DJI RS 3 Mini

The DJI RS 3 Mini is a lightweight handheld travel stabilizer that was developed specifically to work with hybrid mirrorless cameras. While it might not have all of the features of its larger siblings, it still looks like a good entry-level option for people using lightweight camera and lens combinations.

Essentially, as its name suggests, it is a smaller, lighter, and more compact version of its larger siblings. The DJI RS 3 Mini weighs less than 800 g / 1.8 lbs, and it has a payload capacity of up to 2 kg / 4.4 lbs. It also features Bluetooth shutter control, a 3rd generation stabilization algorithm, native horizontal and vertical switching, and a 1.4-inch color touchscreen.

Key features

  • Designed for Mirrorless Cameras
  • Lightweight Design, up to 4.4 lb Payload
  • Wireless Camera Control via Bluetooth
  • 1.4″ Full Color Touchscreen
  • Horizontal & Vertical Modes
  • 3rd Gen RS Stabilization Algorithm
  • 2450mAh Battery, 10-Hour Runtime
  • Panorama, Timelapse & Tracking Functions
  • NATO Rail for Handles & Accessories
  • Includes Extended Grip/Tripod

It is no surprise that companies such as DJI are targetting a wider audience with a lot of their products, considering that’s where the most sales are made. According to DJI, since the introduction of DJI’s Ronin series for cinematography in professional environments, DJI has been working on bringing professional-grade technology to an increasing number of content creators. The DJI RS 3 Mini is a testament to DJI’s core value of bringing innovative stabilization technology to everyone with a love of capturing their moments in a photo or on video. Now, anyone with a mirrorless camera can experience the same industry-leading technology used on film sets and studios across the globe.

Weight & payload capacity

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The RS 3 Mini features an all-in-one design. At 795 g / 1.7 lbs the RS 3 Mini is around 50% lighter than the RS 3 Pro and 40% lighter than the RS 3.

The small size means it is easy to travel with or keep in a bag, and it would also make a good backup gimbal in case your larger RS 3 had any issues.

As I mentioned earlier, it has the ability to carry a payload of up to 2 kg /4.4 lbs. This allows it to support a range of mainstream mirrorless camera and lens combinations, such as the Sony A7S3 + 24-70mm F2.8 GM lens, Canon EOS R5 + RF 24-70mm F2.8 lens, or Fuji X-H2S + XF 18-55 mm F2.8-4 lens. If you want to see a full compatibility list you find that here. The RS3 also utilizes a powerful motor that is claimed to ensure that even when the zoom reaches the maximum focal length, the footage captured remains stable, and there is no need to repeat balancing.


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The same 3rd generation stabilization algorithm as found in the RS 3 Pro, has been utilized in the RS 3 Mini. According to DJI, whether the user is running, shooting at a low angle, or in flashlight mode, stability is ensured and professional-level image stabilization can be achieved regardless of the user’s experience.


The RS3 Mini features a 1.4-inch full-color touchscreen, and an M-mode button to switch between the gimbal’s three custom modes. There is also a front dial for focusing. You can also use the Ronin app to control the RS3 Mini remotely.

Wireless Bluetooth Shutter function

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A Wireless Bluetooth Shutter function allows you to link with a wide array of today’s mainstream mirrorless cameras. After the initial linking, the camera will be ready automatically as soon as it is turned on, and users can directly control the video recording and photo capture functions via the record button on the gimbal. When using a Sony camera with a supported digital lens, users can also directly control the lens’s optical or digital zoom via the front dial, eliminating the need for a camera control cable.


DJI RS 3 Mini Briefcase Handle

The integrated battery handle of the RS 3 Mini is claimed to provide up to 10 hours of usage. It supports charging during use and can be fully charged in around 2.5 hours

Vertical Video & Quick Release Plate

If you need to capture vertical video, the RS 3 Mini features a newly designed dual-layered quick-release plate. When you attach the quick-release plate to the vertical arm, you can shoot vertically without the need for additional accessories, and the gimbal rotation angle is not limited. The RS 3 Mini also features an upper plate with a new curved placement guide, which prevents the camera from rotating and loosening.

Other Features

As you would expect, there are other shooting modes such as Timelapse, Track Recording, and Panorama available.

  • Time-lapse: Add a timelapse to any video for an engaging opening or breathtaking transition.
  • Track recording: Set the gimbal to move along up to 10 pre-set points for a dynamic video of any scene or environment.
  • Panorama: Enhance the camera’s field of vision with a panoramic photo showing the whole scene in front of you.


As the RS3 Mini features a NATO port on the side of the body, you can connect various accessories such as DJI’s Briefcase Handle, external fill lights, or microphones.

Price & availability

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DJI RS 3 Mini is now available to purchase for $369 USD. The DJI RS 3 Mini Quick Release Plate is $19 USD, and the DJI RS 3Mini L-Shaped Multi-Camera Control Cable (USB-C 30cm) is $19 USD.

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