With traditional selfie sticks being so weak and flimsy we always see people asking for recommendations on a selfie stick for Nikon Coolpix b700 cameras. People are rightly worried about mounting their b700 that weights around 1.25lbs on a stick designed for smartphones but thankfully, there is hope!
Although selfie stick manufacturers were slow on the uptake, they are now starting to realize that there is actually a sizable market for sticks with a payload of over 1lbs to support both DSLR and mirrorless cameras with their lenses equipped. In this article, we will be featuring two options that you are able to use to allow you to mount your b700 and capture selfies with great image quality. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages so it will be down to you to work out what the best option is for you and your own personal circumstances.
The Fugetek FT-568
In addition to the actual selfie stick, your purchase also includes:-
- A Mirror Mount.
- A Screw Tight Mount.
- A GoPro Screw.
- A GoPro Adapter.
- A Manual With Photo Tips.
This allows you to quickly swap out your Nikon b700 for an action camera or smartphone as and when required getting the highest possible image quality throughout. Now one question we often see if how do you actually mount your b700 on the Fugetek FT-568 as people usually expect to have to use one of the included adaptors. In actual fact, you simply mount it to the swivel head on the end of the stick that you would mount the adaptors too.
As this selfie stick has been specifically designed to work with heavier cameras, additional steps have been taken to ensure that you can hold it with your camera mounted without feeling any pain in your hand. Fugetek has actually done an excellent job on this and the handle on this particular stick has been ripped off and replicated by various competing selfie stick manufacturers.
If you are looking to add a decent selfie stick to your collection of camera accessories that is cheap and can easily support the weight of your b700 with its payload then the Fugetek FT-568 is definitely what you are looking for.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Fugetek FT-568 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
A Easy To Make Homemade Selfie Stick
If you do want to build your own selfie stick for your b700 then you will need to pick up the following:-
- A high-quality but cheap monopod (Click here to check for product prices and availability).
- A cheap swivel ball head (Click here to check for product prices and availability).
- The SnapBridge smartphone app (optional).
Once you have the above, you are ready to build your homemade selfie stick for your Nikon b700, it literally takes less than 30 seconds. Simply mount the swivel ball head on your monopod, mount your b700 on the swivel ball head and sync the SnapBridge app with your b700 and you are done. It’s literally that easy! The monopod acts as the stick element of the selfie stick but offers a much higher payload. The swivel ball head allows you to tilt your b700 in any direction you wish and the SnapBridge smartphone app allows you to remotely trigger your b700 when needed.
One thing that we would like to point out is that at the time of writing, the Nikon b700 is a total nightmare to find a working wireless remote for and that’s why we use the Snapbridge smartphone app. That said, if you are an Android user there are reports of the app being buggy and hard to use but we still feel that it is the best option. If you are an iPhone user then the app tends to work fine without issue.
We really do think that building your own selfie stick for your Nikon b700 is a solid option that should be seriously considered. Not only do you get a great image quality when using it as a selfie stick but you also get some great image stabilization when using it as a monopod. All in all, it can make a great little addition to your collection of camera accessories.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the AmazonBasics 67-Inch Monopod to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.