Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New monopod with tripod base from Kodak Pixpro for SP360, Orbit360 and other 360 cameras


Kodak PIXPRO has a new monopod with removable tripod base, designed for the SP360 and other 360 cameras.

When fully extended, the monopod is anywhere from 5 feet to 6.5 feet depending on how you position its tripod base.  It is much longer than typical selfie stick tripods, allowing it to be used to take photos of standing subjects at chest or head level, or taking photos or videos from a higher angle.
Its tripod base is also wider than the base of most selfie stick tripods, making it more stable.
The monopod has four segments and uses twist locks.  It has a standard 1/4-20 tripod attachment at the end.  It also comes with a 1/4-20 to GoPro adapter.

The monopod is available for purchase from the Kodak PIXPRO store for $80.  You might also be interested in the Manfrotto Nanopole, which is even longer/taller for a similar cost (from Amazon or B&H Photo).

I ordered the Kodak monopod myself and will be comparing it against the Nanopole and Monoshot monopods.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Mic. Will be very interested to know how long it is when collapsed, and also leg position settings.

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    1. Absolutely my friend. I am supposed to receive it tomorrow. I will post that info when I get it.

      Best regards,
      Mic

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  2. Can you test it out in windy conditions please. The methods I have tried are all unstable in gusty wind and we know how many 360 cameras have been smashed in the past year in blow-overs...

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    1. Hi Steve. OK I will try it at the beach.

      Best regards,
      Mic

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