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Best 360 camera tripods and 360 camera selfie sticks – ULTIMATE buying guide and comparison

Best 360 camera tripod and 360 camera selfie stick - ultimate buying guide
Best 360 camera tripod and 360 camera selfie stick - ultimate buying guide

Here is the ULTIMATE buying guide and comparison for 360 camera tripods and 360 camera selfie sticks. No matter what kind of 360 camera tripod, 360 camera selfie stick, or 360 camera monopod you are looking for, you’ll find it here.

Here is the video:

TABLE of CONTENTS (with approximate prices and where to get them)

SELFIE STICKS
02:04 S1. Benro MK10 ($29)
Benro tutorial new
Benro tutorial old
03:18 S2. Monopod brand selfie stick ($6)
04:28 S3. Disney-proof selfie stick
04:59 Intro to MONOPODS and legs for monopods
05:13 M1. Manfrotto Compact Extreme ($40)
06:08 M2. Insta360 selfie stick ($39 with bullet time handle)
07:17 M3. Kodak monopod
08:02 M4. EEEKit tripod legs ($13)
08:44 M5. Octopad
09:18 Intro to MONOPODS WITH TRIPOD LEGS
09:27 M6. Yunteng 1388 ($28)
09:51 M7. Panoroo Stealth ($99) panoroo.com
10:34 M8. Monoshot version 2 ($55)
12:57 M9. Promaster LS-CT ($80)
14:21 Intro to LIGHTSTANDS (why they are more stable than monopods)
14:28 L1. Linco light stand ($75 for 2 units)
15:26 L2. Neewer lightstand ($27)
15:50 L3. Manfrotto Nano ($57)
Manfrotto Nanopole ($78)
16:51 L4. Manfrotto 190go aluminum ($160)
Manfrotto 190go carbon fiber ($345)
17:45 Intro to SPECIAL PURPOSE MOUNTS
17:48 X1. Telesin 106 ($30)
18:25 X2. blue 3 meter stick ($33)
19:07 X3. Seldi hands-free mount
19:53 X4. Sail video systems hands-free mount Lite ($200)
Sail video systems Pro ($390)
20:26 X5. motorized dolly with remote ($65)
21:23 X6. Sutefoto ($38)

My favorite ones are currently (these are the ones I use most often):
1. Benro MK10
+ Pocketable. Very easy to carry with me anywhere.
+ If you can remove the ballhead, it becomes invisible.
+ built-in stand is usable indoors
+ includes a very slim smartphone tripod adapter
– Difficult to remove the ballhead
– Not stable enough for outdoor use
– No 1/4-20 tripod connector (can’t be attached to a taller tripod)
2. Bushman monopod (reviewed here)
+ Very tall (60 inches long)
+ Slim and invisible to all 360 cameras, including Insta360 One X, Ricoh Theta V, and Xiaomi Mi Sphere.
+ Sturdy — can support the weight of the GoPro Fusion without flexing much even when fully extended
+ Includes a compact stand and counterweight which together make the Bushman monopod stable enough for any consumer 360 camera. At the same time, the stand occupies only a small portion of the nadir, so it is easy to patch.
+ The last segment of the Bushman can be rotated to enable you to aim the stitch line and/or the lens to any direction without moving the tripod.
+ Very light
+ Useful accessories such as counterweight and magnetic base.
– When stand is attached, it is not so compact.
3. Monoshot v2
4. Insta360 invisible selfie stick
5. Linco light stand
+ wide and adjustable base
+ sturdy construction
+ last segment can be rotated to enable you to aim the stitch line and/or the lens to any direction without moving the tripod.
– not compact
6. Telesin
+ very long (around 106 inches)
+ low cost (around $30)
+ tip has a rubber collar that can be moved to make the Telesin invisible.
– Each segmented can only be fully extended. Each segment cannot be partially extended.
– flexes from the weight of a camera

Let me know if you have any questions!!!

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  • The big problems for these tripods is uneven ground and wind. If you have an Instapro360 and it is blown over, that’s $3,500 up the spout. I am extremely leery of anything that doesn’t have wide legs. I’d rather spend time brushing it out in Affinity Photo or covering it up the legs with a logo than buying something that could fall over. By the way, Affinity Photo has a marvelous routine for editing the nadir! Just a few clicks and you’re done!

    • Hi Tim. I agree, which is why for Insta360 pro, I use a lightstand. And yes Affinity is excellent for fixing the nadir.

      Best regards,
      Mic

  • Great review! I bought the Promaster LS-CT a couple months ago, and it was exactly what I wanted in a monopod. Something that was sturdy, extended a little above my height, and was portable enough to carry into theme parks.

    It’s more compact and more sturdy than my cheap standard tripods, and it’s much less visible with my Mi Sphere (only the legs are visible).

    One difficulty I found is folding the legs back up. The locking mechanism is difficult, and it can be annoying to hold the small release lever while folding each leg back up. Other than that, it works really well.

    • Thanks Stephen! Congrats on the Promaster! I love it too. As for the release mechanism, i usually move the leg down a bit first, which makes it easier to press the release button to unlock it.

      Best regards,
      Mic

  • Thanks for the great video and article! I needed a 5′ tall tripod for 360 pictures for a new job I have with a surveying company where I’ll be traveling to job sites. I just ordered the MonoShot and think it will be perfect! I look forward to learning about virtual tours and more about 360 cameras from your site as well! Thanks again!

  • Hi everyone,

    As of July 2019, which extended stick do you recommend for insta360 one x? I was looking for another option other than the one from the company (little cheaper would be nice). A stick that adjustable, no full extended only.

    Thanks for what you do. Looking forward to learning how to use the camera.

    Thanks

    Joe

    • thanks Joe! Just get the telesin. It is adjustable, but every segment must either be fully extended or fully retracted.

      • Thanks Mic. Placed the order today. Just picked up insta360 one x during prime sale.

        Looking forward to learning how to use it.
        Joe