Sony presents Airpeak , its drone company



Sony knows about cameras, and the world of drones is too attractive to leave in the hands of others.

Sony's mirrorless Alpha series cameras have become very popular film production tools and will be the protagonists of the company's new drone business, Airpeak.

We already know that the cameras are large, heavy and bulky for a drone to carry, but Sony's goal with Airpeak is to keep the fuselage as small, portable and lightweight as possible, so it doesn't take up too much space.

In this video we see a prototype published in your press release and on the new Airpeak website:



As you can see, it looks like it's about 60 cm wide, with four large supports on carbon fibre arms. You can also perceive a kind of bumper in case you encounter something as you move sideways.

The drone also has its own cameras; stereo cameras, presumably for positioning and perhaps to avoid obstacles and another forward tilting camera for the pilot.


Although they have not given details, it is believed that the functions of the main camera will be relegated to a separate controller, and the drone should be able to have separate visual and control links for a pilot and a camera operator.

Now that DJI in China is blacklisted in the United States, Sony has the opportunity to enter an ever-growing market without one of the main competitors in China. They haven't given any dates or prices yet, so we'll have to wait.

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