Nivelo 204 tripod by Vanguard, designed for a new generation of more compact cameras

Nivelo 204 tripod by Vanguard, designed for a new generation of more compact cameras


Nivelo 204 Tripod by Vanguard was designed for new the mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras and other lightweight systems.

Looking for a lightweight and compact tripod for your micro four thirds system or point and shoot camera? The aluminum alloy Nivelo 204 tripod by Vanguard was specifically designed for the new generation of camera systems with a maximum loading weight of 2 kg / 4.4 lbs.

The first thing you’ll notice on the Vanguard Nivelo is the quick fold anti-spin central column (aka. QFCC System!). This great feature makes the tripod collapsible in seconds and ultra compact. The center column once inverted is also a perfect solution for macro photography.

Take panoramic shots or videos with the Nivelo 360-degree rotating head. Experiment with angle shots with its side-to-side tilting function. The Nivelo 204 does not have a quick release plate. The camera screws directly on the pan head which also features a bubble level. If you’re used to a quick release plate, like I am, it will take you a few tries to attach it quickly directly to the pan head. Once attached, you can safely walk around with your camera secured to the tripod to move to a different location.

Legs extend to partial or full length of 101 cm / 39,75” with a Twist-n-Lock system and shock-absorbing rubber feet.

For a total weight of 0.6 kg / 1.32 lbs and a folded height of 30 cm / 11,75”, the Nivelo will easily fit in a small backpack for easy travel. It also comes with its own padded carrying bag!

Available in black or silver, the Nivelo 204 by Vanguard retails for $ 79.99 USD

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Some Older Comments

  • rubenrubert March 23, 2011 03:27 am

    It is offering tripod with lots functionality

  • manuel March 18, 2011 02:48 pm

    I have the Vanguard alta pro which has a bag which connects to the tripod legs and can be used to put what ever you want in order to add weight and stability to the structure.

  • Valerie Jardin March 16, 2011 11:19 pm

    @Pohanginapete: Good point! Nothing on the bottom of the center column but there is a loop on the middle attachment (where the 3 legs meet) where you can hook a weight. Thank you for pointing that out!

  • Pohanginapete March 16, 2011 05:54 am

    How stable is it? Weight and stability are inversely correlated in tripods, and this is very light. Does it have a simple way to attach a weight (like a bag or a bungy cord you can stand on) to the bottom of the centre column? Thanks.

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  • Valerie Jardin March 15, 2011 11:24 pm

    Edu, Thank you for your comment. I am not affiliated with Vanguard but I do enjoy writing about an exciting new product to help my fellow photographers who may not have heard about it before. Did not mean to make it sound like an ad but I really could not find anything negative to say about this particular product other than, as mentioned, it doesn't have a quick release plate. Just an honest opinion about a very well designed product. Thank you for taking the time to read it!

  • Edu Pérez March 15, 2011 05:27 pm

    Is this an article or an ad?