Most camera makers usually like to boast that their camera bodies are made out of more sturdy stuff than plastic, such as magnesium alloy which can be found on higher end models of certain DSLRs, but it looks like Sigma has taken it one step further by commissioning a camera whose body is made out of wood instead.
The photo above is none other than Sigma’s SD1 DSLR, whose casing is made out of Amboyna Burl, an expensive and decorative veneer taken from a tree found in Southeast Asia. It appears that each case takes about 60 hours of work to complete, which includes cutting, milling and polishing. As such, only 10 models will be made and naturally with such limited quantities, you can expect a premium price and Sigma does not disappoint.
The Sigma SD1 Wood Edition will set you back $13,750, and apart from its unique casing, the camera will feature a 46MP 24x16mm APS-C X3 direct image sensor, with the rest of the specs following the regular Sigma SD1 DSLR camera. So if you’re looking for a camera that will set you apart from the other photographers, this could be it.