GEEKOTO 77-Inch DSLR Camera Tripod

Last updated date: October 20, 2020

DWYM Score

9.4

GEEKOTO 77-Inch DSLR Camera Tripod

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We looked at the top Camera Tripods and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Camera Tripod you should buy.

Editor's Note October 20, 2020:
Checkout The Best Camera Tripod for a detailed review of all the top camera tripods.

Overall Take

Height is a big advantage to the Geekoto tripod, which can be adjusted from the 19 inches to 77 inches in a snap. The product has a ball joint that rotates 360 degrees for capturing panoramas, and the legs can be adjusted in three levels to stabilize on inclines and different ground levels. The tripod can also be dissembled and transformed into an 81-inch monopod for hiking.


In our analysis of 20 expert reviews, the GEEKOTO GEEKOTO 77-Inch DSLR Camera Tripod placed 3rd when we looked at the top 6 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

From 19’’ to 77’’ Flexible Adjustment.4-section column legs with quick release flip-locks allows you to adjust the working height from 19’’ to 77’ in seconds.Winner in height!

Expert Reviews

User Summarized Score

9.4
1,563 user reviews

What experts liked

The four-section column legs really make the Geekoto tripod an amazing choice for the best flexibility all this is enhanced by the quick release flip locks that will allow for the adjustment of the working heights. The head is also able to rotate at a 360-degree angle due to the flexible 360-degree panorama and ball joint.
- CTOP Reviews
Allows for comfortable eye-level shooting
- Expert World Travel
Works as a monopod and tripod
- 10 Guider
Additionally, it sets up easily and stays firm to stop wobbling. Moreover, the smooth surface won’t scratch the accessory or feel rough to the hands.
- Industry Ears

What experts didn't like

Could be a little lighter
- Expert World Travel

An Overview On Camera Tripods

The camera tripod, a three-legged stand used to mount devices for recording visual images, is a must-have for both novice and professional photographers. Since camera motion is any photographer’s enemy, the main purpose of the tripod is to hold the camera steady and eliminate vibration to boost the technical quality of images. While most tripods have a similar appearance, there are a bounty of brands, styles and variations to choose from.

The basic components of a tripod are: the head (where you attach your camera), the chassis (a platform at the apex of tripod for mounting the head), legs and leg locks (allowing you to adjust the tripod to different heights) and the center column (the piece attached to the chassis to extend the height even farther). All of these parts are engineered to work together to help photographers stabilize their cameras on all types of terrain and help them use their devices more creatively.

Camera tripods are also used by photographers to capture the same scene multiple times or images using slow shutter speeds (long exposure). Due to the widespread usage of smartphones to take high-quality photos in recent years, three-legged stands are now used more widely by those without traditional cameras, like point-and-shoots and digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) varieties. Many tripods even come with handy smartphone mounts.

The Camera Tripod Buying Guide

  • One thing to consider when shopping for a camera tripod is the cumulative height of the product. Before making your purchase, add the heights of the legs and head together to find out how high the viewfinder of your camera will sit. Then, consider your height and whether the viewfinder will be higher than your eyes, which is ideal. If the total height comes up short, you will have to bend down to see through your lens.
  • Camera tripods equipped with lateral arms allow users to move the center column to a horizontal position, which is perfect for overhead or tabletop shooting of products or food.
  • Modern tripods are typically made from wood, aluminum and carbon fiber. Aluminum tripods are favored for their affordability and durability.
  • Many tripods are equipped with flip or twist leg locks, preventing them from retracting or extending further during usage.
  • There are several types of camera heads (the piece your camera attaches to), but the two common ones are the pan-and-tilt (also known as the three-way) and ball. The pan-and-tilt option lets you pan the head left and right and tilt it up and down and to the side; this allows users to execute precise movements. but may also make the product bulky. The ball head, which is smaller and easier to use, uses a rolling ball to control the movement of the head and is popular for smartphone use.
  • Since using the center column attached to your chassis can increase the wobbliness of your tripod, don’t extend it unless you need to (for example, to capture a specific shot).