DJI has introduced its latest Ronin stabilizers.

the RS 4 and RS 4 Pro, designed for both independent creators and professional studios. These models focus on enhancing stabilization, with the Pro version featuring lidar focusing.

The RS 4 represents DJI’s ongoing commitment to improving handheld gimbals, addressing common challenges such as setup time and occasional instability. It builds upon the success of its predecessor, the RS 3, with significant enhancements.

Weighing 1.4 kilograms, the RS 4 can support camera systems up to 3 kilograms, maintaining compatibility with previous models. Notable improvements include upgraded axis locks for enhanced vertical stability, a new joystick mode switch for seamless control transitions, and an extended tilt axis to accommodate camera accessories.

Videographers will appreciate the Teflon coating on the gimbal’s arms, facilitating easier balancing alongside the micro-adjustment knob. The longer tilt-axis arm allows for the addition of more accessories without compromising balance. The OLED touchscreen features an automatic lock to prevent accidental adjustments and conserve battery life. The included BG21 battery grip supports fast charging and provides up to 12 hours of runtime, with the option to extend it further with the RS BG70 high-capacity battery grip.

Bluetooth control, fine-tuning knobs, and various filming modes are retained from previous models. For studios working with larger camera systems, the RS 4 Pro offers lidar focusing with 76,800 ranging points and extended human subject focusing distance. It also features dual focus and zoom motors for simultaneous control. The addition of Car Mount mode enhances stabilization when filming on unstable surfaces.

Weighing 1.6 kilograms, the RS 4 Pro can support payloads up to 4.5 kilograms, maintaining compatibility with heavier camera setups. It features axis lock upgrades and an auto-lock OLED touchscreen similar to the standard RS 4 gimbal. DJI has increased motor torque by 20 percent to ensure accurate tracking with heavier loads.