DJI has been in demand for a few years now. It has produced two extremely brilliant gimbal stabilisers for cameras. DJI’s first production in this category was the very renowned Ronin-S which is the heavier kind.
Later on, there was yet another addition to the DJI family. It promised to be a lighter gimbal system.
It was named as the DJI Ronin-SC. Both Ronin-S and Ronin-SC have a detachable design that is quite portable. Ronin-SC being about 41% lighter and 38% smaller than the Ronin-S, becomes easier to fit into a case or something.
Undoubtedly, because Ronin-S is larger, it becomes a little difficult for it to transfer here and there when shooting.
Though both the stabilisers can handle the same amount of temperatures, i.e., between -20°C to 45°C, they have quite varying dimensions. Also, Ronin-SC has a Storage Position as well as a Balancing one.
The Ronin-SC comes with new 3-axis locks on the pan, tilt and roll axis. Also, the lock balance devoids the user of the task of balancing the camera every time it’s used, unlike the Ronin-S. Just fix the lock and the camera is good to go within seconds!
DJI Ronin S vs SC
The difference between DJI Ronin S and SC is that Ronin-S is a large gimbal system, built for heavy and large DSLRs, whereas, Ronin-SC is way lighter and smaller and comparatively easier to carry.
|Parameter of Comparison||Ronin-S||Ronin-SC|
|Weight||The DJI Ronin-S weighs around 1.84 kg.||Whereas, the DJI Ronin-SC weighs around 1.1 kg.|
|Payload Capacity||It has a tested payload of 3.6 kg.||While it has a tested payload of 2 kg.|
|Dimensions||The dimensions are 486mm×202mm×185mm.||The dimensions are 370mm×150mm×165mm.|
|Maximum Operation Time||The maximum operation time is 12hrs.||Here, the maximum operation time is 11hrs.|
|Charging Time||The charging time is 2h 15min with Quick charge, and 2h 30min with no Quick charge.||The charging time is 2h 30min with no Quick charge.|
|Controlled Rotation Range||Pan axis control is 360° constant rotation (Roll 360 mode), Tilt axis is +180° to -90° (Upright mode) and +90° to -130° (Underslung and Flashlight Mode), the Roll axis is +/-30°, 360° constant rotation.||Pan axis is 360° constant rotation, Tilt axis is -90° to 145° and the Roll axis is +/-30°.|
|Maximum Axis Rotation Speed||All axes rotate at a speed of 360°/s.||All axes rotate at a speed of 180°/s.|
|Connectivity||USB Type-C connection is available along with Bluetooth 4.0||USB Type-C connection is available along with Bluetooth 5.0|
|Pricing||It is expensive.||It is comparatively affordable.|
What is DJI Ronin-S?
The DJI Ronin-S is designed as a single-handed form for heavy and large DSLRs. It provides the user with a sense of clarity, smoothness and spontaneous perspective for capturing shots.
With a weight of around 1.84 kg, the Ronin-S is a large and heavy gimbal system that offers a tested payload of 3.6 kg. Coming to gimbal controls, it consisted of a responsive joystick, the front trigger button and the Mode button to look after everything.
It also features a larger maximum axis rotation speed than the Ronin-SC, on its pan, tilt and roll axis. Though both units have the same pan and roll axis control, the tilt axis control is wider in the case of the Ronin-S.
Ronin-S has a wide range of features to offer. Panorama, Timelapse and Motionlapse, Active Track 3.0 and Force Mobile are some of the features that it has in common with the Ronin-SC.
The price point is one of the major factors in the decision-making process. Ronin-S is quite expensive. But it is an ideal option for professionals, content makers and filmmakers and works well for satisfying their needs.
What is DJI Ronin-SC?
With an upgraded hardware design and a wider array of shooting modes, DJI came up with another gimbal stabilizer after the Ronin-S; named as the DJI Ronin-SC. It is said to be the lighter and smaller gimbal system.
Just like the Ronin-S, it also has a detachable and modular design and is quite portable. Being the lighter and compact unit, it is even easier to carry in a case or backpack and also us easier to transfer from one place to another.
It comes with newer 3-axis lock system on three of its axes. The balance lock makes the user free from having to balance the camera again and again.
Ronin-SC weighs 1.1 kg having both Storage and Balancing Position dimensions. It has similar gimbal controls as the Ronin-S. But it’s maximum axis rotation speed is 180°/s as compared to 360°/s of Ronin-S. It offers a tested payload of 2 kg which is slightly lighter.
Specifically designed for the mirrorless cameras, DJI Ronin-SC is a much affordable gimbal stabilizer with a wide variety of features. It works the best for videographers, bloggers and content creators. It’s upgraded hardware delivers an optimal user experience and performance.
Main Differences Between DJI Ronin S and SC
- DJI Ronin-S is heavier and larger than the Ronin-SC.
- Ronin-SC has a lower payload capacity to offer.
- Only the Ronin-SC has storage as well as balancing position dimensions.
- Ronin-S has the Quick charge facility, while Ronin-SC does not.
- Ronin-S is costlier than Ronin-SC.
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