Price and availability
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Price and availability

The Airpeak S1 is expected to arrive in the fall of 2021, but if you want to fly it, it won’t be cheap. The drone itself will be $8999, to which you’ll need to add a gimbal and a Sony camera. We don’t yet know Sony’s custom gimbal cost for the S1, but the similar Gremsy T3 is $1750, so that’s probably a good guide.

Along with the drone, you’ll get two batteries, a charger and two sets of propellers, but you’ll be on your own for the iPad.

We expect Airpeak will appeal mainly to commercial users who have a business case for using it. However, if you want the ultimate photo drone, it’s one way to put your favorite Sony full-frame camera in the air – at least for short periods of time. What will be interesting to watch is where Sony goes from here, but we hope to see some of this tech trickle down into more consumer-oriented products.