DJI RS 3 Mini launches as a lighter flagship gimbal option for a range of mainstream cameras
DJI has sprung yet another Mini variant on a potentially more price-conscious world, although it is one of the OEM's gimbals this time rather than a drone. It is hyped to offer the same "intuitive design" with "enhanced control" of the RS 3 series, albeit in a more "compact" and affordable form-factor.
To this end, it also features its own touchscreen, albeit one cut down to 1.4 inches with no mention of OLED in this case. Nevertheless, it boasts DJI's third-gen stabilization algorithm for RS gimbals with on-trend features such as a "native" portrait orientation, USB type-C charging and an estimated 10 hours of battery life.
The RS 3 Mini's maximum payload capacity of 4.4 lbs (2 kilograms (kg)) is touted as "best-in-category" (at the time of writing) for its weight, which, at up to 850g, is touted as "50%" that of the 3 Pro. Accordingly, this inaugural Mini is recommended for units such as the Sony a7S III with, say, a 24-70mm F2.8 GM lens.
Therefore, it may be the gimbal for those who want the Ronin branding to go with the handling and "effortlessly powerful" articulation with their APS-C or full-frame cameras, but who want it to stay as light on their wallets as it is on their tolerance for carrying it.
The RS 3 Mini has debuted at US$369 via Amazon or dji.com, as opposed to US$549 for the vanilla RS 3.