Skydio 2 test flight footage: see the latest self-flying camera drone in action

Skydio 2: test flight footage of the latest self-flying drone
(Image credit: YouTube / Skydio)

American drone manufacturer Skydio has been teasing that it has a 'spectacular' new autonomous drone coming this fall for a while – and now it has released test footage of the self-flying camera drone in action. 

"Building a drone that can actually fly itself and avoid obstacles is an incredible challenge. In fact, we’re the only company that’s managed to do it," brags the company. 

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.