Today, DJI launched a more compact version of their RONIN S. They called it the RONIN SC, target at the mirrorless camera user. This SC version weighs only 1.1 kg and can sustain a payload of 2kg. It can comfortably hold a Sony A7 series camera with a 24-70 GM. The Pro version also comes with the focus motor and focus wheel that allow user to pull focus easily and accurately. Personally, I have already ordered one myself and can’t wait to see how well it works.
Just received the Ronin SC today (22 July 2019), DJI shipped within a day to me after placing the order. The feel of the gimbal is solid and I will do a full review in another post.
Did a flight today at the Kan Daw Gyi Lake in Yangon, Myanmar. This place was man made by the British while the were ruling Burma. The lake is super green due to the algae that is growing in the water. I could see some pumps at the side trying to clean the water, but I guess it is not working well. Within the lake compound there are many small Chinese eateries as well as some tea and dessert stall. They even have a mini Zoo in there with ponies, goats and cows.
Karaweik Palace was completed in 1974, and is now an iconic restaurant
The current accessories are: Flood Lights, Speaker, Beacon
Will DJI create more accessories such as a secondary Camera options, So that user can mount a specialised camera for a specific purpose? But that would mean a 2 channel video transmission which the Mavic 2 platform may not be able to provide. I think for the start they have proven a concept of a modular system which I think will open up a huge potential for future aerial application.
Got the package a while back, but was unable to do this video because I was in Vietnam when the package arrived in Singapore. My first impression of the Mavic 2 Pro have been very positive. I think DJI has used a better material to make the shell of the Mavic 2 Pro. Many videos have shown that is it much more resistant to crash now. Great Job DJI!
I will test out the flight performance this weekend and will give you guys more feedback. So stay tuned.
July 18 will be the day we all will be waiting for. Stores in the US did not restock their Mavic Pro series, getting ready for the version 2. (DJI has postpone the event for unknown reason, some say is to create more hype and anticipation, while some feel that they may be experiencing some technical issues which need more time to rectify.)
From the internet, there are leaks about 2 versions, the Mavic 2 and the Mavic 2 Enterprise.
Mavic 2 (both version) now feature an interchangeable gimbal where it can be removed to fit onto a hand grip like a scaled down OSMO. Will the camera come with a 1” sensor is still unknown.
The Mavic 2 Enterprise now can attach additional modules on top of the drone to allow the drone to have additional functionalities for industrial use which requires user to travel to remote areas.
Updates: Released Video from DJI…. the all new Mavic Air…. Do note that it does not have 4k60fps.
I guess, many around the world could not wait for DJI to announce their latest addition to the family. DJI will be announcing the Mavic Air in a few hour’s time with details of the new drone and also more sample video footages.
At the moment, these are the key features:
3 axis gimbal with 4k60FPS recording
Rear facing and Front facing obstacle avoidance sensor
High Res 360 degree Photos (I might just get this drone for this feature).
21 min maximum flight time
Will this kill off their sale for Spark or Mavic Pro? So now the only advantage of Mavic Pro is longer flight time and may be higher max speed. Will you buy this new Mavic Air?
DJI has yet released another teaser. This time should be for an update on Mavic Pro as it “Unfolds”. Rumours mentioned that there is a chance that it may be a Mavic “Air”, where it is lighter and smaller than the Mavic Pro, but with the same features. Other rumour mentioned that it may be a Mavic Pro II where it features a 1″ camera sensor and a rear obstacle avoidance sensor. Hopefully, they continue to share the same batteries so that I can use my Mavic Pro batteries on the new Mavic Pro.
Whatever it may be, I am very excited to see what DJI is going to offer this time, and which boundaries are being pushed by them. We will know the answer on the 23rd of Jan 2018 at 10am EST.