DJI’s Ronin returns as the RS 2, RSC 2 to stabilize cameras big and small

DJI’s new RS 2 (left) and RSC 2 digital camera gimbals. 


Because it does with its digital camera drones, DJI up to date its Ronin-S and Ronin-SC three-axis digital camera gimbals based mostly on suggestions from professionals. The brand new fashions, the $849 RS 2 and $499 RSC 2, are lighter and extra versatile in design whereas bulking up on options and with out sacrificing battery life. In Australia and the UK, the costs for the RS 2 are AU$1,299 and £699, respectively, whereas for the RSC 2 they’re AU$699 and £389. 

The RS 2, made to carry a payload of 4.5 kilograms (10 kilos), weighs only one.3kg (2.9 kilos) due partially to a change to a construction of carbon fiber. Nonetheless, it nonetheless has a battery massive sufficient to get it by way of 12 hours of use, and it may possibly now be quick-charged in 15 minutes for a further 2 hours of use. 

The stabilizer’s algorithm has been optimized to really learn the way you utilize it and alter the gimbal’s tilt and angle accordingly. A SuperSmooth mode was additionally added that will increase stability to accommodate longer lenses of as much as 100mm. 


The RSC 2 has a Briefcase mode so it may be slung ahead for decrease photographs. 


Different additions embody axis locks that make it simpler to stability and transport, an Arca-Swiss and Manfrotto-compatible mounting plate, a built-in 1.4-inch touchscreen for settings and digital camera framing, and a dial for focus changes. 

The RSC 2 is designed for smaller mirrorless cameras however with stronger motors can deal with a dynamic payload of 3kg (6.6 lbs.). This implies, just like the RS 2, it may possibly assist extra weight however efficiency would possibly take successful. Nonetheless, that is quite a lot of weight for a stabilizer that weighs only one.2kg (2.7 lbs.). The RSC 2 additionally has as much as 12 hours of battery life and a quick-charge choice in addition to axis locks and dual-layer digital camera mounting plate discovered on the RS 2. As a substitute of touchscreen, although, the RSC 2 has a 1-inch built-in OLED show. 

Each fashions have been designed to do extra with assist from a rising listing of equipment. These embody issues like a cheese plate, a spotlight wheel, a dual-handle grip and DJI’s RavenEye Picture Transmission System for distant operation from as much as 200 meters away. 

Each gimbals can be found at the moment from DJI and at retail. They are often bought alone or as a part of a Professional Combo with a cellphone holder, focus motor, RavenEye, a carrying case and extra for $999 for the RS 2 and $739 for the RSC 2.

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Joshua Goldman