DJI’s newest DSLR and mirrorless camera gimbal is stacked with features, and it’s only priced at $699. Ever since it first surfaced as CES, it has been hyped as the best gimbal for its price range. To test the hype, We Talk UAV used a Ronin S without a manual and created an honest review video:
Is it easy to use?
Using a Fujifilm X-T2, Alex calibrated the mirrorless camera to the Ronin S within 30 seconds, even without a video tutorial. The included tripod made calibration easier than the older DJI Ronin M gimbal. DJI also threw in a universal camera bracket, so it made it easy to switch from a Ronin S to a Manfrotto tripod.
Even though the Ronin S can be operated with one hand, it is still heavy. After about 15 minutes of filming, Alex said his arm started wearing out.
By placing manual mode, record mode and a joystick on the front part and a single trigger on the back part of the gimbal, DJI designed the Ronin S to be user friendly.
We Talk UAV created videos using mobile phone gimbals, so the Ronin S was tested to see if it can replace the older gimbal.