Seamless Drone & Camera Integration with the Sony Airpeak S1 System


Are you ready to take to the skies with your Sony camera for some amazing aerial footage? Fans of Sony Cinema cameras like the FX3 and the Alpha a1 owe it to themselves to explore the Airpeak S1 Professional Drone. When combined with the Gremsy Gimbal T3, the Airpeak S1 supports the FX3, a1, and select other Sony cameras and lenses of your choice, enabling you to capture stunning full-frame video and still photos while offering cine-style capture rates, controls, and imaging options.

Sony Airpeak S1 Drone
Sony Airpeak S1 Drone

Compared to the most professional drones, the Airpeak S1 does not limit you to using a built-in camera but instead offers the flexibility of choosing a Sony cine-style or mirrorless camera. Lenses can be easily swapped over the course of your day with options currently including 13 Sony primes encompassing a total of eight focal lengths with a maximum aperture range of f/1.8 to 2.8.

Works with Multiple Sony Cameras & Lenses
Works with multiple Sony cameras and lenses

Airpeak S1

The Airpeak S1 drone's high-tech features include automatic flight control, obstacle detection, and drone and flight data cloud-based management. Powerful, brushless motors and 17" quad blades propel the drone to speeds of up to 55 mph in only 3.5 seconds and offer wind resistance at speeds up to 44.7 mph. Sony's Vision Sensing Processor, proprietary algorithms, and five stereo cameras located at the front, back, left, right, and bottom of the Airpeak S1 provide stability even in locations lacking GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) reception. Multi-directional sensors cue the Airpeak S1's brakes to nimbly avoid obstacles while in flight and a nose mounted FPV (First Person View) camera can be used to check the drone's direction.

Seamless Integration
Seamless integration

Sony Ecosystem Integration

This professional Sony aerial solution integrates the Airpeak S1 drone, gimbal, and camera into a seamless ecosystem that enables you to adjust camera settings, even during a flight. Compatible cameras presently include the FX3 Cinema Camera and the Sony Alpha mirrorless camera series.

The Airpeak S1 supports camera/gimbal combos weighing up to 5.5 lb with flight times of up to 12 minutes when using a heavier rig like the a7S III with an FE 24mm f/1.4 GM lens; without a payload, the flight time extends to 22 minutes.

RCRVH1 Remote Controller
RCRVH1 Remote Controller

The RCRVH1 Remote Controller offers an ergonomic grip, dual joystick controls, and four user-assignable buttons. Simply connect it to your table or smartphone to provide real-time imaging and use the HDMI port for looping your output to a larger screen.

Airpeak Flight App
Airpeak Flight App

With this integrated system, professional videographers and still shooters can adapt to fluctuating conditions while the Airspeak S1 aircraft is in motion. Use the remote control and the iOS and iPadOS-compatible Airpeak Flight app to link the drone, transmitter, gimbal, and camera for centralized control. To suit various environments best, the Airpeak S1 offers preset options like Standard, Velocity, and On Course modes. Each mode enables you to customize parameters such as maximum speed, acceleration rates, angles, and more. Use the Dual mode to split drone and camera/gimbal control between two operators for more complicated setups. Note that some cameras may not be compatible with all the app features.

Repeatable Flight Patterns
Repeatable flight patterns

Adjustable parameters include aperture, shutter speed, focus control, ISO selection, and more. Adjustments differ depending on the camera model and the firmware version of the Flight app. Recent Flight app updates include wind direction and speed information, a luminance histogram, flight screen information displays, and menu setting descriptions. You can even create sophisticated, repeatable flight plans (Projects), generate flight logs (Logbook), and manage your equipment (Devices) using the Airpeak Base app's three main functions. To ensure privacy, flight logs are viewable only on your account.

Sony a7S with FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens
Sony a7S with FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens

Compatible Sony Cameras

FX3 Cinema Camera
a1, a7 III, a7 IV, a7C
a7R IIIA, a7R IVA, a7S III
a9, a9 II

Compatible Sony Lenses

FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens
FE 40mm f/2.5 G Lens
FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens
FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens
E 20mm f/2.8 Lens
FE 50mm f/2.5 G Lens
FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens
FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
FE 24mm f/2.8 G Lens
Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Len
FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens
FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens
Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens

Device Compatibility
Device compatibility

Tablet Compatibility

iPad Pro 11" (2nd, 3rd Gen)
iPad Air (3rd, 4th Gen)
iPad Mini (5th, 6th Gen)
iPad (6th, 7th, 8th, 9th Gen)

*Note that tablet compatibility is not a guaranteed operation based on the MFi Program.

Mobile Phone Compatibility


13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 13 Mini
12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 Mini
SE (2nd Gen)
11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
X, XR, XS, XS Max
8, 8 Plus
7, 7 Plus