Sony peaks further into the air with Airpeak S1 drone upgrade

Hot on the heels of DJI's new Inspire 3, Sony has announced three separate upgrades for its professional Airpeak S1 drone. These include an RTK (Real Time Kinematic) kit. This is a positioning system that allows for incredibly precise positioning in the air (and was also a major new feature of the new Inspire 3).

The other new features for the Airpeak S1 are a new improved LBP-HM1 battery pack and a new gimbal, the PX1, from Gremsy. This reduced weight and more powerful battery pack increase flight times to 20 minutes (remember, that's with a 61-megapixel A7Rv). Because of its price, the Airpeak is not on our list of best camera drones, but perhaps it should be?

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook