R5C takes CFExpress-B and the latest fastest SD cards.If you believe that explain the card choice in the A1? Explain the lack of internal raw video. Explain the lack of DCI.
A1 takes CFExpress-A and latest fastest SD cards.
Z9 takes 2 CFExpress-B cards.
Doesn't that make the A1 and R5C equals in terms of recording media?
Z9 leads as both slots take the fastest currently available cards AFAIK.
Is internal RAW video really *that* important to the professional videographer, who will usually have the camera on a rig anyway?
Remember I'm not a video expert, so please correct me if I'm making the wrong assumptions... There are probably a large number of potential purchasers who are not yet video experts, but have aspirations to be, so anything that clears up misconceptions is valuable.