Two fresh variants of Ronin gimbals are here. One of these is the Ronin S2 (RS2), which can be considered an advanced variant to the Ronin S gimbal. This one has been designed to house big-sized cameras. The RS2 would be an ideal fit for those who carry out photography and video shoots professionally.
The second gimbal launched by Ronin is the Ronin SC 2 or RSC 2. This one has been designed such that it can be moved easily from one place to another. This is possible owing to a new kind of folding mechanism that has been used in developing the RSC 2, claims DJI when folded, the RSC 2 measures about 180x190mm, which is equivalent to A5 sheet size.
The RSC 2 is about 1.2 kg or 2.65 lbs, which is a little heavier compared to the Ronin SC gimbal, its predecessor. The RSC 2 can be ideal for those cameras that come without a mirror or those small in size. When charged once, the RSC 2 can work for 12 hours at a single stretch, without any issues. According to DJI, the RSC 2 comes with a fast charge option. That can be used if the gimbal needs to get charged faster.
According to DJI, RSC 2 can be used for movie shooting as many options are made available, which can be quite useful during that time. And the best part is that no additional accessories are essential. For instance, the ‘briefcase mode’ of the RSC 2 permits the adjustment of the main gimbal arm to sling ahead with ease. Owing to this, the videographer gets a wide range of shooting angles that can be adjusted to get the perfect shot.
Additionally, the RSC 2 consists of an OLED screen measuring an inch. All the data from the camera gets displayed on this screen. RSC 2 can tolerate loads up to 3 kgs (6.6 lbs).
Let us now come over to RS 2. From the weight point of view, this one weighs about 1.3 kg (2.86 lbs). The camera rig’s maximum weight supported by RS 2 is about 4.5 kg (10 lbs). Again, RS 2 also can function smoothly for up to 12 hours when charged once. It also comes with a quick-charging feature. About 15 minutes of quick-charging can make RS 2 work for an additional two hours.
A lot of attention has been provided to the stability of the gimbal. RS 2 is equipped with a “SuperSmooth mode” that is very compatible with cameras having focal lengths as long as 100 mm. DJI has gone on to state that the “newly optimized Titan Stabilization Algorithm reduces the need for manual user input while compensating for user movement and optimizing the gimbal tilt and angle.”
RS 2 comes with a two-layered plate for placing the camera. This one is compatible with the standards set by the Arca-Swiss and Manfrotto brands. Along with the plate, there is also a knob for adjusting the camera balance. RS 2 comes with a touchscreen measuring 1.4 inches. This screen displays all details related to the data within the camera or the settings of the gimbal.
Both the RSC 2 and RS 2 are equipped with many accessories. For instance, consider the RavenEye Image Transmission System, which can process a video having a resolution of 1080p and 30 frames per second and then transfer the same to the Ronin mobile app, even if it is at a distance of about 200 meters. The Ronin mobile app can control many settings within the gimbals.
Both of these gimbals also support the camera rotation into portrait mode with a single tap’s aid. Then, the “time tunnel” movement enables one to capture hyper-lapse videos while rotating 360 degrees. RS 2 is priced at $849, while the RSC 2 is priced at $499. Both of these arrive today.
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