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: Polaroid Cube
Best for Worry-Free Shooting
This flashcube-size 5-megapixel camera is an unabashed novelty item – a waterproof (to more than six feet) action cam that's small enough to stick virtually anywhere and shoots high-def 1080p video. Polaroid hasn't set a release date yet, but if it performs as well as the company claims, the Cube could be a worthy pickup for riskier shoots where you don't want to lose or damage your pricier device. [$100; polaroid.com]