Compared with Ronin-S, the motors of DJI RS 2 are about 20% more powerful, while the gimbal weight is reduced by about 25%. Equipped with a 1.4-inch full-color touchscreen and redesigned built-in front dial, DJI RS 2 also supports more accessories than the Ronin-S.
Please follow these steps and activate DJI RS 2:
1. Press the power button and hold to power on the gimbal;
2. Enable Bluetooth on your mobile device;
3. Launch the Ronin app, register/log in with your DJI account, select DJI RS 2 on the equipment list, enter default password 12345678, and follow the app's instructions to activate. A network connection is required throughout the activation;
4. DJI RS 2 will enter sleep mode after successful activation. Press the power button twice to exit sleep mode before use.
Please follow these steps to update the firmware of DJI RS 2:
1. Press the power button and hold to power on the gimbal;
2. Launch the Ronin app, connect to the gimbal, and select DJI RS 2 on the equipment list;
3. Whenever there is a new firmware version available for update, you will see a prompt on the top of the main interface of the Ronin app, tap "Update Now" and do not turn of the gimbal or exit the app until firmware update is complete. After the firmware is updated, you will be prompted by the app. Tap to exit and you will be able to use the gimbal with the latest firmware version.
4. If the firmware update fails, please restart the gimbal and try again.
No. The power/data port on DJI RS 2 is not waterproof or dustproof. Please keep away from water and dust during use.
Aluminum alloy, stainless steel, and carbon fiber.
Press and hold the power button to power on/off the gimbal.
Refer to the DJI Ronin Series Camera Compatibility Search for more information on camera compatibility: https://www.dji.com/support/compatibility
With the multi-camera control cable, DJI RS 2 can provide power to some camera models. Refer to the DJI Ronin Series Camera Compatibility Search for more information on camera compatibility: https://www.dji.com/support/compatibility
1. Power Button
Press and hold to power on and off
Press once to lock the touch function of the touchscreen, press again to unlock
Press twice to enter or exit the sleep mode
2. Battery Level Button
Press once to check current battery level
3. Trigger
Tap one (when the Ronin RavenEye Image Transmission System is mounted and turned on): Start ActiveTrack
Press and hold: Enter Lock mode
Press twice: Recenter the gimbal
Press three times: Enter Portrait mode
4. Built-in Front Dial
Electronic focusing (default setting, available to change on the touchscreen)
5. Camera Control Button
Press halfway: Control auto focus
Press once: Start or stop recording
Press and hold: Take photos
6. Joystick
Push up or pull down: Control the tilt direction (by default)
Push left or right: Control the pan direction (by default)
7. M Button
Press once: Switch user profiles
Press and hold: Enter Sport mode
Press and hold while pressing the Trigger twice: Lock Sport mode (eliminates the need to hold the button), repeat to exit
Press twice: Enter Portrait mode, repeat to exit
Press three times: Enter Roll 360. Repeat to exit. In Roll 360, push the joystick to the left or right side twice, and the camera will rotate automatically. Press the Trigger twice to stop
Press and hold the M Button and Trigger: Auto Calibration
No, it's recommended to always have a camera/payload installed before powering on the gimbal.
We do not list maximum payload as camera setups can vary. We've tested DJI RS 2 with a dynamic payload of 4.5 kg during handheld use.
Tap the "Gimbal Calibration" icon on the touchscreen of the gimbal and enable the SuperSmooth mode on the menu. After enabling SuperSmooth, tap to perform gimbal calibration for better stabilization.
Note: Before using the SuperSmooth, ensure the lens is properly fixed to the gimbal with the lens-fastening strap.
SuperSmooth requires a lens support and lens-fastening strap to stabilize lenses of up to 100mm equivalent focal length and capture even more stabilized footage than normal stabilization. Motor torque settings as well as various other settings are changed behind the scenes to enable this mode to function properly.
The DJI RS 2 can be used up to 12 hours when the battery is fully charged and the gimbal is balanced well.
When using a 24W charger, DJI RS 2 can be fully charged in 1.5 hours. A 15-minute charge can enable two hours of use.
It is recommended to use chargers that comply with PD or QC 2.0 fast charging protocol with a charging power of 24W to charge the battery of DJI RS 2.
The Ronin app supports Ronin 2, Ronin-S, Ronin-SC, DJI RSC 2, and DJI RS 2.
When using DJI RS 2, you can set up to five waypoints for Timelapse and up to 10 waypoints for Track. You can find guidance for Timelapse and Track in the tutorial "DJI RS 2 - Intelligent Features"
Yes. You can adjust parameters like ISO and exposure of certain cameras in the Ronin app. You can set parameters in "Create" - "Camera Settings." Or slide up the LCD screen to enter front dial settings page, and select a parameter to be controlled by the front dial, such as ISO and aperture. For compatible camera models, please refer to the Ronin Series Compatibility Search at dji.com.
Yes. You can press the Power button once to lock the screen, and repeat to unlock. When locked, a lock icon will appear on the main screen.
Underslung mode:
Enter sleep mode, put DJI RS 2 upside down, turn the roll axis 180°, and then exit sleep mode.
Flashlight mode: Hold DJI RS 2 horizontally.
Re-center: Press the Trigger twice;
Selfie mode: Press the Trigger three times;
Sleep mode: Press the Power button twice to enter sleep mode, and then repeat to exit sleep mode.
3D Roll 360: Select 3D Roll 360 in Follow Mode in the main screen of DJI RS 2.
Sport mode: Press and hold the M button to enter Sport mode, and then release the button to exit the mode.
Remain in Sport mode: Press and hold the M button and press the trigger twice to remain in Sport mode. Repeat to exit Sport mode
Time Tunnel: Slide right on the screen and select "Time Tunnel."
Portrait mode: Press the M button twice, or tap Portrait in the Follow Mode.
Shooting Functions
When tracking a person, we suggest pressing the trigger once to select the subject in the center of the frame. When tracking an object, we suggest framing the subject for more accurate recognition.
DJI RS 2 can follow one subject at a time during ActiveTrack.
There are two ways to compose a shot during ActiveTrack:
1. Use the virtual joystick in the Ronin app or joystick on the handle to control the gimbal and compose;
2. Enable Force Mobile in the Ronin app to adjust the composition.
When DJI RS 2 is connected to RavenEye Image Transmission System, photos and videos are saved in two ways:
1. On the SD card in the camera;
2. On the SD card and the mobile device. If you want to cache in the mobile device, please follow these instructions: In the image transmission interface of the Ronin app, tap the Settings icon on the upper left corner, select Shutter, and select Cache or Shoot + Cache. If you choose "Cache," the mobile device will start caching after tapping the shutter, whereas the SD card will not save the photos and videos. If you choose "Shoot + Cache," the mobile device will start caching after tapping the shutter, and the SD card will save the photos and videos as well.
Note: Videos cached in the mobile devices are 1080p/30fps. The Android system saves footage in the album; the iOS system saves footage in the Ronin app, and the user can download to the album during playback.
The ActiveTrack function of DJI RS 2 requires Ronin RavenEye Image Transmission System. Before using ActiveTrack, please ensure all connections needed are in place. Please refer to the tutorial "Installation and Operation of RavenEye Image Transmission System."
1. nter the Ronin app's image transmission interface. When the center frame aims at the subject, press the trigger once to start ActiveTrack;
2. Enter the Ronin app's image transmission interface, enable ActiveTrack, and frame the subject to follow. The frame will turn green once it aims at the subject;
Note: If the tracking frame turns red, it means the subject is lost. Please exit ActiveTrack and frame the subject again.
To enter the Time Tunnel mode, select "Time Tunnel" in the menu on the right side of the LCD screen of DJI RS 2. The gimbal will tilt 90°, and the camera will face straight upward. Select parameters like interval, duration, and fps, tap "Next," and set the starting point, rotational direction, and the number of rotations. After the setting, tap the shutter button to start recording. The gimbal will start with the point you have set.
Approximately 25 m in environments free of interference and obstruction.
Note: This distance was measured on iPhone XS in an open area.
To get smooth footage, we suggest setting the tracking speed to 20 when using a lens of 24mm-equivalent focal length. Note: data was measured on Sony α7 III. Increase the tracking speed for equivalent focal lengths less than 24 mm, and vice versa.

Equivalent Focal Length ActiveTrack Speed Options
12 30
16 26
18 24
24 20
30 17
35 15
40% 13
45 12
50% 11
55 10
60 9
65 8
DJI RS 2 has dual-layer quick-release plates. The DJI R Quick-Release Plate (Lower) is compatible with the Manfrotto standard. The DJI R Quick-Release Plate (Upper) is compatible with Arca-Swiss and Manfrotto equipment, such as tripods and stabilizers. However, not all Arca and Manfrotto quick-release plates can be used on DJI RS 2.
We suggest using phones of 65-90mm in width. If the phone is narrower than the minimum width, attach a phone case and try again.
The DJI R phone holder is compatible with DJI RS 2. Only the clamp is compatible with Ronin-S & Ronin-SC, whereas the base mount is not compatible with these two models.
Only the clamp is compatible with DJI RS 2, whereas the base mount is not compatible.
Please watch the tutorial "DJI RS 2-DJI R Vertical Camera Mount."
Attach the DJI R Focus Wheel, and connect two DJI Ronin Focus Motors to the Focus Motor Port (USB-C) and Image Transmission/Focus Motor Port (USB-C), respectively, to set up a two-channel, dual-focus system
Use the DJI Ronin Expansion Base Kit to connect DJI RS 2 with joints of a car mount, slider, jib, or other supported mounting platforms.
When using dual focus, a focus motor takes up the Image Transmission/Focus Motor Port (USB-C), so the Image Transmission System cannot connect to the gimbal via cable for charging. However, the RavenEye Image Transmission System has a built-in battery and can work with the gimbal without a cable connection. Therefore, it can be used with dual focus at the same time.
There are two ways to control without cable connection:
1. Use RavenEye Image Transmission System;
2. Use the Ronin app to control remotely via Bluetooth;
The third-party motor should be compatible with the 12mm Focus Motor Rod to work with the Ronin Focus Motor.
Connect the RavenEye Image Transmission system to the camera via HDMI cable to use it remotely from the gimbal.
RavenEye internal battery lasts approximately 3.5 hours.
It takes approximately 2.5 hours to charge the RavenEye internal battery fully.