DJI RS 2 & RSC 2: DJI Launches New, Rebranded Ronin Gimbals

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DJI has updated and rebranded (dropping Ronin from the name) two of it’s most popular handheld gimbals, so lets meet the newest versions of the Ronin S and Ronin SC, the DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 stabilizers.

DJI RS 2

DJI RS 2 in use

Designed to work with larger DSLR and compact cinema cameras, the RS 2 is slightly smaller and lighter than the previous version, yet is able to handle larger payloads of up to 4.5 kg / 10 lbs.

The lighter weight is attributed to the incorporation of carbon fibre into vital structural components of the unit.

RS 2 with smartphone attachedThis has had the benefit of not only reducing the weight by 2.3 kg / 5.04 lbs, but also strengthening the unit where it’s most needed.

As mentioned above, the payload capacity has been increased to 4.5 kg / 10 lbs, a 0.9 kg / 2.1 lbs difference over the previous version.

Even with the increased payload capacity, DJI says the RS 2 will run for up to 12 hours on a single battery charge. If you do drain the battery, there is a new quick-charge function incorporated directly into the handle providing up to 2 additional hours of battery life with just a 15 minute charge.

The Titan Stabilization Algorithm has also been newly optimized, further reducing the need for manual operator input while compensating for user movement and optimizing the gimbal tilt and angle.



There is also a new SuperSmooth mode providing another level of camera stability, especially when using longer focal length lenses of up to 100mm.

DJI RS 2 Controls

Axis locks on the gimbal allow for easier transport and balancing and the dual-layer camera mounting plate is compatible with both the Acra-Swiss and Manfrotto standards.

There is also a fine-tuning balance knob to provide a greater level of precision when balancing the payload.

Rounding out the features, the 1.4″ colour touchscreen displays camera data, gimbal settings or a live feed from the camera. It can also initiate key functions such as ActiveTrack and intelligent shooting modes.

The built-in front dial above the trigger allows for more precise focus control and complements a DJI Focus Wheel mounted on the RSA port to create two-channel focus and zoom.

RS 2 Mounted on slider

Finally, the RS 2 can be attached to and used with other systems such as jibs, car attachments, and sliders and the two RSA ports double as NATO ports other accessories/attachments such as grips or a remote controller to be mounted.


DJI RS2 Camera Stabilizer – Vistek Canada

Meet DJI RS 2, an unparalleled solution for dynamic cinematography. Industry-leading camera stabilization is more accessible than ever thanks to a 4.5kg tested payload, a 1.4-inch full-color touchscreen, and a carbon fiber construction that puts RS 2 at just 1.3 kg. With countless creative features, extensive camera compatibility, and a rich ecosystem of accessories, get ready to turn your visual possibilities into cinematic reality.


DJI RS 2 & RSC 2 | Vistek Hands on Review with Test Footage


DJI RSC 2

RSC 2 in use

The RSC 2, is the smaller of the two gimbals and features a maximum payload of 3 kg / 6.6 lbs meaning it can handle most mirrorless cameras with ease.

Like the larger RS 2, DJI has trimmed the weight of the RSC 2 down to 1.2 kg / 2.65 lbs (35% lighter than the previous version) while increasing the payload capacity.



The foldable design and small footprint (180mm x 190mm / 7.1″ x 7.5″ when folded) of the RSC 2 means it’s extremely portable and easy to transport or store.

As with the RS 2, the built-in battery offers up to 12 hours of run time and features the same quick-charge function that adds and extra 2 hours from a 15 minute charge.

RSC 2 Briefcase mode

Briefcase Mode

The newly optimized Titan Stabilization Algorithm further reduces the need for manual operator input while compensating for user movement and optimizing the gimbal tilt and angle.

Axis locks on the gimbal allow for easier transport and balancing and the dual-layer camera mounting plate is compatible with both the Acra-Swiss and Manfrotto standards.

There also a 1″ OLED touchscreen display that shows camera data and allows operators to adjust settings.

It’s foldable design offers six different configurations including, a vertical “portrait” mode and underslung “briefcase” mode which loosens the main arm allowing it to be slung forward making it easier to capture lower angle shots.

Creative Modes for RS 2 and RSC 2

Both gimbals feature DJI’s most popular creative modes, and introduce a new soon to be favourite mode called Time Tunnel.

  • Time Tunnel: The system performs a 360-degree roll while capturing a hyperlapse
  • Flashlight: The system tilts the camera all the way forward so you can grip the base like a flashlight
  • One-Tap Portrait Mode: The gimbal quickly orients the camera into vertical shooting
  • Panorama: After configuring sensor and focal length, choose a start and stop point for panoramas up to gigapixel size
  • Roll 360: The gimbal enters into the Flashlight position and rolls the camera system 360 degrees
  • Timelapse: This classic feature shows subtle changes over durations of your choosing

DJI RSC2 Camera Stabilizer – Vistek Canada

Introducing DJI RSC 2, a foldable and highly versatile stabilizer for mirrorless and DSLR cameras and the successor to Ronin SC. At just 1.2 kg, this compact gimbal features a 1-inch OLED screen, Titan Stabilization, and handles tested payloads of up to 3 kg. Extensive camera compatibility, countless creative features, and an ecosystem of powerful accessories are now in the palm of your hand. With DJI RSC 2, filmmaking unfolds.

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