A Wooden Camera might make you think of those educational baby gadgets but this one is a bit more advanced. Olympus just announced their three dimensional compression molding process for wooden materials at the Photokina show.
Accordingly, the processed wooden material has the feel and grain pattern of natural wood and proves to be harder than engineering plastics such as ABS and polycarbonate resins. If this process works out well we might have ourselves an interesting alternative for electronic products casings - nothing wrong with a bit of variation in a product world that is dominated by hard plastics.
via YouTube: Photokina 2006: Olympus wood casing