Sony has indicated her intention to enter the UAV filming industry, going to compete with DJI directly. Sony has traditionally been supplying imaging sensors to DJI’s camera, and now she has decided to make her own flying camera. Will Sony be successful or will she crash and burn like GoPro?
Personally, I am really excited and believe that Sony has the ability to make their own UAV and also to make their own processor and sensors without relying on a 3rd party. If Sony can bring their industry leading camera technology to their flying cameras, it may potentially bite off a big chunk of business from DJI. Now filmmakers can shoot with the same color profile from their ground cameras to their flying cameras.
Beating DJI in this industry is not going to be easy. DJI has already deeply captured the market and has many years of experience in making the world best gimbal. Can Sony create the same or better gimbal?
This is going to be exciting. Competition in the market is always good for consumers. It will bring about new innovation! Let’s see what Sony can offer in Spring 2021! Check out: https://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/airpeak/ for more details.
Max Transmission Distance (unobstructed, free of interference) 
10 km (FCC) 6 km (CE) 6 km (SRRC) 6 km (MIC)
Signal Transmission Ranges (FCC) 
Strong Interference (urban landscape, limited line of sight, many competing signals): Approx. 3 km Medium Interference (suburban landscape, open line of sight, some competing signals): Approx. 6 km Low Interference (open landscape abundant line of sight, few competing signals): Approx. 10 km
Operating Temperature: 10° to 40° C (14° to 104° F)
Voltage: 1200 mA 3.7 V (Android) 700 mA 3.7 V (iOS)
Supported Mobile Device Size: Max length: 92 mm
Supported USB Port Types: LightningMicro USB (Type-B) USB-C
Video Transmission System: OcuSync 2.0
Live View Quality: Remote Controller: 720p/30fps
Max Bitrate: 8 Mbps
Latency (depending on environmental conditions and mobile device): About 200 ms
Input: 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.5 A
Output: 12V 1.5 A / 9V 2A / 5V 3A
Rated Power: 18 W
Intelligent Flight Battery
Battery Capacity: 2250 mAh
Voltage: 7.7 V
Charging Voltage Limit: 8.8 V
Battery Type: LiPo 2S
Energy: 17.32 Wh
Weight: 86.2 g
Charging Temperature: 5° to 40°C (41° to 104°F)
Max Charging Power: 29 W
Name: DJI Fly
Required Operating System: iOS v10.0 or laterAndroid v6.0 or later
Supported SD Cards
Supported SD Cards
UHS-I Speed Class 3 or above is required. A list of recommended microSD cards can be found below.
Recommended microSD Cards
16 GB: SanDisk Extreme 32 GB: Samsung Pro Endurance, Samsung Evo Plus, SanDisk Industrial, SanDisk Extreme V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme V30 A2, SanDisk Extreme Pro V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme Pro V30 A2, Lexar 633x, Lexar 667x 64 GB: Samsung Pro Endurance, Samsung Evo Plus, SanDisk Extreme V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme V30 A2, Lexar 633x, Lexar 667x, Lexar 1000x, Lexar High Endurance, Toshiba EXCERIA M303 V30 A1, Netac Pro V30 A1 128 GB: Samsung Pro Plus, Samsung Evo Plus, SanDisk Extreme V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme V30 A2, SanDisk Extreme Plus V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme Plus V30 A2, Lexar 633x, Lexar 667x, Lexar 1000x, Lexar High Endurance, Toshiba EXCERIA M303 V30 A1, Netac Pro V30 A1 256 GB: SanDisk Extreme V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme V30 A2
1. The standard weight of the aircraft (including battery, propellers, and a microSD card) is 242 grams. Actual poduct weight may vary. Registration is not required in some countries and regions. Check local rules and regulations before use. These specifications have been determined through tests conducted with the latest firmware. Firmware updates can enhance performance, so updating to the latest firmware is highly recommended. 2. Due to local policy and regulation restrictions, the 5.8 GHz frequency band is currently banned in certain countries, including but not limited to Japan, Russia, Israel, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. Please use the 2.4 GHz frequency band when operating in these locations. Always check local rules and regulations before use, as they may change over time. 3. Maximum flight range specification is a proxy for radio link strength and resilience, not aircraft battery capability. It only refers to the maximum, one-way flight distance. Data was measured in an open environment without interference. Please pay attention to the return prompt on the DJI Fly app during actual flight. Refer to the following applicable standard in different countries and regions: FCC: United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Chile, Colombia, Puerto Rico, and other regions; SRRC: Mainland China; CE: UK, Russia, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Macau, New Zealand, UAE, and other regions; MIC: Japan. 4. Data is tested under different standards in open areas free of interference. It only refers to the maximum, one-way flight distance without considering Return to Home. Please pay attention to RTH prompts in the DJI Fly app during the actual flight.