Just in case you need a refresher on the Ronin M gimbal stabilizer, it's the baby brother to DJI's flagship gimbal, the Ronin. Coming in at half the weight of the original, the Ronin M is built for smaller camera systems weighing up to 8 pounds, which makes it a perfect companion for the mirrorless and DSLR systems that are incredibly popular these days. Here's our coverage of the Ronin M (and DJI's Phantom 3 drone) from NAB:

DJI Ronin M Gimbal Stabilizer

And here are the basic features of the new stabilizer:

  • Supports Cameras up to 8 Pounds
  • Precision of Control: ±0.02°
  • Transmitter for Remote Pan/Tilt Control
  • Tool-Less Balance Adjustment System
  • Assistant Software for iOS and Windows
  • Bluetooth Wireless Interface for Setup
  • Silent Mode For Quiet Operation
  • USB and PowerTap Power Outputs
  • Weight: 5 Pounds
  • Price: $1399

DJI also released a promotional short film called Lifted that was shot with the Ronin M in a period of less than 7 hours. Here's the film and the BTS video:

At a price of $1399, the Ronin M comes in way below the $2000 price point that DJI was teasing at NAB, which is great news for filmmakers looking for a quality gimbal stabilizer at a more affordable price than most. The Ronin M is expected to begin shipping in the next few weeks, and is currently available for preorder from B&H.

Source: DJI Ronin M Gimbal Stabilizer -- B&H