DJI Ronin-SC review

The DJI Ronin-SC is an affordable and surprisingly capable motorized gimbal for filmmakers who use light cameras

DJI Ronin-SC review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

If you use a light mirrorless camera and want a compact yet affordable motorized gimbal that’s easy to carry and has lots of features for not a lot of money, the DJI Ronin-SC is a great buy. It’s straightforward to set up once you get the hang of it, has different modes for different subjects and comes with a mini tripod so you can do timelapse, motion lapse and panoramas to add to the production values of your films. All controlled with an impressively easy-to-use app. For $279 / £325, it’s a bargain.


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    Light weight

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    Easy to get smooth results

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    Limits on camera size

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    Takes time to set up

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    Built in battery can’t be changed

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Despite the recent announcement of the updated DJI RSC 2, the DJI Ronin-SC is a superb buy for shooting smooth video footage with a mirrorless camera, or a small DSLR.

DJI has become the major force in the drone and gimbal market, pioneering new technology and making its products easier to use than the vast majority of its rivals. But many of these rival companies have countered by offering less advanced products but at lower price points. So DJI has hit back by taking its popular DJI Ronin S gimbal, then making a smaller, lighter and cheaper version to suit smaller cameras. At a price that shames its no-name rival brands you can buy online, making it one of the best gimbal stabilizers around. 

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Adam Duckworth

Adam Duckworth is an award-winning professional photographer and videographer based in the UK. He has worked for many top magazines, newspapers and corporate clients for more than 25 years. He was named SWPP UK Commercial Photographer of the Year, and is an Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography. He has also worked for international publications like Motor Cycle News, Racer X, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, ZOO, Golf World, Today's Golfer, and Mountain Bike Action, among others.