is not afraid of late, after a month’s delay, DJI released a new series of professional-grade handheld stabilizers-RS 2 and RSC 2 on October 15th as scheduled.
In the two weeks of actual measurement, I replaced RSC 2 with its predecessor Ruying SC as the main stabilizer for shooting. Next, let’s talk about my actual experience with you friends.
New and unique foldable design
RSC 2 continues the overall design language of the previous generation Ronin SC, the main material is aluminum alloy.
The most intuitive change of is the adoption of a new and unique foldable design. The official said that through different folding methods, RSC 2 can be held in hand, upside down, hand held, flashlight, Easily switch between six modes including vertical shooting and storage.
▲Left: RSC 2 Right: Ruying SC
▲Left: RSC 2 Right: Ruying SC
In shooting video, low-angle shooting is one of the commonly used lens movement methods. Thanks to the foldable design of RSC 2, it is more comfortable to switch between the forms required for low-angle shooting.
▲Sample shot at low angle
With the popularity of short videos this year, people are more and more accustomed to using the vertical screen for shooting creation. RSC 2’s unique foldable design allows it to quickly switch between horizontal and vertical shooting. In the state of holding the pan/tilt handle vertically, double-click the M button to enter the vertical shooting mode, and repeat the operation to return to the normal horizontal shooting mode.
Special reminder. Every time RSC 2 is folded and switched between different forms of shooting, do not forget to lock the knob, otherwise it will affect the normal use of the stabilizer.
The foldable design brings the most intuitive feeling is portability. In the recent iPhone 12 evaluation video, I chose to carry and store the more portable RSC 2. We made an intuitive comparison, RSC 2 is much smaller than A4 paper when folded to the storage form.
It is worth mentioning that this time RSC 2 is equipped with a newly designed portable storage bag. Compared with the previous foam box, the new storage bag is made of anti-splash material, which is smaller in size and has more space. Large, more convenient and safer to store and carry.
one inch Assistant screen
This year RSC 2 comes with a 1-inch OLED assistant screen, but unfortunately this screen is black and white and does not support touch.
With the addition of a screen, it means that without connecting to a mobile phone, you can directly view the pan/tilt status, power level, etc. directly through the screen on the stabilizer.
directly by simply waving the scroll wheel, quickly complete various parameter settings.
Double-layer quick release plate
Compared with the previous generation, RSC 2 adopts more portable The easy-to-use double-layer quick release board is compatible with two mainstream interface standards, Manfrotto and Akka.
In my daily video shooting, the camera frequently switches between the stabilizer and the tripod. Due to the upgrade of the double-layer quick release plate, the efficiency of fast switching between the stabilizer and the tripod is greatly improved.
In addition, the camera screw of the quick release plate is designed to be directly tightened by hand.
The change of is worthy of praise for DJI, because a mature photographer will lose coins or keys!
RSC 2 new front wave wheel, integrated follow focus The wheel is designed on the front of the handle.
The design of the front wave wheel allows you to adjust the focus point more precisely when shooting, even if you only use one hand to operate it.
Optimized structural design
Compared with the previous generation, in terms of leveling, RSC 2 A new knob design is adopted, which replaces the plate buckle design of the previous generation. Personally, I feel that the former design is faster for the balance adjustment of the stabilizer. But unfortunately, RSC 2 still uses a buckle design in the design of the leveling and tilting axis.
At the same time, the three-axis pan/tilt lock of RSC 2 has also been redesigned. I personally feel that it is not intuitive and obvious to use than the design of the previous generation.
In addition, Nato mounting interfaces are added on both sides of the handle, so you can install a variety of related accessories such as portable handles.
here is the rocker design of RSC 2. Compared with the previous generation, the overall design of the joystick is smaller, the actual control feel is not as good as the previous generation, and the damping feel is weaker.
Compared with the previous generation, which weighed 1.1 kg, the RSC 2 only gained 1.2 kg.
The overall shaft arm length and motor size are increased compared to the previous generation. The torque of RSC 2 motor is increased by 50%, and the maximum load reaches 3 kg. It is compatible with most SLRs and micro-singles on the market.
We used Ronin SC and RSC 2 to take a few pictures of everyday scenes. By comparing the real shots, it can be seen that under the dual blessing of the newly upgraded hardware and the new Taishan stabilization algorithm, the pictures taken by RSC 2 are more stable and smooth, and the overall effect is greatly improved than the previous generation.
In addition, RSC 2 also supports the super stabilization mode. After it is turned on, the motor torque can be adjusted to further enhance the stabilization effect.
Eagle Eye Wireless Video Transmission System
The brand new RSC 2 adds a powerful Hawkeye wireless video transmission system. According to the official statement, in the test environment, the wireless image transmission system can transmit 1080p image signals within a range of 200 meters with a delay of only 60 milliseconds.
▲ Wireless image transmission module
Pass The Eagle Eye wireless image transmission system can not only transmit video signals, but also support remote adjustment of various camera parameters, and can cache the shooting materials on the mobile phone.
In addition, with the RONIN App, it also supports smart follow 3.0 and mobile phone motion control functions.
▲ Smart Follow 3.0
▲ Mobile phone somatosensory control
supports fast charging technology
The longest battery life of RSC 2 is further increased to 14 hours. It also supports 18w fast charging, compatible with PD or QC 2.0 chargers, which can meet the needs of long-term shooting.
Regarding the battery, there are two details that need attention.
▲ Ronin SC battery indicator
▲ RSC 2 charging display
One, the battery no longer has a separate power indicator, instead It is to check the remaining battery power of the machine through the built-in assistant screen;
Secondly, because RSC 2 adopts a new foldable design, the battery and body are integrated It can be disassembled separately.
RSC 2 also supports time-lapse photography, “Pirate Dream Space” Creative functions such as 360 rotation shooting and panoramic shooting.
During use, we tried to use 360 rotation shooting to unlock the hidden gameplay of the stabilizer.
In general, through the experience of the past few days, it can be seen that the new and unique foldable design of RSC 2 brings a new experience of portable shooting. At the same time, with enough powerful performance, it can easily cope with daily, business trips and other shooting projects.
Today, when the professional-grade handheld stabilizer market is saturated, the designs and parameters of most stabilizer products are gradually converging. In the fierce market competition, DJI extended the folding design of the Osmo Mobile 3 mobile phone gimbal to a professional-grade handheld stabilizer. For the first time, it innovatively adopted a foldable design and found a balance between product portability and performance. .
Every time DJI releases a new product, everyone jokingly claims that DJI is going to revamp its own products again.
In my opinion, RSC 2 is not only a self-revolution of the product, but also a new answer and infinite possibilities that DJI brings to the development of future stabilizers.
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