The 10 best mini tripods for your camera [Actualizado]

Tired of lugging around your tripod? Of leaving it at home because it is too big or heavy? Do you need a tripod for everyday life, for your adventures or to capture the action? In the article I update the list of best mini tripods designed for children’s cameras, GoPro, smartphone, compact or even reflex, evil or bridge cameras, whose users value portability above any other aspect.

These are my 10 mini tripod recommendations:

  1. Elegant
  2. Manfrotto MTPIXI-B
  3. Photopro
  4. Rhodesy RT-01
  5. Alfort Mini Tripod
  6. Digicharge
  7. vicloon
  8. Rollei Compact Traveler No.1
  9. Rollei Compact Traveler Mini M1
  10. Neewer Portable Mini Tripod

Although before getting into the matter, we are going to answer some important questions about this photographic accessory.

What is a mini tripod?

A mini tripod is a very useful accessory to stabilize your camera at any time. It is lighter and more compact than conventional tripods, although it is basically made up of the same elements.

They are designed to be used with action cameras, mobile phones, compact cameras and even with other larger and heavier cameras but to be able to take them with you always, on excursions, trips or any type of adventure.

What is a mini tripod for?

A mini tripod is undoubtedly an investment worth every penny you spend on it. It is ideal to always have with you and will save your photos on many occasions, give wings to your creativity, improve the sharpness of your photos, and maybe even encourage you to be the protagonist of your own photos from time to time.

In short, a mini tripod is not only for action photography, it is also an ideal companion for outings (street photography, travel, day to day, outings with friends, etc.). It weighs little, takes up little space, but provides a lot 😉 ; Therefore, apart from your usual tripod, having one of these is always a good idea.

Before leaving you a list, let’s see some of the applications what can you give a mini tripod:

  • Self portraits. To take group photos with your friends, to photograph yourself doing some tricks when you have no one to do it for you, to capture yourself at the top of the mountain peak you just conquered, or to record yourself on video for your vlog.
  • Videos. To stabilize the camera and get a video without many shakes.
  • Night photography.
  • Time-lapse.
  • Long exposures. Light trails from cars or light paintingfor instance.

Hey, it may also be that you see that you don’t need it for anything that I just mentioned, in that case, a pot that you save 😉 .

Why a mini tripod and not a regular tripod?

If you already have one to use with your DSLR, EVIL or similar, you may be wondering why buy a tripod if you already have one. The question is, do you actually use your current tripod with the action camera or with your smartphone? Or do you think «for cycling, diving, jumping, photographing my friends skateboarding, on the beach, etc. where do I go with the piece of tripod?» and leave it at home?

I’m afraid it’s more this second answer, right?

And in the end, the best product is not the most expensive, nor the most famous, but the one that best suits your needs. And if what you need is a tripod for your GoPro, or to put in your backpack when you go out with colleagues, or to go on a trip with minimal luggage, why do you want a hulk?

Now, if you tell me that you do pro-level macro, you photograph birds with super telephoto lenses or you want to photograph deep space or night landscapes with heart-stopping sharpness, then you need a very firm and resistant tripod that gives you maximum stability and responds to your concrete needs. It’s not worth it with a mini tripod.

The needs in both cases are very different, therefore, the product must also be, although they are totally complementary 😉 .

Now yes, let’s go with the promised list of best mini tripods.

Best tripods for action cameras, GoPro, compact and smartphones

These are the mini tripods that I recommend for all those small, compact and/or action cameras, in which portability and flexibility are above any other aspect.

1. Elegant: The most complete

Selfie stick, tripod and monopod all in one. 360° swivel mount. Note that to be compatible with a GoPro camera, the selfie stick needs an accessory. It weighs 155g and measures 19cm when folded. Extended reaches a meter in height.


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2. Manfrotto MTPIXI-B: For heavier compacts and videos

Manfrotto MTPIXI-B

This Manfrotto mini tripod is just 18.5cm folded, weighs 0.19kg, has a push button locking mechanism, ergonomic handle for shooting video and is ideal for small CSC, compact or DSLR cameras. It also has a ball joint, is made of stainless steel and plastic and supports a maximum weight of 1Kg. You can find it on Amazon for €17.99

Here you can see it in action 😉

3. Fotopro: the most flexible and all-rounder


This 227g weight mini tripod supports up to 800g load and is only about 27cm long. An ideal tripod for GoPro type cameras, mobile phone and light weight cameras. The legs can get wet, it includes a Bluetooth remote trigger, it is very flexible and ideal for all kinds of situations. You can find it on Amazon for €25.99

To learn more about it, you can read the full review of this flexible mini tripod from Fotopro.

If it seems expensive to you, you have this other very similar, although I have not tried it and it does not have as many reviews as Fotopro, it is also very well valued by users.

4. Rhodesy RT-01: for any surface

Rhodesy RT-01

Another mini tripod with flexible legs and a weight of 240g and 30cm long, with numerous (and very good) reviews on Amazon. Ideal for GoPro cameras, cell phones or light weight cameras. It adapts very well to any type of surface.

You can find it on Amazon for just: €17.99

You can take a look at it in the following video.

5. Alfort Mini Tripod: the lightest

A very cheap tripod, flexible, compact (16.6 x 9.2 x 4.6 cm) and very light (only 82g). This Alfort brand mini tripod is made of resistant and non-slip materials. It has a Bluetooth remote control and a 360º rotation.

It is especially indicated for mobile phones or GoPro type cameras.

Available on Amazon for a price of €10.79

6. Digicharge: the cheapest


We continue with the octopus-type mini tripods and, for the GoPro, they are the most practical, because you just wrap them on the handlebar of a bike, on the paddle of your kayak or on the mirror of the motorcycle. There are no limits, except those set by your imagination. In mini tripod it measures 26cm long and weighs 190g. With 360º rotating head and hot shoe for DSLR and universal screw adapter to use with any type of camera.

Available on Amazon for a price of €14.99



This tripod is much more similar to a conventional tripod, but equally portable and light, for those looking for something more classic and with a little more stability (supports up to 1,500g of weight).

It measures 35cm long when folded, weighs 378g and comes with a bag for its transport and a clip to adapt it to a mobile phone or the classic plug to adapt it to all types of cameras.

It also rotates 360º horizontally and 90º vertically and its legs are extendable up to 106cm. You can find it on Amazon for €17.89

So far the tripods lighter, simpler and cheaper, ideal for very light cameras and undemanding situations (they won’t work for macro photography or to portray the milky way, but they will work for action, adventure or whatever you come across in the normal day-to-day of any photographic outing).

If you want level up a bit As far as stability and performance of mini tripods are concerned, read on, because there are also much more interesting options.

Mini tripods for SLR, EVIL or bridge cameras

As I mentioned before, there are very adventurous photographers who pursue action with heavier and more robust cameras. Indefatigable travelers and photography lovers who also need a tripod that weighs little, folds very easily and, if possible, but can support the weight of their equipment. They may not respond to the most demanding levels of sharpness, and it is not this aspect that worries them the most. Do you identify with this? Well these mini tripods are for you.

8. Rollei Compact Traveler No.1: The Traveler

Rollei Compact

This mini tripod has a minimum size of 31.5cm and a maximum of 144cm when unfolded. It is made of aluminum and weighs 1,170g. It is ideal for travel and those looking for a portable tripod but that reaches a considerable height.

It supports a maximum load of 5kg, it comes equipped with a ball joint, invertible central column, 5 sections on the legs, which are threaded and adjustable to different heights.

You have it in different colors: blue, pink, silver, orange or black, and it is ideal for SLR or mirrorless cameras.

You can find it on Amazon for €90.80 or if you prefer it made of carbon for €124.29

Here you can see a comparison between a classic tripod and this traveler.

9. Rollei Compact Traveler Mini M 1: the most compact

Another very interesting tripod from the Rollei brand, highly compact as you can see in the image that illustrates this text. It has a load capacity of 8kg, is made of aluminum and measures only 16cm, extendable up to 47cm with a weight of 800g.

Rollei Compact

It has an invertible and removable center column with adjustment bolt for the center column. The handle is non-slip and has a quick coupling plate with a spirit level. It is ideal for macro.

You can find it for: €54.99

10. Neewer: Compact and sturdy

Need Mini

This mini tripod from Neewer is also very compact and sturdy. With a maximum load of 5Kg, it weighs only 826g and measures 23cm folded (up to 50cm extended).

It comes with a ball head with bubble level and quick release, 5-section non-slip feet and a 360º rotating head.

Both this and the previous one are ideal for travel and for taking panoramic photographs.

You will find it on Amazon for €58.99

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