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DJI Ronin-S Essentials Kit

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DJI Ronin-S Essentials Kit
Key Features
  • Ronin-S with Key Accessories
  • 8 lb Payload
  • Trigger and Mode Control Buttons
  • Offset Roll Motor for Screen Visibility
The Ronin-S Essentials Kit includes the Ronin-S gimbal with some key accessories. Doing away with the focus wheel and a few other accessories that come with the standard Ronin-S package, the Essentials Kit provides substantial savings while giving you everything you need to start shooting right away.
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DJI Ronin-S Overview

The Ronin-S Essentials Kit includes the Ronin-S gimbal with some key accessories. Doing away with the focus wheel and a few other accessories that come with the standard Ronin-S package, the Essentials Kit provides substantial savings while giving you everything you need to start shooting right away.

The DJI Ronin-S is more than just a miniaturized version of the larger Ronin gimbal stabilizers; it represents a scalable ecosystem for integrating DSLR and mirrorless cameras into professional-grade workflows. The single-handed form factor of the Ronin-S lends itself to lighter camera payloads up to 8 lb. Please see the most current camera and lens compatibility list on the DJI website.

Between the front trigger, the rear mode button, and the joystick, precise gimbal control lets you obtain the shots you require. The front trigger can lock the gimbal when held, re-center the gimbal when tapped twice, and engage the Selfie mode by turning 180° when tapped three times. Press the mode button to engage three customizable operation profiles, each with tunable speed and response for different shooting scenarios. If fast-moving subjects are your forte, the Sport mode delivers extra-quick response times and fast gimbal movements, up to a maximum speed of 45 mph. With this operation flexibility, the Ronin-S will fit into documentary, event, and feature film workflows, and it runs up to 12 hours on a single charge of the battery grip.

The gimbal and all included accessories can be stored inside the included case, which helps protect your equipment during storage and transport.

Automated Creative Features
Use the Ronin-S to capture panoramic photos using precise gimbal movements.
Time-Lapse and Motion-Lapse
Using the DJI Ronin app for Android and iOS you can control your camera to take photos at specific intervals which, when combined and sequenced in post, can yield creative time-lapse movies. You can also pre-set a path for the gimbal to follow during time-lapse photography inside the app as well. Gimbal movement adds dynamic motion to your finished product without using post-production tools that can decrease resolution.
With the Track function, you can program a repeatable gimbal movement. Having this functionality is great for when you need to block out scenes precisely and require complex camera moves to be executed without active operator input.
General Features
Offset Roll Motor
By offsetting the roll motor the Ronin-S holds the camera above the roll axis, leaving the camera's LCD screen unblocked. This design also minimizes the camera shake that occurs when transitioning from upright to underslung modes and vice versa.
Customize the response of the Ronin-S to fit your shooting style. Two response types can be saved and instantly recalled with a single click of the mode button. Go from smooth camera movement to rapid response with the flick of a switch to be ready for any kind of shooting situation.
Modular Design
The Ronin-S was built to be modular. Direct-connected and wireless accessories are supported. For example, separately available DJI control devices, such as the Master Wheels and Master Force, enhance the usability of the Ronin-S in professional scenarios. The S-Bus connection supports third-party controls compatible with that standard protocol.
The Ronin-S can mount onto an RC buggy for low-angle shots, or even act as a stabilized remote head when mounted to a jib. The DJI Focus Command Unit can be mounted on 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.
Multiple accessory mounts are allocated on the Ronin-S, providing full support for add-ons such as a microphone, LED light, or a wireless video transmitter. Compatibility with DJI control devices such as Master Force provides intuitive controls. The Master Wheels are also able to provide remote operators with precise gimbal movements.
Additional Features
Advanced 32-bit ARM processor
DJI specialized gimbal drive motors with encoders
Support for 2.4/5.8 GHz receivers
Support for D-Bus receiver
Support for extended GPS
360° continuous rotation through slip ring
Three profile settings, including SmoothTrack and joystick parameters
Support for virtual joystick operation
Support for time-lapse, track, and panorama
Sport mode support
Roll 360° rotation support
Quick record function

DJI Ronin-S Specs

Key Specs
Number of Axes
3: Pitch (Tilt), Roll, Yaw (Pan)
Load Capacity
8 lb / 3.6 kg
Wireless Frequency
2.4 GHz (2.4 - 2.48)
Wireless Protocol
Bluetooth 4.0
1 x 1/4"-20 Female
1 x 3/8"-16 Female
4.1 lb / 1.9 kg
Number of Axes
3: Pitch (Tilt), Roll, Yaw (Pan)
Rotation Range
Yaw (Pan): 360° 
Pitch (Tilt): -95 to 185° 
Roll: 360° 
Follow Speed
Pan: 360°/s
Tilt: 360°/s
Roll: 360°/s
Load Capacity
8 lb / 3.6 kg
1x USB-C
Wireless Frequency
2.4 GHz (2.4 - 2.48)
Wireless Protocol
Bluetooth 4.0
Battery Type
1x Built-In
Capacity (mAh)
2400 mAh
Capacity (Wh)
34.56 Wh
Battery Runtime
12 Hours
Battery Chemistry
Operating Current
0.16 A
Operating Temperature
-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
1 x 1/4"-20 Female
1 x 3/8"-16 Female
23 x 11.5 x 10" / 58.4 x 29.2 x 25.4 cm
4.1 lb / 1.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
6.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19.5 x 14.75 x 6.9"

DJI Ronin-S Reviews

Amazing Gimbal - Highly Recommend!

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-22

Such an amazing Product!! I am very impressed with how easy this gimbal is to set up and stabilize quickly. If you have previous experience with other gimbals, then you will have no problem with this one at all. Great product and I am more than happy with this purchase!

One of the best gimbals

By Luis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-13

Love it. Was pretty easy to learn how to balance it. Pretty reliable.


By Oz
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-01

There are only two cons to this gimbal, one, it does not have any form of locking the axis. Two, it has to charge from a USB-C and has to be fully assembled to charge. Otherwise, the gimbal supports almost all camera types, it had no trouble controlling my GoPro HERO 8. The battery life is fantastic as well. It is not scared of a little misty water either, I have taken it out in the lite rain a few times and it still works perfectly! Overall fantastic!

Great unit

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-14

I have been having fun with this gimbal. It certainly takes some practice and getting used to, but works really well, and as expected.

So good I bought 2!

By Colton
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-27

I bought a Ronin-S back when they first came out for personal use and we used it so much at my office I bought another one for our gear cage there. The economics are great. The weight isn't too much for a full day of shooting. The battery lasts forever. It's the cheapest and best gimbal you can get in my opinion for professional use. Perfect for Sony Alpha cameras and Blackmagic Pocket cameras.

The DJI Ronin-S Rocks!

By Mason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-06

As a freelance videographer that shoots promo videos, quality and speed are everything. With Ronin-S, I know that this thing is built like a tank and I don't feel the need to be careful with it. Plenty of expert videographers I personally know have used this gimbal for years with no issues! Personally, I would recommend using it, and buying accessories to help make things run more efficiently (such as a quick-release plate, extension handle, etc).

Ronin S

By Karen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-16

Solid gimbal at a good price point


By Miles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-22

I've had this product for a couple of weeks now, and wow is it amazing. I'm still getting used to using it properly, but it certainly makes everything much easier. There's only the slightest learning curve, as the system is extremely user-friendly in my opinion. I had never used a gimbal before and I had it balanced and fully operational in about an hour for the first time. I've only had this for about two weeks and I've managed to cut the balancing time down to about 10 minutes already. I purchased this primarily because I wanted to start shooting real estate, but obviously, it is quite multifaceted. It's been so fun taking this out and seeing the incredible smooth motion in all my shots. I especially love the underslung mode. The payload also gets big points for me with an 8-pound capacity. I run on a Sony a7iii, which by itself is rather light, but the cage I have makes it too heavy for other gimbals with lesser capacity. Currently, I'm using it for B-roll and tracking shots for my universities film club. I'm now looking at mono-pods to attach to it so I can get some crane shots.

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