As much as we love shiny new toys, there's something to be said for the elegance of polished wood. At the Photokina exhibition in Germany, Olympus recently wowed everyone with a Japanese cypress encased camera. Olympus issued a press release with a great number of details about the wood, and included photos of how the wood was carved -- but unfortunately neglected to tell us what kind of hardware resides in this hardwood. We're betting that Olympus is holding off on releasing further info until it can develop a way to convert its pristine images into equally stunning Japanese woodblock prints.

[Via FarEastGizmos]

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