Sony unveils $ 9,000 professional drone

Sony has unveiled the professional drone Airpeak S1 which was announced at CES in January.

The official presentation brought more details about the drone, as well as its $ 9,000 price tag.

The Airpeak S1 is designed to use Sony’s A7S Mark III, FX3 and Alpha 1 cameras that support 8K resolution. The cameras will be fixed to a special version of the Gremsy T3 gimbal designed specifically for Airpeak, and will be purchased separately. With a camera, a drone can fly for about 12 minutes, but without any cargo in the air, it can spend 22 minutes. It should also be said that the camera needs its own battery that does not come with the drone.

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Sony has already demonstrated what kind of shots a drone can take.

One of the biggest selling points of the drone is its stability and wind resistance. The drone can remain stable even in winds blowing at around 20 m / s, and it also has five sets of stereo cameras and an infrared sensor that help it avoid obstacles and remain stable even without satellite reception. Sony was also assisted by the Japanese space agency JAXA in testing the drone.

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Airpeak is also fast, accelerating from 0 to 80 km / h in 3.5 seconds, and its maximum speed is 90 km / h. It should be noted that these performances are achieved without additional burden.

The drone can be operated with a remote control, and Sony’s Airpeak Flight app makes things even easier. It is currently only compatible with iOS and iPadOS and allows control of the camera and gimbal. Only one person can control it, but a dual-operator mode is also enabled in which one person controls the flight and the other the camera. The steering range is still being tested.

Sony professional droneThe price of the drone is $ 9,000 without a gimbal and a camera, and it comes with two pairs of propellers, a steering wheel, two batteries and a charger. Deliveries are expected in the fall, and a servicing plan will be offered to cover possible damage due to falls.

Sony designed and manufactured its new drone in Japan.

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