A day ahead of the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018) in Las Vegas, drone manufacturer DJI took the wraps off two hand-held stabilizers, Osmo Mobile 2 and Ronin-S for smartphones and cameras.
Given the technological improvement in today’s smartphone cameras, there has been a significant surge in people relying on the hand-held device for capturing moments for purposes ranging from casual to professional. For those using smartphones for serious shooting, a selfie stick is not enough.
The Osmo Mobile 2 turns the smartphone into a stabilized camera. The redesigned model now features an integrated battery, which boosts shooting capabilities by up to 15 hours. It also features a new button layout that makes it easier to control the device for capturing. The stabilizer now also features a zoom slider that lets you completely operate your smartphone camera from the handle, along with allowing you to produce dolly zoom for a more professional effect.
Additionally, the stabilizer is now lighter and can hold the device in portrait mode as well, making it easier for you to leverage the dual-camera capabilities of your smartphone. It is priced at $129 (approximately Rs 8,000), and will be available exclusively for pre-order at Apple.com on January 23, 2018. It will be available at store.dji.com, DJI stores, and DJI authorized retailers, starting February. It will be made available at more Apple Stores in select regions worldwide later next month.
For those still hooked to DSLR cameras, the Ronin-S stabilizer for mirrorless and DSLR cameras could be the solution. It is the company’s first single-handed stabilizer for DSLR and mirrorless camera systems, and available in two frame sizes.
The 3-axis stabilizer supports the popular camera and lens combinations such as the Canon 5D, Panasonic GH, and Sony Alpha systems. The Ronin S comes with advanced stabilization algorithms which work with both in-camera and in-lens optical stabilization technology.
Ronin-S features dedicated control buttons for the camera which let you switch between SmoothTrack settings, record and stop the camera, and the high-precision joystick changes the camera position. There’s also a new Sport mode that allows you to capture fast movements with tight and quick subject following speed. Other features include a new Push mode for adjusting pan and tilt axis, ergonomic curved design, and improved battery technology for extended usage.
Ronin-S is compatible with a variety of DJI Pro accessories including a Focus Control Center consisting of a focusing dial and a screen, allowing advanced gimbal and focus control without a mobile device. A dual-handle support will also be available for when an added level of comfort and stability is required.
Price of the Ronin-S has not been revealed yet. However, it will be available in the second quarter of 2018 from dji.com, DJI stores, DJI authorized retail stores, and DJI resellers worldwide.