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.
Advanced Point-and-Shoots: Sony DSC-RX10
Best for Low-Light Shots
While it's closer in size to a DSLR, the RX10 is closer in spirit to a compact. Since its 8.3x zoom lens is a permanent fixture, you won't need a bag full of optics. If you can handle its bulk, the RX10 will get the shot, thanks to its massive 20-megapixel sensor and impressive low-light performance. [$1,300; store.sony.com]