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Getting To Know The DJI RS3 Mini

DJI has introduced its DJI RS 3 Mini, which is a smaller and lighter alternative to the bigger RS 3 and RS 3 Pro Gimbals. With a weight of only 1.75 grams (795g) The RS 3 Mini is the most compact entry in the third generation Ronin series of stabilizers made specifically for DSLRs as well as mirrorless camera. With a weight that is about half and dimensions that of RS 3 Pro, the RS 3 Mini should be much easier to throw into a backpack for travel and allows users to shoot stabilized video with just one hand.

It may have an “mini” in its name however, the small RS 3 Mini can support cameras that weigh up to 4.4 pounds as well, and if you’re able to carry a minimum of six pounds with just one arm it should be possible to operate this device with only one hand. DJI has posted a complete list of compatible configurations on its website, which includes models like the Canon EOS R5 equipped with an RF24-70mm F2.8 STM lens, Sony Alpha 7S III equipped with the 24 – 70mm F2.8 GM lens, and Fuji X-H2S equipped with an XF 18-55 mm F2.8-4 lens. DJI also states it has found that RS 3 Mini can stabilize expanding zoom lenses without needing to adjust the balance.

The RS 3 Mini features the same stabilization technology as the bigger RS 3 Pro, which will allow for reliable smooth footage regardless of whether you are running, taking shots at low angles and shooting with flashlight modes. Dual-layer quick-release plates can permit horizontal shooting (ideal for content on social media) without the need for additional equipment or limiting the gimbal’s motion.

Controlling shutters wirelessly via Bluetooth is available by the RS3 Mini’s recording button, as long as you own an appropriate camera that supports this capability. The RS3 Mini also has an 1.4-inch touchscreen with full-color display, an option to switch between various shooting modes (such such as Pan Follow and First-Person View) as well as an adjustment dial on the front for the focus, ISO, and other parameters of cameras supported by DJI. DJI says you can count on 10-hour battery life. It also claims that this DJI RS3 Mini is fully recharged within 2.5 hours with a 10-watt charger that does not appear to be present in the box with the USB-C cable for charging.

To add additional features for additional features, Ronin mobile app is a great choice. Ronin mobile application works together with RS 3 Mini to provide additional features such as Timelapse Tracking, Timelapse and Panorama. Ronin accessories such as microphones, external fill lights and handles for briefcases may be added through the RS 3 Mini’s NATO port.

The DJI RS 3 Mini is on sale for $369. It’s not going to have the same features of the bigger RS 3 ($549) and RS 3 Pro ($869) and RS 3 Pro, but with the same accessibility and affordability to its advantage it is a great choice. RS 3 Mini looks to be an appealing option for travelers who are frequent or who is new to videography.