Just when you thought it was The latest small 3-axis stabilizer from DJI - the Ronin-S is available for hire. With a payload weight of 3.6Kg you can stabilize a lot of camera + lens combinations. A great design that always allows you to see the back of the camera, this gimbal is compatible with most modern Video DSLRs and mirrorless cameras like the Sony A7Sii and Canon 5D3. You can plug into your camera and control the focus of AF lenses directly from the gimbal (see compatibility guide - more being added in later firmware).
Like similar handheld gimbals you have control over the camera and can do panoramic movements and also motion timelapse using a predefined path of up to 5 waypoints as well as a Track feature to allow a repeatabe path for the gimbal move when recording video. There is a push mode to reposition the gimbal by hand as well as instant turn off of smoothtrack and 180 degree turn around to transition between upright and underslung mode seamlessly (with practice!).
At under 2kg for the gimbal and grip its a lighter way to stabilize a camera compared to the larger DJI Ronin-M and and Ronin and allows some more creative options you just cannot get with a bigger gimbal. Connect from the DJI assistant App via Bluetooth for setup and/or use the Ronin-S joystick for control - other Pro options are available like the DJI Pro Wirless Reciever and GPS modules, DJI Master Wheels and ForePro.
The batteries last approx 12 hours before you need to charge them from the supplied USB-C charge adapter - but the batteries stay in the unit and this will take approx 2 1/4 hours to recharge.
You can mount the Ronin-S onto a manfrotto tripod using the Ronin-S tripod plate - useful for the motion timelapse type shots but also for ease of use for more static shots, although there is a built in tripod in the Ronin-S grip.
See the Ronin-S videos on the DJI website for more feature details. See the latest compatibility chart from DJI.
See the Ronin-S downloads including Quickstart guide and user manual and links to the Apple and Android App here.