DJI Releases the Ronin-S Handheld DSLR Stabilized Gimbal
Gimbals have revolutionized how we film everything from home videos to blockbusters movies. As someone who typically films everything solo, using a gimbal like the Ronin-M quickly became a burden even though it was a great product. I have personally had my eyes on multiple one handed gimbals for quite some time but many of them couldn’t hold the weight I needed or were not a polished product that I wanted to rely on when I’m half way across the world. That all changes today with DJI’s release of their first single-handed stabilizer.
- Cost $699
- Eight pound payload
- 12-hour battery time
- Manfrotto quick-release system
- Push mode allows you to adjust pan, tilt, and roll axis by hand
- Sport mode allows you to change the response speed of the gimbal on the fly
- Joystick adjustable positioning
- Create automatic camera movements for Panoramas, Time-lapses, Motion, and more
- Control camera settings remotely through DJI app
- Accessories add the ability to control focus or work in tandem remotely
- Modular design allows for compact travel and accessibility to be used with vehicle mounts, jibs, and dual-handle systems
One of the largest benefits to a single-handed gimbal is the ability to set it down without the need for stand. DJI has gone a step further and added the ability to create time-lapses and motion-lapses using the gimbal. This is a big deal for someone who travels as light as possible, giving them the ability to shoot video with a gimbal and add motion to time-lapses all in one device. There is a long list of Cameras and lenses that DJI has personally tested for compatibility that you can find here. The gimbal market already has quite a few single handed stabilizers but none of them do everything right. The ability to add and interchange accessories, create motion time-lapses, create on the fly movement profiles, and also having some of the best software support at such a competitive price really pushes the Ronin-S to the forefront of the market.