The latest addition to DJI’s Ronin series of gimbals, the Ronin-S Compact (SC), is a single-handed three-axis gimbal designed for popular mirrorless cameras.
The Ronin-SC gimbal in use. (Source: DJI.)
The new Ronin-SC provides the powerful technology from the Ronin-S drone in a lighter and smaller form factor that is easier to transport, easier to set up, easier to use and ideal for mirrorless camera systems. Weighing just over one kilogram, it is 41% lighter than the Ronin-S and can be taken apart to easily fit into backpacks and cases. The new Ronin-SC is made from magnesium, steel, aluminum and composite plastic and contains high-grade motors that can support up to two kilograms of camera equipment. Its dedicated battery offers users up to 11 hours of operation. Key features of the new drone include locks on the pan, tilt and roll axis to simplify balancing of the camera plus a new position lock system that reduces the time required to remount the camera and start working. Users can control the gimbal movement with the responsive joystick and easily access different modes and gimbal settings with the use of the Mode (M) button and the front trigger button.
Using the redesigned Ronin app, users can set up to 3 different custom profiles, adjust various settings such as motor output and even run balance tests to ensure that the camera system is properly setup. With the redesigned Ronin app, users can set up to three different custom profiles, adjust various settings such as motor output and even run balance tests to ensure that the camera system is properly setup. The popular 360-degree roll movement can be saved in one of the custom profiles, which are easily accessed by holding the Mode (M) button.
The Ronin-SC will be available for purchase at DJI Flagship Stores and DJI authorised retailers in Australia. Customers can choose between Ronin-SC Standard, which includes the essentials for AU$569 or the Ronin-SC Pro Combo, which adds the focus wheel along with the external focus motor and the Remote Start Stop (RSS) Splitter for AU$709. Click here for full details of the Ronin-SC and compatible accessories.