Excerpt: The Manfrotto Compact Series photo kit features a ball head for adjustment of angles and 90 degrees portrait shots. The aluminium tripod is made up of 5 sections, and a reversible centre column. The head is a quick release model, and the ball head can be locked with one twisting knob.
Pros: Quick release, Full height tripod, 5 year warranty, Removable rubber feet
Cons: Bottom legs are thin, and slightly wobbly under weight, Panning not possible