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A unipod, also called a monopod, is a pole used to help support cameras. It allows a still camera to be held more steadily, allowing the photographer to take sharp pictures at lower shutter speeds, and/or with higher focal length lenses. Unipods are usually made to fold when not in use, allowing them to be transported and stored much more easily.
Unlike a tripod, unipods cannot support a camera indefinitely, limiting the shutter speed that can be used. They still allow lower shutter speeds then hand holding, and are easer to carry and use then a tripod.
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