Commercial filmmaking drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), have been on the market for around a decade now, with numerous options, sizes and variants available. Sony has now confirmed that they will be releasing their very own professional range of commercial drones.
Sony's new filmmaking drone will be called the Sony Airpeak S1, and will feature a fully brushless three-axis gimbal that is able to support all Sony A-series cameras. It has auto weight calibration for the different sized Sony cameras as well as lenses to make the choice of camera as versatile as possible for Sony filmmakers and photographers.
The Sony Airpeak S1 will feature 12 minutes of flight time, which is by no means a lot, but still resectable considering the UAV's weight and size.
The only issue we can spot with the Sony Airpeak S1 is that it seems to be identical in terms of specification to the DJI S800 Evo which has been on the market for around 8 years, but unlike the Airpeak S1, you could fit practically any make or model camera you wanted on it, and not just one brand. The problem with the DJI however, is that you have to basically be an electrical engineer to set it up! Will the Sony be a simple plug and play system? If so, it might just be a winner.
Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel, Later Clips, on Sony Announces First Drone and it's a Beast.