DJI Unveils New Ronin-S Gimbal

The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 can turn your Instagram stories into professional videos

If you are into movie making or are a photography/videography enthusiast, then chances are you have most probably heard of Osmo. 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. From February, the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 will become available directly from DJI and authorised resellers. Despite this, the Osmo Mobile 2 is also lighter than the first version thanks to its new lightweight nylon structure.

Unveiled at CES 2018 on Sunday, the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 allows the consumers to record super smooth and shake-free videos on the go. If you're a more serious photographer, you can express your creativity through options like Panorama, Long Exposure and LightTrail modes.

Special accessories for the Ronin S will be available, for instance, a Focus Control Center, allowing you to accurately adjust your focus, a vehicle mount solution, DJI Master Force, DJI Master Wheels, an external focus motor, and a cheese plate adapter so you can use your favorite third-party accessories.

The Osmo Mobile 2 built-in battery system now lets users film for up to 15 hours, or three times longer than the original Osmo Mobile.

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 supports Portrait orientation as well
DJI Osmo Mobile 2 supports Portrait orientation as well

The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 price is set at $129 (about £95, AU$160) and pre-orders starting on January 23 initially as an Apple Store exclusive. Where the Ronin 2 released in April a year ago was a serious piece of kit that can handle loads up to 30 lb (13.6 kg), the Ronin-S is the company's first single-handed stabilizer designed for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. DJI says they're up to the job of stabilizing even larger cameras like the Canon 5D, in addition to Panasonic's GH series and Sony's Alpha models, and even if they've got lengthy zooms. It's created to handle cameras as big as the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, but can also stabilize footage from popular mirrorless video cameras like the Panasonic GH5 and Sony a7S II.

A new USB port allows you to charge your phone during use and also doubles as a power bank for charging your other electronic devices. The curved design is meant to leave access to the preview screen even while shooting at angles, and the battery can be hot-swapped.

The Ronin S is DJI's completely new 3-axis stabilizer for both mirrorless and D-SLR cameras available in two sizes for either camera system.

The DJI Ronin-S will be available in the second quarter of 2018 from DJI's website and authorized retailers.