Summary: The head will lock-down in almost any position. Very flexible. Can rotate to 90deg. (like from landscape to portrait) Quick any easy. Has a video mode that restricts movement to panning - but there is a little play, so not high-end unit for video. But light small inexpensive and easy to understand and use. Five stars considering the price.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Lock In Any Position, Unfolds Quickly
Summary: My previous lightweight travel tripod finally fell apart and needed a new one. Tried the <$30 versions and they were not acceptable, returned them. This Manfrotto was a little higher than I wanted to spend, but I am so glad I did! Met all my requirements: (1) lightweight (2) very quick setup - seconds (3) sturdy enough to hold my 7100 without fear of it tipping or slipping (4) quick connect so the DSLR goes on and off the tripod in seconds.
Pros: It's light for easy travel, quick to setup and holds my D7100 with ease. Quick adjustment to any angle shot.
Cons: Price is a little high, but you get what you pay for - tried the cheap ones and this blows them away.
Summary: Brought to Europe with me so I will be in the same picture with my family. At first it was hard to set up but got easier. Love the easy release button to detach camera or video cam from tripod. Can adjust camera to take horizontal or vertical positions. No regret in buying this. Fold to fit on a backpack.
Summary: This tripod is very easy to use and is excellent for small cameras and camcorders when you need something for steady shots. Not great for movement since it doesn't have a fluid head. I really like the thumb control for setting the hold and the quick release head.
Summary: Compact. It can be thrown in an average sized backpack. It is nice that you can pan and adjust with the handle. But... The panning movement isn't as tight as I would like. Slower more consistent movement would improve it.