Are you a videographer who’s ready to get your hands on some really fun shots without spending too much? Chances are, you will still be dishing out cash to really get the effect your looking for, but it doesn’t always have to cost what you are used to. DJI has announced their new Ronin-S stabilizer which proves to be a good example of this, costing less than the Ronin-M, keeping it well under $1,000.
The Ronin-S is a single-handed stabilizer for DSLR and mirrorless camera systems that makes use of a three-axis gimbal and aims to get you a solid shot every time by compensating for your movements, keeping things smooth in your video while you get your work out finding the best angle.
It can handle up to an 8lb (3.6 kg) load (camera, lens, accessories), which will pretty much have you covered in most DSLR scenarios, including today’s flagship models from all of your favorite brands like Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Nikon and so forth. It features a new “Push Mode” that automatically adjusts its motors to compensate for your movements and commands from all angles, can handle operating speeds (ie, vehicle mounted scenarios) of up to 48 mph (75 kph) and packs a battery life of up to 12-hours (so you won’t have to worry about carrying so many extra batteries with you on any given day). It can even control certain camera parameters, such as focus–although some of these options may not be available until July, when they plan to release a firmware update to open these options to the user with.
The new stabilizer is available for pre-order beginning today (May 29th) via DJI’s website, and they will begin shipping out to customers in late June. The price tag is $699, making it a little expensive for anyone on a small budget but quite affordable compared to some of the alternative options.