Summary: This quick release adapter is the right size for a point-and-shoot and maybe a lightweight SLR. I attached it to a Slik Sprint Pro tripod. It's very small and light, but appears to be stable. Drawbacks: the mounting screw on the quick release plate is so thin that it can be awkward to turn; the quick release lever points straight backward in the locked position.
Summary: the mount is surprisingly strong and snaps in place easily. it's less bulky then the manfrotto version so it's ideal for small tripods. This adapter is best for larger point and shoot digitals, However I have managed to use it with my rebel XSI and sigma 10-20mm compact and convenient I highly recommend it.
Summary: It is slightly gold in hue, and although it is light in weight, it is also very well made. There are teeth on the front to catch and hold the camera plate, and the toggle lock/release is very sturdy. When you move the lock in order to release the camera plate, the plate automatically lifts (sort of pops-up) from the rear for ease of removal. This is just something to be aware of so that you have a firm grasp on your camera before you release the lock.