DJI, which is famous for its drones, has showcased new handheld camera stabilisers for DSLRs and mirrorless camera systems at CES 2018.
The new DJI Ronin-S handheld stabiliser for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. (Source: DJI.)
The Ronin-S is DJI’s first single-handed stabiliser for DSLR and mirrorless camera systems. Available in two frame sizes for either camera type, DJI’s powerful three-axis gimbal technology delivers smooth, shake-free video and crisp photos, adding a cinematic and professional look to shots. Powerful high-torque motors support the most popular camera and lens combinations including the Canon 5D, Panasonic GH and Sony Alpha systems, while the stabilisation system compensates for zoom lenses with higher magnification ratios and an external zooming barrel. Advanced stabilisation algorithms work with both in-camera and in-lens optical stabilisation technology.
The Ronin-S is designed for easy setup and use. A new Push mode lets users adjust the pan and tilt axis by hand while the Ronin-S is powered on. Axis locks speed up the setup process. Dedicated control buttons for the camera and gimbal enable toggling between SmoothTrack settings, record and stop the camera. The high-precision joystick changes the camera position to help frame shots. A new Sport mode allows for fast movements with tight and quick subject-following speed. The DJI Ronin mobile app enables users to apply complex camera moves automatically like Panorama, Hyperlapse, Track and CamAnchor that lets you designate specific camera positions in a scene and rotate between them on demand. Users can customise SmoothTrack settings with dedicated controls for responsiveness of each axis. Camera settings can be directly adjusted as well.
The Ronin-S has a comfortable, ergonomic curved design that helps capture smooth cinematic movements from upright to underslung positions without obstructing the camera’s display. Ronin-S also features DJI’s intelligent battery technology that can be hot-swapped during operation for extended shoots. It is compatible with a variety of DJI Pro Accessories, including a dual-handle support, which will be available for greater comfort and stability is required.
The Ronin-S will be available in the second quarter of 2018 from dji.com, DJI Flagship Stores, DJI Authorised Retail Stores, and DJI Resellers worldwide. Pricing will be announced prior to availability. Additional information on Ronin-S can be found at www.dji.com/ronin-s.