Though it's larger than its predecessor, as well as many competitors, the G7 still feels relatively small and light. It's got a boxier look than the G6 and GH4.
Drive mode dial
Panasonic added a drive mode dial that includes the new 4K Photo burst modes.
The G7 sports a couple of full-size adjustment dials. The button in the middle of the back dial lets you program the function.
The G7 has all the UHD/4K modes that are in the rest of the company's cameras.
In this new mode, which is part of the 4K Photo shooting mode, the camera captures several shots from before your shutter press.
Panasonic adds this common high-contrast HDR special-effect option to its set of filters.
The size of the viewfinder hasn't changed, but it's now higher resolution with a faster refresh rate.
Panasonic gave autofocus its own control and replaced its position on the navigation pad with a programmable function button.
Still proprietary after all these years
Panasonic is one of the last holdouts -- Olympus is another -- to use a proprietary connector instead of standard Micro- or Mini-USB.
The articulated touchscreen is one perk the G7 has over the similarly priced and just-announced Fujifilm X-T10.
New to the G7 is a mic jack.