The Ronin-S Essentials Kit – DJI get you started at $499

DJI just introduced a new lower-priced kit for their popular Ronin-S gimbal. Previously the Ronin-S came with the Standard Kit for $749. As of today, you can buy the Ronin-S with the new Essentials Kit for a mere $499. This kit still gives you everything you need to get started with your photography or videography hobby or work but allows you to get in at a lower price point. You can buy the accessories that you’re missing out on separately at a later point in time. For instance, the Ronin-S Focus Wheel can be bought for $59.

Introducing the Ronin-S Essentials Kit

From DJI’s announcement:

“Since the launch of the Ronin-S, an ever-growing lineup of accessories has enhanced the user filmmaking experience. With this in mind, DJI is proud to announce the Ronin-S Essentials Kit, ensuring that more creators can realize their vision while capturing smooth footage from their cameras. With several interfaces built into the Ronin-S, the Essentials Kit includes camera-supported accessories, control equipment, and extended accessories, allowing users to determine the best accessories for their particular camera setup.”

The items that are NOT included in the Essentials Kit are: the Focus Wheel, RSS IR Control Cable, Multi-Camera Control Cable (Type-C), Multi-Camera Control Cable (Type-B), Extended Grip Metal (the Essentials Kit includes a plastic version), 24W USB Power Adapter, Accessories Box, 2 Allen Wrenches, Hook-and-Loop Strap for cable.

If you decide to start out with the Ronin-S Essentials Kit instead of the pricier Standard Kit, you can buy the accessories that you’re missing out on separately at a later point in time. For instance, the Ronin-S Focus Wheel can be bought for $59.

It seems like a smart move on DJI’s part to offer the Ronin-S gimbal at a lower price point with the ‘essentials’ anybody would need to get started. A lower price point makes this popular gimbal accessible to more people.

You can see the differences between both kits in the table below.

the Ronin-S Essentials Kit

What do you think about the Ronin-S Essentials Kit? Let us know in the comments below.


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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at DroneDJ, where he covers all drone related news and writes product reviews. He also contributes to the other sites in the 9to5Mac group such as; 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys and Electrek. Haye can be reached at or @hayekesteloo