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NAB 2017: DJI Announces the Ronin 2 For All Your Creative Heavy Lifting Needs

Scott Porter

The Ronin 2 three-axis stabilizer is more powerful, more versatile, and easier to use. Here’s the scoop on DJI’s tough new gimbal.

Images via DJI.

Drone lords DJI launched their NAB 2017 business with the announcement of the Ronin 2, a machine that Paul Pan, DJI Senior Product Manager, calls “the best stabilizer we have ever made.”

Ronin 2 dramatically improves every aspect of the camera operating experience…. Completely redesigned to meet the needs of today’s camera professionals, Ronin 2 makes it easier than ever to capture stunning cinematic footage under the widest variety of situations.

Ronin vs. Ronin 2: Improvements, Advancements, and Upgrades

NAB 2017: DJI Announces the Ronin 2

So what’s the difference in the Ronin and the new Ronin 2? Increased versatility for one. In addition to the handheld capabilities consumers expect from the Ronin line, the new iteration adds aerial, car mounting, cablecam, and Steadicam capabilities. Beefed-up torque motors empower the Ronin 2 to carry a larger payload — up to 30lbs at speeds as high as 75mph. The enlarged cage can handle everything from DSLRs to cinema cameras.

And the upgrades keep coming: onboard GPS, an ultra-bright touchscreen for on-the-fly settings tweaks, and hot-swappable batteries strong enough to power a RED DRAGON.

The video below features the Ronin 2 in action and goes a little more in depth with the rig’s capabilities. For even more info, check out DJI’s Ronin 2 site. You can read the official announcement for yourself right here.

DJI Ronin 2: Noteworthy Specs

  • 30 lbs (13.6 kg) Payload
  • Handheld, Car Mount, Aerial, Tripod, and Steadicam Mode
  • Hot-Swappable Dual Battery System
  • Built-in Touch Panel
  • Built-in GPS
  • 8-Hour Run Time
  • 2.5-Hour Run Time When Powering Gimbal, Camera, and Accessories Simultaneously

The Ronin 2 arrives later this year. Expect to hear the price tag just prior to the gimbal’s release. We’ll share more details as they become available.

Check back in all week for PremiumBeat’s ongoing coverage of NAB 2017!

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