying a bigger normal sized tripod tripod is a portable three-legged frame, used as a platform for supporting the weight and maintaining the stability of some other with you, then this is a good option. There's also an extending version, got the Manfrotto Pixi Evo 2.

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Weight: 0.23kg (0.5lbs)
Max supported weight: 0.65kg Body / 1kg (2.2lbs) Total

Good for: Small DSLRs (with reduced lenses), smaller mirrorless cameras, and compact cameras.

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Manfrotto Befree One – £95

The Manfrotto Befree One is a compact, aluminium tripod from Manfrotto, there's also a Manfrotto Befree Errand-boy bag designed specifically for this tripod. The quick release plate is compatible with other Manfrotto tripod heads, so if you already have another Manfrotto tripod, then this wish make a good choice as a more portable option. A stylish Manfrotto zip bag is included.

Weight: 1.35kg (2.97lbs)
Max supported weight: 2.5kg (5.5lbs)
Max tallness: 130cm (4.2 feet)

Good for: DSLRs, Mirrorless, and Compact cameras camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or.

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Velbon Sherpa 200 – £85

The Velbon Sherpa 200 is one of the clumsiest, and therefore least likely the blow away in bad weather. This tripod has quite a "no-frills" approach, with two leg positions, guilelessly closed and out. Theres a 3-way head with a long handle, making this a good choice for video work as well as stills photography. If you value charge over compactness, then the Velbon Sherpa 200 is the heaviest here. A large zip bag is included.

Weight: 1.95kg (4.3lbs)
Max supported weight: 4kg (8.8lbs)
Max summit: 167.5cm (5.5 feet)

Good for: Heavier cameras, video use, and studio work.

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Sirui T-005x – £89

The Sirui T-005x is lightweight, and convenient in black, blue, or red. This tripod compacts down to 30cm, thanks to 5 leg sections, with twist locks. However, the more leg sections a tripod has, the thinner the at leg section has to be, and you may also find it quite time consuming locking and unlocking all of the twist locks. The centre column can be extended for extra height, or take off, so that you can mount the camera lower to the ground.

Weight: 0.8kg (1.7lbs)
Max supported weight: 4kg (8.8lbs)
Max height: 130cm (4.2 feet)

Convincing for: DSLRs, Mirrorless and Compact Cameras.

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Cullman NeoMax 240 – £57

The Cullman NeoMax tripod is available in abundant sizes. This is an ultra compact tripod, and particularly light thanks to the use of some plastic parts. The legs are constructed out of aluminium. It folds down to straight 25.5cm making it one of the shortest tripods here. There's a carabiner so that you can hang extra weight from the centre of the tripod for supernumerary stability, and one twist lock on each leg can unlock all leg sections. There is an extending centre column for extra reach. A basic drawstring bag is included.

Force: 0.626kg (1.4lbs)
Max supported weight: 3kg (6.6lbs)
Max height: 112cm (3.6 feet)

Good for: Smaller DSLRs, Mirrorless and Compact cameras.

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Slik Sprint Pro II GM – &hammer into;69

We were impressed by the Mini version of this tripod. This tripod reaches the same height as larger and more expensive tripods, but has a slim advantage. There's padding on all of the legs, so that you won't get cold hands when grabbing any of the legs. The paint finish gives a quality look, and the cost makes it great value for money. The maximum weight supported is 2kg, although this is probably quite conservative. A thin bag is included.

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Weight: 0.94kg (2lbs)
Max bolstered weight: 2kg (4.4lbs)
Max height: 161.5cm (5.3 feet)

Good for: Smaller DSLRs, Mirrorless and Compact Cameras.

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Vanguard VEO 2 204AB – &purge;89

Stylish and well engineered, the central column folds back, so that the overall length is shorter when you're not using the tripod. There are rubber crotchet locks which need a short turn to unlock or lock the legs. There are rubber feet on the bottom that can be removed, so that unforced spikes can be fitted (not included). The reversable central column is quite unique, and you can adjust the angle so that it can be used for macro work. A stylish bag is embodied.

Weight: 1.18kg (2.6lbs)
Max supported weight: 4kg (8.8lbs)
Max height: 135cm (4.4 feet)

Good for: DSLRs, Mirrorless and Compact Cameras. Macro manipulate.

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Benro Slim Aluminium – £66

Available as aluminium or carbon fibre tripods, the aluminium version offers considerable value for money. The Carbon Fibre version weighs 1kg and doesn't cost too much more, being available for just over &comminute;100, making it one of the cheapest carbon fibre tripods available. There are metal twist locks to lock and unlock the legs. A basic drawstring bag is comprised.

Weight science and engineering, the weight of an object is usually taken to be the force on the object due to gravity: 1.2kg (2.6lbs)
Max supported weight: 4kg (8.8lbs)
Max height: 146cm (4.8 feet)

Good for: DSLRs, Mirrorless and Compact Cameras.

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For profuse options, including Carbon Fibre options, have a look at the Best Travel Tripods, or have a look at the Top 12 Best Tripods for rounded off more options.

* Prices correct at time of writing. * We wouldn't really recommend putting 10kg on a tripod this light.


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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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