Review of the Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod

DigiLife camera on Manfrotto PIXI Mini tripod

I choose this mini tripod for my new daily Vlogs because of YouTuber; Alfie Deyes, who recommended the Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod in his Vlogs.

Last November I decided to start a Vlogging channel, which I had planned to start this week, however, due to flu symptoms and a sore throat I have decided to delay this until I’m feeling better and I can happily vlog without coughing every five seconds.

After finding my old DigiLite camera which is still working, despite it being over ten years old. I have been watching Vloggers film on their iPhones, so I decided to look at the Manfrotto Mini Pixi tripod and save it to my Amazon list.

On Black Friday to my surprise, this fantastic Manfrotto Mini Pixi tripod went down in price from £17.05 to £11.24, so I decided to snap it up.

Once I received it, I also tried my new Pentax K50 on it to see if it would take its weight and was delighted to witness how strong this mini tripod is which weighs just 0.23g. It’s stainless steel and premium finish makes this one of the best mini tripods out there, and for £11.24 I am extremely pleased with this. The PIXI also includes a standard ¼ inch screw attachment supported by a rubber circle and metal swivel ball so you can change the angles when filming or taking photos.

Pentax K50 on Manfrotto PIXI MIni Tripod

I love the grip on this because it’s lightweight and versatile, however, you need to be careful when using heavier DSLR’S when filming as the grip becomes a lot less stable for long shoots and videos.  This tripod is also small enough to fit into your pocket or handbag.

Cons

Joby Gorillapod mini tripod

The Manfrotto PIXI isn’t quite as versatile as the Joby Gorilla Pod which I have seen Vloggers Casey Neistat and Alfie Deyes use. However, the Manfrotto PIXI Mini tripod still packs a punch and it’s definitely up there with the best mini tripods.

The button on the tripod is a bit stiff to operate, and the changing of the heads tilt and rotate can be a bit clunky. However this action locks the camera into place, so it doesn’t move during filming.

Do you use a mini tripod for Vlogging or Blogging? Comment below or discuss this on Twitter @DigitalClassic.
Rating        **** 4/5

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