DJI RS 3 Pro Review: The Flagship Stabilizer of Choice for Professional Users

DJI RS 3 Pro Review: The Flagship Stabilizer of Choice for Professional Users

Two years later, the third generation of DJI RS series stabilizer came, this time divided into DJI RS 3 (RSC 2 upgrade product) and DJI RS 3 Pro (RS 3 upgrade product). From the naming point of view, we can see the third generation RS stabilizer in the upgrade efforts, DJI RS 3 Pro will bring users what kind of surprise, today for you to explain in detail.
DJI RS 3 Pro
The tagline for the DJI RS 3 Pro is "High Energy Assembly", which reminds us of the first assembly of the Marvel Universe's "Avengers", thus indicating that this stabilizer will bring a variety of high-energy upgrades. DJI RS 3 Pro is positioned for professional video creators, professional video teams and professional film and television companies. Therefore, this product has become an all-round camera expansion platform integrating powerful load, reliable stabilization, intelligent focusing, professional image transmission and rich interfaces. It is also the flagship RS stabilizer of DJI at present.

Vlog with DJI RS 3 Pro stabilizer:
According to DJI, professional video shooting equipment, in addition to professional shooting hardware, also needs to provide a stabilizer, as well as a set of solutions that can carry multi-person collaborative shooting. The solution should not only meet the user's demand for video stabilization, but also meet its mounting capacity, on-site monitoring and focus control needs. Every addition on DJI RS 3 Pro products is the idea of subtraction for users, so the RS series has been re-conceived and developed. DJI RS 3 Pro is not only a flagship stabilizer, but also an all-round shooting expansion platform.
DJI RS 3 Pro
DJI RS 3 Pro Stabilizer DJI RS 3 Pro is available in standard and package versions:
The official price of DJI RS 3 Pro Standard Edition is 5499 yuan, including DJI RS 3 Pro PTZ main body, portable storage bag, BG30 battery handle, lens fixing bracket, handle extension tripod, double-layer quick-loading board, portable transfer handle, camera control line and other rich accessories.

The official price of DJI RS 3 Pro package version is 6999 yuan, with additional accessories such as Ronin Picture Biography (original Eagle Eye Picture Biography), Focus Motor, Lower Quick Loading Board (Extended Version), Mobile Phone Clip, HDMI Cable and so on.
DJI RS 3 Pro
Today is a brief review of the professional package of DJI RS 3 Pro, which includes a portable storage bag. DJI RS 3 Pro stabilizer body, DJI Ronin image transmission (original Hawkeye image transmission), quick-release battery handle, handle extension tripod, portable adapter, double-layer quick mounting plate, extended quick mounting plate, mobile phone clip, lens fixing bracket, lens and focus motor and accessories, screws, hexagonal wrench, data cable, manual, etc.
DJI RS 3 Pro
Core parameters of DJI RS 3 Pro stabilizer:
> Load weight: 4.5 kg
> Larger controllable speed:
                                           Translation direction: 360 °/s
                                           Pitch direction: 360 °/s
                                           Roll direction: 360 °/s
> Mechanical limit range:
                                          The translation axis has no limit
                                          Roll axis-95 ° to 240 °
                                          Pitch axis -112 ° to 214 °
> Bluetooth transmit power: < 8 dBm
> Operating ambient temperature: -20 ℃ to 45 ℃
> Weight:
               Gimbal: about 1143g
               Handle: about 265g
               Handle extension stand (metal version): approx. 226g
               Upper and lower quick loading plate: about 107g
> Size:
              Gimbal storage: length 268 mm, width 276 mm, height 68 mm (excluding camera, handle, handle extension tripod)
              Working condition: length 415 mm, width 218 mm, height 195 mm (height including handle, without handle extension stand)

Appearance: profiled carbon fiber design and full upgrade
The DJI RS 3 Pro itself weighs 1.5kg, including a Gimbal, a battery handle and a double-layer quick-loading plate, which is the charm of special-shaped carbon fiber. In terms of carrying capacity, the maximum load of DJI RS 3 Pro is 4.5kg, which is the general full-frame micro single camera. Common film machines can be directly carried, including appropriate lens products, such as large ternary and small ternary.
DJI RS 3 Pro
DJI RS 3 Pro continues the design language of RS 2 and adopts the special-shaped carbon fiber shaft arm design. At present, carbon fiber represents the best balance between extreme lightweight and rigid strength. In the reliability laboratory of DJI, carbon fiber material has passed tens of thousands of simulated vehicle impact tests.

In order to better adapt to professional cameras and camcorders, DJI RS 3 Pro increases the length of the entire carbon fiber shaft arm, such as FX6 + FE 24-70mm F2.8 or Canon C70 + RF24-70mm F2.8.
DJI RS 3 Pro
Thanks to the Teflon material design, even if we carry heavy equipment, the PTZ can be more smooth when fine-tuning the pitch axis.

The DJI RS 3 Pro comes with two quick-loading boards in the package. In addition to the double-layer quick-loading plate (the same as the DJI RS 3), the extended quick-loading plate (not included in the DJI RS 3 package) is also available.

The double-layer quick-mounting plate has very good quick-mounting and quick-dismounting capabilities, and is very convenient to mount and dismount, so that the efficiency can be improved, and the user can have a better experience when replacing the camera.
DJI RS 3 Pro
The extended quick-loading plate (not available in the DJI RS 3) increases the contact area between the camera base and the quick-loading plate, providing more friction to prevent the camera from loosening during shooting. At the same time, it is more convenient for users to install the lens bracket for the long lens.

DJI RS 3 Pro has an automatic axis lock design, which can automatically lock or unlock the three axes when the Gimbal wakes up from sleep and switches on and off. This design can maximize the efficiency of users when transferring and carrying. In the past, when we were transferring and carrying, we needed to lock the stabilizer three-axis first, and then unlock it after arriving at a new location, which was cumbersome and inefficient. Now, with the automatic axis lock design, our experience has been significantly improved. You may not understand the description thoroughly, but when you really experience it, you can understand how convenient the design is.
DJI RS 3 Pro
DJI RS 3 Pro can be deployed in 2 seconds or stored in 2 seconds due to its automatic shaft lock design and optimized automation of device deployment and storage. After we turn on the power, it only takes 2 seconds for the DJI RS 3 Pro to reach the state of unlocking and fully unfolding for shooting. DJI RS 3 Pro can also complete the operation of closing the storage lock in only 2 seconds when pressing and holding the power shutdown, and we can pick it up and leave or transfer.

DJI RS 3 Pro's screen design has also been improved, with a 1.8-inch OLED color touch screen design, which is 28% more than RS 2's screen. Larger screen size, with a new UI design, can display text and icons more clearly, so that users can more easily complete the daily adjustment. Because of the touch design and the optimized logic, our daily adjustment is very easy, even if it is the first time to use the DJI stabilizer, we can quickly start to operate.
DJI RS 3 Pro
DJI RS 3 Pro designed the switch of Gimbal mode on the right side of the screen, which is now a physical switch, that is, the form of a lever. The lever can switch the three modes of dual-axis following, translation following and global following, which are often used by users. In addition, the 360-degree rotation, vertical shooting mode and custom mode we need for shooting can be found in the global following mode. That is to say, you can switch the shooting mode without looking for it in the menu, and the efficiency of daily shooting can be significantly improved.

The body of the DJI RS 3 Pro is equipped with dual RSA/NATO interfaces, which have a contact design, unlike the NATO interface of the RS 3 without a contact design, so they are scalable.
DJI RS 3 Pro
DJI RS 3 Pro is equipped with a newly designed portable transfer handle, which makes it easier to open and store, and can be used at any angle, so it provides greater help for pot shooting, holding shooting and other needs. The portable switching handle is connected to the RSA/NATO interface for use.

The DJI RS 3 Pro also comes with a mobile phone clip, which is not included in the DJI RS 3 package. The mobile phone clip is connected to the RSA/NATO interface, so we can clip the mobile phone on the top, and the angle can be adjusted to make the mobile phone monitoring more convenient.
DJI RS 3 Pro
The DJI RS 3 Pro has a longer battery grip than the RS 3, partly because it needs more length to improve the grip, and partly because it has more battery power. In terms of battery life, the battery handle of DJI RS 3 Pro can provide 12 hours of long battery life, support 24W PD and QC 2.0 fast charging, and can be fully charged in 1.5 hours.

New Bluetooth shutter for easy connection without cables
Bluetooth Shutter New features on DJI RS 3 Pro. In the past, we needed to use the shutter cable to connect the camera and the stabilizer, so that we could control the shutter of the camera through the stabilizer to take pictures or videos. It is now easy to operate the shutter of the camera with the stabilizer via a Bluetooth connection. This design can make the cable on the stabilizer less and more tidy, so as not to avoid the problem of cable winding and fighting.
DJI RS 3 Pro
When using Bluetooth shutter connection, we first need to open the Bluetooth option of the camera, then select the remote control inside, and then select Start Connection. Then open the Bluetooth Shutter option of the DJI RS 3 Pro and select the pairing connection. It only takes a short time to connect the DJI RS 3 Pro to the camera. Then, we can control the start and stop recording of the camera through the Bluetooth shutter.

New laser focusing technology, manual lens automatic focusing
DJI RS 3 Pro, in order to solve the problem of manual focusing when a single person uses a movie lens to shoot, transfers the laser focusing technology of Shadow 4D to the RS stabilizer. When in use, the user installs the LiDAR focus rangefinder on the cold shoe of the camera, and with the rapid calibration of the new RS focusing motor, the automatic focusing operation of the manual lens can be realized. Dji said that even a manual film lens with a large aperture of T1.4 can achieve accurate focusing.

All the differences between this LiDAR focus rangefinder and Ruying 4D are completely new design products, but the function and performance are the same. It can project 43200 laser ranging points, and the new built-in camera with an equivalent focal length of 30 mm can achieve a field angle of 70 degrees and a detection distance of up to 14 meters. Moreover, because of the laser focusing, it does not need to rely on the texture of the object, so even the dark light environment is not affected.
DJI RS 3 Pro
On this LiDAR focus rangefinder, DJI has designed three groups of lens parameter storage tables. Users can store the calibration data of the lens in this storage table. When replacing the manual lens, they only need to select the corresponding parameter storage table, which can be used directly without re-calibrating the lens, thus improving efficiency.

The laser tracking system includes two focusing modes: in the wide-area focusing mode, the focal rangefinder can automatically identify the subject and track the focus; In the free point focusing mode, manual frame selection or point selection of the focusing subject is supported.

In the actual experience process, this set of laser focusing technology is very useful, not only stable but also accurate, which can make users more worry-free. With manual focus, this laser has an excellent focusing effect, and can use manual focus as autofocus. In this way, when we fight alone, we don't have to worry about the dilemma of controlling the mirror and following the focus at the same time.
DJI RS 3 Pro
Intelligent follow Pro, more stable tracking and better effect
When users move the mirror, they often use the surround mirror, the dual-axis combination mirror or other composite mirrors, so it will become very complicated to track people or other subjects. DJI has developed a new generation of intelligent following Pro algorithm for DJI RS 3 Pro. With the powerful computing power of the self-developed chip of DJI RS 3 Pro, it is more stable and reliable to follow the target subject.

Intelligent following Pro can read image information directly through the built-in camera of LiDAR laser rangefinder, without the help of Ronin image transmission (original Eagle Eye image transmission) system. LiDAR laser rangefinder has built-in self-developed chip of the same type as Shadow 4D, and its computing power is 60 times that of Ronin Image Transmission Intelligent Following 3.0 System. The following speed of intelligent following Pro algorithm is more sensitive, which can always keep the target in the center of the picture when surrounding the target, which is more helpful for us to surround the shooting.

For a better experience, we can directly monitor the picture through the OLED screen of DJI RS 3 Pro and select any target to follow. At this time, the screen delay is 60% lower than Ronin's following scheme, only 40ms, so it is more accurate. With the help of special accelerators for neural networks, even if there are many or far subjects, the recognition and following of targets are still excellent.

Through our experience, this set of intelligent following Pro algorithm has indeed improved significantly. When we shoot the subject, the LiDAR laser rangefinder with DJI RS 3 Pro can automatically identify the subject, and we only need a single trigger to start following. The process of following is very sensitive, no matter how the characters change the path to move, they can easily complete the following. When we shoot around the model, the tracking is more sensitive and stable, and we can really keep the characters in the center of the picture. The overall performance of intelligent following Pro is better than that of DJI RS 3 with DJI Ronin image transmission system.
DJI RS 3 Pro
Excellent stability performance, shake-hands grip and vertical grip are the same

DJI RS 3 Pro is equipped with the third-generation RS augmentation algorithm. According to the data from DJI Lab, the Gimbal jitter amplitude of DJI RS 3 Pro is optimized by 20% compared with RS 2. Therefore, we can get more stable performance in our daily low-angle shooting, running shooting, car shooting and so on. Let's take a look at how the DJI RS 3 Pro performs in real-world tests.

During the test, we carried out a normal load with a combination of Canon EOS R6 camera and RF15-35mm F2.8 lens. The total weight of this combination is close to 1.6 kg. Because the maximum load of DJI RS 3 Pro is 4.5kg, we must pay attention to the weight limit when we use professional cameras or telephoto lenses. Exceeding the maximum load will damage the stabilizer.

As a flagship stabilizer, the stability performance of DJI RS 3 Pro is its core advantage and the most basic configuration, so during the whole test process, the performance of the stabilizer is excellent. The DJI RS 3 Pro's stability is as good as ever in the dual-axis following and panning following modes, whether we are walking fast on the flat ground, running, shooting around and so on, or following in the process of going up the steps.

Adjust the lever on the side of the DJI RS 3 Pro to the global following mode, and you can directly select the vertical shooting mode in the menu. For some special shooting needs, such as shooting short videos on the Internet, vertical shooting mode is required. In vertical shooting mode, the stability of DJI RS 3 Pro is no different from that of horizontal shooting. We can achieve a very stable and smooth video effect in our daily operation modes such as moving the mirror, following, running and climbing the steps.

Similarly, in the global following mode, we can achieve 360-degree rotation shooting, which is also one of the mirror modes often used. Through our experience, we are still satisfied with the stability performance of DJI RS 3 Pro under the combination of 360-degree rotation and walking. In this mode, the author suggests that it is better to use it with a portable adapter handle, which can save more effort and ensure that we can use DJI RS 3 Pro more stably.

If you are shooting in a strenuous exercise scene, or shooting with an equivalent 100mm lens, you can turn on the super stabilization mode of DJI RS 3 Pro. In this way, the stabilizer will further increase the motor torque to improve the stability and ensure the stability of the picture.
DJI RS 3 Pro
Pro level image transmission, monitoring and control system (to be purchased separately)
In terms of image transmission, DJI RS 3 Pro uses O3 Pro image transmission system of the same level as Shadow 4D, and with DJI Transmission transmitter, it can support 6 kilometers of long-distance, low-delay image and audio transmission. Automatic frequency modulation of 2.4GHz, 5.8GHz and DFS frequency bands is realized. At the same time, the new DJI image transmitter can be quickly installed at the bottom of the Gimbal, and can get power from the Gimbal without additional power supply, which is more convenient than Ronin image transmitter.

In terms of monitors, DJI RS 3 Pro can also support the use of highlight monitors with the same model as Shadow 4D. The highlight monitor supports a 1080p 60 FPS picture and supports multiple transmissions, that is, multiple monitors are viewed together. In the control mode, two receivers are supported to control the DJI RS 3 Pro stabilizer, the focus and parameters of the camera, so as to realize the collaborative shooting experience of receiving, monitoring and controlling.

In terms of wireless control, the highlight monitor can be combined with the control handle such as Shadow 4D, DJI Master Shaking Wheel or DJI Professional Somatosensory Controller to control the DJI RS 3 Pro stabilizer and camera focus more accurately. In addition, the built-in gyroscope sensor of the highlight monitor itself can be directly and independently used as a somatosensory controller to remotely control the DJI RS 3 Pro stabilizer, helping photographers to achieve more complex mirror effects in car shooting, rocker arm and other application scenarios.

Of course, these devices need to be purchased separately.

Other features, same as DJI RS 3
DJI RS 3 Pro package is equipped with DJI Ronin image transmission system (original Hawkeye image transmission), so it can achieve many of the same operation and shooting functions as DJI RS 3. For example, it supports virtual joystick control, somatosensory control and handle control. It supports panoramic photo shooting, time-lapse video shooting, track video recording, etc. We have presented these contents in the evaluation of DJI RS 3, so we will not repeat the test here. If you are interested, you can check the evaluation link of DJI RS 3.

Flagship stabilizer, all-round expansion platform
This is the end of the review and introduction of DJI RS 3 Pro. DJI RS 3 Pro is an all-round camera expansion platform, which is not only a simple stabilizer product, but also an indispensable terminal accessory in film and television creation, which can meet the needs of professional individuals and professional teams for professional creation. Compared with the previous generation, we can see that DJI RS 3 Pro has been upgraded in an all-round way, which has been significantly improved in all aspects, and the experience and experience brought to users have also been improved.

In the expansibility section, we were amazed by the performance of DJI RS 3 Pro. If the user changes the battery handle to the power supply adapter base, with the help of the dual RSA/NATO interface on the fuselage, DJI RS 3 Pro can be used with car, rocker arm, RC car, ropeway, slide rail, Stanikon and other full-scene accessories, as well as with a new portable adapter handle. DJI RS 3 Pro is also compatible with RS 2 accessories, such as Ronin image transmission, remote control handle and dual handheld.

In addition to DJI's own accessories, DJI RS 3 Pro is an open DJI RS SDK protocol, so third-party manufacturers and individual users can develop according to their own use scenarios, so that RS series stabilizers have more possibilities of use.

DJI RS 3 Pro is a flagship stabilizer, which provides an all-round expansion platform with powerful load, reliable stabilization, precise focus, long-distance image transmission and rich interfaces, making shooting more efficient. dji uses the cutting-edge scientific and technological strength to provide comprehensive technical support for professional image creators, so that the creators can create more freely, and at the same time promote the progress of image technology. As a professional individual and a professional team of creators, now that DJI RS 3 Pro is here, are you ready to place an order?