Pentax K-30
Credit: Photograph by Levi Brown

Pentax K-30

BEST FOR: ALL-CONDITIONS SHOOTING

Here's hoping that the K-30 is the future of the DSLR. This 16-megapixel shooter's distinguishing trait (great pics aside) is its weather-sealed housing. Coupled with a Pentax WR (water-resistant) lens, it can survive downpours and blizzards – or spilled drinks at a party. [$800 with 18–55mm lens; pentaxwebstore.com]