DJI Ronin-S


Ronin-S Gimbal Stabilizer - Standard Kit

The Ronin-S is an all-in-one gimbal stabilization system for mirrorless and DSLR cameras specifically designed for filmmakers that need professional versatility and total control of their vision. The new Ronin-S features DJI's patented stabilization technology and is made with a lightweight and singlehanded design so that creators can film with freedom.

  • Superior 3-Axis Stabilization
  • 3.6 kg Tested Payload Capacity
  • Camera Control
  • Pro Accessory Compatibility
  • Fine Focus Control
  • Automated Smart Features
  • Angled Roll Motor


The Ronin-S enables independent filmmakers to capture any moment with smoothness and an all-new fresh perspective. Operators can shoot on the move and become their very own film crew. The modular, detachable design of the Ronin-S makes it easy to store and transport. Thanks to the quick-release plate design, users can also easily mount their camera and gimbal unit for tracking shots or even on tripods for stunning still imagery.


Extremely Smooth Footage

The Ronin S features Auto-Tune technology for optimized torque control. The powerful torque motors will automatically stabilize your shots at speeds of up to 75 kph when mounted on moving platforms.

Divers Camera Compatibility

Supporting almost any DSLR or mirrorless camera set up for complete and direct camera control, allowing users to have total freedom to choose the perfect configuration for the job at hand. 

Always Stay Focused 

With the Focus Wheel, users will be able to focus on their subjects better and easier. When operators connect a compatible camera to the Ronin S, users can easily pull focus via the included cable. The Ronin S also comes with an external motor that can be added to bring broader compatibility to all lens types.

Innovative Design 

The Ronin S's innovative framework will elevate camera payload capabilities over the roll axis. so that the camera's built-in display is free of obstructions and always within line of sight.  As well providing users with an unobstructed view, the angled roll motor provides a more balanced setup.

Full Control

With SmoothTrack technology users can transition from motion to camera angle and back with one hand. Users can switch between three user profiles with a simple touch of the M button, or even capture fast-moving objects in Sports Mode.

Comfortable Design 

The Ronin S is designed to be ergonomic. The detachable design enables users numerous usage scenarios. Operators can mount the unit to an RC buggy for low-ground tracking shots or have the Ronin S act as a stabilized remote head when attached to a jib. The detachable design also makes the Ronin S more portable and easier to store.

Automated Creative Modes

With planning and creativity, creators can make the most dramatic and cinematic scenes. The Ronin-S features a full suite of automated features via the DJI Ronin app, which enables users to produce even more creative professional footage to unlock their full cinematic potential.

Full Ecosystem

The Ronin-S system features multiple accessory mounts and add-ons including LED lights, external monitors, and microphones. DJI control devices offer a wide range of control options, including Force Pro for intuitive operation as well as Master Wheels for more precise gimbal movements. The Ronin S additionally features an S-Bus port that is compatible with other third-party remote controllers. 



Difference between the Standard Kit and the Essentials Kit

DJI Ronin-S In the Box 



What is the tested payload capacity of the Ronin-S?
We have tested a payload capacity 3.6 kg (8 lbs.) while maintaining optimal performance.

What is the operating temperature of the gimbal system?
-20°C (4°F) to 45°C (113°F).

Is the Ronin-S Camera Mounting Plate compatible with any quick-release system?
The Ronin-S Camera Mounting Plate is compatible with Manfrotto 501PL type. You can simply dismount the camera setup from Ronin-S, then mount it onto a compatible tripod or fluid head system.

How do I update the Ronin-S’s firmware?
To update the firmware, power on the Ronin-S and connect it to a PC or Mac computer, then use DJI Pro Assistant for Ronin.

Does the Ronin-S come with a tripod?
Yes. And you can collapse it into an extended grip for better handheld operation.

Does the Ronin-S come with a carrying case?

Can I control Red or Arri cameras on the Ronin-S?
The Ronin-S does not support control of these cameras.


How do I know if my camera is compatible with the Ronin-S?
Click here to view the Ronin-S's Camera Compatibility List.

What is the longest focal length supported by the Ronin-S?
According to our tests, the Ronin-S can capture stabilized footage with a 5D Mk IV + EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens in handheld scenarios.

What accessory power interfaces are supported by Ronin-S?
8-pin connectors on both sides of the control panel can provide power and can be used to connect with the Ronin-S Focus Wheel. The dual 4-pin CAN Bus connector beneath the camera carriage can provide up to 24W of power for a range of DJI accessories.

The RSS interface can be connected to compatible cameras via dedicated cables to access camera features including start/stop video recording and camera parameter adjustments.


What kind of battery does the Ronin-S use?
The Ronin-S uses an RB1-2400 mAh- 14.4 V Intelligent Battery.

How long is battery life on the Ronin-S?
A fully charged battery can power the Ronin-S continuously for 12 hours if the gimbal is properly balanced.

How long does it take to fully charge the battery?
It takes approximately two hours to charge the battery fully when using the 24W USB Power Adapter.

How do I charge the battery?
Connect the grip to the Ronin-S gimbal and charge the built-in battery via the USB-C interface. An optional battery adapter will also be available to enable battery charging/discharging without attaching to the gimbal directly.


What’s Auto Tune?
The Ronin-S’s Auto Tune can automatically calibrate motor stiffness based on mounted payload and tuning aggressiveness. Auto Tune can be accessed via the “Configuration – Motor Parameters” page. Before performing Auto Tune, mechanical balance adjustment is necessary. Three preset Auto Tune aggressiveness levels can help you modify the stiffness output value. The Low preset is optimized Auto Tune for scenarios where only slow movement is involved. When the Ronin-S is mounted to a vehicle or used for a fast-moving scene, the High preset can ensure optimal gimbal performance. The Mid preset is designed to provide a satisfactory outcome for most cases and is the default setting.

What is SmoothTrack?
SmoothTrack enables the Ronin-S to intelligently react to and follow the operator’s movement without input from a second operator. You can selectively enable SmoothTrack on the Pan, Tilt, and Roll axes on the Ronin-S. For further instruction on using SmoothTrack, please refer to the manual.

How do Motor Stiffness Settings work?
Motor stiffness values determine the strength of the Ronin-S’s motors to maintain the camera's position, which is critical for maintaining stability. Heavier payloads mounted to the gimbal require higher stiffness value to ensure stable performance. Inadequate stiffness values will result in an inability to offer optimal stabilization. If you’re unsure about which values to set, simply use Auto Tune to let the Ronin-S calculate the optimal motor stiffness.

What is System Calibration and when should I use it?
System calibration is designed to counteract gimbal drifting caused by accumulated sensor errors. Before initializing the calibration process, the Ronin-S must be placed on a level surface without being disturbed.

Use System Calibration when you notice that the gimbal is drifting or when the horizon is tilted.


What can I do with the Ronin app?
The Ronin app allows you to set up and fine-tune gimbal performance with settings for features like SmoothTrack, motor parameters, and various intelligent functions.

Can I use a wireless remote controller with the Ronin-S?
Yes, you can. The Ronin-S is compatible with the DJI Master Wheels and Force Pro when connected when using the DJI Pro Wireless Receiver. The Ronin-S can also be connected with D-Bus compatible systems such as the Futaba series via the port on the Focus Wheel.

Does the Ronin-S contain a GPS module? What is its purpose?
The Ronin-S doesn’t come with a built-in GPS module. However, an optional GPS module will be available for car mount scenarios to eliminate gimbal attitude errors that may occur under high G-forces.

What intelligent features does the Ronin-S support?
Timelapse, Motionlapse, Panorama, and Track.

What is the wireless control range of the Ronin-S?
When controlled via the Ronin mobile app, the range is around 10 m. When connected to third-party control systems, the range might vary. Please consult with your system’s documentation for range details. When connected to the DJI Pro Wireless Receiver, the control range can be extended up to 3 km (2 mi) when there is no obstruction or interference present.

How many waypoints can I set for Motionlapse?
You can set up to five waypoints for Motionlapse.

Is the Ronin-S’s joystick multidirectional?
Yes, the joystick is multidirectional, allowing you to move up, down, left, right, and in all diagonal directions.

What does the Front Trigger do?
The Front Trigger allows you to instantly turn off SmoothTrack, re-center the gimbal, and turn it around 180°. For example, holding down the Front Trigger allows you to transition between Upright and Underslung Mode in one seamless movement.

Can I reposition the gimbal by using my hands?
Yes, the Ronin-S supports Push Mode in the Pan, Tilt, and Roll axes, allowing you to reposition the gimbal by using your hands.