The Dolica ST-650 tripod is not only light weight but it include a highly upgraded and capable video pan head. The upgraded video pan head is what makes the ST-650 superior in shooting video because it contains a fluid counter-weight spring for both the pan and tilt. The panhead utilizes upgraded plastics so it's much stronger and smoother that most standard pan heads.
The Dolica ST-650 can be used in shooting pictures as well since its capable of vertical shots and smooth fluid controls for movement. This is a great upgrade to the entry level tripod for the video camera user in light duty applications.
Reviewed by 1 customers
Not a "Fluid head"!!! all plastic, very flimsy, not stable at all. head jerks when you pan it, even with the tension screw as loose as it will go. stay away. Wanted a lightweight tripod for travel but returned this the first day.