This is the most impressive tripod the world has ever seen

Edelkrone Tripod X
(Image credit: Edelkrone)

In early 2023 we were stunned when Benro showed off its vision of a tripod of the Future: Theta, a motorized, auto self-levelling tripod. Well, now it seems Benro isn't the only company in town working on a smart motorized tripod. Edelkrone, which specializes in pro-grade cinema supports like tripod heads and sliders, has launched Tripod X: the world's first motorized tripod. While Benro might have been first to tease its Theta prototype, Edelkrone appear to have beaten Benro to market.

(Image credit: Edelkrone)

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.