Skydio’s Cuts Prices on All Kits by $400 for Holiday Sale + Other Drone Black Friday Deals to Consider

BY Zacc Dukowitz
10 November 2021

Skydio is running a huge sale right now, offering $400 off* on all four of its kits for the Skydio 2.

Introducing Skydio 2

The best deal is for the Skydio 2 Starter Kit. This package usually sells for $1,349 but with the discount it’s now $999, making for a steep discount of 30%.

*Note: The Skydio website says that the Sports, Cinema, and Pro kits are being sold for $500 off, but this appears to be an error.

The $400 discounts are available right now until December 1—but they could go away sooner if Skydio runs out of drones to sell.

Here are all four deals Skydio is currently offering, listed from least to most expensive.

Skydio 2 Starter Kit

Price: $1,349—now $999 with $400 holiday discount

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Photo credit: Skydio

Here’s what Skydio has to say about the Skydio 2 Starter Kit:

Designed to be your personal film crew in a case, Skydio 2 captures stunning 4K60 HDR content, follows subjects, and avoids obstacles to create previously impossible shots. Launch, fly, land, and export all in the Skydio 2 app. Connect a Skydio Beacon to unlock greater range and lock in exactly the angle you want, or add a Controller to manually fly with precision and without fear.

Learn more about the Skydio 2 Starter Kit on the Skydio website.

Skydio 2 Sports Kit

Price: $1,799—now $1,399 with $400 holiday discount

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Photo credit: Skydio

Here’s what Skydio has to say about the Skydio 2 Sports Kit:

Get outside and hit it hard, with a kit designed for the active sports enthusiast. The Sports Kit comes with a Skydio Beacon and all the batteries you need so that you’ll always be one tap away from sweet, sweet action footage. The Sports Kit offers an additional $207 savings vs. purchasing a la cart accessories.

Learn more about the Skydio 2 Sports Kit on the Skydio website.

Skydio 2 Cinema Kit

Price: $2,199—now $1,799 with $400 holiday discount

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Photo credit: Skydio

Here’s what Skydio has to say about the Skydio 2 Cinema Kit:

Be ready for every moment with the Skydio Cinema Kit. The Cinema Kit features a Skydio Beacon, a Controller, a set of ND filters, and a rugged hard-shell case—just what you need to make sure your gear is safe, organized, and ready when the moment comes for that perfect shot. The Cinema kit offers an additional $313 savings vs. purchasing a la cart accessories.

Learn more about the Skydio 2 Cinema Kit on the Skydio website.

Skydio 2 Pro Kit

Price: $2,999—now $2,599 with $400 holiday discount

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Photo credit: Skydio

Here’s what Skydio has to say about the Skydio 2 Pro Kit:

Get Skydio 2 along with all the accessories you need to get the job done in one professional protective case. The Pro Kit offers an additional $391 savings vs. purchasing a la cart accessories.

Learn more about the Skydio 2 Pro Kit on the Skydio website.

Keep in Mind—The DJI Mavic 3 Just Launched

If you’re considering buying the Skydio 2 Cinema or Pro kits you might want to take a look at DJI’s brand new Mavic 3 as well.

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Although the Skydio 2 comes with an impressive degree of autonomy—this is what Skydio is known for, after all—the Mavic 3 also has some impressive obstacle avoidance technology.

And, for the price point, the Mavic 3 has by far the better camera. In fact, it has two cameras—one for shooting high quality photos and videos, and another for zooming.

Here’s a quick head-to-head between the Skydio 2 and the Mavic 3:

  • Camera. One camera that shoots 4K video and 12MP stills with the Skydio 2 vs. a Hasselblad camera that shoots 5.1K video and 20MP stills AND a Tele camera with 4K video and 12MP stills that provides 4x zoom / 28x hybrid zoom with the Mavic 3.
  • Flight time. 23 minutes with the Skydio 2 vs. 41 minutes with the Mavic 3.
  • Weight. 1.7 pounds with the Skydio 2 vs. 1.97 pounds with the Mavic 3.
  • Price. The Skydio 2 Cinema Kit is priced at $1,799 and the Skydio 2 Pro Kit is priced at $2,599 vs. the Mavic 3 priced at $2,199 and the Mavic 3 Fly More combo priced at $2,999.
  • Speed. 36 mph with the Skydio 2 vs. 47 mph for the Mavic 3.
  • Transmission range. 2.2 miles with the Skydio 2 vs. 9.3 miles with the Mavic 3.

Learn more about the Mavic 3 here.

Other Black Friday Deals

Looking for other drone deals this holiday season?

Here are the top Black Friday deals we’ve found so far, listed from least to most expensive:

Holy Stone HS175D Drone—$10 off for Black Friday

Price: $199.99—will be $189.99 for Black Friday

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Learn more about the Holy Stone HS175D.

DJI Mavic Mini combo—$100 off for Black Friday

Price: $499.99—will be $399.99 during Black Friday

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Learn more about the Mavic Mini combo.

DJI Mini SE—$50 off for Black Friday

Price: $299—will be $249 during Black Friday

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Learn more about the DJI Mini SE.

Parrot ANAFI—$250 off for Black Friday

Price: $699—now $449

*Note: This price is already available.

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Learn more about the Parrot ANAFI.

Looking for gift ideas this holiday season? Check out our drone holiday gift guide, fully updated for Winter 2021.

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