DJI Releases the Ronin SC, The Zhiyun Weebill Lab Competition.
I started with the Ronin S but it was so heavy I sold it and bought the weebill lab. The Weebill lab on the surface was the best solution for travel film makers due to it's small and light weight form. Is it still the best?
The Zhiyun Weebill Lab was revolutionary when it was released. It marked the first time a gimbal maker departed from the usual design of a single straight pole. It was also much smaller and lighter weight. It seemed to be the perfect gimbal for travel film makers and people like me who seek adventure in crazy places. Zhiyun hit a target market perfectly. Ive used the weebill lab exclusively since it was released. For mirrorless set ups with lighter weight lenses it was perfect.
DJI has now come to the table with the Ronin SC a small light weight gimbal perfect for mirrorless setups that folds up into a small compact form. On the surface they seem to have hit the mark for a perfect travel gimbal as well but adding in the legendary DJI stabilization. So what now? Time to sell the weebill lab and buy the Ronin SC? Well maybe, I will be doing a direct comparison as soon as I have my Ronin SC in hand but until then here are a few of the differences.
The Weebill Lab has wireless image transmission. The Ronin SC does not.
The Weebill Lab has a heavier payload and is lighter weight (slightly)
The Weebill Lab has a screen and access to some functions from that screen.
The Ronin SC has 3 modes that you can custom program and switch between on the fly. The weebill lab you must make custom settings using the app and restart every time you switch.
The Ronin SC has mirror mode which will mirror the movements of your phone
The Ronin SC has Active Track 3.0 which is fantastic. The Weebill lab has tracking but it's not really useful.
They both have locking gimbal arms which is fantastic.
I suspect that the Ronin SC will compete directly with the Weebill lab in how much weight it can carry. The only limit will be how far back the camera will be able to mount without hitting the rear arm.
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