Sony is a company well-known for their many electronic products. While they hold one of the top positions in cameras, televisions, and video game consoles, their reach in the drone world is limited.
However, recent rumblings suggest that Sony nears their launch of their own personal drone, dubbed as the Flying Camera.
Sony Flying Camera
The Flying Camera is Sony’s bid on the ever-changing drone market. In an area dominated by the Chinese-based company DJI, Sony may soon shake things up. The Flying Camera is just that – a drone with a powerful camera mounted on it. While this may not sound very ‘groundbreaking’, with all the secrecy and rumors, we may be in for something more.
The information around the Flying Camera by Sony has always been surrounded in a mist of secrecy. Clues from patents, rumors from insiders, or teases of dates are all that is available. As the years progress (with the first patent filed in 2018) we see a clearer picture.
Concept and Possibilities
The idea for the Flying Camera is simple. It has the shape of a camera – rectangular and compact. However, once activated, it expands its wings and transforms into a drone. This transformation capability makes it a perfect dual camera. One, as an ordinary camera perfect for photos. And two, a flying version with unlimited reach.
This idea makes it a very portable camera for everyday use. When one requires a regular camera, all you need is its ‘folded’ version. To get a better view from the skies, one can simply push a button and turn on its wings.
While the idea of the Flying Camera is not groundbreaking, a transforming drone may still attract plenty of consumers. Not everyone wants a full-fledged drone with bulky, hard to store, and hard to carry traits. A transforming camera may be perfect for those wanting a more casual drone to play with.