DJI Ronin-S Essentials Kit
The Ronin-S Essentials Kit includes accessories that are compatible with all cameras. With several interfaces built into the Ronin-S, the Essentials Kit allows users to determine the best accessories for a particular camera.
The Ronin-S gives independent filmmakers the power to capture spontaneous moments with clarity, smoothness, and a refreshing perspective. SmoothTrack applies to all three axes. Hold down the front trigger to transition from Upright to Underslung Mode in one seamless movement with no gimbal framework obstruction. New Sport Mode allows you to capture fast-moving scenes instantly.
Max Operating Speed
Tested Payload Capacity
Max Battery Life
Professional Stability for Every Destination
The detachable, modular design of the Ronin-S makes it easy to fit inside a backpack on your travels. Thanks to the industry standard quick-release plate design, you can easily mount the camera onto the gimbal for tracking shots or on a tripod for stills.
Focus better on your subject with the easy-to-control Focus Wheel. When a compatible camera system connects to the Ronin-S, you can pull focus via the included cable. An optional external motor can also be added, bringing broader compatibility to all lens types while enhancing precision control.
The Ronin-S's innovative framework elevates camera payload above the roll axis, making the camera's built-in display obstruction free and always in your line of sight. In addition to providing an unobstructed view, the angled roll motor allows for more space to balance bulkier setups.
SmoothTrack technology allows you to transition from motion to camera angle with one hand. Switch between three user profiles with a simple click on the M button, and capture fast-moving objects in Sport Mode by holding it down.
Portable. Versatile. Ergonomic.
The ergonomic design of the Ronin-S frees unwanted shake when shifting from underslung to an upright position in one smooth take. The detachable design offers numerous usage scenarios. Mount it to an RC buggy for low-to-the-ground tracking shots or let it act as a stabilized remote head when attached to a jib. This detachment feature also makes it more convenient for easy storage.
Automated Creative Features
The most dramatic scenes unfold with imaginative, carefully planned shots. The Ronin-S includes a suite of automated features within the DJI Ronin app, letting you produce even more creative professional footage to unlock your true filmmaking potential. This includes Panorama, timelapse, motionlapse and tracking modes.
We understand that sometimes you need more than just a gimbal for your project. The Ronin-S offers multiple accessory mounts, providing full support for add-ons such as a microphone, LED lights, and even an external monitor. Compatibility with DJI control devices offer a wide range of control, such as Force Pro for intuitive operation and Master Wheels for precise gimbal movements. The Ronin-S also features an S-Bus port for compatibility with third-party remote controllers.
Superior 3-Axis Stabilisation
3.6 kg Tested Payload Capacity
Pro Accessory Compatibility
Automated Smart Features
Angled Roll Motor
Please see the camera compatibility list here.
Mechanical and Electrical Characteristics
In the box
Gimbal x 1
BG37 Grip (built in battery) x 1
Camera Mounting Plate x 1
Lens support x 1
Camera Riser x 1
Extended Grip/Tripod x 1 (Plastic)
USB-C Cable x 1
Camera Screw 1/4" - 20 x 3
Hook-and-Loop Strap for gimbal x 1
Storage Case x 1
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What is the tested payload capacity of the Ronin-S?
We have tested a payload capacity of 3.6 kg (8 lbs.) while maintaining optimal performance
What is the operating temperature of the gimbal system?
-20°C (4°F) to 45°C (113°F).
Is the Ronin-S Camera Mounting Plate compatible with any quick-release system?
The Ronin-S Camera Mounting Plate is compatible with Manfrotto 501PL type. You can simply dismount the camera setup from Ronin-S, then mount it onto a compatible tripod or fluid head system.
How do I update the Ronin-S’s firmware?
To update the firmware, power on the Ronin-S and connect it to a PC or Mac computer, then use DJI Pro-Assistant for Ronin.
Does the Ronin-S come with a tripod?
Yes. And you can collapse it into an extended grip for better handheld operation.
Does the Ronin-S come with a carrying case?
Can I control Red or Arri cameras on the Ronin-S?
The Ronin-S does not support control of these cameras.
Compatibility and Connectivity
How do I know if my camera is compatible with Ronin-S?
Please see the camera compatibility list here.
What is the longest focal length supported by the Ronin-S?
According to our tests, the Ronin-S can capture stabilised footage with a 5D Mk IV + EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens in handheld scenarios.
What accessory power interfaces are supported by Ronin-S?
8-pin connectors on both sides of the control panel can provide power and can be used to connect with the Ronin-S Focus Wheel. The dual 4-pin CAN Bus connector beneath the camera carriage can provide up to 24W of power for a range of DJI accessories. The RSS interface can be connected to compatible cameras via dedicated cables to access camera features including start/stop video recording and camera parameter adjustments.
What kind of battery does the Ronin-S use?
The Ronin-S uses an RB1-2400 mAh- 14.4 V Intelligent Battery.
How long is battery life on the Ronin-S?
A fully charged battery can power the Ronin-S continuously for 12 hours if the gimbal is properly balanced.
How long does it take to fully charge the battery?
It takes approximately two hours to charge the battery fully when using the 24W USB Power Adapter.
How do I charge the battery?
Connect the grip to the Ronin-S gimbal and charge the built-in battery via the USB-C interface. An optional battery adapter will also be available to enable battery charging/discharging without attaching to the gimbal directly.
In-App Parameter Adjustment
The Ronin-S’s Auto-Tune can automatically calibrate motor stiffness based on mounted payload and tuning aggressiveness. Auto-Tune can be accessed via the “Configuration – Motor Parameters” page. Before performing Auto-Tune, mechanical balance adjustment is necessary. Three preset Auto-Tune aggressiveness levels can help you modify the stiffness output value. The Low preset is optimized Auto-Tune for scenarios where only slow movement is involved. When the Ronin-S is mounted to a vehicle or used for a fast-moving scene, the High preset can ensure optimal gimbal performance. The Mid preset is designed to provide a satisfactory outcome for most cases and is the default setting.
What is SmoothTrack?
SmoothTrack enables the Ronin-S to intelligently react to and follow the operator’s movement without input from a second operator. You can selectively enable SmoothTrack on the Pan, Tilt, and Roll axes on the Ronin-S. For further instruction on using SmoothTrack, please refer to the manual.
How do Motor Stiffness Settings work?
Motor stiffness values determine the strength of the Ronin-S’s motors to maintain the camera's position, which is critical for maintaining stability. Heavier payloads mounted to the gimbal require higher stiffness value to ensure stable performance. Inadequate stiffness values will result in an inability to offer optimal stabilisation. If you’re unsure about which values to set, just use Auto-Tune to let the Ronin-S calculate the optimal motor stiffness.
What is System Calibration and when should I use it?
System calibration is designed to counteract gimbal drifting caused by accumulated sensor errors. Before initialising the calibration process, the Ronin-S must be placed on a level surface without being disturbed.
Use System Calibration when you notice that the gimbal is drifting or when the horizon is tilted.
What can I do with the Ronin app?
The Ronin app allows you to set up and fine-tune gimbal performance with settings for features like SmoothTrack, motor parameters, and various intelligent functions.
Can I use a wireless remote controller with the Ronin-S?
Yes, you can. The Ronin-S is compatible with the DJI Master Wheels and Force Pro when connected when using the DJI Pro Wireless Receiver. The Ronin-S can also be connected with D-Bus compatible systems such as the Futaba series via the port on the Focus Wheel.
Does the Ronin-S contain a GPS module? What is its purpose?
The Ronin-S doesn’t come with a built-in GPS module. However, an optional GPS module will be available for car mount scenarios to eliminate gimbal attitude errors that may occur under high G-forces.
What intelligent features does the Ronin-S support?
Timelapse, Motionlapse, Panorama, and Track.
What is the wireless control range of the Ronin-S?
When controlled via the Ronin mobile app, the range is around 10 m. When connected to third-party control systems, the range might vary. Please consult with your system’s documentation for range details. When connected to the DJI Pro Wireless Receiver, the control range can be extended up to 3 km (2 mi) when there is no obstruction or interference present.
How many waypoints can I set for Motionlapse?
You can set up to five waypoints for Motionlapse.
Is the Ronin-S’s joystick multidirectional?
Yes, the joystick is multidirectional, allowing you to move up, down, left, right, and in all diagonal directions.
What does the Front Trigger do?
The Front Trigger allows you to instantly turn off SmoothTrack, re-centre the gimbal, and turn it around 180°. For example, holding down the Front Trigger will enable you to transition between Upright and Underslung Mode in one seamless movement.
Can I reposition the gimbal by using my hands?
Yes, the Ronin-S supports Push Mode in the Pan, Tilt, and Roll axes, allowing you to reposition the gimbal by using your hands.