The Best of all World's: Portabilty, Stability and Fluid Motion! A Portable solution for smooth images to absorb normal body vibrations. Designed for compact Mini DV and HDV cameras, Manfrotto introduces the World's First Monopod with fluid cartridges.
This unique monopod incorporates a fluid cartridge in the base to produce very smooth pans. A set of retractable feet attached to a pivot ensures the base of the monopod always touches the ground for maximum performance, even on un-level terrain. To top off, the 560B is a quick-release tilt-top head to give you maximum flexiblity in positioning the camera.
Reviewed by 3 customers
Lighter than DV monopod and does not have pan head, but that makes it easier to carry and use both for stationary shots with the feet, quick moving shots as a monopod or as a handy quick steady cam substitute for casual video.
I use the monopod with a small video camera. It's very lightweight and opens quickly. I don't like the tripod legs too much as they snap when you move from one location to another, but I like it's versatility.
I bought this monopod to use on a trip to Beijing. It was amazing. The base allows for smooth pans and the feet are very strong. I used it with a Panasonic HDC-SD1 camera. The only downside is it's length when it is folded up but this was never a problem for me.