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Sony Airpeak S1 drone now in stock at retailers, but it will cost you $11,200

Sony Airpeak S1
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Late in 2021 pre-orders opened for the professional drone offering from Sony, the Sony Airpeak S1 drone (opens in new tab). Now in 2022 the drone and gimbal T3 kit are in stock, but it's going to cost you $11,200 to get in the air – and if you want to shoot images or video, you will have to supply your own camera.

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Sony Airpeak S1 + Gremsy Gimbal T3 kit| $11,200 (opens in new tab)Airpeak S1 is a drone designed to give you everything you need for aerial photography and filmmaking with your Sony Alpha camera gear or FX3 setup. It can fly up to 55.9 miles per hour and do 0 to 50 mph in just 3.5 seconds, meaning the Airspeak S1 is built to do a professional job anywhere in the world.
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The Airpeak S1 is a drone designed to give you everything you need for aerial photography and filmmaking with your Sony Alpha camera gear or a lightweight Sony FX3 setup. It can fly up to 55.9 miles per hour and can do 0 to 50 mph in just 3.5 seconds and can fly and withstand winds over 44 miles per hour, meaning the Airspeak S1 is built to do a professional job anywhere in the world.

With the separately-sold, but essential Gremsy Gimbal T3 for Airpeak you can attach a host of Alpha series mirrorless cameras just as the Sony A7R IV (opens in new tab) or the FX3 (opens in new tab) full-frame cinema camera and equip them with your arsenal of lenses. The gimbal also conveniently connects to the Airpeak S1 via a quick release mechanism and offers 345° of panning and 120° of tilt adjustment. 

Flights can be piloted via the included controller by a single pilot or dual pilots can split drone and gimbal controls with an additional remote or you can fully automate a repeatable flight plan to make sure you get the best shot possible whatever you are.  

Whatever mission you need to fly, the Airpeak Base cloud-based web app, along with Airpeak Flight iOS/iPadOS mobile app can confirm the drone’s condition and give you control over many features and settings, so you can fully focus on the creative process when on set.

The included remote controller provides real-time control over Sony Airpeak S1 and the optional gimbal. Piloting is done via the twin Futaba-designed control sticks and various drone, gimbal, and camera buttons, which can be changed for customized operation. 

In addition to that, four customizable buttons can be set to actions that reflect your specific piloting needs. A mobile device holder on the remote can open up to 7" to accommodate either an iPhone or iPad (opens in new tab) and to allow for external drone footage monitoring by a product team, you can use the built-in HDMI port to output video to an external monitor.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specialising in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound and many more for various advertising campaigns, books and pre/post-event highlights.


He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected in to BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 


He is familiar with and shows great interest in medium and large format photography with products by Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa and Sinar and has used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI and everything in between. His work covers the genres of Equestrian, Landscape, Abstract or Nature and combines nearly two decades of experience to offer exclusive limited-edition prints to the international stage from his film & digital photography.