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: GoPro Hero3+
Best for Image Quality
GoPro has topped its game with the Hero3+. The resolution is unmatched – 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, enough for playback on new, ultra-HD TVs – and it produced the sharpest, most detailed images of any of the cameras we tested. The top-tier Black Edition comes with mounts for attaching to helmets and handlebars, a wireless remote, and a near-indestructible waterproof case. [From $300; gopro.com]