The Hakuba e-Pod tripod provides a stable platform for digital and point-and-shoot cameras in a small package, offering reliable convenience for photographers, professional and amateur alike. The short stature of this Hakuba tripod is due to its dual function as either a monopod or a tabletop tripod. When folded, the Hakuba e-Pod measures just 7.8 inches, so it is easy to pack alongside a camera. This tabletop tripod is easy to set up and use, featuring a quick-release lever that allows photographers to quickly make minor panning adjustments without affecting the other axes. When set up, the Hakuba e-Pod provides a 4.9-inch tall platform for cameras, making it a good choice for low-angle photography. Because it is so lightweight (3.2 oz), this Hakuba tripod works well as a backup tripod for traveling photographers without taking up extra space in the camera bag. The Hakuba e-Pod offers two-way panning and tilt control and can be used with small digital cameras as well as small camcorders.