DJI officially announced the new DJI RS 3 Mini gimbal, a more compact and lightweight alternative to the larger RS 3 and RS 3 Pro gimbals. Weighing just 1.75 pounds (795g), around half the weight and size of the RS 3 Pro, the RS 3 Mini should be a lot easier to toss into a bag for traveling and allows some users to shoot stabilized video with one hand.
The RS 3 Mini is the smaller, lighter alternative to the standard RS 3 – weighing just 795g (1.75 lbs) in portrait mode and 850g (1.8 lbs) in horizontal shooting mode with release plate. Add the extended grip/tripod attachment and the weight jumps to 130g (0.2 lbs). By comparison, the RS 3 gimbal form weighs in at 990g (2.2 lbs) with grip, and with the extended grip and quick-release plates it increases the weight to 183g (0.4 lbs) and 107g (0.23 lbs) respectively. So if you’re looking for something more lightweight, the RS 3 Mini is definitely the way to go! As for size, the RS 3 Mini is about 40% smaller than the RS 3 and about 50% smaller than the heavy-duty RS 3 Pro.
DJI RS 3 Mini Gimbal Key Features:
- Price: $369 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
- Product page
- Designed for Mirrorless Cameras
- Lightweight Design, up to 4.4 lb Payload
- Wireless Camera Control via Bluetooth
- 1.4″ Full Color Touchscreen
- Horizontal & Vertical Modes
- 3rd Gen RS Stabilization Algorithm
- 2450mAh Battery, 10-Hour Runtime
- Panorama, Timelapse & Tracking Functions
- NATO Rail for Handles & Accessories
- Includes Extended Grip/Tripod
The RS 3 Mini is the newest addition to the RS 3 and RS 3 Pro lineup. It is simply a compact version of the RS 3 and comes with many of the tech and features like AutoTune, Follow Mode, and automatic axis lock. It will have a smaller payload of 4.4 lbs. as opposed to the 6.6 lbs. that the RS3 can hold. The 4.4 lb.-payload is exceptional, considering the gimbal only weighs 850 grams.
|DJI RS 3 Mini||DJI RS 3||DJI RS 3 Pro|
|Weight||.85kg (1.87lbs)||1.3kg (2.8lbs)||1.5kg (3.3lbs)|
|Payload||2.0kg (4.4lbs)||3.0kg (6.6lbs)||4.5kg (10lbs)|
|Screen||1.4” Color Screen||1.8” OLED Touchscreen||1.8” OLED Touchscreen|
|Stability||3rd Generation Stabilization Algorithm||3rd Generation Stabilization Algorithm||3rd Generation Stabilization Algorithm|
|Battery Life||10 hours||12 hours||12 hours|
|Charge Time||2.5 hours||2.5 hours||1.5 hours|
|Ports||NATO Support||NATO Support||RSA, NATO, charging adapter port|