Sunpak PlatinumPlus 5858D Tripod
The Sunpack 5858D may not be our top pick but despite its budget status, it will hold up to eight pounds of camera or video equipment. This tripod features a panning head which makes it possible to use for videography as well as still shots. Weighing less than two pounds and folding down to about 22 inches, it is pretty portable as well. You can shoot from as high as 58 inches or as low as about 21 inches with this model. Throw in a quick release plate, a neoprene grip, and rubber feet, making it a feature-heavy piece of equipment for the price you’re paying.