What DJI has for us?
With teasers flowing in the market for the DJI new products for over a month, finally today it officially came up with the announcement of two new gimbals known by the name of Ronin S 2 and the compact Ronin SC 2.
The expectations of the users are met in the brand new two three-angle gimbals as it has upgraded as expected that re stronger motors, heavier payloads, lighter materials but adding to it are the software features which we will discuss later on before that let us discuss the hardware changes on the RS 2.
RS 2: Specs
The professional product out of the two that is RS 2 is now made with carbon fiber and is about 1.3lbs lighter than the parent Ronin S which weighs around 2.86lbs. A maximum dynamic payload of about 10lbs is supported by RS 2 as per the saying of DJI. If we talk about the theoretical concepts, it can hold even heaving rigs, but that at ideal conditions that you won’t prefer to do.
With the joystick there comes a small 1.4-inch touchscreen display that sits right above it in the gimbal. The screen can be used for multiple functions that are to show gimbal settings, camera data, and transmit a live feed of what the camera is recording. But the main purpose of the screen so without attaching your smartphone on top of the camera you can use features like the active track.
Technology Introduced by DJI
DJI is also introducing a prophetic technology called Titan Stabilization Algorithm which theoretically should optimize to your specific shooting style over time and when it comes to speed, Deadband, and acceleration settings, it will cut down manual user input. Not only this, but DJI is also introducing a second software specifically designed for smoothing out movements called the SuperSmooth which will help when shooting with a tighter lens of up to 100mm focal length.
Filmmaker’s life will become easier as there are furthermore changes. The feature of focus is that your index finger is at ease because the follow focus wheel is now located on the front of the handle and it sits directly above the finger. Compatibility with both Arca Swiss & Manfrotto plates is available in RS 2 as well as in0020RSC 2. After you have already mounted your camera, the same axis can be fine-tuned with the balancing knob which should speed up setup times between shots.
RSC 2: Specs
The smaller version of the RS 2 is Ronin SC 2 built for smaller mirrorless cameras. This RSC 2 also includes many of the software and hardware features added to the RS 2 and a new foldable design.
The weight of the gimbals is just slightly heavier than its 2.4lbs predecessor that is at 2.65lbs. A tested payload of up to 6.6lbs was supported by its strong motors. This year it is been promised by DJI that a Panasonic SH1 paired with a fairly heavy 24-70mm lens will work better and a decent popular camera/lens combinations will also work better.
The advantage of the new foldable design allows this gimbal to be held in sling mode, allowing shooting very close to the ground adding a small 1-inch screen right above the handle which is an ease for the user.
Battery Life and Charging
DJI says that both the gimbals come with built-in batteries that can last up to 12 hours of life and fast charging ability is provided in the gimbal i.e. with 15 minutes of charge you can utilize the gimbal for 2 hours. DJI also added a new mode called Time Tunnel, although all the previous preprogrammed filming modes like panorama, timelapse and vertical mode are already present, which captures a hyper-lapse while performing a 360-degree roll.
Price and Availability
Availability of the gimbal, Ronin S 2, and Ronin SC 2 for purchase starting from today for $849 and $499, respectively. A-Pro Combo package is being sold by DJI which includes a phone holder, separate focus motor, a dedicated carrying case, and a RavenEye Image Transmitter. So RSC 2 Pro Combo Package is available at $739, while RS 2 Pro Combo will set you back $999.