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Panasonic's G7 is boxier and bigger than before (pictures)

The two-year-old Lumix DMC-G6 gets a facelift.

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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.

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Drive mode dial

Panasonic added a drive mode dial that includes the new 4K Photo burst modes.

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Updated dials

The G7 sports a couple of full-size adjustment dials. The button in the middle of the back dial lets you program the function.

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4K

The G7 has all the UHD/4K modes that are in the rest of the company's cameras.

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4K Pre-Burst

In this new mode, which is part of the 4K Photo shooting mode, the camera captures several shots from before your shutter press.

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Impressive Art

Panasonic adds this common high-contrast HDR special-effect option to its set of filters.

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Viewfinder

The size of the viewfinder hasn't changed, but it's now higher resolution with a faster refresh rate.

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Autofocus-mode switch

Panasonic gave autofocus its own control and replaced its position on the navigation pad with a programmable function button.

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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.

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Touchscreen

The articulated touchscreen is one perk the G7 has over the similarly priced and just-announced Fujifilm X-T10.

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Microphone jack

New to the G7 is a mic jack.

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