Our colleague, Florida based photographer Darren Miles recently had a chance to review DJI Ronin 3-Axis gimbal camera stabilizer – a pro video stabilization unit with some interesting features.
The DJI Ronin is a pro tool with a pro price (just under $3000), This might sound expensive (and it is) but when you compare it to say MOVI M5+ (the smaller version from Freefly) which cost almost $5k you start to get some perspective.
So, what are you paying all this money for? here are a few of the main features:
- 3-axis stabilized gimbal – meaning it will stabilize your camera on all 3 axis no matter how unstable you are yourself (just make sure you balance it on all 3 axis).
- Supports almost any camera up to 16 lbs. (or 7.2kg).
- Built-in receiver and remote control with Bluetooth and the DJI Assistant app for iOS – allowing you lots of control over the way the unit operates.
- 3 operation modes – upright, suspended or second operator.
As you can see from Miles’ video above – the DJI Ronin seem to perform very well and apart from the price the main drawback seem to be the weight of the unit (9.3 lb / 4.2 kg) and some users also mentioned the noise of the motors when the stabilizer is operating (although Miles did not mention this in the review).
If you are into more DIY budget stabilizers make sure you watch both these videos: “Hand Built Step by Step DIY Camera Stabilizer” and the most popular video on LensVid ever: “Build your own DIY Digital Stabilized Camera Gimbal“.
You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid.