Hey Pals, with the soon arrival of the DJI Ronin S to our extensive line-up, we thought it would be useful to write up a review for our existing, as well as, new customers who would be interested in learning more about this fascinating new gimbal
Gimbals have revolutionized how we film everything from short films to blockbusters movies. As someone who typically films everything alone or with a skeleton crew, 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 quite where it needed to be technology wise. That all changes with DJI’s release of their first single-handed stabilizer. DJI no doubt makes the most popular drones with 3-axis stabilizers on the market today and they dont plan on stopping there. At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, DJI introduced the Ronin-S handheld gimbal. The Ronin-S is DJI’s first single-handed stabilizer for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras.
- 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 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 Ronin-S has powerful high-torque motors that support a payload of 8 pounds to accommodate the popular camera and lens combinations including the Canon 1Dx and 5D, Panasonic GH and Sony Alpha series.
An interesting and useful feature is its stabilization system that compensates for zoom lenses with external zooming barrels and higher magnification ratios, while its advanced stabilization algorithms work with both in-camera and in-lens optical stabilization technology. When mounted to a vehicle, the maximum operation speed has been tested at 47mph..
Take a look at this awsome video shot on the Ronin S and Panasonic GH5S
RONIN TEST FOOTAGE