Sony has announced its Airpeak S1 drone is now available to pre-order. After nearly a year of teasing its drone and showing off its capabilities in behind-the-scenes videos, Sony’s first professional drone is available to purchase—but it won’t come cheap.
The Airpeak S1, which Sony calls ‘the world’s smallest drone that can be equipped with a full-size mirrorless interchangeable lens Alpha camera,’ is available to pre-order starting today, December 1, 2021, for $9,000. The Airpeak S1 is compatible with many of Sony’s mirrorless camera systems, including the a1, a7S series, a7R series, a9 series, FX3 and other E mount mirrorless cameras.
The Airpeak S1 will ship with two sets of propellers, a remote controller, two batteries and a battery charger. There will also be accessories available to purchase, including a third-party Gremsy gimbal that Sony says is ‘made specifically for the Airpeak S1.’ Sony is also offering an optional $300 per year subscription called ‘Airpeak Plus’ that covers accidental damage to the drone and includes Airpeak Base, a web app that serves as a hub for integrated management of flight plans, flight logs and equipment.
Below is an Airpeak Training video, created by Sony, to show off the features and capabilities of its professional drone: