Summary: I needed a monpod for quick use at sporting events. I use my Sony PD170 with it. The sliding camera plate is simple to use and is quick to connect and disconnect from the monopod. The monopod is built rugged, but not overly excessive in weight, making it a versatile for all applications. I like the flat foot for stablization on slippery surfaces and it has a screw pin for outdoor use. I purchased the monopod spike f/680 but I really don't need it.
Pros: Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction