For those of us who use gimbals, we know how heavy our setups can get over time. Having a lighter setup can make things easier when on the go, and DJI is here with yet another solution.
DJI has released the Ronin SC, a newer, lighter, and slightly more advanced version of the Ronin S. Weighing in at only 2.4 lbs (41% lighter than the Ronin S), this new gimbal was designed specifically for mirrorless cameras and portability. The motors support around 4.5 lbs of weight from the payload with a battery lasting around 11 hours. Some of the most useful features are the three-axis lock for travel and ability to use Intelligent Modes.
- Three-axis lock: This acts as a safety feature when transporting the gimbal. There were times with the Ronin S that I always felt like I was beating the thing up when packing it into a bag. This build feels slightly more like the Ronin 2, where everything was made a certain way intentionally.
- Active Track 3.0: This has been a feature on DJI's drones for years and has proved to work pretty well for people. I was shocked to see that DJI is now using this with their gimbals by integrating the technology through their app. You now have an option to mount your phone to the hotshoe of your camera to use as a screen and access additional features.
- Force Mobile: This is another amazing feature for this gimbal to offer. Just like the Ronin 2 and the DJI Force, you have the ability to control the camera using the accelerometer on your mobile device. I think for me, this is the coolest update, and I am really excited to put this mode to the test.
I do not see this gimbal being a replacement for the Ronin S, because it does not hold as much of a payload. However, I do see it having a different purpose for people that are looking for something a little bit less than Ronin S. Starting at a price point of $439, the Ronin SC is a great value for the quality and features it offers.