Sony’s $9,000 Airpeak S1 drone is presently accessible to order, the organization reported Wednesday. It’s relied upon to send beginning December 24th.
The Airpeak S1, which was first teased in January at CES 2021, is designated toward video experts and is intended to be used with Sony’s mirrorless cameras. As per the drone’s product page, it makes some flight time of 22 minutes without a payload and as long as 12 minutes with a “heavy payload, for example, a Sony A7S Mark III camera. Sony says the Airpeak is steady in breezes of up to 44.7mph, which could be valuable for capturing footage in windy conditions.
The $9,000 price tag accompanies two pairs of propellers, a remote controller, two batteries, and a battery charger. It does exclude a camera or gimbal, however, which means you’ll need to bring your very own equipment assuming you decide to order one. There is a third-party gimbal from Gremsy that is made for the Airpeak S1, but on the other hand it’s costly at $2,199.99.
Sony plans to sell a discretionary $300-per-year “Airpeak Plus” cloud subscription, which will offer “additional data storage, advanced geofencing options, and import / export of flight logs.” There will likewise be an “Airpeak Protect Plan” that covers accidental harm, yet Sony hasn’t shared how much that will cost.