Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod review

The Manfrotto PIXI is the ideal travel tripod for that’s solid, simple and versatile for both cameras and camera phones

Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod
(Image: © Jamie Carter)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Ideal for occasional use with all kinds of cameras, phones and action cameras, the Manfrotto PIXI boasts exceptional design and a smooth aluminum build. Its push-button ball head works well, though its lack of tilt make it a poor choice for astrophotography. Besides that small issue, the PIXI is an ideal pocket-sized gadget for travel and reliably perches on tabletops, rocks and bridges for some stability just when you need it.


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    Works with all kinds of cameras

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    Easy to use ball head

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    Tough yet lightweight design


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    No height adjustment

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    Limited ball head movement

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    Horizontal shooting only

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How many times have you parked your car a short hike from a gorge or waterfall and then pondered whether or not to take a full-size tripod? Travelling with a tripod is irritating, but it’s so often worth it, which is why we like the Manfrotto PIXI. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.