Sony’s $9,000 Airpeak S1 drone is now out there 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 response to the drone’s product page, it has a flight time of twenty-two minutes and not using a payload and as much as 12 minutes with a “heavy payload,” comparable to a Sony A7S Mark III digicam. Sony says the Airpeak is steady in winds of as much as 44.7mph, which might be helpful for capturing footage in windy circumstances.
The $9,000 price ticket comes with two pairs of propellers, a distant controller, two batteries, and a battery charger. It doesn’t embody a digicam or gimbal, although, which suggests you’ll must carry a few of your individual tools should you resolve 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 “extra knowledge storage, superior geofencing choices, and import / export of flight logs.” There can even be an “Airpeak Defend Plan” that covers unintended harm, however Sony hasn’t shared how a lot that can value.