You would still be waiting regardless. The chip shortage isnt ending any time soon. Camera releases mean absolutely nothing. As only a mere handfull are shipping each month if any anyhow. By the time a Z9 unit ever reaches the vendor the R1 will be released.Makes the R3 look even more lame. Lol. Hopefully this will accelerate the go-to-market for the R1, which it seems I have to wait for in order to get a full-bodied wildlife/birding camera.