DJI Ronin SC review: a compact gimbal for mirrorless cameras

Although it’s mostly known for drones, Chinese giant DJI also has an extensive line of camera accessories. The latest is a camera stabilizer called Ronin SC. It is similar to last year’s Ronin S, but it’s built specifically for smaller mirrorless cameras and aimed at content creators. If you’re one of those, this might be the perfect gimbal for you.

 Pro Con
Lightweight and portable Unstable with a heavier payload
Great build quality Certain cameras are not fully compatible
Unique shooting Mode Price is expensive than average gimbal


If you add a battery grip to it, it doesn’t work at all, despite weighing in at 3.5 pounds, which is way under the 4.4-pound maximum payload. I don’t think this is solely due to the weight of my setup; rather, the camera with the battery grip attached simply throws off the center of gravity. The point is you should definitely take a good look at your gear before picking one up. The full camera and lens compatibility list is here, with most models from Sony, Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic fully supported.

Overall, Ronin SC’s build is fantastic. The handle feels nice and is comfortable to hold, the button layout makes sense, and the focus motor feels smooth, although it has a short travel and sometimes can be a bit too sensitive. It has a black matte finish, which does get scratched up easily but still looks good.



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