DJI has introduced two new camera gimbals DJI RS 2 and RSC 2, which replaced the popular DJI Ronin S and Ronin SC. According to the company, the new gimbals are “a reworked and reimagined classic.” The RS 2 has a new 1.4-inch color touchscreen display for easy setup, as well as two RSI ports for use in conjunction with other accessories, and the RSC 2 is 35% lighter than its predecessor and just as much more lifting.
DJI RS 2
The DJI RS 2 camera gimbal is the successor to the successful and popular DJI Ronin-S model and is designed primarily for controlling SLR and mirrorless cameras weighing up to 4.5 kg. The new 3-axis gimbal stabilizer will be able to provide 12 hours of battery life, after which the operator will be able to use the fast charging functions built into the grip, and in just 15 minutes between takes, power the gimbal for another 2 hours of work.
According to DJI, the gimbal uses a new optimized Titan brushless motor control algorithm that reduces the need for manual tuning and compensates for operator movement, and optimizes the tilt angle of the gimbal. For shooting with telephoto lenses up to 100 mm, there is a special SuperSmooth mode.
As with the previous model, the RS 2 is equipped with axle locks for transport and a new dual-layer mounting plate that is compatible with Arca-Swiss and Manfrotto standards.
The new 1.4″ color touchscreen display on the rear panel of the RS 2 is used for convenient setting of the Steadicam parameters, camera control, it even allows you to broadcast live from the camera, if it allows it, the interface is translated into 11 languages, is there a Great and Powerful, not reported Two built-in RSA ports to allow the RS 2 to be used in conjunction with other accessories such as taps, sliders, car attachments, various holders and remote controls.
DJI RSC 2
The DJI RSC 2 is the successor to the popular Ronin-SC camera gimbal, made of steel and aluminum for increased rigidity and a 35% reduction in overall weight compared to the Ronin-SC. It also takes up less space when folded – only 180×190 mm.
Despite the reduction in size and weight, the RSC 2 is capable of carrying a payload of 3 kg, which DJI says is enough to control a Panasonic S1H with a 24-70mm lens.
The camera gimbal also features an improved Titan stabilization algorithm, an Arca-Swiss and Manfrotto dual plate mount system, and an OLED screen, although the screen is only 1” in diagonal.
The Ronin app allows you to control basic functions such as moving the gimbal with a virtual joystick and Force Mobile, which simulates the movements of a mobile device. For solo shooters using manual focus lenses, there is a 3D focusing system with TOF sensors, which will allow you to independently adjust focus without using a focus puller.
In addition to technical innovations, the RS 2 and RSC 2 gimbals also received software, for example, the new Time Tunnel software mode, in which the camera rotates 360° when shooting hyperlapse. This mode complements a suite of software features such as flashlight, one-touch portrait mode, panorama, Roll 360, time-lapse, and others.
Both camera gimbals come standard with everything you need to get started. Advanced Pro Combo kits include a phone holder, 3D focus system, vertical camera mount, RavenEye image transmitter, dedicated carry case, and more.
Price and availability
Back in August, DJI has announced a new smartphone gimbal – DJI OM4, which has many new features such as a new magnetic smartphone mount, magnetic phone holder and magnetic ring, an updated Mimo app, and more.