Ronin-S or Weebill LAB, which gimbal is your best choice?

Ronin-S was produced by DJI whereas Weebill LAB was released by Zhiyun. They are famous brands for the single-handed DSLR/ Mirrorless camera gimbal crown. They are always strongly competitive in the gimbal market. Once one of them publicizes a new product, immediately the rest has answered by a newly familiar type.

As soon as Weebill LAB has been come out, Ronin-S has also been introduced professional. So, we have many features to compare stabilization performance, build quality, weight and payload so on. Finally, this article helps you determine which gimbal you should choose.

Term of stabilization performance

General speaking, both brands focus on offering top-notch stabilization in a long time. It means they are durable and long lifespan. It seems outstanding strength of both gimbals.

If you prefer to stabilization performance, both are perfect choice. But to compare clearly, the Ronin-S has slightly superior stabilization.

Finally, the winner is Ronin-S

Term of build quality

Weebill LAB supports camera gimbal with 720p real-time monitor so it can focus on tracking and conveniently setting specification parameter through your smartphone. By wireless image transmission, it can shot smooth pictures from any angles or any view.

Also try to build the best quality, Ronin-S has unique features. By smooth track technology, this gimbal allows you create and move professional and smooth videos without worrying about angles or bright. Further, this technology supports you to change into motion to camera angle by a simple click in only hand.

It clearly see this function that the Ronin-S is more outstanding than Weebill LAB. High quality of the Ronin-S shows via various functions in only mode. Zhiyun producer fully understand customer’s demand for how the gimbal is unique.

Finally, the winner is Ronin-S.

Term of weight and portability

Weight of Weebill LAB is 2.5lbs (1.12 kg) while it’s of Ronin-S is only up to 4.1 lbs (1.86 kg). Correctly that holding Weebill LAB is easier and lighter. It helps you to handle longer without tired or un-comfort during a long shooting. Besides it, which gimbal weigh smaller, you can focus better on your subject with better controlling.

Portability of Weebill LAB is also superior. It is easy to be packed in the bag for delivery. Actually, it is more suitable for travelling when you bring so much luggage, reducing a little equipment is better for your spirit.

Finally, the winner is Weebill LAB.

Term of ergonomics

Weebill LAB has a special feature in ergonomics. You can attach a mini tripod to two different parts of the gimbal. By this function, you are simple to hold it by two hands. Actually it brings amazing experience for users.

Compared with Weebill LAB, Ronin-S is superior. It has great ergonomics with a longer, comfier grip and better button placement so you feel satisfactory when using it.

In term of wheels, Weebill LAB is better. It is professionally designed with fine-grained adjustments, mode selection and control buttons. So you can easily use it via smart phone. If you were a video-maker, it’s valuable. Whereas Ronin-S is awkward.

Term of payload

The maximum payload of Weebill LAB is 3 kg while the rest is up to 3.6 kg.

By the design fundamentally with mirrorless, the Ronin-S should be prior for DSLRs gimbals because it has smaller motors and small form factor to handle DSLRs easily.

Meanwhile payload of Weebill is not good. Even the endurance is not up to 3kg, it can make some problems for using longer lenses. Rather than, its payload almost focuses on the front side. This un-balance causes the mounting plate to hit the back motor when gimbal is active.

Finally, the winner is Ronin-S.

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Term of compatibility

Both have offered to interact with some mirrorless cameras. But the Ronin-S has superior compatibility with more options.

As this DJI brand notifies, it is easily compatible with various DSLR and mirrorless cameras like Sony A7 series, Canon 5D/6D/7D/60D/70D/80D series, Nikon D5/3/850/750/700/5000 series/7000 series, Panasonic GH5/GH5s and more.

Whereas the Weebill LAB has only compatibility with a broader range of mirrorless cameras, including Fujifilm X-series. It limits fixed mirrorless cameras and can’t be used for DSLR. It’s weakness. This producer kindly knows it and promise that they will improve subsequent firmware updates soonest.

Finally, the winner is Ronin-S

Term of battery life

Lifespan of Ronin-S can last up to 12 hours because it is set up with an in-built battery. Further you can charge it while you are using the gimbal. It helps you to save time and operate fluently.

Weebill LAB can provide a 10 hours- battery life. This time is shorter than Ronin-S. It can be removable so you are easy to operate and carry during the travel. But it can’t be charged in the operation. The Zhiyun doesn’t directly support charging as Ronin-S.

Finally, the winner is Ronin-S

Term of design

Weebill LAS is actually the cleverest design. It is set up with 3-axis for motorized handheld gimbal stabilizers. The producer has supported for an extra mini tripod in the upper section to allow two-handed operation and also switch to other modes. The main handle on body has been shortened so that you see it more compact and lighter.

Whereas Ronin-S has an outstanding joystick. It is enough useful and sensitive to perform smooth picture or video without shaking. It allows you to adjust and move any angle. Besides it, it has a offset roll axis motor and easy-to-use setting so as to see clearly the back of the camera when you are shooting. In brief, the maker has invested the most powerful motors to design the most handheld gimbal.

Finally, the winner is Ronin-S

Conclusion: Both Zhiyun Weebill LAB and DJI Ronin-S are considered as the best gimbal for DSLR. Depending on per mode and feature, it has one of them better. But also feature as ergonomics, they are the same. Before decision, let it think carefully and see more reviews.