Introducing the DJI Ronin-SC
Advanced handheld design with smart features like object following
DJI today unveiled a compact version of the Ronin‑S called the Ronin-SC, a 3‑axis gimbal designed for popular mirrorless cameras. After over 10 years of experience in stabilized drone cameras and handheld gimbals, DJI introduces the Ronin-SC gimbal. This device with a compact design is made of high quality materials with the latest technology. It opens up many creative possibilities for photographers and videographers.
“Ronin-SC is the powerful technology of Ronin‑S in a compact form factor,” said Senior Product Manager Paul Pan. “Users can now connect mirrorless cameras to a gimbal with high performance features and technology that is easier to transport, install and use.”
Compact and lightweight for ease of use
Ronin-SC is a portable gimbal with a weight of 1.1 kg, which makes it easy to take it with you on a trip. It is 41% lighter than the Ronin‑S and can be easily disassembled to fit into a backpack or case. The reduction in weight of the gimbal not only facilitates easy transportation, but also allows the operator to use it for shooting for a long time.
Rugged and intuitive design
Constructed from high quality materials such as magnesium, steel, aluminum and composite plastic, the Ronin-SC’s heavy duty construction allows it to last for a long time in daily use. Powerful first-class motors can handle loads up to 2 kg, and the battery lasts up to 11 hours without recharging. Based on feedback from the Ronin‑S, we’ve added pan, tilt, and roll locks for easy camera balancing and transport. In addition to this, Ronin-SC is equipped with a new position locking system. After balancing, the operator only needs a few seconds to set up the camera and start working. This saves a lot of time while shooting. Similar to the Ronin‑S controls, users can control the gimbal’s movements with the joystick. With the M button and lock button, you can easily change modes and settings.
Smart modes for limitless creative possibilities
Like all devices in the Ronin series, the Ronin-SC is equipped with intelligent modes that appeal to creators of all levels. The improved Ronin app allows you to create up to 3 user profiles and store engine power settings in them, as well as perform a balance check to make sure the camera is installed correctly. A complete turn can be saved as a user profile in the app. For scenes with fast-moving objects, sport mode can be easily activated by holding the M button to increase the speed of the gimbal’s response. The modes already familiar to Ronin‑S users have moved to Ronin-SC with new additions: Force Mobile and ActiveTrack 3.0.
Like Force Pro, Force Mobile synchronizes the movement of your mobile device with the movements of the Ronin-SC gimbal and creates an immersive shooting experience. With the new Bluetooth 5.0 connection, users can now control the gimbal from up to 24.9 meters away.
- Active Track 3.0:
Using a mobile device, Ronin-SC users can select a target for the gimbal to follow. The function was developed with the participation of machine learning algorithms and optimized calculations applied to the silhouette of a person.
Similar to ActiveTrack used in DJI drone technology and the Osmo series, ActiveTrack 3.0 sends information to the Ronin-SC using a mobile phone camera preview. After installing the mobile phone with the holder on the hot shoe mount of the camera, you need to open the Ronin app and select the auto-follow object.
- Virtual Joystick: Remote control of the gimbal, great for mounting the Ronin-SC on a tripod or monopod.
- Timelapse: Create timelapses, set intervals, clip durations, and frames per second.
- Dynamic time lapse: time lapse with an element of movement.
- Motion Control: Create motion paths by selecting up to 10 points.
- Panorama: Automatic panorama creation, with horizontal or vertical elements.
Wide range of compatible cameras and accessories
The Ronin-SC is designed to work seamlessly with established mirrorless cameras. Full compatibility list on the Ronin-SC page. The Ronin-SC is compatible with various DJI accessories, such as the new lightweight focus motor, DJI Force Pro controller, DJI Master Wheels, and select third-party accessories.