X-T1 A7R Mark-II It's always good to have direct physical access to exposure control, but dedicated EV dials are little bit overkill for digital cameras IMO. I think fly-by-wire exposure compensation works good enough. In addition to this, We lose the choice of EV steps when we have dedicated 1/3 stops EV dials. I always prefer 1/2 stops EV compensation. It works better than 1/3 stops for me. I hoped Panasonic to support EV stops choice(currently they have only 1/3 stops control) via firmware update, but they went further with GX8 by attaching physical EV dial on it. That was a big disappoint for me. While Panasonic renowned for excellent user configuration, looks like they have no interest about this. I can't get the point of having EV dials. It feels like waste of real estate of the camera, especially for digital ones.