Smartphones have become the camera of choice for chronicling everyday life, but extreme adventures demand a capable shooter able to take a beating. The Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS is a worthy companion. The 16-megapixel camera is assuredly rugged (able to survive seven-foot falls, 220 pounds of pressure, and depths up to 33 feet) and adept: It snaps sequential shots with the push of a button, a smart scene detector adjusts at a moment’s notice, and it grabs HD video at 120 frames per second. Image stabilization ensures pristine shots, even when your hands are shaky from altitude sickness. [$280; olympus.com]
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