Panasonic has released YouTube videos demonstrating the capabilities of its new Lumix GH1 Micro Four Thirds offering, dubbed a "creative HD hybrid" thanks to its ability to capture HD film.

Shot by Philip Bloom, Panasonic says the GH1 "brings a gentle, soft focus to both photos and movies and enhances every single shot with the beauty of HD".

Hit play now to see the footage of the stark desert landscape and aforementioned Joshua tree as captured by the £1300 camera.