The Compact Action is the best choice for owners of entry level DSLRs with standard kit lenses who like to shoot a lot of photos and movies. The ergonomic joystick head with scroll-wheel locking mechanism is very intuitive and easy-to-use. Its comfortable grip allows you to capture smooth movies and great images with little effort. The innovative circular quick release plate is perfect for effortless camera attachment by hand without any need for coins or screwdrivers. Thanks to its shape, camera orientation will never be an issue again. Simply close the lever just above the joystick handle. In addition, the Regulating Dial, together with the round quick release plate allows you to perfectly adjust every camera to the tripod thereby enhancing its stability. Last but not least, the photo-movie selector allows maximum freedom in any circumstance. Switching to the desired mode only takes a second and ensures you always obtain great photos and smooth movies. For more information please refer to the product instruction manual. Compatibility The Compact Action is designed to work perfectly with entry level DSLRs with standard kit lenses but is compatible also with any device up to 1.5kg/3.3lbs such as Compacts, Compact System and Bridges Cameras. Please consider that a lot of semi-professional and professional equipment exceeds these requirements. SPECIFICATIONS center column rapid closed length 17.83 in column tube diameter 22mm front tilt -30 Degree / 90 Degree head tilt lateral tilt -90 Degree / 90 Degree head tilt leg angles 21 Degree leg sections 5 number material aluminum legs and techno polymer maximum height 61.02 in maximum height (with center column down) 52.36 in minimum height 17.32 in panoramic rotation 360 Degree degrees plate type quick release - with 1/4-20' screw quick release YES safety payload 3.31 lbs. weight 2.56 lbs.