2018 is off to a great start so far with some good announcements from Sony earlier this month, now DJI is entering the announcement arena pre-CES 2018 and is announcing the Osmo Mobile 2, which brings improved battery life, and the talk of the town Ronin-S, a single handholdable gimble for both DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras.
Here are some of the features of the Ronin-S:
- Combines advanced stabilization, precision control, and manual focus control capabilities in a compact, single-handed form factor.
- The Ronin-S’s innovative framework elevates camera payload above the Roll Axis, making the camera’s built-in display obstruction free and always in your line of sight. This ergonomic design also frees the Ronin-S from unwanted shake as you shift from underslung to an upright position in one smooth take.
- SmoothTrack technology allows you to transition smoothly from motion to camera angle effortlessly, using two customizable parameter groups that enable you to store your favorite SmoothTrack settings, switching between them in a single click.
- The Ronin-S can be easily mounted to an RC buggy for low angle shots or even act as a stabilized remote head when mounted to a jib. The dedicated DJI Focus Command Unit can be mounted to the accessory dock, enabling creators to pull focus when operating with the standard handle.You can also attach the Ronin-S to a dual-handheld bar without compromising control of the gimbal, focus or the camera shutter.
This gimbal looks very promising for DJI and I too as a videographer look forward to getting my hands on one later this year. At this time there’s no pricing information on either Osmo Mobil 2 or the Ronin-S. If you would like to pre-order either of these DJI products, please give our store, Allen’s Camera, a call at 215-547-2841.