We ended up returning the Dragon and are currently shopping around for a Komodo for the following reasons. (1) The Dragon isn’t repairable, while the Komodo comes with a 1-year warranty. (2) The Komodo is much smaller and lighter (2.1 lbs vs. 5 lbs) and accepts smaller batteries, ideal for balancing on a gimbal like the DJI RS 2. (3) Global shutter. (4) Countless accessories are available from third-party vendors. (5) Readily accessible media (CFast 2.0. cards) and card readers. (6) More versatile lens mount enabling the use of focal reducers and ND filter adaptors. (7) Autofocus. (8) Compatibility with an incredibly well thought-out remote app. (9) Higher frame rates (6K 40 fps vs. 6K that maxes out at 12 fps burst mode). (10) The camera will continue to be updated in the future, improving functionality.
The nearest authorized dealers are in Singapore and Thailand, but as only Singapore’s shop is also an authorized service center, it’s our first choice. We already purchased a Meike s35 75mm T2.1 EF mount cinema prime.