I have had this product for over one year. While it is not a bad idea, its actual use is very llimited. You can not use it like a conventional tripod. This thing rings like a bell and takes about ten seconds to settle down if disturbed. Thus, you can only take shots with a remote release or a self timer with anti shock (e.g. miror lock up) settingsregardless of how small your camera is. Having said that, within those limits it is usable.