Manfrotto 494 Compact Ball Head

Versatile mini ball tripod head for compact system cameras

Locking knob for smooth pan and tilt movements

50mm platform and standard 6.35mm thread attachment

Friction control for steady movement

Strong enough to support up to 4kg


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Strong, durable, and compact, the Manfrotto 494 Compact Ball Head has it all. Meet the Manfrotto 494 Compact Ball Head, the photographic solution that will get the job done. Despite its size, this tough piece of kit can carry up to 4kg with ease. Its compact and durable features make it the ideal accessory for amateurs looking for a flexible and high-quality ball head for point and shoot activities.

Perfect for on-the-go capturing, the Manfrotto 494 Compact Ball Head is designed for portability and won’t weigh you down. Made especially for compact system cameras, it gives you a full scope of movement to get that perfect shot. Pan 360° and tilt +90° to -90° thanks to the smooth ball head. With this piece of equipment, you will have total control over your shots, no matter the situation.

It has a comfortably sized 50mm platform and friction control for steady and precise movements so you can avoid abrupt motions. The platform has a 6.35mm thread attachment making it as compatible and flexible as it is clever and compact.


Warranty Manfrotto Photo Pro/Amateurs Products

This product is warranted to be fit for the purpose for which it has been designed, and to be free from defects in materials and workmanship. This guarantee does not cover the product against subsequent damage or misuse. The period of validity of the Standard Limited Warranty is defined by the law in force in the country, state or region where the product is sold. Please retain your receipt as proof of purchase to repair your product under warranty.

How to get an extra warranty coverage

Beyond the standard compulsory coverage outlined above, this product is eligible for a warranty extension valid up to 10 years from the date of purchase. The Limited Conventional Warranty Extension does not affect the standard compulsory coverage. To take advantage of the warranty extension scheme, you must register your purchase at




Weight 220 g
Safety Payload Weight 4 kg
Material Aluminium
Head Type Ball Head
Top Attachment 1/4″ screw, 3/8″ thread female
Base Diameter 40 mm
Friction Control Yes
Front Tilt -90° / +90°
Lateral Tilt -90° / +90°
Panoramic Rotation 360
Base Type 26 mm
Ball Locking Yes
Color Black
Easy Link No
Independent Pan Lock no
Independent Tilt Lock no
Maximum Working Temperature 60 C
Minimum Working Temperature -30 C
Pan Bar Included No
Pan Drag NONE
Working Height 7.5 cm
Tilt Drag NONE

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