I just received noticed that the Sony Airpeak S1 is now shipping. The professional drone is the smallest that will fit Sony Alpha cameras. In addition, it allows operators to control camera functions directly while in flight.
Sony has built upon its imaging technologies with the Airpeak S1. The drone flies with multiple sensors. By the same token, high-speed processing provides maximum performance. I’ve been tracking the drone ever since it was soft-launched. Finally seeing it ship makes the S1 even more interesting.
With this Airpeak news, Sony expands the possibilities for professional creators. Their drone will enable unprecedented visual expression. Also drive a sense of Kando (wonderment at creating). Consequently, this is achieved with an advanced remote controller. It supports the production of high-quality aerial images. Even more, while freely controlling the aircraft.
Sony’s image sensors keep the aircraft stable. Meanwhile, the flying dynamics will reach a speed of 55 mph.
Sony Camera and Lens Variations
With this purpose in mind, users of the all-new drone have the flexibility to choose the right Alpha system for their desired application. The Airpeak S1 is compatible with
- Alpha 7S series
- FX3 for high descriptive capability with suppressed noise
- 7R series for ultra-high definition
- A9 for distortion-free images
- Alpha 1 for 8K.
Airpeak S1 Professional Drone Pricing and Availability
The new Airpeak S1 suggested retail price is $9,000.00. It will ship with
Separately, a third-party gimbal made specifically for the Airpeak S1 is offered. The optional “Airpeak Plus” subscription service will retail for around $300.00 for a 12-month period, with the optional “Protect Plan” coverage also available.
The Airpeak S1 is shipping now.
Sony makes the Airpeak S1 in Japan.
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