After being teased just a couple of days ago, DJI just unveiled the newest addition to the DJI Ronin lineup – the Ronin-SC. As expected, it is smaller and lighter than the Ronin-S with a maximum payload of 4.4 lbs (2 kg) and weight of just 2.4 lbs (1.1kg).
The newcomer has a runtime of approximately 11 hours and also brings along some enticing design features including axis locks on all three axes alongside a brand new position lock system allowing users to remount the camera significantly faster and start working again in no time.
Just like its larger counterparts, the Ronin-SC is durable and sturdily built with materials like magnesium, steel, aluminum, and composite plastic. Likewise, users can control the gimbal movement with the joystick and access different modes and gimbal settings with the use of the Mode (M) button and the front trigger button.
Keep in mind, though, that the new Ronin-SC isn’t compatible with existing Ronin-S hardware. In fact, the Ronin-SC was created to work seamlessly with most popular mirrorless cameras on the market the full list of which can be found on the DJI Ronin-SC website.
Furthermore, the Ronin-SC is powered by a 2450mAh rechargeable 18650 LiPo battery built into its handle. It is charged via a USB Type-C port and can also provide camera control such as run/stop or focus pulling using one of the included multiport USB cables connected to a compatible camera. There are also 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 mounting threads on the handle to add accessories such as the included smartphone holder.
Other than that, users can set up to 3 different custom profiles on the Ronin-SC while using the redesigned Ronin app as well as adjust various settings such as motor output and run balance tests to ensure that the camera system is properly balanced.
All in all, the Ronin-SC features the same modes as Ronin-S but with several new additions, including Force Mobile and ActiveTrack 3.0. The first one synchronizes the movement of the connected mobile device with the gimbal itself whereas the latter can make the Ronin SC accurately follow selected subject using a mobile device.
Some of the other intelligent modes on the Ronin-SC that are also available on the Ronin-S include Virtual joystick, TimeLapse and Motionlapse, Motion Control, and Panorama. It’s also worth noting that the Ronin-SC is compatible with a variety of DJI accessories including a new, lighter external focus motor, Command Unit, DJI Force Pro, DJI Master Wheels, and some third-party accessories.
The Ronin-SC is already available for purchase selling for $439. For $100 more, customers can get the Ronin-SC Pro Combo Kit which adds the focus wheel along with the external focus motor and the Remote Start Stop (RSS) Splitter.
DJI Care Refresh is also available for Ronin-SC. For an additional fee of $49, DJI Care Refresh offers comprehensive coverage as well as up to two replacement units within one year. DJI Care Refresh also includes VIP after-sales support and free two-way shipping. If you want to learn more about the Ronin-SC, head over to the DJI’s official website or use the links below.