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.
DSLRs: Pentax K-3
Best for Architecture Shooters
Like to snap skyscrapers? This DSLR's 24-megapixel sensor array boasts some pretty cool tech: It can prevent the dreaded moiré effect of false lines and colors triggered by tight patterns on buildings or clothing. Most cameras lose overall image clarity to make the fix, but the K-3 doesn't. [$1,300 (body only); pentaxwebstore.com]