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Action Mode and Verdict

By Cliff Jones



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We tested the tripod with the Flip’s own Ultra HD camcorder and found it worked best secured to a flat surface.

It’s also useful for a range of handheld camcorders like the Sanyo Xacti which, ingenious as they are, can be frustrating in that they lack a horizontal base, meaning they won’t stand up by themselves.

The quality of the straps is excellent, with a strong Velcro grip and enough fabric to go around a large object. This versatility allows you to be creative enough to unleash your inner John Woo.

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The clever design enables the tripod to fold in on itself and take up very little space, like the camcorders it’s intended for, so it’s a good addition to your equipment if you want to capture the moment and space is a premium.

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Overall, the Flip Video Action Tripod is a decent piece of kit that’s versatile, compact and light enough to carry in your pocket, and for £17, it’s a worthy and highly affordable accessory when you need to travel light but still be resourceful.

Overall Score


Scores In Detail

  • Design 6
  • Features 6
  • Usability 4
  • Value 8
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