The Sony rx100 is without a doubt one of the most popular point and shoot camera bodies on the market right now and although the Canon g7x is also very popular when it comes to the actual image quality and performance of the cameras, we feel that the rx100 takes the cake with ease and this is reflected in the size of its customer base and reputation too. The rx100 has a large number of entry-level to intermediate level photographers, videographers, vloggers, streamers and social media influences who use it as their camera body of choice and its popularity just keeps on increasing with each passing month with no signs of slowing down.
Due to this, we see countless questions about the rx100 being asked every single month mainly based around various camera accessories and how they can be used to improve the performance of the camera. With selfies being such an integral part of social media promotion these days, we have noticed more and more people reaching out and asking for advice on the best selfie stick for Sony rx100 cameras recently. Due to this, we have decided to focus on what we feel is the best selfie stick for the camera for this article to try and help any of our readers who are in this same situation.
With the rx100 being heavier than the majority of smartphones on the market right now, the first generation selfie sticks are usually not suitable for use with the camera. In addition to that, the Sony rx100 vii also supports an external microphone that can further increase the potential payload weight of your camera if you are using it for vlogging too. Due to this, we feel that the Fugetek FT-568 is the obvious option for the rx100 as it is a very tough and robust selfie stick that can easily support the weight of the rx100.
With the Fugetek FT-568 being one of the very first next-generation selfie sticks to be released onto the market, it had the first movers advantage of being able to support higher payload weights while still offering you excellent image quality for your selfies. Due to this, the stick has managed to grow itself a massive customer base and earn an excellent reputation for itself over the years. It also has a number of other Sony rx100 users who use the Fugetek FT-568 as their go-to selfie stick of choice and report having a great experience with it after adding it to their camera accessories too.
Performance And Functionality
The Fugetek FT-568 absolutely blows the first generation selfie sticks out of the water when it comes to the performance and functionality that it can offer you and your Sony rx100. On top of this, even though the Fugetek FT-568 was one of the first next-generation selfie sticks on the market, it was designed and built in such a way that it still leads the market even though there are some newer selfie sticks on the market that have had more time to try and develop their stick to compete with the Fugetek FT-568 but to date, none have knocked them off the top spot.
The Fugetek FT-568 still offers one of the longest maximum extended operating lengths at the time of writing coming in with a maximum length of forty-nine inches. Unlike some of the compeating sticks on the market right now, the Fugetek FT-568 also maintains its structural integrity and ability to easily support the weight of a Sony rx100 when fully extended too. Some of the compeating selfie sticks on the market right now have issues with this and they can sometimes bend and have issues maintaining their maximum load capacity when fully extended.
Thankfully though, this is not an issue with the Fugetek FT-568 and it can easily support your rx100 when fully extended without having any problems at all. On top of this, although the Fugetek FT-568 is very cheap, it can also support the cameras from the Sony Alpha range and Canon M series that are both popular upgrades from the Sony rx100 too. This ensures that your selfie stick offers you some future-proofing against any potential future upgrades from your rx100 too.
The stick also uses the flip lock system for its locking mechanism rather than the twist lock mechanism that is not as secure. This is one of the main reasons that the Fugetek FT-568 is such a popular selfie stick option, especially for heavier cameras as the flip lock system is much safer to use with the higher payload rigs. On the flip side of this though, traditionally, the flip lock system is more expensive to add to your product and this is one of the main reasons compeating brands have not used to but Fugetek’s own flip lock system is cheap and extremely efficient.
With all of this being offered in the same, cheap selfie stick it is clear to see why it has proven to be such a popular camera accessory. A large number of the people who have chosen to use the Fugetek FT-568 as their go-to selfie stick of choice have also chosen to publish their own, dedicated reviews on the stick too. Taking a few minutes to read over a few of them can definitely be worth the time and effort in our opinion as they offer some great external insight into just how good the selfie stick is and what it is able to offer for you and your Sony rx100.
User Interface And Control System
Just like the majority of other compeating selfie sticks on the market right now with these higher maximum load capacities, the Fugetek FT-568 has been designed to be as easy to use as possible. This allows you to mount your Sony rx100 to the stick and go out and capture your selfies or vlog as required with the excellent levels of image stabilization that the stick is easily able to provide for you without running into any issues.
That said though, although the Fugetek FT-568 does come with a quarter-inch mounting thread screw as standard, depending on the configuration of your stick when shipped to you, the included smartphone or action camera mount may be mounted to the thread. To remove the mount you simply screw it to the left to remove it from the stick and then your quarter inches mounting thread will be exposed to mount your rx100 to your Fugetek FT-568as needed.
The stick also comes with a Bluetooth remote control included with your purchase as standard but for protection, it comes face down in the holder of the remote on the sticks handle. We have seen a few people purchase the Fugetek FT-568 and reach out for help as they think that their wireless remote control was not sent to them when it is in its housing just upside down to prevent any potential damage to the buttons when being shipped.
The wireless remote control for the Fugetek FT-568 performs very well and offers you around three hundred hours of standby battery from the included battery than then only takes on hour to recharge back to full. The Bluetooth system that the remote control uses is compatible with the majority of devices meaning that you should easily be able to sync it to your rx100, smartphone, and action camera without running into issues.
Build Quality And Design
When it comes to the actual design of the Fugetek FT-568, it offers pretty much the exact same design as the vast majority of other selfie sticks on the market right now. With a camera accessory as simple and basic as a selfie stick, there really is not much innovation or design improvements to be made as the sticks are designed to do a simple task to the best of their ability for the lowest possible price tag.
One thing that Fugetek has done great with the FT-568 is that their build quality is outstanding compared to what many of the compeating selfie sticks offer you, sometimes for even higher price points in the market. Fugetek has been sure to use the highest possible quality aluminum alloy to ensure that the FT-568 is as tough, robust, and light as possible to ensure that it can keep your Sony rx100 safe when supporting its weight. The lightweight of the selfie stick also makes the Fugetek FT-568 very easy to add to your luggage for air travel without having to take up much space or add much weight to your gear either.
The final point that we want to mention is that Fugetek have done a solid job of adding an extremely comfortable, non-slip handle to the FT-568 that offers it an additional advantage over some of the compeating sticks on the market right now too. Although the Sony rx100 is a pretty lightweight camera body in the grand scheme of things, so many selfie sticks have uncomfortable handles that are a real pain to hold for long periods of time but the comfortable handle on the FT-568 removes this and reduces the chance of you getting aches or pains in your hands during use.
That brings our article going over what we feel is the best selfie stick for Sony rx100 cameras to a close. In our opinion, at the time of writing at least, nothing even comes close to the Fugetek FT-568 and it will perform flawlessly for your rx100 and provide you with some excellent quality image stabilization without breaking the bank. In our opinion, it will be a solid addition to your collection of Sony rx100 camera accessories and we doubt that any compeating brand will be knocking Fugetek and their FT-568 off the top spot any time soon.
As we mentioned earlier in the article, a large number of people who use the Fugetek FT-568 as their selfie stick of choice have also chosen to publish their own independent reviews of the stick too. They are well worth reading in our opinion as they offer some solid insight into just how good the FT-568 actually performs and how good it can perform for your rx100 as well as the levels of image stabilization that it provides you.