Zhiyun Weebill 2 vs DJI RS 2 | Which Gimbal is Best?

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Jul 27, 2021

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Gear Focus prepared Zhiyun Weebill 2 Pro vs DJI RS 2 gimbal review! Which gimbal is best? We take a look at these two popular gimbals and put them to the test.

Which Gimbal: Zhiyun Weebill 2 Pro vs DJI RS 2

So these two gimbals are pretty different. In terms of build quality, design, and price. So why compare them? We wanted to know if the more expensive (RS 2) was worth the cost. Take a look for yourself to see what Connor and Zach thought about which gimbal comes out on top in this head-to-head comparison. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9umC2LjL4I

About the Two Gimbals

Before we dive into the head-to-head gimbal comparison, let's take a quick look at the base stats for each of these. We'll start with the Zhiyun Weebill 2 Pro.

Zhiyun Weebill 2 Pro

Zhiyun Weebill 2 The Zhiyun Weebill 2 Pro has 3 axes and a 7.3 lb load capacity. The yaw has a rotation range of 360°, while the pitch has -150 to 190° and the roll offers -260 to 80°. The Weebill 2 Pro features 1 USB port and operates on a 2.4GHz frequency. This gimbal has Bluetooth 5.0. The Zhiyun takes 3 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with a 2600 mAh capacity lasting about 9 hours. The gimbal itself weighs 3.15 lbs and has two grip points. One of the most notable features of this gimbal is the flip-out 2.9" color touchscreen. The Zhiyun Weebill 2 Pro comes in at $899. Click here for a full list of specs and features.


The RS 2 has 3 axes as well and a 10 lb load capacity. The yaw has a rotation range of 360°, while the pitch has -112 to 214° and the roll offers -95 to 240°. The RS 2 features 3 USB ports as well as 2 RSA ports and operates on a 2.4GHz frequency. This gimbal also has Bluetooth 5.0. The DJI takes 1 rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery with a 1950 mAh capacity lasting about 12 hours. The gimbal itself weighs 2.36 lbs. Click here for a full list of specs and features. DJI RS 2 Gimbal

Now on to Which Gimbal is Best!

Connor and Zach ran a variety of tests to find out which gimbal is best. They tested the gimbal for walking shots and running shots. Then they tested the performance when used in low-angle modes. Then they did parallax testing by circling around the subjects. The guys also tested the stability with 75mm and 150mm shots to mimic Michael Bay-style shooting. They also put the gimbals to the test by shooting with strong back winds and head winds to really see how these handled in tough shooting conditions.

The Results

After all the testing was completed, the results are in! Now before we reveal anything it is important to note that basically all of these tests are subjective. Without specialized equipment, it comes down to which gimbal feels best and looks best to our eyes. Ultimately, other users will have different opinions on which gimbal works best for them. With that said, here's what Connor and Zach thought! It was unanimous that the RS 2 had smoother footage. While ultimately that may be the most important factor for most users, there are other considerations. The Weebill 2 Pro does perform really well and still looks great.


In terms of design, the Weebill wins this head-to-head. The two points of contact make this gimbal feel great in your hands. And the other big feature is the flipout touch screen that really brings this gimbal to the next level. This is a feature that we'd expect to see adopted in many future gimbals from different manufacturers. As for the RS 2, the design is definitely great. The carbon fiber makes the design look sleek, and it also brings the weight down which is obviously a huge plus. Despite being lighter, the RS 2 somehow feels more solid and less "plastic-y."

Under-Slung Mode

One area that Connor and Zach disagreed on was the under-slung mode. While Zach preferred the Weebill under-slung mode with the handle, Connor liked the reach of the DJI. When going under-slung, you can stand upright and use the main handle of the RS 2 to get the camera really low to the ground. This can save you some back ache!

So Which Gimbal?

After all the testing, the guys agreed that the Weebill is the better value for the money. When factoring in other attachments and costs, the head-to-head comparison becomes a bit closer. Many users will want to spend a little bit extra to pick up the RS 2 considering it has slightly better stabilization performance. What about you? Which gimbal do you think you'll be going for? And if you are upgrading your gimbal situation, there is no better place to sell your used gimbal than Gear Focus! Also, be sure to check out our current giveaway for an Aputure 120d!

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