That's a great, commonly asked question. To answer it, let's start with a story:
To better help you, let's figure out why you're inquiring about our different plates.
ARE YOU DETERMINING WHICH VERSION OF CAPTURE IS BEST FOR YOU?
If so, visit our Clip Comparison Guide.
ARE YOU DECIDING SPECIFICALLY BETWEEN CAPTURE AND CAPTURE PRO?
DO YOU NEED DETAILED SPECS ON EACH PLATE?
If this is the case, read on below...
STANDARD PLATE & PRO PLATE
These bad boys are the latest and greatest quick-release plates we make. If you're planning on using Capture to carry your camera (as opposed to mount a GoPro or carry binoculars) the buck stops right here.
|Included with:||Capture, Slide, Clutch||CapturePRO, Action Pack|
|Sold stand-alone?||Yes (here)||Yes (here)|
|Tripod compatibility:||ARCA-type||ARCA-type, Manfrotto RC2 (with included adapters)|
|Capture compatibility:||4-directional insertion into Capture||4-directional insertion into Capture (2-directional with adapters installed)|
|Dimensions:||1.5 in (3.8 cm) x 1.5 in (3.8 cm) x 0.6 in (1.4 cm)||2.1 in (5.2cm) x 1.5 in (3.81 cm) x 0.4 in (1.04 cm)|
|Weight:||0.8 oz (22 g)||0.9 oz (25 g)|
|Materials:||Die-cast, powder coated aluminum||Machined, anodized aluminum. Adapters are die-cast.|
|# of Anchor Links connection points:||4||4|
|Camera connection screw:||Coin & 4 mm hex drive||Coin & 4 mm hex drive|
|Who is it for?||Everybody. Our most popular plate. And most affordable.||People with a Manfrotto RC2 tripod head.|
OLD PRO PLATES
CapturePRO used to come with one of these 3 plates that we called "PROplates." We've since replaced them with the PROplate. We know that is a bit confusing. But trust us, it was more confusing when folks had to choose a plate when they bought Capture.
|Included with:||Previous model of CapturePRO (available here while supplies last)||Previous model of CapturePRO (available here while supplies last)||Previous model of CapturePRO (available here while supplies last)|
|Sold stand-alone?||Yes (here)||No||No|
|Tripod compatibility:||ARCA-type||ARCA-type||ARCA-type, Manfrotto RC2|
|Capture compatibility:||2-directional insertion into Capture||4-directional insertion into Capture||2-directional insertion into Capture|
|Dimensions:||1.2 in (2.9 cm) x 1.7 in (4.2 cm) x 0.6 in (1.5 cm)||1.7 in (4.2 cm) x 1.7 in (4.2 cm) x 0.6 in (1.4 cm)||2.1 in (5.2 cm) x 1.7 in (4.2 cm) x 0.6 in (1.5 cm)|
|Weight:||0.8 oz (22 g)||1.1 oz (30 g)||1.2 oz (34 g)|
|Materials:||Machined, anodized aluminum.||Machined, anodized aluminum.||Machined, anodized aluminum.|
|# of Anchor Links connection points:||1 loop. Some older models have 2 loops.||4 loops.||2 loops.|
|Who is it for?||People with specific models of compact camera. See this article.||ARCA tripod users, or pro shooters in general. Has been replaced by PROplate.||Manfrotto tripod users. Has been replaced by PROplate.|
POV & BINO PLATE
The Capture Clip was initially designed as a way to carry DSLR (and similar) cameras around, but we quickly learned that people were hacking it in all sorts of ways. The most common were mounting GoPros and carrying binoculars. So, we went ahead and engineered an easier, more secure way for you to do those very things.
|Plate:||POV Adapter Plate||Bino Kit Plate|
|Included with:||CaptureP.O.V., P.O.V. Kit||CaptureBINO, Bino Kit (both available soon)|
|Sold stand-alone?||Yes (base unit of POV Kit)||Yes (coming soon)|
|Capture compatibility:||4-directional insertion into Capture||4-directional insertion into Capture|
|Dimensions:||Base: 1.5 in (3.8 cm) x 1.5 in (3.8 cm)||
Base: 1.5 in (3.8 cm) x 1.5 in (3.8 cm)
|Materials:||Glass-reinforced nylon.||Die cast aluminum, e-painted.|
|# of Anchor Links connection points:||4 loops.||4 loops.|
|Who is it for?||GoPro users, action camera users, point-and-shoot users.||Binocular users.|