Hands On, Our First Impressions of the Olympus XZ-1
The XZ-1 features a well-sized and good-looking 3” 614,000-dot OLED screen. The dedicated video recording button is well placed for one’s thumb, located directly above and to the right of the rubber thumb grip. The XZ-1 also features a click wheel on the back, which can be used to change shutter speed in manual mode. But, on the preproduction model we examined, you have to press up on the clickwheel first (aka exposure compensation in all other modes) each time you want to use it to change the shutter speed. This was likely to avoid accidentally changing that setting, but we'd rather see the exposure compensation control lock and unlock the wheel in manual mode so you don't have to press it as much. Perhaps this will be changed through firmware at some point.