Sony field tests Airpeak at Iriomote Island, Okinawa.
Spotted by PetaPixel, Sony has posted new test footage of its upcoming drone Airpeak over Iriomote Island in Japan. The new video was recorded using the Sony a7s III, FX3, and 14mm F1.8 G Master lens.
While Airpeak won't compete directly with the less expensive DJI Mavic or Autel EVO II series, the setup will more likely be compared to the likes of Inspire 2, Freefly Astro, and other high-end drones that allow filmmakers to customize the camera setup to your specific needs.
Sony says, "We have continued with field testing Airpeak in different environments, and in this issue would like to share video footage from field testing in Okinawa’s Iriomote Island. Footage was recorded using the recently announced 35mm Alpha E-mount FE14mm F1.8GM lens, and taking advantage of the ultra-wide-angle lens, we were able to capture the dynamic natural landscape of Iriomote Island."
The Airpeak development team is also looking for professional collaborators in the United States and Japan to provide feedback about the project. This is a smart move by Sony. The more feedback the better chance Airpeak will be successful, and hopefully, by proxy, Sony invests more into the development of prosumer drones with lower price points.
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