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Best Tripod For Canon Powershot G1X Mark III

by Sue Thomas
(Perth, Western Australia)

Tripod Height Matters Most

Tripod Height Matters Most

"What is the best tripod for a Canon Powershot G1X Mark iii. We’re amateurs so just looking for a starting point. Thanks!"

Hi Sue Thomas,

Thanks for asking about the best tripod for a compact camera like the Canon G1X Mark III. That's a really great camera by the way. To fit a full APS-C sized sensor into a camera that practically fits in your pocket AND has a built-in viewfinder (unlike my G1X Mark II) is quite an accomplishment by Canon. I love my G1X Mark II and the G1X Mark III is a significant upgrade from that.

Canon g!X Mark III


The G1X Mark III weighs less than a pound, so pretty much any tripod will be able to support its weight. There are literally thousands of choices for you depending on your budget and what you'll be photographing.

One of the biggest aspects of tripod selection that newbie photographers often neglect is tripod height. If you will only be using your tripod a few times for a few photos this is not going to be an issue for you. On the flip side, it you will be using for longer periods or more frequently it makes no sense to get a tripod that will be disappointing for you to use.

Height of G1X Mark III Tripod

If you look at the silhouette photo of the photographer at the beginning of this article, you can see what happens if you choose a tripod for your G1X Mark III that is too short. You hunch over. I did a complete video on this exact topic that I think you should watch: How Tall Should Your Tripod Be..... or you can check out the same valuable information in writing on my sister website here.

What To Consider for your G1X Mark III Tripod

Other things you should consider:
1. The type of tripod head you want on top of the tripod legs
2. The ability to shot low to the ground (macro photography)
3. Future plans to upgrade to a heavier camera possibly with interchangeable lenses, and then the need for a stronger tripod.

Sue, I hope this helps. Please comment and let me know what you decide or if you have nay other questions.

Thanks so much,
Bruce

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