DJI RS 3 Combo review

With the new DJI RS 3 you can make your camera glide, tilt and pan (and even control it remotely via your smartphone)

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Digital Camera World Verdict

The DJI RS 3 may not be an essential buy if you already own the RS 2, but you may be attracted by the latest model’s extended battery life, the new physical mode switch and the auto locking and unlocking axes feature. If you don’t already own a heavy-lifting gimbal but want to make your DSLR or mirrorless camera float, pan, and tilt like a Hollywood steadicam then the RS 3 will do the job nicely.


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    Up to 3kg payload

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    Touch screen

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    Physical mode switch

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    Bluetooth shutter button

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    Cog wheel to tweak balance


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    Unbalanced by changing lens length

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    Long lenses may not fit

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The DJI RS 3 is a new gimbal from DJI, a company long synonymous with civilian drones. In 2014 it also introduced the Ronin range of gimbals to help professional camera operators stabilise their handheld footage and perform a range of smooth moves such as tilts, pans and tracking shots. 

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.