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.
Interchangeable-Lens Cameras: Panasonic Lumix GM1
Best for Travel
The GM1 packs a large sensor array into a miniature retro-styled body. (It's less than four inches long and weighs less than half a pound.) Unlike other micro mirrorless cams, this model includes a 12mm–32mm pancake lens that doesn't sacrifice performance for pocketability. [$750; shop.panasonic.com]