Sony’s $9,000 Airpeak S1 drone is now available to order, the corporate introduced Wednesday. It’s anticipated to ship beginning December 24th.
The Airpeak S1, which was first teased in January at CES 2021, is focused towards video professionals and is designed to be used with Sony’s mirrorless cameras. According to the drone’s product web page, it has a flight time of 22 minutes with out a payload and up to 12 minutes with a “heavy payload,” akin to a Sony A7S Mark III digicam. Sony says the Airpeak is secure in winds of up to 44.7mph, which may very well be helpful for capturing footage in windy situations.
The $9,000 price ticket comes with two pairs of propellers, a distant controller, two batteries, and a battery charger. It doesn’t embrace a digicam or gimbal, although, which implies you’ll have to carry some of your individual tools in case you resolve to order one. There is a third-party gimbal from Gremsy that’s made for the Airpeak S1, but it surely’s additionally expensive at $2,199.99.
Sony plans to promote an elective $300-per-year “Airpeak Plus” cloud subscription, which will supply “additional data storage, advanced geofencing options, and import / export of flight logs.” There may even be an “Airpeak Protect Plan” that covers unintended injury, however Sony hasn’t shared how a lot that can price.