DJI's Lightweight Ronin M Gimbal Is Way Less Expensive than Everyone Was Expecting
Two weeks back, DJI announced a new addition to their gimbal lineup, the lightweight Ronin M. The only thing that we didn't know was the price. Now we do, and it's quite a bit lower than most of us were expecting.
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:
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.