DJI Ronin RS3, the perfect gimbal for mirrorless cameras | Review

DJI Ronin RS3, the perfect gimbal for mirrorless cameras | Review

DJI Ronin RS3

For several years now, DJI has shared the experience gained in the construction of motorized gimbal heads for the stabilization of cameras inside its stabilizers dedicated to amateur and professional videomakers. The Ronin family, which has become famous over the years thanks to the numerous quality products, is now expanding with two new products known as RS3 and RS3 Pro.

Differences RS3 and RS3 Pro

The differences between the two devices are limited and concern both the structure of the stabilizer and the functions made available by DJI. Below is a summary table:

DJI RS3 DJI RS3 Pro Weight 1.3 kg / supported 3 kg 1.5 kg / supported 4.5 kg Expandability No Vehicle support, Steadicam, slider, cable cam, jib Materials Aluminum alloy Carbon fiber Focusing No Focusing system LiDAR (multi-point) Expansion port No RSA, NATO, charging adapter port Battery (life) 2.5 hours 1.5 hours

How is it done

No difference compared to the previous models as regards the arrangement of the keys; the configuration therefore remains unchanged, and we find once again the M key, the registration one and the joystick close to the 1.8-inch OLED display. While the right profile is characterized by the presence of a speed selector, the left section features only a quick battery release system. Both profiles, in any case, boast NATO slides for coupling any accessories of various kinds. To facilitate the balancing of the camera, DJI has integrated a series of releases and knobs able to offer an almost millimeter precision; a solution that will surely be appreciated by professionals.

Finally, the situation of the doors has been redefined; now on the front arm there are three connectors to which it is possible to connect the camera, accessories and much more. For the first time, the axis lock is managed automatically and all functions related to safety are managed by the gimbal itself. | zone: tag crm_srl-th_altra_d_mh3_1 slot id: th_altra_d_mh3 "); } We have tried DJI RS3 for a period without encountering difficulties or limitations, DJI has surpassed itself once again by listening to the feedback of its customers and introducing a series of measures to further refine the experience. For example, the touchscreen display has been enlarged and embellished with OLED technology, which allows an always effective vision even under the sunniest days. The menu is intuitive and the approach is user-friendly; you don't need to be an expert on the subject to use DJI RS3.

The association, with only compatible cameras, can also take place via bluetooth, in this way it is possible to take advantage of the wireless shutter control, acting directly on the shutter and the shot. Finally, the shooting modes are interesting which, thanks to an improved algorithm, also allow use with a single hand. We specify for this last point that it is always advisable to have a compact camera available, perhaps combined with a reduced focal length.

Finally, let's talk about the battery; traditionally enclosed inside the handle but improved in terms of performance, it allows shooting of about 12 hours with a charging time of just over 2 hours (with adequate charger).


In conclusion, the DJI RS3 is an excellent stabilizer from practically every point of view, from performance to autonomy, passing naturally to the high level of customization available. What really improves the performance of the RS3 is the free app, available for Android and iOS environments, which allows you to change some gimbal settings and control the balance of the camera.

Compared to the previous version, the differences are considerable, even for those who rely on this kind of stabilizers without making a professional use of them. DJI RS3 is available on Amazon at a price of 559 euros, a justifiable figure for a tool of this kind.

DJI unveils Ronin RS 3, RS 3 Pro gimbals

DJI has announced its latest gimbal stabilisers, introducing the Ronin RS 3 and Ronin RS 3 Pro, price tag from £469 / €549 and £749 / €869, respectively, with a raft of new improvements and design features to enhance performance. You can pre-order the new DJI gimbals and accessores from B&H Photo Video.

DJI Ronin RS 3 Specs

Chief among the improvements are a redesigned axes-locking system that makes it fully automated. When you turn on the new Ronin RS 3 or Ronin RS 3 Pro, the automated axis locks release and unfold the gimbal.

You can also now send your Ronin into sleep mode simply by tapping the power button once, and position memory via its quick-release plates eliminates the need for repetitive balancing.

DJI is also promising a 20% improvement in performance over the Ronin RSC 2 thanks to changes to its Stabilization Algorithm. The tweaks mean you can now shoot at low angles, run or even film from a moving vehicle much easier.

Also new is a 1.8-inch OLED colour touchscreen that marks an 80% increase in surface area compared to the Ronin RSC 2. The touchscreen allows you to set up most of the gimbal’s functions without having to connect to the mobile app. There’s also a new physical gimbal mode switch that lets you move between pan follow, pan and tilt follow and FPV modes.

The Ronin RS 3 weighs in at 1.3kg (2.8lbs), with a payload capacity of 3kg (6.6lbs) should cover most cameras.

DJI Ronin RS 3 Price & Release Date

DJI RS 3 price tag will be £469 / €549 for a kit that includes the gimbal, BG21 Grip, USB-C Charging Cable, Lens-Fastening Support, Extended Grip/Tripod (Plastic), Quick-Release Plates, Multi-Camera Control Cable, and Screw Kit.

A DJI RS 3 Combo kit is priced at £619 / €719 and includes one Briefcase Handle, Focus Motor (2022), Focus Motor Rod Kit, Focus Gear Strip, a second Multi-Camera Control Cable, and one Carrying Case.

DJI Ronin RS 3 Pro Specs

The DJI Ronin RS 3 Pro is the company’s flagship gimbal and is constructed from one piece of uncut carbon fibre, making it lighter and stronger than the jointed material used on previous Ronin gimbals. What’s more, the arms have been extended to accommodate commonly used professional cameras like the Canon EOS C70, Sony FX6 and RED Komodo.

As a result, the RS 3 Pro weighs 1.5kg (3.3lbs) and can support a payload of 4.5kg (10lbs). Like the RS 3, the Ronin RS 3 Pro also features the automated axis locks, gimbal mode switch and 1.8-inch OLED touchscreen.

The Ronin RS 3 Pro also employs Ronin 4D’s LiDAR focusing technology for use with manual lenses. This creates the new DJI LiDAR Range Finder, which is capable of 43,200 ranging points within a 14-meter indoor area.

The RS3 Pro’s focus motor now provides three times more torque, enabling autofocus on manual lenses with no need for repetitive calibration.

What’s more, the LiDAR Range Finder carries a DJI-developed chip identical to the one used in Ronin 4D and a built-in 30mm camera, boosting the computing power of ActiveTrack by more than 60 times, creating ActiveTrack Pro.

Design-wise, the Ronin RS 3 Pro has dual RSA/NATO and battery ports that allow it to connect to a wide range of accessories, including the new Briefcase Handle. DJI has also opened up its SDK to third-party manufacturers, so more Ronin RS 3 Pro accessories are bound to follow.

DJI Ronin RS 3 Pro Price & Release Date

The DJI RS 3 Pro price tag will be £749 / €869 for a kit that includes that includes one Gimbal, BG30 Grip, USB-C Charging Cable, Lens-Fastening Support (Extended), Extended Grip/Tripod (Metal), Quick-Release Plates, Briefcase Handle, Multi-Camera Control Cable, Screw Kit, and Carrying Case.

A DJI RS 3 Pro Combo kit is priced at £949 / €1,099 EUR and includes one Extended Quick Release Plate, Phone Holder, Focus Motor (2022), Focus Motor Rod Kit, Focus Gear Strip, Ronin Image Transmitter (previously known as the DJI RavenEye Image Transmission System), two Hook-and-Loop Straps and additional cables.

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