Chinese drone manufacturer DJI has announced that the Ronin-S, its first single-handed stabilizer, will be available from late this month at a cost of $699. The company says it is taking pre-orders now via its own store and at authorized resellers around the world.
The Ronin-S is designed to support cameras as large as the Canon EOS 5D IV and it will be able to carry up to 8lbs of camera and lens. It comes with a number of innovations including the ability to compensate for trombone zooms, a Push Mode that lets users adjust the pan, tilt and roll balances while the gimbal is still on, and a battery that DJI claims will last for up to 12 hours of shooting.
Despite early appearances, when released the Ronin-S will be fitted with a standard Manfrotto style quick release plate, and the whole rig will be controllable via the DJI Ronin app on a smartphone or with the optional Focus Command Center.
via DP Review