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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
Panorama
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.
Tracking
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.
SmoothTrack
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.
Versatility
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.
Multitasker
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
Mounting
1 x 1/4"-20 Female
1 x 3/8"-16 Female
Weight
4.1 lb / 1.9 kg
Gimbal
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
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C
Wireless Frequency
2.4 GHz (2.4 - 2.48)
Wireless Protocol
Bluetooth 4.0
Battery
Battery Type
1x Built-In
Capacity (mAh)
2400 mAh
Capacity (Wh)
34.56 Wh
Battery Runtime
12 Hours
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion
Power
Operating Current
0.16 A
Environmental
Operating Temperature
-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
General
Mounting
1 x 1/4"-20 Female
1 x 3/8"-16 Female
Dimensions
23 x 11.5 x 10" / 58.4 x 29.2 x 25.4 cm
Weight
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.

Fantastic

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

Wow

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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Does it have dtap power out?

Does it have dtap power out?
Asked by: ethan
We're afraid not. The Ronin-S does not offer a D-Tap power port.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-04-03

Does it have any kind of basic warranty or do I ...

Does it have any kind of basic warranty or do I need to buy the Square Protection?
Asked by: Anonymous
I think it has one year warranty. I’ve had mine for a while, I’ve had no issues with it at all ,,It’s been great!
Answered by: paul
Date published: 2020-11-10

Can Ronin-S be used with Panasonic Lumix ...

Can Ronin-S be used with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100?
Asked by: Kelsey
I am not familiar with this camera. However, as long as it’s a dslr and not a cinema camera, you should be fine.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2020-11-21

Will this gimbal support the setup of Sony A7III ...

Will this gimbal support the setup of Sony A7III with sony lens 24-105mm F.4? will this come with sony cable? Will the zoom button work with the lens 24-105mm ? Thank you
Asked by: Do
The Sony A7III and the Sony 24-105mm F4 lens are both on the compatibility list with the Ronin-S. You will be able to balance that combination of camera and lens. However this kit does not include any cables. You will need to purchase B&H # DJRONINP13CB which is the DJI Ronin-S Multi-Camera Control Cable (Sony Multi Port). However the 24-105mm is not a servo zoom lens. https://bhpho.to/2DZF5sE
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-03-13

Does this kit include a full Ronin S?

Does this kit include a full Ronin S?
Asked by: Brandon
Yes it does, it comes with the gimbal, battery grip, and the tripod handle
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-07-05

Will this work with a Canon EOs 90D with battery ...

Will this work with a Canon EOs 90D with battery grip attached? Also, what extra cables would I need for a 90D and 7DMII?
Asked by: Tamara
You need the DJI Ronin-S Multi-Camera Control Cable (Micro-USB Type-B) for the 90D, BH #DJCPRN001101. However there is no option for the 7D Mark II as this time.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-10-28

Is there a setup/cable available that will ...

Is there a setup/cable available that will support the following on Sony A& III: record stop/start, shutter release, aperature, shutter speed and ISO control?
Asked by: Jeff
There is not a cable that allows all of those things to be controlled on an A7III camera. However you can use the DJI Ronin-S Multi-Camera Control Cable (Sony Multi-Port) to control start/stop record and aperture, BH #DJRONINP13CB. https://bhpho.to/2DZF5sE
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-10-02

Can I use a Small HD 5 'Focus monitor and a RODE ...

Can I use a Small HD 5 'Focus monitor and a RODE VIDEOMIC X microphone, with a Sony A7SII camera in this Ronin S? What accessories do I need to buy in order to place the monitor and the microphone in the Ronin S?
Asked by: Jose Maria
Take a look at the SmallRig Universal Wooden Side Handle. It works great with the Ronin-S and specifically allows for easy mounting of monitors/recorders with cold shoe or threaded mounts. It also has other tapped holes for additional mounting options and configurations. The Ronin-S has plenty of payload capacity for a Sony A7SII, with reasonable lens choices.
Answered by: Curt
Date published: 2019-07-11
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