In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel are by far the best tripods for Nikon p900 cameras currently available on the market right now. Although we have seen people reaching out for tripod advice for the p900 for a while, we always see people defaulting to recommending the expensive Manfrotto tripod range.
In all honesty, we can see why people default to this as the Manfrotto range is outstanding but it also has the price tag to match. Thankfully, a number of more budget-friendly brands have come on leaps and bounds over the last few years offering some cheap alternative tripods that offer all the functionality you could ever need for your p900. Although some people choose to also pick up a tripod collar ring for their p900 to add additional stability, they really aren’t needed for the two tripods that we will be covering allowing you to further reduce costs without compromising the safety of your camera when mounted on the tripod.
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The Zomei Z818 Tripod
One of the main problems when using a budget-friendly tripod for a superzoom camera like the p900 is that the slightest vibration when at high levels of zoom can totally ruin your photograph or footage. Even though the Zomei Z818 has no specific vibration reduction technology its sheer amount of stability when setup reduces the chance of any vibration transferring to your camera.
Although a relatively new tripod to the market, there are already a number of P900 users using it and reporting great experiences. The increased stability offered by the tripod helps to improve the overall image quality you can expect to get out of your p900 while also offering the regular benefits of a tripod.
The image to the left shows the ball head system of the ZoMei Z818 up close. As you can see, it includes everything that you would expect from any decent quality tripod.
It has a great quick release plate to allow you to quickly and easily mount and unmount your p900 from the tripod rig. If you are planning to use additional cameras with your tripod then we would recommend that you pick up some additional quick release plats (Click here to check for product prices and availability) as they are cheap and can save you a bunch of time if you mount one on each of your cameras.
Additionally, as seen in the image above the tripod also comes with a clear, easy to read bubble level to help keep the tripod as level as possible. One of the best things about the bubble level is its location because unlike many competing tripods, the bubble level is clearly visible when you mount a large camera on it like the p900 allowing you to adjust as required without having to unmount your camera and waste time.
Although the debate between tripod twist lock and flip lock leg systems will probably never end, I think we can all agree that both systems have their advantages and disadvantages while still providing eighty percent of the exact same functionality anyway. The ZoMei Z818 features the twist lock system that seems to be the more popular leg locking system and is very easy to use while offering great stability.
The tripod also has a fully removable leg that you can remove to from the main tripod rig to use as a monopod as shown in the image to the right. Depending on what you use your p900 for this could either be a key feature or something you will never use. For example, if you need to hike to locations with your p900 to capture photographs it can be nice to be able to drop the main tripod body and move with the lighter weight tripod to still get some stability.
All in all, we feel the ZoMei Z818 is a great tripod that comes with a very budget-friendly price tag and will make a great addition to your camera accessories. It will serve both you and your p900 well and provide tons of stability for your camera rig while out and about during photography sessions.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Zomei z818 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Zomei Z699C Tripod
That said, the Z699C is still a solid tripod that has earned a well-deserved reputation amongst the community and will make a great addition to your photography accessories. We also recently published our full Z699C review that goes into more detail for the tripod and you may find it helpful.