This is my first camera tripod. I was hesitant at first since I will mainly use this for travel video and picture taking purpose. But after receiving the product, I am really impressed. As written on description, this product is lightweight and sturdy. So one can easily use this for outdoor shoots. Also, the camera head movement us pretty smooth. The product is no doubt user friendly but ir would have been better to supplt a mini user manual for beginners. I will do an update here after shooting some outdoor pictures in my upcoming trip.