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Sony Says Airpeak is Coming on June 10
Sony Says Airpeak is Coming on June 10

Sony Says Airpeak is Coming on June 10

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Sony has sent an email to its collaborators, confirming that its drone (Airpeak) is coming on June 10. What does it mean? Is the drone ready? Will we be able to purchase it? 

Sony Airpeak drone
Sony Airpeak drone

Sony’s first drone

The Airpeak project has initiated in November 2020. Since then, Sony has been teasing us with more and more capabilities, like solid wind resistance, basic feature set, and target market. For more info about Airpeak, make sure to read our coverage below:

The Airpeak
The Airpeak

Designed to Alpha and FX3

According to Sony, Airpeak will be designed to have a payload that can accommodate a variety of equipment. This includes being compatible with a range of 35mm Alpha E-mount lenses for the Alpha mirrorless camera. Customers will be able to select the lens that best suits their photography conditions and requirements. For instance, for high-quality movie shooting, or for shooting in low lighting conditions such as inside buildings or tunnels,

Carrying a mirrorless. The Airpeak drone. Picture: Sony
Carrying a mirrorless. The Airpeak drone. Picture: Sony

Sony recommends using the α7S III or FX3. For high-resolution panoramic aerial photography, or zooming in on part of a subject for inspection, Sont advice is using the α7R IV. Also, Sony plans to make Airpeak compatible with α1 and α9 II.

Sony Shows Off Airpeak Wind-Resistance
Sony Shows Off Airpeak Wind-Resistance

Lenses

As for lenses, Sony plans Airpeak to be compatible with a variety of prime lenses, including G Master series products such as FE14mm F1.8GM and FE24mm F1.4GM. Additional lenses that can be used with Airpeak include the Sonnar T FE35mm F2.8ZA used frequently for surveying, and the telephoto lens FE85mm F1.8, popularly used for inspections. Sony also intends to adapt Airpeak’s capability to be compatible with future releases in the Alpha series.

Airpeak is Coming on June 10
Airpeak is Coming on June 10

“Airpeak is Coming on June 10”

According to a ‘dry’ email sent to collaborators, Sony states that Airpeak is coming on June 10. By the way, the drone is already listed on the B&H website, without mentioning the price, obviously. However, you can get notified when available. Stay tuned as we’ll keep you posted on news and info about Airpeak.

Product List

Here’re the products mentioned in the article, and the links to purchase them from authorized dealers. 

Yossy Mendelovich

Yossy is a filmmaker who specializes mainly in action sports cinematography. Yossy also lectures about the art of independent filmmaking in leading educational institutes, academic programs, and festivals, and his independent films have garnered international awards and recognition.
Yossy is the founder of Y.M.Cinema Magazine.

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