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Skydio 2 Review

skydio 2 review

The Drone You Have Been Waiting For

Skydio just released the latest autopilot drone to their lineup, Skydio 2, which has made leaps and bounds of progress in its functionality and features, when compared to its original model. This Skydio 2 review will give you an in-depth look at what to expect, what our favorite features are, and how you can enhance your content. 

Key Features

Camera Capabilities: 4K @ 60 fps

Autonomous Speed: 36 mph

Battery Life: 23 mins 

Sound: 50% Quieter than its competition

Gimbal: 3 Axis

Flight Range: 3.5 kilometers

What Sets It Apart

The Skydio 2 is one of the smartest and most advanced auto-follow drones on the market. It’s software was developed by graduates from MIT who have ensured that your Skydio 2 can fly, film, and dodge obstacles without the worry of your drone being compromised in the process. You can also plan out cinematic flight paths, which in addition to its other features can be controlled without any input from you, as the user. This auto-pilot feature is Skydio 2’s main selling point, since when it is compared to its competition its intelligence stands out amongst the rest. In our Skydio 2 review , we also learned that this drone can track multiple subjects at once and if it happens to lose someone in flight it has the ability to re-establish a lock with the subject when that person reenters the frame. This leapfrog-like method enables your Skydio 2 to never miss any footage, even when obstacles may get in its way. This makes the Skydio 2 the ideal drone for fast-paced activities that benefit from having an aerial view, such as, mountain biking, snowboarding, skiing, or car racing-- to name a few. 

skydio 2 review

Our Collaboration With Skydio

In order to enhance your high-speed drone content on the Skydio 2, it is pivotal that you outfit it with the proper equipment in order to do so. In conjunction with its debut, we worked closely with Skydio to release a set of ND filters to help enhance your drone content on the Skydio2. The Shutter Collection for Skydio 2, offers three different ND filter strengths: ND8, ND16, ND32-- to ensure you are prepared for any lighting conditions you may be presented with. They are constructed of Cinema Series glass, which is production-grade multi-coated glass that enables your footage to remain consistent from scene to scene. This feature is notable for Skydio 2 users, like yourself, since your Skydio 2 drone is commonly used for action sports or high-speed activities where the lighting may vary. Since it is likely that your Skydio 2 autopilot drone will often be traveling at a fast pace, these filters offer a secure magnetic connection so you don’t lose one while in flight. Also, depending on where you are recording, each filter can be easily hot-swapped so you can change from one to the next, to properly expose your footage. These filters were developed alongside Skydio to ensure ultimate compatibility, in addition to the fact that they are the only Skydio 2 filters on the market, approved by Skydio themselves. 

In short, these filters were precisely engineered for Skydio 2’s camera and allow you to reduce the amount of light that enters Skydio’s sensor, enabling full control over shutter speed in harsh lighting conditions. You can shop the filter line on our website, to ensure you never miss an opportunity to capture epic footage with your Skydio 2. 

Carly San Filippo
Copywriter at PolarPro

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