Posted on April 24 2017
While we were expecting a new drone (in the form of the DJI Spark) from DJI's announcement at NAB, DJI had other plans.
Announcing the Ronin 2
This professional 3-axis gimbal stabilizer for high-end camera rigs is an all-inclusive adventure into possibility. That's DJI's thing, right? Oh, this one is "Create your legacy."
So what's new?
Probably the best feature of the Ronin 2 is the fact that you can use the dual TB50 battery setup to power the gimbal, camera, and any powered accessories all at the same time. That's a lot to power with a couple of Inspire 2 batteries, but never fear, the next coolest feature is the ability to hot-swap batteries without ever turning anything off.
The Ronin 2 now comes with an "ultra-bright" integrated screen and upgraded software for fine-tuning your system on the go. DJI claims that it needs to be adjusted much less than its predecessors as well, which is perfect for professionals that don't have time on set to fiddle with adjustments while delaying a shoot.
Of course, every now and then adjustments are absolutely necessary. With the Ronin 2's new knob system, it's faster and easier than ever.
Time for the specs:
- Underslung Mode
- Upright Mode
- Briefcase Mode
- Handheld, Car Mount, Aerial, Tripod, & Steadicam Mode
- Built-in, independent IMU module
- DJI Advanced 32-Bit ARM Processor
- DJI Specialized Gimbal Drive Motors with Encoders
- Dual Battery System
- Bluetooth Module
- D-Bus Receiver Supported
- 2.4 GHz/5.8 GHz Receiver
- Temperature Sensors
- Built-in Touch Panel
- Built-in GPS
- USB Type-C Connection
- Power and Video Signal through Slip Ring
RED Dragon | ARRI Alexa Mini | Black Magic Ursa Mini
Canon C300 | Sony FS7 | More Cameras
2.5 hours (when powering gimbal, camera and accessories at the same time)
Including handle bar: 12 lb (5.5 kg)
Excluding handle bar: 9 lb (4.2 kg)
Excluding handle bar: 350 mm (W) x 416 mm (D) x 530 mm (H)
Including handle bar: 630 mm (W) x 416 mm (D) x 720 mm (H)
Camera Tray Dimensions:
Maximum depth from the center of gravity on camera base plate: 245 mm
Maximum height measured from top of the camera base plate: 165 mm
Maximum width: 180 mm
Load Weight (Reference Value):
30 lbs (13.6 kg)
The Ronin 2 does not follow the previous Ronin models in reference to the dedicated stand. If you need a stand, you'll have to get the Ronin 2 Grip. It
It does, however, come with a newly designed remote controller. This controller utilizes a joystick setup instead of the standard drone-style controller used in the past for full sized Ronin, or the lackluster thumb control of the Ronin-M.
DJI gets a little short on the FAQ question regarding previous Ronin accessory compatibility with a simple answer of "No," meaning all of your old Ronin accessories get to stay with your Ronin as a backup since they will not work with the Ronin 2.
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