I can not agree with the majority of my Mitrezensenten. Those who believe that be mounted on a tripod in this price range heavy video cameras or photographic equipment with Semi external flash etc. and thus can still work reasonably professional who buys his equipment probably otherwise in the supermarket. To come to say: For normal digital cameras (eg Canon PowerShot etc.) is this tripod perfectly adequate. I am completely satisfied with this Gelegenheitsfotografierer and tripod. From "shaky" can be no question, you just have to turn on the corr. Locking by hand, finished. Gequietsch it has not with me. It looks valuable and touches her so well on. Once set up, it is quite safe in the area. And if the terrain but should then be more difficult times, I simply hang a weight on the hook provided and so was shifting the focus of the entire installation down. Also not self-evident in this price range are the Polwiege (Wasserwagen dragonfly to exact levels align the tripod) and the water level on the car 3D-head itself. Otherwise thrilled me yet how little this tripod weighs. And the nylon bag ensures that you can without tangling the tripod squeeze in a vacation suitcase. Conclusion: For the Gelegenheitsfotografierer who calls a compact digital camera its own this tripod is völligst sufficient. Who spent the money for expensive SLR or quality DV cameras, which should afford a therefor seeing tripod.