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Which GorillaPod Is Right For Your Camera?

You have a decision to make. You know you need a compact tripod to stabilize your camera and help you take better photos and video. You've come to our site to check out GorillaPods and find out which model is perfect for you and your device. We're here to help! We've done the research and created this handy guide to take the guess work out of it all.


Which GorillaPod is right for my DSLR, Mirrorless, or Point and Shoot?

If you own a DSLR, mirrorless, or point and shoot camera, we've got five GorillaPods to choose from. Our new GorillaPods are named after their weight capacity, from the compact Gorillapod 325, which holds up to 325 grams, up to the heavyweight Gorillapod 5K, which holds 5 kilograms (11 lbs) of equipment. The simplest way to figure out which GorillaPod is for you is to know your camera's weight with lens and any accessories you may be using like a mic or external light. Once you have the total weight, you can see how it lines up with the maximum capacity of each GorillaPod.

Maximum Weight Capacity

GorillaPod 325

GorillaPod 325
325g (0.7lbs)

(replaces GorillaPod Original)
GorillaPod 500

GorillaPod 500
500g (1.1lbs)

(NEW SIZE!)
GorillaPod 1K

GorillaPod 1K
1000g (2.2lbs)

(replaces GorillaPod Hybrid)
GorillaPod 3K

GorillaPod 3K
3000g (6.6lbs)

(replaces GorillaPod SLR-Zoom)
GorillaPod 5K

GorillaPod 5K
5000g (11lbs)

(replaces GorillaPod Focus)

Point and Shoot & Small Cameras

If you own a small point and shoot camera weighing under .71 lbs, a GorillaPod 325 can suffice. GorillaPod 325 is the base tripod used for our GripTight ONE GorillaPod Phone stands. If you'd like to keep everything compact, but with a bit more capacity, the GorillaPod 500 is ideal for small mirrorless and larger point and shoot cameras weighing up to 1 pound (about 500g).

Compact and Small Mirrorless Cameras

If your camera and lens weighs anything more than 1.1 lbs, you should upgrade to the GorillaPod 1K. The GorillaPod 1K is best suited for mirrorless cameras, such as the Sony Alpha a6300, or mirrorless cameras with medium sized lenses.

DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

For added support with compact DSLR or larger mirrorless cameras you can upgrade to a GorillaPod 3K, which makes a great solution for a vlog setup with external mic. The GorillaPod 3K is a top choice for those looking for a compact travel tripod with professional-grade features.

Professional DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras

If you own a full frame DSLR camera or mirrorless camera with pro glass, there's a greater chance you'll want to move up to the GorillaPod 5K to ensure you have enough support for your rig. The GorillaPod 5K is the professional-grade flexible tripod that supports up to 11 lbs.

Finding your camera weight may take time, so we've done a bit of homework and compiled a list of the most popular DSLR and mirrorless models with the GorillaPods we recommend to support them.

JOBY GorillaPod Fits Guide

*Camera weights include kit lens.

Popular Cameras With Kit Lens Recommended GorillaPod Size
Camera Grams Lbs 325 500 1K 3K 5K
Canon PowerShot SX60 650g 1.43      
Canon EOS 60D 1234g 2.72      
Canon 70D 1233g 2.71      
Canon 80D 1270g 2.79      
Canon 600D 1031g 2.72      
Canon 1200D 689g 1.51    
Canon G7X 302g 0.6    
Canon SX410 325g 0.71  
Canon T5 689g 1.51    
Canon T5i 791g 1.74    
Canon T6 697g 1.53    
Canon T6i 776g 1.71    
Canon 5D Mark IV 890g 1.96      
Canon 5D Mark III 950g 2.09      
Canon 6D 771g 1.7      
Canon 7D Mark II 1448g 3.19      
Canon 1D X Mark II 2335g 5.15        
 
Nikon CoolPix B500 541g 1.19    
Nikon P900 916g 2.01      
Nikon D300 825g 1.81      
Nikon D500 856g 1.88      
Nikon D3300 662g 1.11    
Nikon D3400 395g 1.45  
Nikon D5200 827g 1.82    
Nikon D5300 1035g 2.28      
Nikon D5500 668g 1.47    
Nikon D7100 1222g 2.69      
Nikon D7200 1256g 2.76      
Nikon D5 2485g 5.48        
 
Panasonic Lumix LX100 405g 0.89  
Panasonic Lumix ZS50/TZ70 243g 0.54    
Panasonic Lumix G7 542g 1.19    
 
Sony Alpha a5100 405g 0.89  
Sony Alpha a6000 468g 1.03  
Sony Alpha a6300 520g 1.14    
Sony Alpha a6500 453g 0.99  
Sony RX100 IV 295g 0.65    
Sony RX10 II 849g 1.87      
Sony Alpha a7R II 640g 1.38    
Sony a7R II 582g 1.41    
Sony a7s II 627g 1.38    
 
Fuji X-T10 694g 1.53    
Fuji X-T2 817g 1.8    
 
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II 488g 1.07  
Olympus PEN-F 427g 0.94  
Olympus PEN E-PL8 374g 0.83  
Olympus Tough TG-4 247g 0.54    

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