The introduction of the RS 3 Mini stabilizer at the beginning of the year is further proof that DJI can produce accessories that are ideal not only for its own products, but also for devices from other brands. In this case, the novelty of the Chinese manufacturer will please owners of mirrorless cameras (up to 2 kg) – such as the Canon EOS R5, Sony A7S3 and Fuji X-H2S, which are popular today.
If the previous models of the RS 3 series were intended more for professionals, then the RS 3 Mini is designed for a wider range of users. The new gimbal weighs just 795g – half the weight of the RS 3 Pro and 40% lighter than the RS 3. The light weight expands the versatility – you can hold the RS 3 Mini with one hand – without sacrificing image quality. Thanks to the powerful motor, even at the maximum focal length of the zoom lens, the frame remains stable, so re-balancing is not necessary.
The dimensions of the RS 3 Mini are also small – 32.3 × 19.5 × 9.8 cm when folded – so transporting the stabilizer will not be a problem. And the built-in battery is designed for 10 hours, which will be enough for a whole day of shooting (in extreme cases, the device can be charged in just 2.5 hours).
Shooting on the move
The photographer shooting with the RS 3 Mini does not have to monitor his gait or speed of movement: the novelty is equipped with an advanced 3rd generation stabilization algorithm (the same as on the “older” RS 3 Pro model). In video, the subject remains sharp even if the operator is running or filming at a sharp angle.
In order to adjust how the camera moves when shooting, users have 3 modes to choose from: pan-follow (movement only on the horizontal axis), Pan & Tilt Follow (movement along the vertical and horizontal axes) and FPV Mode (the camera changes angle in all 3 directions, fully obeying the movement of the stabilizer handle). The modes change elementarily – by simply pressing the “M” button.
Tons of possibilities
Adjusting other shooting parameters is also easy. The RS 3 Mini is equipped with a 1.4-inch touch screen that displays the selected mode, speed and additional functions.
Like previous models, the front of the RS 3 Mini’s grip features a handy dial to control focus, aperture, and ISO.
With most mirrorless cameras, the gimbal can establish a Bluetooth wireless connection. You can start and stop recording in this way by simply pressing a button on the RS 3 Mini – no additional wires needed.
The RS 3 Mini comes with both a vertical mount and a tripod for use as a tripod. If you still need to connect additional accessories, a universal NATO standard port is built into the stabilizer.
It is impossible not to note the wide possibilities of the proprietary DJI Ronin application. 3 most useful functions with automatic settings – timelapse (for fast shooting), Panorama (for gluing pictures into a large panorama) and track (setting the “route” of the stabilizer with the movement of the camera through no more than 10 preset points).
With DJI constantly updating the Ronin app, there are sure to be more features available to RS 3 Mini buyers soon to take their shooting to the next level!
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