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Sony VCT-R640 Lightweight Tripod
This is a pretty good tripod, with good stability and easily adjustable heights. Most of the material is metal. It is very easy to manuever the camera on the tripod and has a wide degree of allowed movement. You can probably get a cheaper tripod, but you know you are getting something solid with the Sony name.