Advanced photography technologies will enable Sony to provide worthy competition for DJI in the field of plant skimmers?
Skimmers are the present, and so is the future - if we judge by expert estimates that the scope of this field will double by 2025 (from $ 22 billion this year to about $ 42 billion) then double again by 2030 (about $ 92 billion dollar). With such an exciting future, it is not surprising to see old and well-known companies joining the competition in hopes of gaining a foothold and enjoying the fruits of blossoming. After GoPro's leap into the pool within a logical extension to its camera business - now it's the company's turn Sony Introduce yourself as the new hot name in the business.
As part of a teaser Video A short and general landing page for a project called Airpeak, which will be used by the company to enter the world of skimmers sometime during spring 2021 (ie in the second quarter of next year), we receive general promises from the big Japanese company that it will combine its clear technological leadership in the world of photography sensors. Her vast knowledge and experience in the world of autonomous robotics into unique and innovative products - for photographers and content creators Video First and foremost, with another statement that a strong emphasis on safety will enable reliable operation of Scruples In situations and places where this has been very challenging in the past.
A number of other statements in the initial press release about the venture lead us to believe that these may be products aimed at professionals and industries, which will bring big prices that will not really wink at the average home user - but we hope Sony understands the wide and diverse potential they have and will develop products. Both for the cutting edge of the film and television industry and for consumers who want an alternative to DJI's renowned Mavic family.
One thing is for sure - the entry of a large, resourceful Japanese actress with a long-standing positive reputation could significantly undermine Chinese actresses' control of the category, especially for various military and government uses, in days when suspicions and diplomatic and economic struggles between East and West are in full swing.
We will continue to follow with great interest more updates and developments from the direction of Sony - and we will update you soon.
updating: Diligent surfers who were enthusiastic about Sony's statement hurried to dig through the web pages and found the company's application for an interesting patent in the field of skimmers from January 2020 - with architecture Unique in which trapped rotors can perform rotational motion on an axis and enter into a compact rectangular body of the glider when not in use, or unfold into flight mode when required.
Sony's patent for camera Flying that may or may not be the basis for Project Airpeak
This structure certainly seems safer compared to the architectures common to skimmers today where the rotors are free and may easily injure anyone who accidentally approaches them while operating, and the folded structure could be much more comfortable to carry inside any bag compared to other models. Is this really going to be the solution the company will unveil next year, or will we get something completely different in retrospect? We'll see.
There is also an enlarged "two-tier" configuration, with eight different rotors that can provide upgraded flight performance and stability