A group of filmmakers put the Airpeak S1, with the Sony FX3 on board, to the test in a real-world shoot in the high desert.
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. For a recent project, filmmakers took the Airpeak S1 and the Sony FX3 to Four Aces Movie Ranch in the desert northeast of Los Angeles.
The new Sony Airpeak S1 Professional Drone is now available for pre-order at B&H, Adoramafor $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 Professional Drone: $8,999.99 at B&H, Adorama.
Sony officially announced the “Airpeak S1” as the first model in Airpeak line, which has been developed with the intention of contributing to the further development of drones and the utmost in value creation.
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.
The US price for Airpeak S1 is $9,000. The official release will be in fall 2021.