Sony has opened their pre-sale for their new Airpeak S1 Professional drone. This is the first product in the brand new Airpeak line, which is also the smallest drone retrofitted with a full-size mirrorless interchangeable lens Alpha camera. This will allow users to capture stunning footage and open new creative possibilities.
The Airpeak S1 drone will be compatible with a wide range of Sony’s camera bodies which includes the Alpha 1, Alpha 7S series, Alpha 7R series, the Alpha 9 series, FX3 and others. It implements proprietary technology which allows for smooth maneuverability at high speed with highly stable wind resistance, which lets the user capture high-quality images and videos from an aerial view.
“We’re excited to now make the new Airpeak S1 drone available for purchase, and for the amazing set of possibilities this drone opens for cinematographers,” said Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “The drone’s compact size, new software features and advanced imaging, sensing, AI and robotics reflect the high quality the industry respects Sony for, and enables content creators and commercial professionals to capture images and video not possible before.”
The drone comes with “Airpeak flight”, an iOS-based application that is able to monitor all the hardware of the drone, giving the user a real-time update regarding the condition of the drone. Moreover, “Airpeak Base” web application allows operators to manage equipment, develop complicated flight paths, run the same pattern over and over again and troubleshoot flight logs.
S1 also includes a dual operations mode where one person will be operating the camera while the operates the drone, with both of them able to see the content being recorded.
The S1 will be shipped with 2 pairs of propellers, a remote control, 2 batteries, and a battery charger for a suggested retail price of $9000.00. Pre-sale opened yesterday with December 24, 2021, being the expected ship date to customers.