Back in 2020, Sony officially announced its entrance into the drone market. The official launch is getting closer, and Sony keeps building hype. The company took its Airpeak drone to field testing at Iriomote Island, Okinawa, Japan. The resulting landscape video is now published, so you can see how Sony’s upcoming drone performs.
Historically, Sony has jumped onto just about every bit of consumer tech (and even led the way sometimes) as soon as it appeared on the market. Anything that looked like it was going to be wildly popular, they wanted a piece of that pie. So it’s surprised me that they haven’t jumped right into the drone market already.
According to Sony Alpha Rumours, though, it appears that Sony might be getting ready to do just that after they’ve spotted a new patent, dated October 2019.
At least, they say there’s a new patent, they haven’t actually linked to the registration so everybody else can have a read. So, it may end up being nonsense. Update: The patent is here!