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 325g (0.7lbs)

(replaces GorillaPod Original)

GorillaPod 500 500g (1.1lbs)


GorillaPod 1K 1000g (2.2lbs)

(replaces GorillaPod Hybrid)

GorillaPod 3K 3000g (6.6lbs)

(replaces GorillaPod SLR-Zoom)

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 LensRecommended GorillaPod Size
CameraGramsLbs 325 500 1K 3K 5K
Canon PowerShot SX60650g1.43   
Canon EOS 60D1234g2.72   
Canon 70D1233g2.71   
Canon 80D1270g2.79   
Canon 600D1031g2.72   
Canon 1200D689g1.51  
Canon G7X302g0.6  
Canon SX410325g0.71 
Canon T5689g1.51  
Canon T5i791g1.74  
Canon T6697g1.53  
Canon T6i776g1.71  
Canon 5D Mark IV890g1.96   
Canon 5D Mark III950g2.09   
Canon 6D771g1.7   
Canon 7D Mark II1448g3.19   
Canon 1D X Mark II2335g5.15    
Nikon CoolPix B500541g1.19  
Nikon P900916g2.01   
Nikon D300825g1.81   
Nikon D500856g1.88   
Nikon D3300662g1.11  
Nikon D3400395g1.45 
Nikon D5200827g1.82  
Nikon D53001035g2.28   
Nikon D5500668g1.47  
Nikon D71001222g2.69   
Nikon D72001256g2.76   
Nikon D52485g5.48    
Panasonic Lumix LX100405g0.89 
Panasonic Lumix ZS50/TZ70243g0.54  
Panasonic Lumix G7542g1.19  
Sony Alpha a5100405g0.89 
Sony Alpha a6000468g1.03 
Sony Alpha a6300520g1.14  
Sony Alpha a6500453g0.99 
Sony RX100 IV295g0.65  
Sony RX10 II849g1.87   
Sony Alpha a7R II640g1.38  
Sony a7R II582g1.41  
Sony a7s II627g1.38  
Fuji X-T10694g1.53  
Fuji X-T2817g1.8  
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II488g1.07 
Olympus PEN-F427g0.94 
Olympus PEN E-PL8374g0.83 
Olympus Tough TG-4247g0.54  

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