DJI revealed the Ronin-S, the company’s first one-handed stabiliser for DSLR and mirrorless cameras at CES, alongside the Osmo Mobile 2. DJI’s new 3-axis gimbal should help you record smooth, shake-free video and crisp photos while on the move.
The stabiliser is available in two frame sizes for either camera type. High-torque motors help the gimbal support many of the most popular camera and lens combinations, including the Canon 5D, Panasonic GH, and Sony Alpha systems. DJI says its stabilisation system compensates for zoom lenses with higher magnification ratios and an external zooming barrel and its advanced stabilisation algorithms work with both in-camera and in-lens optical image stabilisation technology.
The DJI Ronin-S has a simple, ergonomic curved design and features dedicated control buttons for controlling camera settings, and a joystick that changes the camera position to help frame your shot. A push mode lets you to adjust the pan and tilt axis by hand, and axis locks help speed up the setup process. The Ronin-S features a Sport mode that allows for fast movements to better frame moving subjects.
You can use the Ronin-S with the DJI Ronin mobile app to create panoramas and hyperlapse videos. The app features modes like Track and CamAnchor that let you designate specific camera positions in a scene and rotate between them on demand. In addition to camera settings, you can directly customise SmoothTrack settings that allow you to adjust responsiveness of each axis. The Ronin-S also features technology that lets you hot-swap the battery during operation, useful for extended shoots.
The new single handed stabiliser is compatible with a variety of DJI Pro accessories including a Focus Control Center that is made up of a focusing dial and a screen that allows for “advanced gimbal and focus control” without a mobile device, a vehicle mount solution, DJI Master Force, DJI Master Wheels, an external focus motor, and a cheese plate adapter so you can use third-party accessories as well. DJI also plans to make a dual-handle support available for when greater stability and comfort is required.
To remind you, the Ronin-S will be available sometime after April this year from dji.com, DJI Flagship Stores, DJI Authorized Retail Stores, and DJI Re-sellers worldwide. DJI will announce pricing prior to availability of the product.