Let’s look at DJI’s newly announced DJI RSC 2 gimbal, a folding version of the Ronin SC with some notable improvements. On October 31, alongside the bigger RS 2, DJI announced the DJI RSC 2.
The DJI RSC 2’s most noticeable upgrades are its larger payload capacity, OLED display, foldable frame, and quick-charging batteries. With these updated capabilities and higher-quality construction, DJI has improved upon the original Ronin SC while still providing the same great DJI experience we’ve expected.
A Folding Frame
The RSC 2’s most significant improvement over its predecessor is its ability to fold up. After trying it, I realized that getting ground-level images with the gimbal folded shape is considerably more convenient than bending over. I also changed the gimbal’s tilt and panned without having to look for the controls, thanks to the fact that they remained in a convenient location despite the fold.
A Screen That Uses Organic Light-emitting Diodes
DJI has finally included a feature that other gimbal manufacturers have had for some time. The camera’s new 1-inch OLED display is a nice touch that simplifies navigating the device’s menus and adjusting its settings. The rates of the axes can be altered, the wheel’s effect on the camera can be changed, the gimbal can be calibrated, and much more can be done without touching the phone.
While using the gimbal in bright sunshine, I noticed that the white writing sometimes became difficult to read. To remedy this, perhaps the RSC 3 could feature a brighter screen, or you could shield it with your palm when watching TV.
The DJI RSC 2 passed my tests. I used it on a single charge for two weeks to test the battery life. DJI claims the gimbal can operate on a single charge for up to 14 hours. Since I was using the relatively lightweight Sony a6400, battery life may have been an issue.
I took the gimbal out of its carrying bag and charged it to the total capacity. Since the battery isn’t replaceable, I was pleased to see that it set faster than I remembered from the first-generation Ronin SC.
Sturdy Build Quality
When all of the arms were locked, the original Ronin SC had a bit of a rattling and using it wasn’t exactly the most comfortable experience. DJI appears to have understood this, as they have addressed the rattling problem, and the overall build quality is impressive. The gimbal is constructed from a combination of plastic and aluminum, both strong and solid materials. Nothing compares to the feeling of clutching a cold metal.
Gimbal arms are secured by screws threading directly into the components. There is no indication that the screws or the arms have become loose in any way whatsoever while they are being used; this continues to be the case.
When taking a few photographs with your hands, it is far more advantageous to have a little mounting plate on your camera rather than a huge plate. The mounting plate for the camera is constructed out of metal and features a giant leaf in the style of Manfrotto, as well as a smaller scale that attaches to the camera itself. Both of these feel wonderful, and working together is even better.
DJI Ronin Software
Since the new gimbals and the RavenEye Image Transmission system are compatible with the original DJI Ronin app, there is no difference between the two versions. The app provides a virtual joystick for controlling the gimbal, a gaming controller for controlling the gimbal, and the ability to operate the gimbal with your phone directly.
Using the app, you can fine-tune the gimbal to your specific needs through calibration and adjustment steps. The gimbal’s three factories will need to be modified accordingly. Please note that with ActiveTrack 3.0, the phone support has been removed. You have to send the images through the RavenEye system immediately. Although this improves object tracking, it necessitates purchasing an additional accessory.
Role Model 360 3d
The gimbal’s 360-degree 3D role mode, which permits full rotation of the gimbal during any movement, quickly became my favorite setting. Such capabilities make gimbals valuable in your bag of tricks, even if you often don’t end up using them. This made it simple for me to produce a video reminiscent of some of the most successful Hollywood films.
Discounts and Accessibility
The DJI RSC 2 is available from the official DJI web store and other official merchants. The standard plan costs $499 and contains everything you need to get up and running, including control of your camera. It also includes everything you need to get started. You can spend a few hundred dollars more and get the RavenEye Image Transmission system in addition to the phone mount and focus motor for a total of $739.
Regarding the add-ons for the new gimbal, most of the accessories are still unavailable, although a select handful becomes available at regular intervals. The RSC 2 allows users to attach various third-party accessories by supporting a redesigned dual grip handle, a briefcase handle, and a cheese plate.
Is It Worth It to Buy It?
I wouldn’t recommend getting an upgraded Ronin SC if your current model is serving you well. Any gimbal and camera with an HDMI connector can be utilized with the RavenEye Image Transmission system. You will miss out on the seamless integration of the latest Ronin gimbals. Investigate the new features carefully to ensure you need the update.
If you want a gimbal but don’t already have one, the DJI RSC 2 is a great option as long as your payload doesn’t exceed 3 kilograms. By collapsing into itself, the gimbal makes getting low-angle photos and transporting them much more straightforward. The gimbal may be remotely controlled with the help of a reliable companion app, which also facilitates the creation of time-lapses and tracking images.
Below is a video of my thoughts on the DJI RSC 2. Trying out the gimbal was a blast, and it allowed me to take some incredible photos that would have been impossible without it.
Frequently Asked Questions
When Did the Dji Rsc 2 Come Out?
Let’s see what’s up. DJI released RSC 2 and RS 2 on October 31. The DJI RSC 2 has a larger cargo capacity, a foldable frame, and fast-charging batteries.
How Long Does Dji Rsc 2 Battery Last?
The battery capacity of the DJI RSC 2 has been enhanced, allowing it to support a battery life of up to 14 hours and to be used while charging.
What is the Difference Between Dji Rs2 and Rsc 2?
The RS 2 enables larger, heavier camera and lens combinations, whereas the RSC 2 folds. Both models offer considerable design changes and key advancements over the Ronin-S and Ronin-SC.