DJI RS 3 Mini Gimbal Officially Announced

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.
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  • 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

Comparable Products 

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)
Axis Locks Automated Automated Automated
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