Camera tripod

Updated: 02/07/2022 by Computer Hope
Camera with telephoto lens, mounted on a tripod

A camera tripod is a three-legged portable apparatus used to support, level, and stabilize a camera or other photographic devices. The tripod utilizes a mounting head to attach devices.

Types of tripods

There are many types of tripods, including pan-tilt head and ball head. Another type of tripod is a monopod. A monopod is used instead of a tripod in cases where there is more movement required by the photographer. For example, at a sporting event, the monopod would be ideal, as the photographer needs to move around often for a shot. A monopod requires the photographer to hold the camera, but still gives stabilization to the camera.

Camera terms, Digital camera, Gimbal, Photo, Video