DJI has unveiled two new stabilisers for DSLRs and smartphones at CES 2018, the Osmo Mobile 2 and the Ronin-S.

The Ronin-S (pictured) is billed as DJI’s first single-handed stabiliser for DSLR and mirrorless camera systems and is available in two frame sizes for either camera type.

High-torque motors support the most popular camera and lens combinations including the Canon 5D, Panasonic GH and Sony Alpha systems. The stabilisation system compensates for zoom lenses with higher magnification ratios and an external zooming barrel, while its advanced stabilisation algorithms work with both in-camera and in-lens optical stabilisation technology.

A new Push mode lets users adjust the pan and tilt axis by hand while the Ronin-S is powered on. The unit also has DJI’s intelligent battery tech that can be hot-swapped during operation for extended shoots.

Dedicated control buttons for the camera and gimbal let you toggle between SmoothTrack settings, record and stop the camera, and the joystick changes the camera position to help frame shots accurately. A new Sport mode allows for fast movements with tight and quick subject following speed.

The DJI Ronin mobile app helps create camera moves automatically like Panorama, Hyperlapse, Track and CamAnchor that lets you designate specific camera positions in a scene and rotate between them on demand.

Ronin-S is compatible with various DJI Pro Accessories including a Focus Control Center consisting of a focusing dial and a screen allowing advanced gimbal and focus control without a mobile device, a vehicle mount solution, DJI Master Force, DJI Master Wheels, an external focus motor, and a cheese plate adapter so you can use third-party accessories. A dual-handle support will also be available.

Smartphone camera stabiliser Osmo Mobile 2 uses DJI’s three-axis gimbal technology to cancel out movement in three directions and built in SmoothTrack technology detects and compensates for movement. It’s made from light and strong modified nylon and has a folding design. It has integrated settings for ISO, shutter speed and other features and a zoom slider allows operation of the smartphone camera from the handle. Dolly zoom is also possible. The built-in battery system last for 15 hours. The DJI GO mobile app lets shooters use modes including ActiveTrack to automatically follow subjects in motion, Motion Timelapse with up to five different camera positions, Hyperlapse to create time-lapse videos with the camera in motion, or stream live to social platforms. Photographers can expand their creativity with options such as Panorama, Long Exposure and LightTrail modes.

Ronin-S will be available in the second quarter of 2018 (price TBA) and Osmo Mobile 2 will ship this month for $129.

Staff Reporter

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