Does the exterior design of a camera make or break a photographer? It appears people at Sigma think an exterior does make a photographer, or at least that is what they are hoping for. Take, for example, their new DSLR. The newly unveiled special edition SD1 is encased in what looks like a wooden veneer. The wood is derived from the deformed wood of Amboyna Burl, also known as the Padauk tree, found in Southeast Asia. The wood requires extensive work, including over 60 hours of milling, sawing, grinding, and polishing. While we appreciate all that effort, we sure would like to know more about the camera’s functionality.
The SD1 will be sold in limited edition of 10 pieces with prices starting at €10,000 ($13,750).