DJI Ronin S vs. Zhiyun Crane 2

In this video I compare the DJI Ronin-S gimbal to the Zhiyun Crane 2.

I've held off on making any videos about three-axis gimbals, even though companies have sent me ones in the past, because I haven't found one that I'd actually use on a shoot.

But these two gimbals are reliable, heavy-duty, and help me get cinematic smooth shots when I need them.

There are many pro's and con's to each of these gimbals, especially when it comes to using heavier cameras, so Dave Altizer and I go through as many as we can.

You can watch the video above or on YouTube.

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Use the timestamps below to jump around the video:

  • 0:29 — Price
  • 1:01 — Weight
  • 1:34 — Build Quality
  • 2:01 — Canon Camera Integration
  • 3:21 — Accessories
  • 4:51 — Weight Capacity
  • 6:14 — Vs. Movi Pro or Ronin 2
  • 7:57 — Robotic vs. Natural Cinematic Movement
  • 8:29 — Phone Apps
  • 10:24 — Battery Life

Special thanks to Dave for stopping by with his Ronin-S so we could do this comparison video. You can check out Dave on YouTube at Kinotika or his personal channel.

Caleb Wojcik