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(From company literature) Manfrotto 709 Digi Table Top. A compact, lightweight, table-top tripod perfect for a wide range of digital photographic applications. The Digi-Table-Top tripod was developed to maximize the superior imaging capabilities and versatility of new-generation, compact digital cameras.

It sets up in seconds to form an exceptionally stable shooting platform that can be used virtually anywhere, indoors or out. It sports a handsome bright aluminum finish and comes complete with a silky-smooth Manfrotto Mini Ball Head providing 360 degree pan and +/- 90 degree tilt. A convenient belt-loop carrying pouch is also available. Available in silver or black.


• Pocket-sized
• Very sturdy and stable
• Very low at minimum working height
• Easy and intuitive to use

Suitable For:

• Compact and "point-and-shoot" cameras
• "Bridge" cameras (compact SLR-type with built-in lenses)
• SLR cameras with short and/or light fixed-length lenses
• Compact camcorders (MicroDV, MiniDV or equivalent size)


  • Head: Ball Head
  • Number of Leg Sections: 1
  • Lateral Tilt: +90, -90 degrees
  • Maximum Operating Height: 11cm / 4.3 in.
  • Maximum Height w/o Column Extended: 11cm / 4.3 in.
  • Minimum Operating Height: 11cm / 4.3 in.
  • Folded Length: 20cm / 7.9 in.
  • Maximum Load: 2kg / 4.4 lbs
  • Weight: 0.2kg / 0.4 lbs

Black version shown (709B).

Keywords: Manfrotto Tripod Tabletop Ballhead


Registered: January 2007
Posts: 3
Manfrotto 709 / 709B Digi Table Top review by rankatz
Review Date: 1/15/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $26.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: light, very sturdy
Cons: non if you are looking for a table top tripod

A small (even relative to other tabletops I have seen) and convenient tripod. it is light enough to carry with our SLR without noticing it.(attached to my (small...) shoulder bag with an elastic band).
It seems very well built and withstood several nasty falls...
the ball head works very well without any visible sagging (although i never used it with any thing longer than a 210 lens!).
so, as you can see, we (my wife and I) think it is a good buy.

Registered: January 2007
Posts: 16
Manfrotto 709 / 709B Digi Table Top review by thomiz
Review Date: 1/10/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

Pros: Small and light, inexpensive
Cons: No sturdy (duh)

Wery nice for it intended use (small digicams on tabletop) the ballhead is actually totally adequate for heavier use also.

I also use this while backpacking when I bring my DSLR, but don't want to lug my real tripod. I have actually made sharp long exposure (MLU) images with this tripod, 20D and 200mmL. But this combination is only usable "in landscape mode" (not portrait composition).


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