These days many photographers also shoot video and when it comes to capturing moving footage, a gimbal is one accessory many wish to have but can’t always afford. Luckily, DJI has just announced the Ronin-SC, a lightweight and budget-friendly alternative to its larger Ronin models.
See examples of footage taken with the Ronin-SC…
The Ronin-SC (it stands for Ronin-S Compact) is a 3-axis gimbal that’s designed to be suitable for single-handed use with mirrorless camera, such as the Sony a7S or Panasonic GH5, for example.
Amazingly, the rig tips the scales at just 1.1kg (2.4lbs) and measures 220×200×75mm (41% lighter than the Ronin-S), making it suitable for photographers who are travelling light. What’s more, the Ronin-SC stripes down so it can be packed away in cases.
Offering an impressive maximum battery life of up to 11 hours, the Ronin-SC can support payloads of up to 2kg (4.4lbs) and features 3-axis locks on the pan, tilt and roll axis to make balancing the camera simpler. Photographers can control the gimbal movement with a joystick and access modes via a front trigger button.
The Ronin-SC is capable of continuous movement and can even complete 360° rolls and can also be used with the DJI app to enable modes such as Panorama, Timelapse, Motionlapse, Motion Control and subjects can be tracked via DJI’s ActiveTrack 3.0 technology.
See how the Ronin-SC works on a film set…
While stabilised gimbals can be expensive the Ronin-SC, which is available now, will appeal to aspiring videographers thanks to its price tag from just $439/£325.