Sony Reveals New "Airpeak" Drone

Sony Reveals New “Airpeak” Drone

There is no doubt that sony is one of the leading companies in cameras. And Sony finally reveals its new Airpeak drone.  what is Airpeak? Basically “Airpeak” refers to sony’s new line of drones, For crystal clear videography and photography and they are using their alpha series of cameras in new drones.

Although sony has disclosed this project back in November it’s still suspense. This announcement was made by Sony with the opening of CES 2020 (One of the largest electronics shows). Let’s have a look at what the company revealed.

New Airpeak Drone for creators

This news came from sony’s official Instagram handle: have a look at the clip here.

“Designed for creators,” Said Keichiro Yoshida (CEO of sony) With Airspeak drone remote shooting is possible. Creators can shoot dynamic, stable, stunning images from the sony alpha camera.

More Information about Sony Airpeak

Here’s what Sony says about their new Airpeak drone:

Sony launched the Airpeak brand with the goal to further develop today’s drone technology while achieving the utmost in value creation. As the first phase of this project, Sony will launch a new business targeted for professional photography and video production in the spring of 2021. In order to fully support the creativity of video creators, the payload of the drone can be equipped with an Alpha™ mirrorless camera to capture high-quality, full-frame aerial photography and video. Airpeak, the industry’s smallest class of drone that can be equipped with the Alpha system, is capable of dynamic filming and precise, stable flight, and aims to contribute to the world of entertainment while also pursuing new possibilities for creative expression.

-Official Sony website

Airpeak Video on Youtube What Video Shows?

Airpeak Highlights

What video shows?

Dual Battery: From the video, you can see 2 batteries going in the camera compartment. We hope that this extends the range of drones. However, it’s not clear whether the batteries are swappable or not. Furthermore, If you have a look at the right side you might see two sensors again we hope that they are for avoiding obstacles. The other electronics including the flight controller seem to be whether-resistant.

FPV camera: Sony’s Airpeak seems to be similar to DJI’s Inspire 2. Furthermore, Airspeak has a different camera for pilots and it most probably has two controllers like DJI Inspire 2.

Gimbal: You might have noticed adjustable gimbals balancing the weight of the sony alpha camera and shock absorbers on the legs of the gimbal ( Excellent for rough landing).

What Else?

To be honest, It seems like sony Airpeak isn’t going to be realized immediately for the public, and it seems like Sony is tuning with popular content creators. Have a look at sony statement:

Sony is obtaining feedback from professional drone users and seeking collaborators* in the United States and Japan to participate in our Airpeak project. Be a part of our community! *Professional Collaborators: people and companies who currently use drones professionally to create content or provide additional services to customers.

-Sony

If you are a content creator then make sure to have a look at the benefits of collaborating by reding these bullet points:

  • Receive the latest information about sony products.
  • Updates on events hosted by sony.
  • Chance to collaborate with sony products under development.

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