When you got to keep moving, a tripod sometimes is too big and bulky, but you still need a little support, so . . . that's when you need the Canon Monopod 500. This compact (21.9"/55 cm) five-section support has a load capacity of 8.8 lb (3.8 kg) which is ample to hold equipment ranging from point and shoot digital cameras to professional digital SLRs, video cameras, scopes and binoculars.
The Monopod 500 extends to a working height of 64.5" (164 cm) and, includes a mini-ballhead for positioning your camera precisely where you want it. As opposed to hand-holding, the Monopod 500 allows you to hold your equipment steadier so you can capture sharper images and it reduces the chance of you missing a fleeting image.