What would you want CFexpress or SD cards for the next batch of Cameras?

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What would you want CFexpress or SD cards for the next batch of Cameras?

For a while now, I have seen youtubers pushing for CFExpress/xqd. Is it something that people generally want, or do not want. Lets say the R5 would have 50 raw buffer with SD cards, or unlimited with XQD

From my perspective, SD Cards
1) Readily available at more stores, in an emergency.
2) Can be found for cheap. Example, 256GB Sandisk 90MBps Extreme Plus's were available for $40 in December
3) Most people here can afford to buy bunches of spare cards.
4) are physically weaker

CFExpress
1) Its much faster 1400MBps write, and will be faster in the future
2) Unlocks the unlimited buffer
3) Physically Stronger
4) less likely to misplace
5) Expensive. Right now its $400/each for 256GB Sandisk card. Thats $800 in additional cost on your camera.

As a side note, you can get the 512GB Sandisk CFExpress card for $500 right now as a deal of the day from BHPhoto. Also they sell "ProGrade" 256GB CFExpress cards for $280.

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I would like to see SD cards in the next Canon Mirrorless Cameras
42.5% 17  votes
I would like to see CFExpress cards in the next Canon Mirrorless Cameras
57.5% 23  votes
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