The Ronins S has a lot to offer for its price. The most interesting feature of the gimbal is the stabilization system, which compensates for zoom lenses with external zooming barrels and higher magnification ratios. The stabilization algorithms function not only with the in-camera but also the in-lens optical stabilization technology.
The Ronin S sports high-torque motors that support a weight of 8 pounds, in order to house the camera and lens combinations, and weighs 1.86kg (4.1lb) with the handlebar.
The joystick changes the position of the camera so you can frame the shot better and a few buttons allow easy access to various settings including starting or stopping the recording. A Focus Wheel can also be mounted to both sides of the handle while vital camera settings can be adjusted with the help of the Ronin app and the optional Focus Command Center accessory.
Camera movements like Panorama, Motionlapse or Timelapse, and Track can be created automatically and you can rotate between them on demand. Advanced customization and shooting modes are available through the DJI Ronin mobile app.
The battery system is built into the handle, with an operating time of 12 hours thanks to a 2400mAh battery.
Because the gimbal uses a standard Manfrotto quick release system, it is compatible with some DJI Pro Accessories as well.
Optional accessories include a Focus Command Center consisting of a menu screen that allows gimbal, camera and focus control without using a mobile device. There are also the DJI Force Pro, the DJI Master Wheels, the Ronin 2 remote controller and an external focus motor for manual lenses.
All in all, even with all the accessories, the Ronin S was designed for easy setup, with an ergonomic form that allows smooth movement capture.
Pre-orders started on May 29 on the company’s website, DJI flagship stores, and authorized dealers worldwide, while the shipments will begin in late June.