Below is a link to a tripod buying guide article from B&H Photo Video. The post & article are primarily for people who take my basic digital photography classes, since I recommend a tripod for the class photo shoot, where we do some low light / night photography. This is good info for beginners who may not know what to look for when purchasing a tripod for their camera. B&H is one of the top online camera stores and they have good pricing & variety, so I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase from them. Enjoy!