View Full Version : DVX-200 on a Ronin M gimbal ?

Allen McL
06-08-2016, 01:53 AM
Apologies if this has been covered, the search function didn't bring any topics up...

I'm thinking about purchasing the DGI Ronin M gimbal for use with the DVX-200. Just wondering if anyone here has any experience with it in this combo and any major concerns ? The DGI website quotes the model as supporting a load of up to 8Lbs, whilst the DVX-200 (according to Panasonic blurbs) weighs in at 5.9Lbs minus battery and lens shade.

The price of the 'M' is quite attractive when compared to the full on model and seems a good deal lighter as well. Any thoughts appreciated...

Allen McL
06-08-2016, 02:18 AM
I just had an online chat with a DGI rep who gave me the following load specs for the Ronin M.

Maximum depth at center of mass on camera base plate: 120 (tel:120)mm
Maximum height measured from top of camera base plate: 195 (tel:195)mm
Maximum width: 160 (tel:160)mm
Maximum weight 3.6kg

Compared to DVX-200 specs, it would appear to be too tall and wide...

Weight: Approx. 2.7 kg (5.9 lbs.) (body only, excluding lens hood, battery, and accessories) Dimensions: 181 mm(H) x 216 mm(W) x 374 mm (D) (excluding protrusion) (7-1/8 inches x 8-1/2 inches x 14-23/32 inches)

Brad Forman
06-08-2016, 03:10 AM
I was able to use it on my ronin, (original, not m), but I had to buy the extended arms. Kind of a hassle to install. Plus it's really heavy. Having used the ronin-m a few times, I would bet that there's no way the dvx200 is fitting. I'd recommend a vest/steadicam system for the dvx200, or a smaller camera with a gimbal.

06-09-2016, 02:50 AM
I have problem getting it on an Ronin without the extension arms.

forget about using a ronin-m

is a size problem not a weight problem