The announcement contains much more detail on the capabilities and features of the drone and reveals a price tag of $ 9,000 for the drone without gimbal or camera, all of which solidify the idea that this drone will target the professional video market directly.
The Airpeak S1 is designed to work with Sony mirrorless cameras, including the A7S Mark III, FX3, or even the 8K-capable Alpha 1. They will connect to a special version of the Gremsy T3 gimbal that has been specifically designed for Airpeak. and that you will have to buy separately.
With a camera, the drone will have around 12 minutes of flight time (although it can reach 22 minutes without a load). It is also worth noting that the camera requires its own batteries; the drone does not provide power.
One of the drone's biggest selling points is its stability and wind resistance. According to Sony, it can stay stable in winds of up to 44.7 miles per hour (that's 20 m / s, double what DJI cites for the Inspire 2), and it has five sets of stereo cameras that allow the drone and a rangefinder. Infrared should help the drone to stop before hitting obstacles and stay stable even without satellite reception.