Sony’s $9,000 Airpeak S1 drone is now accessible to order, the corporate introduced Wednesday. It’s anticipated to ship beginning December twenty fourth.
The Airpeak S1, which was first teased in January at CES 2021, is focused towards video professionals and is designed for use with Sony’s mirrorless cameras. In keeping with the drone’s product page, it has a flight time of twenty-two minutes with no payload and as much as 12 minutes with a “heavy payload,” resembling a Sony A7S Mark III digicam. Sony says the Airpeak is secure in winds of as much as 44.7mph, which could possibly 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 suggests you’ll need to deliver a few of your individual tools if you happen to determine to order one. There’s a third-party gimbal from Gremsy that’s made for the Airpeak S1, nevertheless it’s additionally expensive at $2,199.99.
Sony plans to promote an non-compulsory $300-per-year “Airpeak Plus” cloud subscription, which will offer “additional data storage, advanced geofencing options, and import / export of flight logs.” There will even be an “Airpeak Protect Plan” that covers unintended injury, however Sony hasn’t shared how a lot that can price.