We might get a new Ronin 3 this week. DJI is planning a product launch event — set to air live at 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 15.
While DJI won’t outright say what it is releasing this Wednesday, a promotional poster shows a boxy object with the word “Ronin” very clearly displayed on it. Considering DJI released its most recent two Ronin gimbals — the RS 2 and RSC 2 — back in fall 2020 (and the very first Ronin 2 dates back to 2017), it’s likely time for a Ronin 3.
DJI’s Ronin line takes the three-axis gimbals — the device responsible for creating that silky-smooth, gliding look — that you’re used to seeing on drones, and putting pairing it with a handheld camera on the ground. Even if you’re moving, expect camera stabilization to the max.
Filmmakers have long used massive gimbal mounts design to hold big cameras mounted on cars, or use massive grips. The Ronin puts similar tech in a far more manageable package (the RS 2 weighs just 1.3 kg, which is just under three pounds). And — a far more affordable package too. The DJI RS 2 initially launched at $849 but is currently on sale for $759, while the smaller DJI RSC 2 previously went for $499 and now goes for $449.
At present, Ronin gimbals are compatible with most DSLRs, including the Canon 5D Mark III and IV, and Nikon D500, D6 and D780. You can see the full list of cameras that Ronin gimbals are compatible with here.
Outside of the Ronin line of gimbals, DJI also has the more consumer-focused Osmo line. Many Osmo drones either pair with smartphones or operate via more entry-level built-in cameras.
So assuming DJI really does launch a Ronin 3 this week, what can you expect from it? Others out there on the Internet predict features including LiDAR focusing and wireless transmission.
The product launch event can be streamed live at 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 15 either on DJI’s YouTube channel or directly on DJI’s website.
What do you hope to see with the upcoming DJI Ronin product launch?