Earlier this year, Sony released a movie video showing the Vision-S concept car that was first unveiled at the 2020 International Consumer Electronics Show. The video shows another unreleased Sony product taking aerial photos next to the car. Yes, you guessed it, it’s not that it’s a drone, so a few months after the video was released, Sony launched the first drone equipped with Airpeak S1.
Sony Airpeak S1 Launched
Before we dive into technology, it’s worth noting that Sony Airpeak S1 is essentially a professional drone, which means that Sony’s goal is professional filmmakers and content creators, not ordinary consumers.
Therefore, Airpeak S1 is priced at US$9,000 (approximately US$660,000). Therefore, as you can imagine, this is a larger investment than daily purchases. However, Airpeak S1 is great value for money, with many advanced features that can be used by filmmakers and filmmakers.
The Sony Airpeak S1 is the smallest drone that can carry a full-frame mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. Sony designed the drone to carry its multiple camera models, including a9, a7r, a7s, a1 and FX3 mirrorless cameras. The drone can carry other mirrorless camera models, but they have not been tested.
In terms of speed, Airpeak S1 reached a top speed of 55 mph (~88.5 km/h) in just 3.5 seconds. It can also withstand a maximum angle of inclination of 55 degrees and remains stable even in updrafts. Drive at a speed of 44.7 mph (approximately 72 km/h). In addition, the drone is equipped with various sensors and cameras to enable it to recognize obstacles on the way and avoid collisions.
You can check out the Airpeak S1’s stability test in the video below.
In addition, Airpeak S1 has a dual operation mode, allowing multiple users to control the drone and the onboard camera separately, allowing the drone operator to control the drone and the operator to control the movement. camera. The onboard camera is powered by the drone itself and can be connected to the integrated HDMI port of the drone via USB-C.
Although Airpeak S1 now includes these advanced features, its shape limits it to a larger built-in battery, which results in a rather short battery life and can last up to 22 minutes without a camera. Fused. After being fully charged, the battery life is shortened to 12 minutes.
Users can control Airpeak S1 using the controller and the accompanying iOS app. On the other hand, Sony’s Airpeak Base network platform enables users to create drone flight routes, register their flights, and create device lists for individual projects.
As for the availability of Airpeak S1, the drone uses a package that includes a drone module, four propellers, a remote control, two replaceable batteries and a charger. However, the camera or stabilizer is not included. Therefore, if you use the drone to buy additional accessories, the price will increase by nearly $15,000 (~Rs 10.95,912). Airpeak S1 and its accessories are currently available for pre-order. Sony started shipping. operation. From this fall.