Following up on the success of their flagship gimbal stabilizer, DJI has announced the Ronin M, which is half the weight of the original and can carry loads up to 8lbs.
With the halved weight limit, the Ronin M is going to be an excellent gimbal option for many of the smaller cameras out there today, from mirrorless cameras like the GH4 and A7s to Blackmagic's cameras and beyond. It seems that DJI is taking a similar road to Freefly by segmenting their lineup of stabilizers by carrying capacity.
Here's a brief look at the Ronin M from Dan Chung the fine folks over at News Shooter:
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And here's the teaser for an upcoming promotional short film shot exclusively with the Ronin M. The film, simply entitled Lifted will be released on Friday the 17th:
Here are the specs that we know so far for the Ronin M:
- Weight: 5 lbs
- For camera/lens combos up to 8 lbs (3.6 kg)
- Over 6 hours of battery life
- Fully Removable handles
- Two regulated 12V P-taps, one 500mAH full-size USB connector, and a DJI Lightbridge connector
- Quick release system for the top handle allows users to mount the DJI Ronin-M easily to jibs, cranes, tripods, and many more.
- Solid, one-piece, magnesium camera-support frame provides extreme structural rigidity.
- Fully compatible with the optional DJI Ronin Thumb Controller
The DJI Ronin M is expected to come in below the $2000 mark and should be available for pre-order by the end of the month.