DJI says that this 2600 mAh battery gives up to 15 hours of backup which is a great improvement over the 3 to 4.5 hours of backup offered on first-gen Osmo. Nothing helps more than a stabilizing accessory, something which the DJI OSMO does really very well on a mobile level.
DJI claims this unique design also frees the gimbal from unwanted shake as you shift from underslung to normal upright in one smooth motion.
Finally, like other Ronin products, you will also be able to control the Ronin-S using the DJI GO app and use intelligent shooting features like Panorama and Hyperlapse.
DJI, usually on the forefront of new technology within their specific niche, seems to be looking to compete with the Zhiyun Crane 2 gimbal with the announcement of the new Ronin-S gimbal. A new zoom slider also lets you operate your phone from the handle. Keen videographers can use ActiveTrack to automatically follow subjects in motion along with a number of different timelapse tools, while photographers will benefit from Panorama, Long Exposure and LightTrail modes.
Dedicated control buttons for the camera and gimbal let you toggle between SmoothTrack settings, record and stop the camera, and the high-precision joystick changes the camera position to help frame your shot perfectly.
A new Push mode lets users adjust the pan and tilt axis by hand while the Ronin-S is powered on. The most notable is the inclusion of a two-way mobile clamp that can pivot from landscape to portrait mode, whereas the original allowed for landscape only. "In addition, a 1/4" universal screw mount ensures compatibility with your favorite photography accessories, making Osmo Mobile 2 more versatile than ever. The shipping will start in early-Feb along with expanded availability in DJI stores and partner retailers. A dual-handle support will also be available for when an added level of comfort and stability is required. Plus, if your lens and camera sensors have their own optical stabilization, the gimbal's advanced stabilization algorithms will work in tandem with them to produce the best footage.
Utilizing high-torque motors, the DJI Ronin-S is ready to support cameras as large as the Canon 5D Mark V plus any massive, extending zoom lenses you throw at it.
The DJI Ronin-S release date will be available in the next few months through DJI's online store as well as it retail partners (i.e. Amazon and the Apple Store).
As for pricing and availability, Ronin-S will ship in the second quarter of 2018 and pricing will be announced prior to availability.