by Sebastian Wöber | 28th April 2015
At NAB 2015 DJI presented their new DJI Ronin M which is a more lightweight and smaller version of their original DJI Ronin. Today they announced the shockingly low price of the device: $1,399 !!!! This makes it one of the most affordable gimbal stabilizers out there. And it looks mighty good as well. (pre-order here) The way Doug handled the Ronin M in front of our eyes when we recorded the video at NAB seemed pretty smooth. But the new Ronin-M has a few nice things to offer. On closer inspection you will see that it comes without the complications that other gimbals work with and all adjustments are tool-less (thumbscrews). Along with the quick-release system it’s apparent that some thought has gone into the ergonomics of this device, which isn’t the case for some other affordable gimbal stabilizers. The DJI Ronin-M was originally said to come at a price “lower than $2,000”. The new $1,399 price revealed today is shocking for the whole industry as it will considerable crush some of the competition and sell like hot cakes. It should start shipping within the next weeks. Get your pre-order HERE. While the DJI Ronin M is really affordable there are even cheaper gimbal stabilizers out there. Check out our recent article: 5 Affordable Gimbal Stabilizers Cheaper than the DJI Ronin M The highlights at a glance: Supports Cameras up to 8 Pounds Precision of Control: ±0.02° Transmitter for Remote Pan/Tilt Control Tool-Less Balance Adjustment System Assistant Software for iOS and Windows Bluetooth Wireless Interface for Setup Silent Mode For Quiet Operation USB and PowerTap Power OutputsRead more
by Sebastian Wöber | 1st October 2014
The Varavon Birdycam 2 is the new version of Varavon’s affordable brushless gimbal camera stabiliser. It offers great ergonomics at a very low pricepoint. Varavon has a history of producing well made and well thought through products for videographers and DSLR shooters. We’ve recently looked at their new Wirecam that used a portion of their gimbal base that is also used in their newest camera stabiliser the Birdycam 2. The Birdycam 2 seems to tick most boxes a good camera stabiliser should. One of the most important things for many is the fact that it can be operated by a single person due to its simple follow-mode and thumb-joystick control. While it lacks some of the great features the Letus Helix offers, it is a more affordable and more available option for now. For those looking for an alternative to the famous Freefly Movi M5 the Varavon Birdycam 2 is looking quite interesting at almost half the price. It’s available for pre-order for $2375 and should start shipping quite soon: LINKRead more
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