DJI strikes fast. Even with a gimbal lineup that’s thought-about among the many greatest round they nonetheless pushed out some notable updates with the launch of the RS 3 and RS 3 Professional. Changing the RSC 2 and RS 2, respectively, they’ve some large footwear to fill. So let’s check out what modified and the way all of them evaluate to at least one one other.
Filmmaker Dan Watson put collectively his personal take a look at and he is a superb particular person to take a look at for this as a result of he has been utilizing the last-generation gimbals since they got here out. With the three collection in hand for a pair weeks he has been in a position to put them via some actual productions.
Two years in the past the RS 2 and RSC 2. The RSC was filling a extra compact position whereas the usual RS obtained some “professional” upgrades. Now DJI is tweaking the names to suit that with the RS 2 being changed with the RS 3 Professional and the RSC 2 turning into the usual RS 3.
I do want DJI would cease revamping their lineup each time, however on this case it’s to sign how related the underlying expertise is between the usual mannequin and “Professional” model.
An instance of how the brand new fashions are extra carefully associated is that each the RS 3 and RS 3 Professional share a design with a detachable battery grip. The RSC 2 had an built-in battery. Each additionally now have a bigger 1.8” OLED touchscreen. It is a bigger model of the one on the RS 2 and far bigger than the non-touch display screen of the RSC 2. The RS 3 received a number of the greatest upgrades.
Whereas Dan does complain about how typically he faucets the touchscreen by mistake, there are some shortcuts to rapidly lock the show to reduce this. There may be additionally now a bodily management swap on the facet of the gimbals that lets you change modes with out unlocking the display screen.
Choices on this swap are Pan/Comply with, Pan/Tilt/Comply with, and FPV. Every of those can have distinctive settings programmed for it. FPV may even be totally custom-made to do issues like vertical capturing.
An enormous characteristic for the three collection is automated axis locking. With the press of the button you possibly can flip it on and all of the axes will unlock and the gimbal is able to shoot and it’s the similar when it’s essential put it away. You may tweak this characteristic to resolve whether or not to fold up or not.
In case you are typically powering it off or have to swap a lens you may discover sleep mode or the locking however not folding works higher.
Curiously, even with these enhancements DJI was in a position to make the RS 3 smaller than the RSC 2. Changes on the RS 3 now extra carefully resemble the RS 2 with a extra exact adjustment knob for positioning and clamps on the again and sides for locking.
The RS 3 Professional will get a bit larger than the RS 3, nevertheless it manages to try this with out including a ton of weight by counting on carbon fiber arms. The bigger dimension does assist it work with extra severe cinema cameras just like the C70 or FX6 and even simply kitted up mirrorless our bodies.
A brand new possibility is a wi-fi digital camera connection by way of Bluetooth. Earlier than you needed to run a cable which is lower than splendid and typically simply not one thing you need to do.
Bluetooth and wi-fi help makes it a neater possibility and provides you some management choices by way of the gimbal, corresponding to begin/cease recording.
Each gimbals could be managed remotely utilizing a devoted cellular app. The RS 3 Professional additionally helps the DJI video transmitter, which comes within the Combo and can help a Full HD 30p video feed from as much as 600’ away utilizing a cellphone or pill. It’ll even work with the entire ActiveTrack choices for following topics.
One other new addition to the RS 3 Professional solely is help for DJI’s LiDAR Vary Finder. That is taking tech from the Ronin 4D and when mixed with the DJI Focus Motor it’ll let you add quick autofocus to any lens. Dan says it really works nice you probably have a shot with a single main topic.
Past all that new tech it’s price declaring that the stabilization itself is meant to be improved by about 20%. Load limits are precisely the identical as their predecessors with the RS 3 supporting as much as 6.6 lb and the RS 3 Professional holding as much as 10 lb.
Something like a mirrorless physique with a median lens, together with a 24-70mm f/2.8, needs to be high-quality on both. If in case you have a bigger digital camera physique or a rigged-up setup, maybe with a cage and bigger cinema glass, you can be higher off with the RS 3 Professional.
The RS 3 and RS 3 Professional are each huge enhancements over their predecessors. They every deliver much more flexibility together with higher stability and performance.
The Professional model’s help for the video transmitter and LiDAR places it means forward of the usual mannequin if you wish to take full benefit of DJI’s ecosystem.
What do you consider the RS 3 and RS 3 Professional? Are you planning on upgrading your gimbal?
[source: Dan Watson]