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DJI Ronin 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer

Abel Code: DJI-CP.ZM.000078
Mfr. Code: CP.ZM.000078
Estimated to Ship – 6-8 weeks
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This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
Developed for the filmmaking professional, the DJI Ronin marks a generational leap in camera stabilization technology. Its custom sensors, powerful motors and advanced algorithms put world-class precision in your hands.
Key Highlights
  • Payload Capacity: 16 lb
  • Five minute setup
  • 3 Position Modes
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The DJI Ronin 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer was developed for the filmmaking professional to assist with stabilization of handheld footage. It carries a payload of up to 16lb. The body is built of aluminum while the handlebars are formed of lightweight, durable carbon fiber. 

Due to tool-free balancing and quick-releases, the balancing and setup of the DJI Ronin is fast. The manufacturer states it takes only five minutes. Please note that it is helpful to understand the basic principles of a 3-axis gimbal prior to making adjustments to the Ronin. AbelCine offers several hands-on classes which may accommodate your needs to increase your level of skills regarding stabilizers. Be sure to visit the Learn segment of our website for details regarding upcoming workshops and classes. 

High build quality standards of the DJI Ronin ensure that it keeps up with the demands of rigorous handheld use in trying environments. A single operator can create smooth and stable handheld footage with this device. The DJI Ronin supports a dual-operator configuration, as well. A 2.4GHz transmitter/receiver is built-in or you can utilize a third-party transmitter instead. Contact an Abel Salesperson with questions about what best suits your specific needs.

Custom built ultra-fast processors, extremely accurate sensors, and advanced algorithms, together with fanatical attention to detail has created a system that offers remarkably precise manipulation of control angles - within the range of ±0.02°. This puts world-class, industry leading technology into your hands and creates unparalleled picture and video stabilization. 

Key features of the DJI Ronin are:

Tool-free Adjustment

A built-in balance adjustment system means no tools are needed for setup and adjustment. Changing the setup for different camera arrangements is quick and simple.

Simple 5-Minute Setup

With a little practice, the Ronin takes less than 5 minutes to set up and balance whenever the camera configuration is changed. This saves time, making the Ronin more efficient in professional environments where every second counts. The built-in ATS (Auto Tune Stability) technology intelligently tunes the Ronin to your camera rig at the touch of a button.

SmoothTrack Control

SmoothTrack gives a single gimbal operator the ability to transform their tilt and pan movements on the gimbal into smooth and stabilized camera angle changes. This makes framing wide-angle or close scenes significantly easier for a single operator. In the DJI Assistant App an operator can independently adjust the SmoothTrack option menu settings for pan, roll, and tilt axes.

Supports a Multitude of Cameras & Lenses

The Ronin is not customized for any specific camera. It can be easily adjusted to carry everything from small & light Micro-Four-Thirds cameras to heavier systems like the RED EPIC.

Based on Zenmuse Technology

The DJI Zenmuse gimbals were the first commercially available systems in the world to utilize brushless motor technology for professional filming and aerial photography. The Zenmuse gimbal line has long been a benchmark that others have been measured against. The Ronin is based off the same technology and also offers multiple control modes, a built-in IMU, and customized direct drive brushless motors.

Built-in Receiver & Remote Control for Second Operator

A built-in DJI receiver & transmitter allows the Ronin to be remotely controlled by a 2nd operator who can pan, tilt, and roll independent of the Ronin's movement. The gimbal operator can focus on gimbal movement while the 2nd operator pays attention to camera movement. 2nd operator mode is also useful for gimbal control when working with flying platforms for aerial cinematography. A D-Bus port is also included if a non-DJI receiver is required.

SmoothTrack speeds and operation modes can be assigned with 2 custom toggle switches on the transmitter.

Three Operation Controls

3 different modes of operation allow the Ronin to be used in different scenarios, all of which can be entered without changing settings on the Ronin Assistant app or a 2nd operator remote. SmoothTrack functionality remains in all three modes:

  • Upright Mode - Flip the gimbal over to bring the camera closer to eye level for a higher perspective without straining to lift it. Use this mode when sticking the Ronin out of a car's sunroof or when trying to shoot over a crowd of people.
  • Underslung Mode - The default gimbal operation is the Underslung mode. The camera can be comfortably held low to the ground, at chest level or anywhere in between. This mode is also used when the Ronin is suspended from a camera jib or crane.
  • Briefcase Mode - When a slimmer gimbal profile is needed, i.e. when moving through doorways or narrow paths, Briefcase mode is ideal. It allows the gimbal to be held to the side and close to the legs, much like a briefcase.

Durable, High Quality Build

Made from precision machined aircraft-grade aluminum, the Ronin offers the durability to withstand rugged use on set and meets the high demand for reliability. No loose cables or zip ties give it a clean, professional appearance.

Mobile Bluetooth Assistant Software

The feature-rich iOS and Android DJI Assistant software allows easy setup of all system configurations. The PC and Mac Assistant also provides control of all the Ronin's functionalities in addition to firmware upgrades for future features.

High Performance Processing Power

A customized, advanced 32-bit floating point DSP processor offers more efficiency than an ARM processor, for faster processing of signals from the onboard encoders.

High Torque & Precision Controlled Motors

Motors have been developed with the high performance Ronin in mind. Using FOC control, you can count on high precision, low vibration, and increased torque. Digital Absolute Positioning Encoders in each axis provide the highest levels of accuracy. This combination of custom motor modules and features is found in no other system.

Remote Control Features

DJI includes a Remote Control for the Ronin. It can be used to control SmoothTrack on/off, activate the motor kill switch, plus move the 3-axis gimbal. The left joystick on the Remote Control operates the roll axis via horizontal movements. The right joystick adjusts the Pan axis movements via horizontal shifts of the stick. Vertical movements on the right joystick will control the tilt axis.

Should you prefer to use a 3rd party transmitter and receiver, DJI has provided an appropriate D-BUS port to connect that transmitter.

Quick-Release Top Handle Bar

The top bar features a quick release system allowing easy attachment and detachment for rapid setup and break down. The same attachment can be used for vehicle or multi-rotor mounting.

Quick Swap The Intelligent Battery

The Ronin's customized intelligent battery (4350mAh, 15.2V) is easy to install and simple to charge with the provided charger. Remaining power can be checked directly on the battery. Overcharge and over depletion protection is built-in, as is individual battery cell charge balancing. Expected run time is approximately 6 hours, depending on the camera rig and gimbal usage. A charger is included; please charge this battery only with a DJI approved charger.

Power Distribution Box

Two regulated 12V P-taps, one 500mAH full size USB connector, and also a connection point for the DJI Lightbridge Long Range HD Video Downlink are provided. This offers convenient power connection for various accessories including follow focus systems, HD video downlinks and others, all while keeping the wiring to a minimum.

Optional Dual 15mm Rods for Follow Focus Accessories

Follow focus systems and matteboxes can be easily mounted on the Ronin using industry standard dual 15mm segmented rods. The segmented rods allow for customization of different lengths, dependent on camera and lens setup. If you decide to use a mattebox and appropriate accessories, you may wish to work with a support stabilizer like an Easyrig or a Steadicam in order to place the weight of the camera off your arms and onto your torso.

Protective Carrying Case

An extremely strong, durable and water tight carrying case with rolling wheels provides easy transportation. Dense custom cut EPP foam protects the Ronin and accessories.

Tuning Your Ronin

Auto Configuration - After balancing a camera rig, simply tap the Auto Tune Stability button to tune the Ronin for use. It will intelligently adjust parameters based on your camera rig's weight and independently adjust each individual axis until an optimal setting is found. Auto Tune Stability also fine-tunes other aspects of the control system, making balancing fast and easy.

Smoothtrack Tuning - Tune each individual speed to your preferences. SmoothTrack provides movement translation based off the Ronin operator's movement. As the Ronin operator pans or tilts the gimbal, the camera orientation will pan and tilt in the direction the gimbal is moved and then ramp down in speed. This pan and tilt movement speed can be independently adjusted using software. Translated movement acceleration can also be fine tuned as well. If the Ronin operator needs to pan or tilt rapidly between two positions and the standard speed isn’t sufficient, an accelerated speed can be adjusted without affecting slower movements.

What's in the Box

  • Limited Warranty
  • 3 x Allen Wrenches (3mm, 4mm, 3/16”)
  • 2 x Top Bar Quick Release Accessories Mount
  • Lens Support Screw
  • Lens Support
  • 2 x Camera Screw B (3/8”)
  • 2 x Camera Screw A (1/4”)
  • 4 x Adjustable Length Extension Rod
  • Extension Rod Holder
  • Camera Mounting Plate
  • 7-pin Cable (gimbal to Lightbridge)
  • Micro USB
  • 3 x Cables (ANSI, JIS, CE)
  • Charger
  • Intelligent Battery
  • Tuning Stand
  • Remote Control 2.4 GHz
  • Handle Bar
  • DJI Ronin 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer


Key Highlights

  • Payload Capacity: 16 lb
  • Five minute setup
  • 3 Position Modes
  • Tool-Free Adjustment
  • SmoothTrack for single operator
  • Dual Operator via remote control
  • Quick-release top handle bar


Output Voltage:
15.2 V
Battery Chemistry:
Lithium Polymer - LiPo
Battery Compatibility:
DJI - Ronin-MX
Battery Features:
mAh Rating:
4350 mAh
Operating Time:
Approximately 6 hours when fully charged

Battery Accessories

Charger Count:
1 Battery
Accessory Type:
Battery Charger
Charger Details:
LED Indicators

Compatibility - Camera

Sony NEX7


Product Dimensions (WxDxH):
24.4 x 11.0 to 14.9 x 19.68 - (approx. 620 x 280-380 x 500mm)


Static Current:
300mA (@16V)
Accessory Power Connections:
1 x USB - 500mW
1 x DJI Lightbridge
2 x 12V P-Tap
Dynamic Current:
600mA (@16V)
Motor Current (may be locked):
Max 10A (@16V) - Locked
Battery Accepted:
4S Ronin Battery

Software / Apps / Plugins

PC Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.9 or above
Windows XP SP3; Windows 7; Windows 8 (32 or 64 bit)
Mobile Requirements:
Android 4.3 or above
iOS version 7.0 or above - Mobile devices: iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5 , iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini
Supported Applications:
DJI Assistant - Available for both iOS Mac products and on Google Play for Android products. Connects through Bluetooth to your handheld device.

Special Features

General Notes:
Battery Sleep Mode - activated after 20 minutes of inactivity to save power.
Connections - 2.4GHz Remote Control, Bluetooth, USB
Control Angle Accuracy - 0.02°
Per DJI, the Ronin has been tested with the types of cameras listed as compatible in the specs. - Other cameras of similar size and shape may also be compatible.
Use the Lens Support on cameras with a loose lens securing system - (DJI points out the Canon 5D MK II & MK III) in order to prevent vibrations during travel.

Stabilizers / Steady Devices

Stabilizer Type:
Handheld Frame
Gimbal Payload:
15.0-19.99lbs - Approx. 16 lb (7.25 kg)
Gimbal Axis:
Motorized Gimbal:
Battery Operable:
Remote Capable:
Yes - Either via DJI Remote Control (included) or with use of a 3rd party transmitter/receiver and follow focus type equipment (all sold separately).
Gimbal Weight:
5-10lbs - 9.26 lb (approx. 4.2 kg) fully loaded with handlebar
Camera Tray Dim.:
The maximum depth from the center of gravity on the camera base plate - 140mm
The maximum height measured from the top of the camera base plate - 225mm
The maximum width - 195mm
Gimbal Modes:
Briefcase Mode
Underslung Mode
Upright Mode
Functions Included:
2.4GHz Receiver - for proprietary Ronin transmitter
Bluetooth Module
Built-in independent IMU module
D-Bus Receiver Supported
DJI Advanced 32-Bit DSP Processor
DJI Specialized Gimbal Drive Motors with Encoders
Temperature Sensor
USB Connection
Max Rotation Speed:
Pan Axis - 90°/sec
Roll Axis - 30°/sec
Tilt Axis - 100°/sec
Rotation Range:
Pan Axis Control - 360°
Roll Axis Control - ± 25°
Tilt Axis Control - Up 45° to Down 120°


Relative Humidity:
<80% - for battery charging/discharging environment
Operating Temperature:
5°F to 104°F - BATTERY: (approx. -15°C to 50°C)
Battery Charging Temp:
41°F to 104°F - (approx. 5°C to 40°C)


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