In today’s video I test three very popular 3-axis camera gimbals: DJI Ronin-S, Moza Air and Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2. They all have a pistol-type grip, meaning that they are meant for smaller cameras (7-8 lbs load).
So, all these gimbals produce smooth shots, which probably won’t surprise anyone. Nevertheless, there is still no perfect gimbal, although the Moza Air comes close, in my opinion.
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Like I mentioned in the video, the DJI Ronin-S had disappointed me since I was looking forward to all the advanced features. However, at this time they are disabled.
The only cameras that the gimbal will consistently connect to are the Panasonic GH5, GH5s and GH4. On the GH5 and GH5s, you will be able to start and stop the video recording, and also use the DJI Ronin-S wheel to control the focus on a few Panasonic lenses. On the GH4 you can only start and stop the camera recording.
Since I work with various cameras I was hoping the gimbal would connect to all the cameras that DJI advertised it would, but it still doesn’t. DJI promises it will be fixed with a future firmware update. Things like the 360 degree roll is fun, but definitely not enough for me to recommend this gimbal over others, especially since other gimbals like the Moza Air already had this feature.