Sony continues testing its Airpeak drone and this time has posted a video taken on the island of Iriomote, Japan, using the FE14mm F1.8 GM lens on the FX3 and A7sIII cameras.
Finally we can see trees and leaves in the distance that don’t look like a bunch of melted plastic, which is what we have on DJI’s drone cameras.
Sony has been giving us information about the Airpeak drone very slowly. The drone was introduced in early January and what we have had so far, besides that presentation, was a video in the wind tunnel.
“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.”
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If Sony sticks to its initial timeline, the official announcement of availability for the Airpeak is imminent, as the company said in January that it would be launching the new business segment in the spring of 2021.