Manfrotto MKC3-P01 Compact Photo Kit
Manfrotto's Compact Photo kit is small when folded, but doesn't sacrifice on height when extended. It reaches over 60 inches, yet can shoot from as low as 16.1 inches along with a center column that reverses to make it even more compact when stored. Weighing only 2.2 pounds, it's perfect for travel because when folded up it can easily fit in a suitcase or large bag and there’s a built-in quick release plate for faster setup and tear down. Capable of handling a little over 3.3 pounds, it's a nice companion for the compact camera user, but DSLR users will want to look for something with a much higher weight capacity.