Cons: Only one angle adjustment. The downside of not having a ball-type mount is only being able to adjust the angle up or down. You'll need a truly flat surface to sit this on or you'll have to do some adjusting with the legs.
Summary: You do get what you pay for. This serves its purpose for me. Would like another of this size that can hold a larger camera and be easier to adjust. I added one egg because it is priced right. Have now purchased a much more expensive carbon fiber tripod with ball mount.
Pros: Very handy for stabilizing a small camera. Now you too can get in the family group shot with ease.
Cons: Doesnt hold the weight of the camera I purchased it for. A rubber band did make it usable.
Summary: if the locking mechanism were stronger it would definitely support camcorders and heavier cameras.
Pros: very small and could probably fit in your pocket. Handy if you don't want to carry a tripod around yet you want to set up a good shot.
Cons: anything heavier than a point and shoot camera, the locking mechanism will slip and fall. The locking mechanism seemed extremely weak and I at first thought the locked position was actually the unlocked position because it gave almost no resistance.