The Gorillapod Focus w/ Ballhead X is a versatile mini tripod that can support professional-grade equipment. While its little brother, the Gorillapod SLR-Zoom w/ Mini Ballhead is rated to hold only 6.6 lbs, the Gorillapod Focus w/ Ballhead X handles up to 11 lbs with ease. Rather than an all-plastic design, the Focus features machined aluminum sockets and high-quality injection-molded thermoplastic joints (fancy for plastic). The Ballhead X also offers a great improvement over the BH1-01EN ballhead found on the SLR-Zoom, with two dedicated adjustment knobs for full 360° panning and up to 90° tilts. While the standard plate is a fancy X-shaped design, the ballhead does accept standard arca-swiss type plates. While the two Gorillapod versions work very similar in terms of versatility, with completely articulated legs that can be bent in any way you choose: standing on a shelf or table, wrapped around a post or chair back, etc. The Focus offers a much more durable build and supports heavier equipment.
Shooting with a smaller camera? You may want to check out the Gorillapod SLR-Zoom w/ Mini Ballhead.