DJI presented this Wednesday two new stabilizers for cameras and cameras, the DJI RS 3 and DJI RS 3 Pro.
If the general public knows DJI above all for its drones, its action-cams or its stabilizers for smartphones, the Chinese manufacturer also offers, with its Ronin range, gimbals oriented more towards expert videographers, even the professional sector. Last year, DJI presented its Ronin 4D, an all-in-one combo integrating both a camera and a stabilization system with gimbal.
This Tuesday, the firm unveiled two new, more accessible gimbals from its Ronin range with the DJI RS 3 and DJI RS 3 Pro.
The two new DJI nacelles aim, as usual, to directly integrate a camera or a camera and to be able to strongly stabilize the image in order to enjoy the smoothest sequences possible. They thus succeed not the Ronin 4D, but the previous DJI RS 2 and DJI RSC 2.
An easier to configure DJI RS 3
As for the new DJI RS 3 gimbal, the Chinese manufacturer has made some improvements, including a Bluetooth shutter button that will allow you to control the shot directly from the remote control without having to connect a control cable between the gimbal and the camera. The firm has also sought to make the installation more fluid, whether thanks to a new axis lock system, which is activated directly by switching on the nacelle, or to a new position memory which makes it possible not to having to rebalance each time you turn the gimbal on again.
Another novelty of the DJI RS 3, the stabilization is reinforced by 20% according to the manufacturer’s measurements compared to the RS 2. A SuperSmooth mode aims to improve stabilization for lenses up to a 100 mm equivalent focal length.
Note also the integration of a larger Oled screen – 1.8 inches – which will allow direct control of the nacelle without using a smartphone application. The onboard battery allows for up to 12 hours of use and is compatible with 18 W fast charging. As for the weight of the gimbal, DJI announces a mass of 1.3 kg and a payload that can go up to just under 3 kg.
A DJI RS 3 Pro that will be able to manage autofocus on manual lenses
For its part, the DJI RS 3 Pro incorporates the same new features, whether it is the Bluetooth shutter, the automated axis lock or the Oled screen. The gimbal is however more massive, with a weight of 1.5 kg and will allow to embark a much larger payload, up to 4.5 kg.
But it is above all by the integration of a LiDAR focusing system that the DJI RS 3 Pro stands out. DJI has taken over the focus system already built into the Ronin 4D to allow videographers to use manual focus lenses. This LiDAR system, called DJI LiDAR Range Finder (RS), will thus evaluate up to 43,200 depth measurement points up to a distance of 14 meters. It is equipped with a 30 mm lens and accompanied by a focus motor which will therefore apply the necessary focus to the lens, even if it does not benefit from an autofocus function.
The new DJI RS 3 gimbal is available this Tuesday at a price of 549 euros, or 719 euros in bundle with a Focus motor, a second cable and a carrying case. For its part, the DJI RS 3 Pro is launched for pre-order at a price of 869 euros or 1,099 euros with a smartphone holder, a Focus motor, additional cables and a Ronin image transmitter.
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