The new Sony Airpeak S1 Professional Drone is now available for pre-order at B&H, Adorama for $8,999.99. The Airpeak S1 is compatible with many of Sony’s mirrorless camera systems, including the a1, a7S series, a7R series, a9 series, FX3 and other E mount mirrorless cameras.
The Airpeak S1 will ship with two sets of propellers, a remote controller, two batteries and a battery charger. There will also be accessories available to purchase, including a third-party Gremsy gimbal that Sony says is ‘made specifically for the Airpeak S1.’ Sony is also offering an optional $300 per year subscription called ‘Airpeak Plus’ that covers accidental damage to the drone and includes Airpeak Base, a web app that serves as a hub for integrated management of flight plans, flight logs and equipment.
Sony Airpeak S1 Drone Key Features
- Use Your Own Camera & Lenses
- S1 Gimbal Required & Not Included
- Supports Alpha Series & FX3 Cameras
- 0-50 mph Acceleration in 3.5 Seconds
- Wind Resistance Up to 44.7 mph
- Up to 55.9 mph Maximum Flight Speed
- Up to 22 Minutes of Flight Time
- 5 x Camera & 2 x IR Sensor Vision System
- Create & Fly Automated Flight Plans
- Obstacle Avoidance & Braking Function
The commercial drone, Airpeak S1 will be the world’s smallest drone able to be equipped with a full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens α camera, enabling dynamic and precise flight with high agility by using a proprietary motor, propeller, control system and sensing technology, and supporting the creative expression of its users to the fullest. It also supports the production of high-quality aerial images with a remote controller that can control the aircraft at will, obstacle detection and automatic flight control via sensing, and increased flight safety via cloud management of the aircraft and flight information.