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Introducing the New DJI RS 3 Mini

Introducing the New DJI RS 3 Mini

 DJI RS 3 Mini

It was only a few months ago that DJI impressed the optical industry with their RS3 Ronin Gimbal Stabilizer.  DJI’s RS 3 Ronin Gimbal Stabilizer brought reliability and efficiency to workflows with its 3rd Gen stabilization algos and enhanced design to support your vision with smooth perfectly balanced shots every time.  To say the RS 3 Ronin is a beast of a gimbal is putting it mildly.  Now, DJI is gracing the photography world with a mini version with the DJI RS 3 Ronin Mini Gimbal Stabilizer.

Earlier this month DJI announced the release date for their latest innovation by creating a gimbal that is perfect for every day content creators, vloggers, and social media influencers.  Designed specifically for use with the most popular mirrorless cameras and lenses, the RS 3 Mini supports the cameras that are used most by novice to professional photographers and videographers, providing the ultimate balance as your camera stabilizer. 


The DJI RS Mini 3 is exactly that, mini, but with all the powerful specs you would expect from a DJI product.  With the RS 3 Mini you will get the superb stabilization performance of the RS 3 but weighs less than 1.8lbs (800g) vs the RS 3’s 6.6lbs, making the RS3 Mini easier to hold and operate while not giving an inch on power and features.  The DJI RS 3 Mini has a payload of up to 2kg or 4.4lbs, which supports most full frame camera setups, and folds down into 7.1”x6.3”x11.7” which is perfectly compact to fit into your gear bag with the rest of your photography equipment. 

The RS 3 Mini was created for simpler carrying setups but does feature NATO rails for added handle and grip attachments.  Every access includes a lock which allows for balancing each axis in isolation and maintaining perfect balance for your shots.  The RS 3 Mini uses a single ARCA Swiss compatible quick release plate which makes sense since the RS 3 Mini is streamlined for use with smaller cameras.  Featuring an integrated internal battery, the RS 3 Mini furthers the portability and compact functionality.  This is unlike DJI’s other larger stabilization gimbals which use a detachable battery grip.  The RS 3 Mini also features convenient controls right at your fingertips with a 1.4-inch full color touchscreen display, an M-mode button to swap between 3 custom modes, and a front dial for focusing control.

One of the main attractions of the new DJI RS 3 Mini and its design is its ability to quickly interchange between vertical and horizontal orientations in 3 easy steps.  The RS3 Mini boasts a powerful motor to ensure maximum stability when using one of the wide ranges of compatible mirrorless cameras and lenses.  Even when your lens’s zoom reaches its longest focal length the RS 3 Mini will maintain perfect stabilization without the need for rebalancing.  From its compact size, design, and performance, the DJI RS 3 Mini Gimbal Stabilizer provides all the accessible features you need to create the experience you intend for your viewers.

Stabilization to the Max

The RS 3 Mini gives unprecedented stabilization to compliment its lightweight design that needs only one hand to operate.  Using the same powerful 3rd generation stabilization algorithms as the DJI RS 3 Pro Gimbal, the RS 3 Mini gives users of all skill levels undeniable top level performance when shooting while running or shooting at odd angles.  Your footwork and pace of movement wont be a factor in the RS 3 Mini providing you with diverse, smooth, and steady shots, regardless of any change between angles or position.  With a dynamic 360-degree rotation, the RS 3 Mini will deliver a stunning, immersive experience for your viewers.


Link your camera to the RS 3 Mini via a Wireless Bluetooth Shutter function or USB-C.  Once linked, the RS 3 Mini and your camera will be ready to go as soon as it’s turned on.  The RS 3 Mini let’s you control video recording and configure the control dial to access photo capture functions like ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, directly from the gimbal controls.  The RS 3 Mini can even directly control supported power lenses optical and digital zoom, making operation clean and efficient.  No need for annoying camera control cables.


As mentioned, the RS 3 Mini does not used external battery grips but instead features an internal integrated battery handle.  The RS 3 Mini can be fully charged in as little as 2.5 hours and provides up to 10 hours of usage which should be more than enough for a full day of shooting.

Ronin App

The RS 3 Mini Gimbal Stabilizer is without question an amazing tool, and is rather cool too.  You can extend the RS 3 Mini’s abilities by adding the Ronin App.  With the Ronin App, the RS 3 Mini gives 3 more intelligent shooting functions to help expand your ideas and creations to your audience. 

  • Timelapse – Allows you to edit in a timelapse to any video. Amaze your viewers with immersive intros, outros, and transitions with an engaging timelapse.
  • Track Recording – The RS 3 Mini has 10 preset points for the gimbal which opens up more possibilities for dynamic video within any scene and setting.
  • Panorama – Lets you broaden the field of vision of the camera with a panoramic view showing the whole scene to your audience. Panoramic shots are a perfect way to captivate viewers’ attention and bring them into the scene.


DJI RS 3 Mini


DJI is known for their outstanding offering of top notch gimbals ranging from digital cinema gimbals for larger professional moviemaking budgets, to smaller gimbals for your smartphone.  With the new RS 3 Mini gimbal stabilizer, DJI fills a crucial need for gimbal stabilizers that work for compact mirrorless, digital, and point and shoot cameras.  This is ideal for content creators and vloggers who want to keep their camera rig light, and simple, while supporting their material with powerful stabilization and capture features.  This also makes the RS 3 Mini the best addition to any travelling photographer or videographer’s gear bag.  Whether you’re a wedding photographer or a wildlife photographer and every style in between, the RS 3 Mini Gimbal Stabilizer is the perfect companion to help enhance and compliment your material.

DJI Mini 3 Drone

Speaking of optical technology in “mini” tools designed for content creators and vloggers, DJI also recently released their new DJI Mini 3 drone.  The DJI Mini 3 drone is a great consumer drone by DJI that yields the power of a larger drone but in a compact size that fits in your pocket.  With DJI’s Mini 3, you now can have all the power of modern optical technology within an ultra-lightweight, compact drone at an affordable price.  With a 1/1.3-inch camera sensor that records 4K HDR video recording, 12MP stills and true vertical mode, the DJI Mini 3 is the perfect tool for adventurers, photographers, videographers, vloggers, content creators, and business applications.

Drones are one of the coolest technologies in aerial and optical technology.  Surely any fan of such things has heard of DJI, who is known for producing the best of the best not only when it comes to consumer drones but many aspects of optical technology, such as the new RS 3 Mini Ronin Gimbal Stabilizer.  If you think that drones are only for the military, you may be living under a rock, because these little flying machines are everywhere, with photography and videography applications for many types of business industries as well as pass time hobbies.

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