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Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod Review

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The Manfrotto PIXI Mini tripod is a great piece of kit for anyone needing a small yet sturdy tripod for a compact camera.

I have always loved the Manfrotto brand. In fact, the tripod that I still use to this day was purchased over 12 years ago and been used extensively at weddings and other outdoor events. It is very much still a sturdy tripod and copes well with ‘less-than-gentle’ treatment that I often throw at it.

Quick Overview


  • Can also work as a selfie stick
  • The gimbal adjustment mechanism is robust
  • Sturdy countertop tripod


  • The interior plastic shell isn’t sturdy

With this cute little mini tripod, you can take more stable pictures when using compact system cameras.

It is small and portable enough for you to take it anywhere very easily while also being tough enough to support cameras and equipment of up to 1 kg/2.2 lbs. The smart, modern design makes it attractive to look at, while it is very easy to use. 

If you have a small, light camera and want to support it very easily then there is no doubt that the Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod is a good choice.


Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod

The cool design of this tripod makes it a stand-out right away. It is made of stainless steel and the manufacturer mentions it as being an Italian design. The classy looks aren’t all, though, as it is clear that this camera tripod is also sturdy and versatile. On first impressions, it certainly seems to offer a nice combination of looks and quality.

Who is this product for?

People with smaller cameras may be interested in this tripod. It also comes with a smartphone attachment that lets you use it with cell phones too.

It seems to be pretty much perfect for someone who doesn’t want to complicate their life with equipment that is bulky or difficult to use. 

If you just want a tripod you can put in a bag and forget about until it is needed, this is exactly what you need. Many YouTubers are said to use this model of tripod.

Not everyone wants the same type of tripod, of course. People who won’t be interested in this model include those who have bigger, heavier cameras than it can handle.  

Anyone who needs a big tripod for professional quality results will probably also feel that this Manfrotto model is unlikely to fulfill their needs.

What’s included?

Does this product just come with the tripod alone, or do you get some interesting accessories with it too? One useful piece of equipment that comes with it is the smartphone holder. This can be used together with the tripod or else on its own, as a type of phone stand. This greatly increases the usefulness of the product.

There isn’t really anything else to it. This is simply a good-looking, practical tripod that it is very easy to use. If you want something that you can use straight out of the box then this is an option that allows you to start taking pictures right away.

Overview of features

There isn’t really a lot to this tripod in terms of features. Perhaps the most important point is the push button locking mechanism. This is what allows you to change position with the single press of a button. It is a fast, safe mechanism that feels solid.

The smartphone adapter is the other main feature for you to be aware of. It is designed to let you use just about any type of mobile device with this tripod. As mentioned earlier, it can also be used on its own to give you a versatile type of phone stand too.

Really, it is the kind of tripod that you can take out of the box and start using without any delay, as it is intuitive to use.

How to use it

There is no doubt that this tripod has been designed so that you can start using it straight from the box. Connecting your camera to get started is easy, with a simple screw attachment. You can then very simply move it around until you get the perfect picture.

It is worth noting the type of camera equipment that you can use with this model. It can safely handle entry-level DSLRs of up to 650g/1.4 lbs. in weight.

The maximum overall payload listed is 1kg/2.2 lbs. The maximum length of the lens is stated as 85mm. So, you need to be sure that your equipment isn’t too big or heavy for it to support.


  • Can also work as a selfie stick
  • Sturdy countertop tripod
  • The gimbal adjustment mechanism is robust


  • The interior plastic shell doesn’t feel sturdy


This is a good choice of tripod for anyone who has a small camera that they want to get more use out of. By using it with this small, well-designed tripod, it is possible to capture photos in the way that best suits the user.

What if it is just a little bit too light for your need, though? The same manufacturer offers a bigger model known as the Manfrotto PIXI EVO 2-Section Mini Tripod. While it is a good deal more expensive than the one we are looking at here, the extra strength and size allow it to support up to 5.5 lbs. in weight.


The Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod is a useful camera accessory that can be used very easily to add to the versatility of compact cameras. If you need a helping hand to take better photos, you could do a lot worse than choosing this one.


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