This set of rankings includes tripods considered to be all purpose. Their height is tall enough to get the camera to eye level for most people. They are typically more stable than the smaller travel tripods, but are also heavier and bulkier. One could travel and hike with these tripods, but not efficiently.
|Tripod||Price||Stiffness Nm||Height in||Weight lbs||Score|
|Gitzo GT2542 Mountaineer||$945||1181.0||53.7||3.7||1025.|
|Gitzo GT1532 Mountaineer||$700||953.0||51.7||2.9||1007.|
|Gitzo G1220 MK2||$250||1021.0||47.7||4.9||580.4|
|Amazon Basics 70-Inch||$65||779.0||53.9||5.1||496.6|
The reasoning behind the rankings and calculation of the score can be found here. The reported stiffness is the harmonic mean of the stiffness measured at full height in the pitch and yaw directions. The score is simply . These rankings are by no means definitive as people place differing amounts of value on the different aspects of tripod design. This is a simple overview with a performance metric.