Last November, Sony sent out a press release announcing its entrance into the drone industry with ‘Airpeak.’ A few more details surfaced, today, in conjunction with the launch of the annual Consumer Electronics (CES) show. In its latest unveiling, Sony claims ‘Airpeak [is] the industry’s smallest class of drone that can be equipped with the Alpha system.’
Airpeak is expected to be released to the public in Spring 2021. Because the drone is compatible with Sony’s line of Alpha cameras, it is aimed at professional photographers and video creators. While the exact dimensions of the quadcopter are not provided at this time, the aircraft is supported by two landing gear extensions that retract upward when it takes off.
Due to the superior quality of Sony’s mirrorless Alpha line, other drone manufacturers have equipped select models accordingly. Freefly Systems announced their Astro drone back in October, which is compatible with the a7R IV, while some of DJI’s Ronin gimbal stabilizers support Sony’s products.
— Sony (@Sony) January 11, 2021
It is unclear whether Sony will release any additional information this week during CES. However, the company promises to provide periodic updates here as it continues to work on co-creation efforts with professional drone users.