Are there fluid tripod heads made for use with compact or at least lightweight cameras (such as my LX100)? Most seem built to support a tank (or full-blown DSLR/video camera).
I would like to be able to pan with my small compact.
Since you have specifically asked for a Fluid Head - presumably for video work - I Just bought a Manfrotto MVH500AH (http://www.manfrotto.co.uk/lightweight-fluid-video-head-flat-base)
This is a fairly lightweight head which I have used for everything between a Sony NEX5 and a Nikon D800, even a Black Magic Ursa.
Very smooth, adjustable drag, lockable etc.
BUT you will need a suitably sturdy tripod, a cheapo twisty bendy thing just wont cut it.
A video camera tripod is different than a still photograph tripod, because it needs some resistance when panning and tilting.
It is normally more sturdy because it is expected to stay in place while you move the head. A light one will move when you pan. It does not really matter if the camera is light or heavy.
Of course if the camera is heavier you need one more reliable, in materials and construction.
If you just need a tripod for still photography, just buy one you like. But feel it first, do not buy something "cheap" just because.