DJI™ Ronin-M Gimbals
The DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer available through DroneNeds.com helps create shake-free professional video at an affordable price. The M in Ronin-M stands for the gimbal’s magnesium build. This strong, extremely light metal gives the Ronin-M a mere 5-pound weight. The Ronin-M is less than half the weight of the original Ronin and it’s trimmer, resulting in less fatigue to users. It can mount quality video cameras and interchangeable lenses weighing up to 8 pounds total. Benefit from multiple modes, and let a second operator control the camera. Shoot for three to six hours on one battery charge. Take advantage of long-range remote control.
Top Ronin-M features:
- Magnesium build
- 5-pound weight, including handlebars and battery
- Easily removable handlebars for tight spots, transporting
- AutoTune for easy, quick setup
- Setup stand included
- Compatible with Sony A7S, Canon 5D, Nikon D800, Panasonic GH4
Additional Ronin-M Features
- Accepts optional DJI Thumb Control
- Mountable on a jib, crane, tripod
- Remote pan/tilt
- Increased tilt and roll over original Ronin
- Three modes: underslung, upright, briefcase
- Silent mode for tight spaces
Using the Ronin-M
The Ronin-M’s 3-axis gimbal provides stabilization for serious handheld video shot with camera and lens combinations weighing up to 8 pounds. This is an affordable solution for aspiring and established filmmakers. It is designed for handheld use but with adaptors can also be mounted on a jib, cables, rolling vehicle or heavy-lift drone.
Setup is assisted by AutoTune, available for Android and iOS, and requires no tools. One operator or two can use the Ronin-M. SmoothTrack adjusts pan and tilt movements for easier framing on wide-angles or closeups for the single operator.
Remote control is effective from as far away as 650 feet with the DJI controller, which is included. Because it weighs just 5 pounds, the Ronin-M can be carried by an operator with little fatigue and passed from one to another while shooting a scene.
The Ronin-M can be used with an available DJI Thumb Control or with available DJI Follow. A D-bus port is standard for adapting to non-DJI controllers. There’s also a USB port to be used with available DJI Lightbridge.
Firmware upgrades are made available as equipment and new modes of operation become available. The default mode is underslung, but the Ronin-M is easily switched to upright or briefcase mode.
A single older 3400mAh battery powers the Ronin-M for up to six hours. The newer 1580mAh battery weighs a bit over half as much and can power the Ronin-M for three hours, or in a pair for six hours. The Ronin-M comes with two of the newer batteries, which charge in about 70 minutes. Extra batteries are available.