The Sony Airpeak Drone September 2021!
Sony announced today that the Sony Airpeak Drone with have September 2021 availability. The above video highlights the key features of Sony’s growing list of 2021 product releases. The year began with the release of the Sony α1 flagship camera and is now heading down the road at full throttle.
Some Notable Features of the Sony Airpeak Drone
Fly dynamically with basic high performance
Reaches a maximum speed of 90km/h*1, a maximum angular velocity of 180°/s*2, and a maximum tilt angle of 55°*3.
Stable flight even in strong winds
Propulsion technology using a combination of independently developed key devices provides wind resistance of up to 20m/s*4, enabling stable flight even in strong winds.
Independently developed propulsion device and flight control system
In addition to the lightweight, highly-efficient, sturdy and responsive proprietary 17″ propeller and brushless motor, it is equipped with an ESC (Electric Speed Controller) for optimal control of these components.
Unique, high-performance flight control system that integrates the propulsion device and all sensor information to ensure stable flight and high maneuverability.
Accurately grasps position and orientation using multiple high-performance sensors
Stereo cameras equipped with Sony’s image sensors are installed in 5 locations (front, back, left, right, bottom) of the aircraft. Sony’s Vision Sensing Processor, which processes camera data at high speed, and proprietary algorithms are used to accurately estimate the aircraft’s spatial position and orientation in real time, enabling stable flight even in environments where GNSS reception may be affected or hindered, such as indoors or under bridges.
A wide range of cameras and lens options
Choose the right α system for your application and expand your filmmaking horizons: the α7S series and FX3 for high descriptive capability with suppressed noise, the α7R series for ultra-high definition, and the α9 series and others for distortion-free images. The α1, which can shoot footage in 8K, is also compatible.
“Airpeak Flight”, a remote controller with high operability and a mobile app that allows centralized control of the aircraft and equipment.
Capable of operating the aircraft, camera, and gimbal while checking images captured by α camera in real time.
The iOS / iPadOS compatible mobile app Airpeak Flight integrates the aircraft, remote controller, camera, and gimbal, allowing the operator to monitor status information such as flight distance and remaining battery power, and change various operations and settings on the screen.
Integrated management in the cloud with “Airpeak Base”
Airpeak Base is a web application that allows the operator to manage equipment, create flight plans, and manage flight logs.
In the equipment management, information on the equipment used is automatically listed and managed based on the flight log. This allows the operator to check the condition of the aircraft before going to the field, contributing to problem reduction.
Creation of missions for video production and mission flight / repeat flight
With Airpeak Base, operator can create advanced flight plans and automatically fly the aircraft along the same course many times as if on rails installed in the air.
It is able to set the position (latitude, longitude and altitude) and speed of the aircraft along the timeline, and specify the orientation of the gimbal and the timing of video or still image shooting. It can also draw smooth curves on the map.
Repeat flight is an automatic flight function that automatically reproduces the flight route, gimbal, and camera movements based on the flight logs that have flown in the past.
Price Point for the Sony Airpeak Drone
While the press release only quoted Japanese Yen for pricing, current exchange rates have the Airpeak somewhere between $9,000.00 to $10,000.00 USD.
You can find out more and sign up for availability notifications Sony’s store website.
Did we mention that you had us at… will fly Sony α1?