The new drone is said to be the smallest drone capable of carrying a Sony Alpha camera without a full-frame mirror, and is designed for professional video and photography content creation.
According to Sony, Airpeak is capable of dynamic shooting, accurate flight and stability, although details are scarce.
There are very few concrete details about the new drone system at this time, although Sony has stated that it has been exploring the use of drones for landscape and city shots.
The model shown at CES 2021 features a quad-propeller design, with two landing gear attachments that retract up during flight.
The Airpeak drone includes a front camera and a distance sensor, and using these technologies with artificial intelligence, it can track the target and avoid obstacles.
Sony released a video demonstration of its drone while it was carrying a Sony A7S III camera and as it walked through to test-drive a prototype Sony Vision S concept car on the racetrack..
The car uses no fewer than 40 sensors inside and outside it, and aims to implement the second level of autonomous driving standards, which is the absence of human intervention.
Two 200 kW engines propel the car to 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds.
Returning to the drone, it should be launched in the spring, and its price is not yet clear, but it will not be cheap, because it is aimed at professional users.
In a short statement, the company said: Sony is launching a new business targeting professional photography and video production in Spring 2021, which means we should have more information in March or April 2021.
Sony is referring to Airpeak as a new venture and business, not a stand-alone product, so the drone shown in the CES 2021 demo is likely the first of a new batch.
It is reported that the company said on November 9, 2020: It has launched a new project for drones in the field of artificial intelligence robots, and that Airpeak supports the creativity of video makers to the maximum extent possible, with the aim of contributing to the further development of the entertainment industry, as well as improving efficiency in various industries.