The Sony Airpeak S1 drone is finally looking ready for release. Pre-orders have been open with online retailers in Japan since September 17. At the same time, B&H Photo Video has got its Airpeak S1 page up, indicating that the drone could hit the US market also soon.
The Airpeak is a high-end drone intended for professional aerial photography and cinematography. It is expected to carry a price tag upward of $9,000 when it hits the market. And this, by the way, is what you pay for the airframe, two pairs of propellers, a remote controller, two batteries, and a battery charger.
The gimbal, camera, and lens, all need to be purchased separately.
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While it’s quite evident the drone is aimed only at those with deep pockets, Sony has a few key selling points up its sleeve that could make the Airpeak S1 attractive to professional filmmakers.
Sony says the S1 is the world’s smallest drone…