GorillaPod SLR-Zoom

For DSLR Cameras Including Telephoto Lens

GorillaPod SLR-Zoom
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GorillaPod SLR-Zoom

For DSLR Cameras Including Telephoto Lens

Flexible tripod & optional ballhead for SLR cameras with zoom lenses weighing up to 3kg (6.5 lb)

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Features & Specs


Flexible, stable, portable and lightweight, this DSLR tripod is everything you have come to expect from a GorillaPod. Adaptable enough for the photographer on the go, strong enough to hold a telephoto lens. Add the optional ballhead for more versatility.


  • Capture better perspectives: flexible, wrappable legs allow you to secure professional camera equipment weighing up to 6.6 lbs(3kg) to virtually any surface, expanding the range of shots you are capable of capturing.
  • Stability on any surface: over two dozen leg joints with rubberized ring and foot grips allow you to bend and rotate 360° for enhanced stability in difficult terrain.
  • Secure firm joints after years of shooting: the only tripod in its class to use durable Japanese medical-grade ABS plastic and German TPE for secure joints that stay firm and grippy.
  • Portable design for on-the-go: allows you to easily pack and carry.

Which GorillaPod is Right for Your Camera?

Designed for:

DSLR, Mirrorless

Dimensions and Weight:

GorillaPod SLR-Zoom (tripod only):

Weight:190 g (0.42 lbs)
Packaged Weight:330 g (0.73 lbs)
Capacity:3000 g (6.60 lbs)

GorillaPod SLR-Zoom (+Ballhead):

Product Dimensions:6 x 6 x 31.8 cm (2.36 x 2.36 x 12.52 in)
Weight:340 g (0.75 lbs)
Packaged Weight:470 g (1.03 lbs)
Capacity:3000 g (6.60 lbs)

Connection Point:

1/4"-20 standard tripod mount, 3/8" adapter


ABS Plastic, Stainless Steel, TPE


GorillaPod SLR-Zoom

Versatile tripod for your SLR.

GorillaPod SLR-Zoom in action


In The Box

  • GorillaPod SLR-Zoom
  • Ballhead with quick release clip (included with Ballhead option)

User Guide

How to Use GorillaPod SLR-Zoom

Attach GorillaPod or Ballhead Quick-Release Plate

Start screwing the tripod or quick-release plate into the bottom of your camera. Use a coin to securely tighten down the screw. Make sure one GorillaPod leg or the quick release plate is in line with your camera lens for fast and easy setup.

Stabilize Left and Right Sides with Two Legs

Secure one leg to the left of your camera, and then secure one leg to the right of your camera. By positioning one leg to the left and one to the right, you prevent the camera from slipping sideways. The broader the stance of your GorillaPod SLR-Zoom, the sturdier it will be.

Prevent Camera from Moving Forward or Backward

The third tripod leg should be used to prevent the camera from slipping forwards or backwards due to the weight of your camera and camera lens. By positioning one leg directly underneath your lens, you prevent your camera from drooping, slipping or sliding forward or backward. The broader the stance of your GorillaPod on uneven surfaces, the more stable it will be.

Secure on Vertical Poles

Wrap one leg around the front of the pole, wrap the second leg around the back of the pole, and position the third leg in an arc directly below the lens with the foot of the tripod perpendicular the pole. This will counterbalance the weight of your camera. Take care to make sure your lens is supported when wrapping your GorillaPod around trees and poles.

Make Fine Tune Adjustments Using the Ballhead

Once the GorillaPod legs are secure, loosen the knob on the SLR-Zoom Ballhead. Fine-tune the position of your camera to perfectly frame your subject with one hand supporting your camera and one hand on the adjustment knob. Be sure to glance at the bubble level to make sure your shot is level. Once the correct position is achieved, tighten the adjustment knob to secure your DSLR.

Attach a Flash to Your GorillaPod

You can also mount your off-camera flash to GorillaPod SLR-Zoom via our SLR-Zoom Flash Clip. GorillaPod SLR-Zoom provides the extra set of hands you need to light your next photo shoot, indoors or out. Because it can wrap itself almost anywhere and you can easily adjust the light's position, it is certainly more adaptable than a traditional light stand!


GorillaPod SLR-Zoom + BallHead is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 61.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome piece of gear! I bought this and it literally arrived the following day (granted, I do live only a couple hours from the JOBY HQ) The ball head and level on the quick detachment setup is an amazing feature and I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I have two. One for small camera and one GorillaPod SLR-ZOOM. IT is especially good for travel. Small. sturdy and goes where no other tripod will fit.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Adventures! I bought this a while back and love taking it on adventures and trips. Its small and portable and able to adapt to its environment. I would recommend this to any adventure photographer out there!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent piece of kit!! Ive used this tripod for over 6 months now.. And I've had 0 problems! It does what it says on the tin, its really handy if you mount led lights on it to put your lights in places you couldn't before. + Its also great for my daily vlogging setup!
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best filmmaking decision I've made in the last year If you're a run-and-gun shooter who doesn't have the money or space for a big heavy tripod, this could not be a better system. It's light, it's easy to use, it fits in your bag, attaching it to stuff literally feels like a magic trick, and it gives you all the stability you need to lock down that shot. Cannot recommend it enough!
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest thing ever. I am using it last couple months.Whenever i go outside , it is always in my backpack. Without it i never go out. You never know when you will need tripod , and gorillapod is the best solution , because it is easy to take with yourself , and you can use it almost in any situation. Looking forward to get ''Focus''. So sad that can't find one of them in Ukraine.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should have got one years ago After reading a few reviews, I got one to use as a light weight rig when shooting video hand held (and longer lenses for photos) with my GH4, Hand held video attached, bend the gorillapods legs to touch my body then had one hand on variable nd filter and one on camera, no stabilization in post. Works really well, can just chuck it in my bag rather than tripods fluid heads etc. for this sort of adhoc shooting.
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product Tank you for this product is very beautiful and the best joby tripod
Date published: 2016-05-16
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Q & A

Can this Tripod hold the weight of a Nikon d5500? 

Asked by: Dking
Yes. The Nikon weighs about 670 grams.. The Slr Zooms max capacity it 3000 grams.
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-05-18

Will the GorillaPod SLR-Zoom with the Ballhead work well with a Sony Handycam -- e.g. for shooting Youtube videos?

Asked by: Woody3
I think so, absolutely.
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-05-12

I have an olympus EM5-II with a 70-300 zoom, will the SLR-zoom support this or should I consider a different tripod? I have a traditional tripod but it is so heavy and not flexible so I want a gorillapod for sure

Asked by: gonzogirl80
Yes it would support the weight. The weight capacity of the SLR Zoom is 6.60 LBS.
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-05-12

What would I us for a nikon d5200

Asked by: Gavin
You have options and depending on what your using it for you could use multiple tripods. Hybrid or the SLR Zoom .
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-05-12

I am looking at the slr zoom. Does it come with the ball head like shown in the photos? 

Asked by: Jan Doe
You can order it as an individual product or as a combination. There is an option were you can choose.
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-05-12

Which gorillapod is best for a Canon 60SX digital camera which has a built in telephoto lens?

Asked by: Marilou
The SLR-Zoom or Focus will work.
Answered by: JOBYian
Date published: 2017-01-17

Hi I am looking for a GorillaPod suitable for a Panasonic HX-WA30 Which model would be suitable? Thank You

Asked by: Mike H
The Hybrid or Action GorillaPod will work fine.
Answered by: JOBYian
Date published: 2017-03-16

Hi!! which model of tripod is the best for Vlogging with the Canon G5X, thank you very much :)

Asked by: yuneli
We'd recommend the SLR-Zoom. http://joby.com/gorillapod/gorillapod-slr-zoom
Answered by: JOBYian
Date published: 2017-01-28
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