Manfrotto tripod review – Manfrotto PIXI mini

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This Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod is very versatile as it can perform wonderfully as a tabletop tripod, handheld grip support for a DSLR, and even a compact camcorder. It has rounded legs on the outer side in order to give a comfortable hand grip when closed. It has a max height of 5.31 inches when opened. It also features rubber feet which prevent it from slipping and also protects fragile surfaces.

It is also very durable and reliable as it is made from the combination of Adapto polymer and high-quality stainless steel. While it weighs only 6.7 ounces, it can support up to 2.2 pounds. It is also equipped with a built-in ball head which has a unique design and a 1/4″-20 camera screw which allows locking and adjusting with a single push button.



Not only can it be used with cameras, but this PIXI is also ideal for other small devices and iPhones which feature the optional Manfrotto KLYP.

Above are just a few of its features. Let’s study this tripod in detail to understand what makes it so special:

 

Product overview

The table top tripod is a needed tool when you want to go shooting photos with light equipment. This is only working with small cameras, with a maximum load 2.2 lb / 1 kg.

This table top tripod may be also used as a hand held grip support for a small camera or compact camcorder. The legs are rounded on their outer side, so keeping it closed provides a comfortable hand grip.

The Manfrotto PIXI is designed to satisfy all the needs of Compact System Cameras. It is for all the consumers who are looking for something light, portable, durable, reliable, and easy to function all in one go. It has the optimal combination of features which makes this PIXI great for achieving perfect shots every time.

First of all its legs can be closed to capture hard to get video shots comfortably without any shake as it keeps the camera steady at all times. Next, it provides an amazing grip making it easy for you to capture images at any angle so that they stand out from the crowd.

Then it features a tilt range of -35° / +35° and provides Panoramic Rotation of 360 degrees. This gives your photography a whole new perspective. Coming on to its universal 1/4″ screw thread which features a new push-button mechanism that enables positioning and locking of ball head in a single quick and intuitive movement.

If the button is pushed it releases the ball joint allowing it to move freely and when the button is released, the ball automatically gets locked in the selected position.

Next key feature is its size. Don’t underestimate the tripods due to it because it is the compactness what makes it smart. It may be mini and weighs only 650g/1.4lbs and measures only 7.28 inches but it fulfills major goals. The minimalistic design not only makes it easy to carry and handy but also makes it adaptable and flexible so that you can capture spontaneous moments every day.

Thus, it is a perfect partner for all those enthusiasts who wish to seize their passion in action such as sports enthusiasts, bloggers, traveler photographers, etc. Then this PIXI is also compatible with entry-level DSLRs which fulfill the requirements such as max weight of 1.4 and max focal length of 85mm. The total payload shouldn’t exceed 2.2 lb. It can also work in temperature of max 60 degree Celsius and can even survive the cold temperature of up to -30 degree Celsius.


This PIXI is there to rule all other tripods due to its versatility. You will never find a mini tripod which is so versatile. This is because it’s quality construction and features make it a piece of universal equipment which is compatible with almost all devices. Its universal clamp’s double attachment allows you to stretch your creativity and can rely on its anywhere. While thanks to the self-standing bracket on its back you can also use it as a stable base.

Moreover, you can take this PIXI anywhere with you. Its size and weight make it the perfect mini tripod for CSC (Compact System Cameras) and an ideal solution for travel photographers. So if you are searching for a lightweight, easy-to-use and portable tripod then the Manfrotto PIXI is the right choice for you. It will indeed help you capture challenging images and videos flawlessly with its steady and smooth performance.

Coming on to its style, this Manfrotto PIXI sports a minimal Italian style. Its frame is designed to be compact without comprising on quality. The build is also rough and tough as top-notch stainless steel is used to manufacture it. It also uses Adapto to provide a high-quality finish. Not only is the construction solid, but the base is also very secure so that users can shoot in all kinds of situations.

It also employs rubber feet which guarantee stability and ensure slip-free shooting on any surface. So thanks to its manufactures, its excellent design and makes this PIXI capable of working in rough conditions with an array of digital devices and also make it last longer than its competitors.

Thus there is nothing to complain about this remarkable piece of equipment by Manfrotto. This brand never ceases to amaze us with its high functionality and quality pieces and that too at reasonable price. This tripod will not empty your pocket, rather it will become a very beneficial tool in your kit with the least cost!

 

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Item specifications

  • Head included: No
  • To fit: Camera
  • Head type: Ball Head
  • Type: Tripod
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 0.42 lb / 0.19 Kg
  • Maximum load: 2.2 lb / 1 kg
  • Maximum height: 5.3” / 13.5 cm
  • Dimensions: H: 7.3″ / H: 18.6 cm (Folded)
  • Camera Mounting Screw :   1/4″-20 Male
  • Vertical Tilt:  -35° to +35°
  • Panning Range:  360°
  • Leg Sections: 1

Ground level operation

In my opinion this is the biggest advantage of a table top tripod. On the ground for shooting cityscapes or landscapes, also long-exposure photography goes fine being a strong and steady tool.

Quality – price ratio

For about $20 it gives a lot: resistant in time, steady and strong, light and easy to carry all over.

Final Conclusion

It is a good to have if you feel it meets your needs. As a major minus, I have to mention the vertical tilt limitation -35° to +35°

I hope you enjoyed this review and please comment below if you feel like you have any questions about Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod.

 

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Author: condruzmf

4 thoughts on “Manfrotto tripod review – Manfrotto PIXI mini

  1. Love the design on this tripod- and glad to see it had rubber feet. I had to do a double-take when I looked at the weight of this. At under a half pound it’s feather-light! Does this company make larger versions of this tripod?
    Great review and thanks for the awesome details

  2. Do cameras like the Go Pros work with this? Or is it s universal type of adapter? I ask because I am looking at re-doing my web cam set up so my YouTube videos are of better quality.

  3. Hi Tim, some general information is here if you just want to attach your camera to the tripod.
    If you want more versatile gear for GoPro, which I would recommend, then go here. It will allow more angles and rotation. I hope this is useful

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