increments: I have to say I don't see the point of something like this for a compact camera. It's still large enough to negate any pocketability gains from choosing a smaller camera. Also looks very unstable, even for a smaller camera.
Any ideas about what situations it would be useful?
I just ordered one of these from amazon. Going with the wife to Russia and France next week. We will be doing a great deal of walking. I have a D800 and several lenses I will be taking, along with a great mid-weight Feisol tripod. But the Tamrac tripod seems perfect for use with a Canon G1X type camera for those shots where you want to get into the picture yourself, and use a remote release. That's the use I forsee for his tripod. Its small size/weight beg to be taken everywhere. Like they say, the tripod you have with you always beats the one you left at home.