Dji RS3 Mini: Can a Compact Gimbal Deliver Pro Results?

DjJI has released a miniature version of their popular RS3 gimbal series, reducing its overall size to fit into a backpack and giving it enough power to handle most mainstream camera setups.

The First Mini in the RS Series

DJI's RS3 Mini takes many of the compelling features of their pro gimbals and shrinks them down into a compact offering at a sub-$400 price. Notable features of the DJI RS3 Mini include:

  • 3rd-Gen RS Stabilization Algorithm
  • Bluetooth Shutter Control
  • 795 g (1.75 lbs) Lightweight Design
  • Supports a7 and 24-70mm f/2.8 GM
  • Payload Capacity of 4.4 lbs
  • Native Vertical Shooting
  • NATO Expansion Port 
  • Gimbal Mode Switch Button
  • 1.4" Color Touchscreen
  • Front Dial Focusing
  • 10 Hours of Battery Life

These are all pretty compelling features for such a compact and affordable gimbal, but can it perform up to the RS3 PRO standards?

First Look With Filmmaker Brandon Li

Award-winning filmmaker Brandon Li had an opportunity to take the RS3 Mini out for some hands-on testing to see how it performs. 

Take a look at the video above to hear all about his initial impressions, his feedback on some of the pros and cons of the RS3 Mini, and if it makes a compelling choice for creators and filmmakers that need a compact travel gimbal.

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Reza is a professional photographer, cinematographer, and educator based in Seattle WA. He specializes in a variety of creative fields, including wedding photography, portrait photography, cinematography, and FAA Part 107 drone aerials. As an educator, Reza's aim is to produce compelling educational content that inspires and empowers creators.

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Looks pretty decent and not overly expensive.

Agreed Sam! I'm super excited to have a mini Ronin for travel. Price is great for the performance and portability!