Good news for active photographers: Trusted brands like GoPro, Canon, and Polaroid have updated their offerings to include cameras that are waterproof, freezeproof, dustproof, and light, without sacrificing resolution or sensor performance. Here are the best new cameras for every kind of shutterbug, whether you're a seasoned TV producer or a beginner who just wants something better than an iPhone.
Actions Cameras: Garmin Virb Elite
Best for Stat Junkies
Garmin's camera doesn't have standout image quality (colors were muted), but it unsurprisingly has the best navigation-based features of all the models we tested. In addition to tracking location and speed with a built-in GPS, the Elite detects elevation and G-forces, which means it can automatically start filming at the beginning of your bike run and stop when you've reached the bottom of the mountain. The built-in 1.4-inch display, a feature most other cams lack, is perfect for framing shots on the fly, too. [$400; garmin.com]