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Ronin RS 3 vs RS 4 series

2024-04-09
Ronin RS 3 vs RS 4 series

Today saw the launch of new gimbals from DJI from the respected Ronin series in the film world. The RS4 line continues the great improvements introduced in the RS3 series such as automatic axis locks, a large screen touchscreen with locking capability, and Supersmootch mode for maximum stability. We will delve into the specification and outline the key changes.

DJI RS3 Pro vs DJI RS 4 Pro

DJI RS 3 Pro or DJI RS 4 Pro?

First, the DJI RS 4 Pro offers an extended runtime of up to an impressive 13 hours, which is an hour longer than the previous model. In addition, the handle with the battery can be replaced and work almost continuously. Although the RS 4 Pro gimbals are slightly smaller, the size differences are only within 5 mm. The most important innovation is the second-generation native vertical recording, which allows seamless switching between vertical and horizontal modes without the need for additional accessories. A new switch allows you to quickly switch the joystick mode to zoom control, greatly enhancing the operator's capabilities.

Additional double roller bearings have also been introduced on the roll axle for even smoother and easier adjustment. Second-generation automatic axis locks guarantee smaller spacing after locking, effectively reducing gimbal shake and ensuring stability during filming.

DJI RS 3 or DJI RS 4?

Compared to the DJI RS 3, the basic RS 4 model does not have many significant changes in terms of specifications. It retains the same battery, lifting capacity (3 kg), speed and range of rotation, as well as Bluetooth. However, the new gimbal is about 60 grams heavier and slightly larger. As with the PRO version, the most important improvement is the native vertical and horizontal recording function. On the previous model, you can also record vertically, but you had to insert a special plate and rebalance the gimbal. In practice, for a filmmaker, this is not optimal, and now you only need to press one button.

Akcesoria DJI RS

Compatible accessories DJI RS

We space out a table with the most commonly used accessories and information

AccessoryCompatibilityDescription
Handle with high-capacity battery DJI RS BG70
  • DJI RS 4 Pro
  • DJI RS 4
  • DJI RS 3 Pro
  • DJI RS 3
Power up DJI RS 4 Pro for up to 29 hours or DJI RS 4 for up to 29.5 hours. You can also power the camera and accessories through the USB-C port.
Top plate with quick release DJI RS (2024)
  • DJI RS 4 Pro
  • DJI RS 4
  • DJI RS 3 Pro
  • DJI RS 3
  • DJI RS 2
adjustable placement guide for the top plate with quick release clings to the bottom of the camera to hold and secure the camera in place.
Bottom plate with quick release DJI RS Pro (2024)
  • DJI RS 4 Pro
  • DJI RS 4
  • DJI RS 3 Pro
  • DJI RS 3
  • DJI RS 2
The lower plate with quick release has a scale on both sides and a serrated slot. Precision adjustment knob on the tilt axis of the gimbal allows you to make millimeter-accurate adjustments when changing cameras or lenses.
Lower plate with quick release DJI RS (2024)
  • DJI RS 4
  • DJI RS 3
  • DJI RS 2
Bottom plate with quick release allows operators to make millimeter-accurate adjustments when changing cameras or lenses.
DJI Focus Pro LiDAR to DJI Transmission Cable Hub
  • DJI RS 4 Pro
  • DJI Transmission
Enables DJI RS 4 Pro to simultaneously power DJI Focus Pro LiDAR and DJI Video Transmitter, eliminating the need for a V-mount battery pack.
Handheld module DJI Focus Pro
  • Engine DJI Focus Pro
  • DJI Ronin 4D*
  • DJI Inspire 3*
* Requires remote monitor DJI High-Bright
Handheld module supports wireless communication with DJI Focus Pro motor from up to 160 meters away for FIZ control and attenuation adjustment.
Handle DJI Focus Pro
  • DJI Focus Pro LiDAR
  • Engine DJI Focus Pro
The mount is equipped with a magnetic damping knob and a 1.8-inch color touchscreen display. Combined with DJI Focus Pro, LiDAR enables automatic focusing for manual lenses.
Engine DJI Focus Pro
  • DJI RS 4 Pro
  • DJI RS 4
  • DJI RS 3 Pro
  • DJI RS 3
  • Handle DJI Focus Pro
  • Handheld module DJI Focus Pro
  • DJI Ronin 4D Flex
Motor speed increased by 30%; compatibility with 15 mm universal rods; built-in RF antenna; delay of only 10 milliseconds.
DJI Focus Pro LiDAR
  • DJI RS 4 Pro
  • DJI RS 3 Pro
  • Handle DJI Focus Pro
LiDAR has 76,800 measurement points and a maximum range of 20 m. When paired with the DJI Focus Pro Motor, it can enable autofocus for manual lenses.

Podsumowanie RS3 vs RS4

Summary

Changes made to the RS 4 and RS 4 Pro gimbals are not dramatic when it comes to hardware parameters. Nonetheless, the new Ronin 4 series of gimbals is distinguished above all by its native vertical recording, which makes it ideal for creating content for social media platforms, and for many will be the deciding element when choosing a gimbal.

Author
Marcjanna Hubert
Chief editor of the Megadron blog, professionally involved with drones for 5 years. Student of New Media in Communication. Passionate about graphic design and travel, fascinated by the magic of storytelling through video. Creates a bridge between Megadron and customers by adding social media content: Instagram i Facebook.
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