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DJI RS 3 Gimbal Stabilizer

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DJI RS 3 Gimbal Stabilizer
Key Features
  • Lightweight Design with 6.6 lb Payload
  • Supports Sony a7S III/Canon R5 Cameras
  • Advanced 1.8" OLED Touchscreen
  • Instant Mode Switching
The DJI RS 3 has been redesigned to be even lighter and sleeker than the Ronin RSC 2 gimbal at only 2.8 lb with a payload of up to 6.6 lb. This tiny gimbal is tough enough to support and stabilize a Sony a7S III or Canon R5 with a 24-70mm zoom lens attached. With a larger full-color OLED display, a new fine-tuning knob, and greater stability, the RS 3 can become an essential part of your compact camera kit.
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DJI RS 3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3Ready When You Are
  • 4Quick Release Plates
  • 5Compatibility
  • 6Automated Axis Locks
  • 7Wireless Shutter Control
  • 8Integrated Controls
  • 9Third-Gen RS Stabilization Algorithm
  • 10Get SuperSmooth Results
  • 111.8" OLED Touchscreen
  • 12Monitoring on Smartphone
  • 13Integrated Monitoring and Control
  • 14Enhanced Battery and Fast Charging
  • 15Intelligent Functions
  • 16
By B&H Photo's
Ready When You Are
The DJI RS 3 has been redesigned to be even lighter and sleeker than the Ronin RSC 2 gimbal at only 2.8 lb with a payload of up to 6.6 lb. This tiny gimbal is tough enough to support and stabilize a Sony a7S III or Canon R5 with a 24-70mm zoom lens attached. With a larger full-color OLED display, a new fine-tuning knob, and greater stability, the RS 3 can become an essential part of your compact camera kit.
Quick Release Plates
With dual-layered quick release plates, mounting a camera onto RS 3 is fast and convenient. There is no need to rebalance the gimbal after swapping out a new battery or memory card.
Compatibility
For a full list of compatible cameras, please see the most current compatibility information on the DJI website.
Automated Axis Locks
When the gimbal is powered off, you can press and hold the power button, and the three axes unlock while the gimbal expands automatically, allowing you to start working in just two seconds. Press the power button once, and the axes automatically lock and enter sleep mode, making a move or storage significantly more efficient.
Wireless Shutter Control
By implementing Dual-Mode Bluetooth, the RS 3 supports wireless shutter control, saving time and effort with every use. After the initial Bluetooth pairing, you can control video and photo shooting by simply pressing the record button on the stabilizer. Previously paired cameras can automatically reconnect after the first use, eliminating the need for a camera control cable.
Integrated Controls
  • With a newly added fine-tuning knob on the tilt axis, the camera can slide forward or backward with millimeter-grade precision adjustments to achieve accurate balancing more easily when changing the lens.
  • By simply sliding the new gimbal mode switch, you can alternate between Pan follow, Pan and Tilt follow, and FPV modes. The FPV mode selection is also customizable to 3D Roll 360, Portrait, or Custom, allowing you to adjust your equipment and get started as fast as possible.
  • Rotating the front dial allows you to control zoom or focus. It can also be customized to control the camera's shutter, aperture, ISO, or gimbal movements, making it exceptionally convenient for single-handed operation.
Third-Gen RS Stabilization Algorithm
Empowered by a next-generation stabilization algorithm, the RS 3 provides 20% enhanced stability over the RSC 2, effortlessly managing low-angle shots, running scenarios, or switching between high and low positions.
Get SuperSmooth Results
When SuperSmooth mode is enabled, RS 3 increases motor torque to further enhance stabilization, delivering stable footage even in fast-moving scenarios or with 100mm-equivalent focal lenses.
1.8" OLED Touchscreen
Compared with the black-and-white screen of RSC 2, RS 3 is equipped with a 1.8" OLED full-color touchscreen with an 80% larger display. It also supports most Ronin app settings, providing intuitive and precise control together with the redesigned user interface.
Monitoring on Smartphone
RS 3 supports the Ronin Image Transmitter (previously known as the Ronin RavenEye Image Transmitter) to transmit 1080p30 HD live feeds directly to a mobile device. The maximum transmission distance is 656 feet, and the end-to-end transmission latency is as low as 60 ms. A smartphone can also be attached to the NATO port on the RS 3 with the phone holder for wireless monitoring.
Integrated Monitoring and Control
Remotely adjust camera exposure directly in the Ronin app, or control the gimbal with the virtual joystick to get an integrated monitoring and control experience. With the Ronin Image Transmitter, a smartphone can be used as a motion controller to remotely control the RS 3 gimbal for more flexible and dynamic camera movements.
Enhanced Battery and Fast Charging
The new RS 3 battery grip features a cartridge design, making it easier to swap batteries and smaller for storage compared with RSC 2. It can even be charged separately from the gimbal. The new battery grip provides an extended runtime of up to 12 hours, enough for continuous shooting all day. It supports 18W PD fast charging with a charge time of just 2.5 hours. It can even be used while charging to keep RS 3 powered almost indefinitely.
Intelligent Functions
The camera retains all the intelligent motion functions such as Dolly Zoom, Motionlapse, Track, Time Tunnel, and Panorama.

DJI RS 3 Specs

Grip DesignSingle Handgrip (Slanted)
Gimbal
Load Capacity6.6 lb / 3 kg
Number of Axes3-Axis (Pitch (Tilt), Roll, Yaw (Pan))
Rotation RangeMechanical Range
Yaw (Pan): 360° Unlimited 
Pitch (Tilt): 335° (-95 to 240°) 
Roll: 326° (-112 to 214°) 
Follow SpeedPan: 360°/s
Tilt: 360°/s
Roll: 360°/s
Compatibility
Camera ControlOn Compatible Models (See Full Compatibility List)
Camera Mounting Screw1 x 1/4"-20 Male
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs3 x USB-C (Control) Output
1 x USB-C (Power)
Wireless Frequency2.4 GHz (2.4 - 2.483)
Wireless ProtocolBluetooth 5.0
App CompatibleYes, Required: Android & iOS
App Name: DJI Ronin
Functionality: Adjust Settings, Firmware Update, Remote Control, Setup, View Live Feed
Battery
Battery Type1 x Built-In
Battery Capacity3000 mAh / 21 Wh
Battery Runtime12 Hours
Battery Charging Time2.5 Hours
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Voltage7.2 VDC
Environmental
Operating Temperature-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
General
Display TypeFixed Touchscreen OLED
Mounting1 x 1/4"-20 Female
1 x Cold Shoe Mount
Dimensions16.1 x 10.2 x 7.7" / 410 x 260 x 195 mm
Weight2.2 lb / 990 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.675 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.9 x 9.1 x 2.6"

DJI RS 3 Reviews

fantastic

By Theodoros
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-12

fantastic

The best gimbal ever

By Abimael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-13

Smooth and easy to use

Works great

By Chuck
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-18

We have several larger stabilizers (Steadicam Zephyr and DJI Ronin MX), but this is great for our Sony A7's and nothing beats it for travel gigs...

Yes

By Garry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-08

Let me start by saying that I'm not a professional videographer or photographer. I am a composer of modern classical music, and I've had an interest in videography for a little over ten years now, mostly making videos of people playing my music. My training has come from reading, practicing and learning things on the internet. I've had my DJI RS3 for a couple of weeks now, and, so far, I'm very happy to have it. The RS3 seems sturdy enough. Its screen is easy to understand and to use. The physical mode switch dial is better than a menu-driven system would be. The responsiveness of the front dial, used in conjunction with the focus motor, is truly impressive. It didn't take too much practice to feel competent at balancing the gimbal. DJI's manual and online learning tools are clear and seem complete, and there are abundant helpful online materials about the gimbal. (I've yet to find any material about getting the gimbal out of inverted mode without causing the gimbal to spin wildly out of control.) So far, I haven't used it on a project, but I can tell that it's so different from using a tripod or slider or skater dolly, that it will take some practice to get good results. I have been practicing daily, and I expect that the payoff -the increased variety of possible shots- will be worth the money and the effort. I think it's worth mentioning that one will benefit from doing some research about the camera you choose to put on the RS3 and how the devices will relate to each other. I bought a Sigma Fp, first for its price/performance promise (which promise it has kept in spades!), but also thinking that, among other things, it would, because of its light weight, be a good fit for a gimbal. But because the Sigma has only one Usb C port which is the only conduit for getting the camera's highest quality or for connecting the camera to the RS3, one needs to choose which capability to use. I found that that best solution was to add an Atomos Ninja V to the rig. Although this does add some weight, the availability of a monitor is worth it. The Sigma FP has neither a flip screen nor impressive continuous autofocus, but the focus peaking feature on the Ninja V as well as the impressive focus dial on the RS3 makes for a most usable trio. I don't mean to sound like I'm knocking the Sigma Fp. I'm not. I would buy it again. The images it makes are gorgeous. I would also buy the RS3 again, and I recommend it. But, if you are starting from scratch it would be worth knowing everything you can about how your devices work together and whether they'll accomplish everything you want them to do. If had been decision-making about an entire package, rather than starting with the camera, I might not have chosen the Sigma Fp as the best choice for a gimbal camera. There are two things I would change about the RS3: I would make the briefcase handle so that it could double as a side handle, either by adding a hinge to it or devising the nato connector so that it could be flipped ninety degrees. As it is, I have had to purchase a side handle separately. The other small complaint is that the fitting near the roll axis motor is sticky and not at all easy to adjust as are the tilt and pan fittings. I have given the device 5 stars. If I could, I would rate it 4 and a half.

Don't buy it.

By Vitor
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-01

We can see in the app if the gimbal is balanced, so I can say this wasn't the cause of my problem. The roll axis isn't good and it wasn't stabilizing properly. I had to replace the gimbal with my old Crane 2s (unbelievable). I reach DJI's forum to see if my unit was an exception, but other brother said the same thing was happening to his rs3 pro as well. DJI's answer was just repeat everything the manual said - everything I tried. Don't know if this is a firmware problem or something else, but if my Crane 2 is doing better... Don't buy it. Ah, my setup was a simple Xt3 18-55 2.8-4.

Compatibility issue

By Craig
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-20

Although the Sony A6500 is on the list of compatible cameras, it is not. The camera functions do not work with the DJI USB-C to micro USB wire. The Bluetooth function also doesn't work correctly.

Third time's a charm

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-04

I've owned three DJI Ronins and the RS3 is the best so far. Easier to balance, stronger motors, with a battery that lasts all day, it makes dolly shots a breeze to achieve. And I don't have to drag a tripod along for interviews in the field, because it's as steady as a tripod for interviews that last 5-10 min (or more, it's really up to how long your arms can take it). Great piece of gear.

Registration Mandatory, Smartphone App Required

By Glen
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-01

From The DJI RS 3 User Manual v1.2 page 8: DJI RS 3 supports up to five uses without activation. After that, activation is required for further use. Activation is done through a smartphone app you must install that requests your location information and then you must create an account on DJI's website to complete the process. I deeply resented the whole process; I don't think it should be necessary and I don't see why I should be forced to give a company my personal information for the right to use a tool I bought from them. Functionally, the gimbal seems fine as I would expect from the glowing reviews I read prior to purchase, but had I known about the registration nonsense I would have looked at other options on principal.

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