If you're going to carry a ruggedized camera, it might as well be one that looks the part. With a camouflage, black, and dark grey body, the Nikon Coolpix AW110 Camo Camera ($350) certainly qualifies. Beyond just looking tough, the AW110 offers built-in Wi-Fi for easy, fast sharing, built-in GPS to record the location of every shot, a 16 mp sensor, Full HD 1080p video recording, and a waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof build that candle nearly any condition you can throw at it.
Need to record an interview, event, or meeting without anyone knowing? Stow this Button Spy Camera ($50) behind your shirt. Designed to stick through a button hole with the main electronics remaining hidden, this miniature camera takes 480p video and can snap p1280x1024 JPEG stills, all of which it records to 4GB of built-in flash memory. Sure, the specs are nothing mind-blowing, but to be able to gather intel without being caught, it's not bad. Just don't forget to wear something with black buttons — we have a feeling it might not work so well otherwise. [Scouted by Brandon]
Not content to live life as an Android-powered point-and-shoot, the Polaroid iM1836 Android Camera ($400) combines the power of a smartphone with the flexibility and optical quality of an interchangeable lens camera. It comes standard with a 10-30mm zoom lens, and offers compatibility with all Micro Four Thirds lenses via an adapter. Specs include an 18 megapixel sensor, Android 4.1, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 1080p video recording, a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen, and one-button sharing to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Vimeo. The countdown to the first Android-powered DSLR starts... now.
Bored with the same old point-and-shoot designs? The Canon PowerShot N Camera ($300) should pique your interest. Sporting an unusual squarish shape, the PowerShot N eschews the typical top-mounted zoom ring and shutter combination by moving both controls to rings around the lens. A 2.8-inch tilting touchscreen LCD comprises the rear of the device, letting you shoot photos at nearly any angle, while a 12.1 megapixel sensor, 28mm wide-angle lens with 8x optical zoom, and a DIGIC 5 Image Processor provide superb images. Other features include built-in Wi-Fi for convenient sharing, a new Creative Shot mode that automatically creates a series of five "artistic" shots with varying composition, lighting, and color from each photo, and 1080p video recording.
Want a photo record of your life, but want to actually enjoy your life instead of taking pictures? Meet the Memoto Lifelogging Camera ($250). This roughly inch and a half square box clips onto your clothes using a sturdy stainless steel clip, and shoots one 5 megapixel, geotagged photo every 30 seconds, storing it on built-in memory that holds up to 4,000 pictures. A built-in accelerometer keeps it from nabbing shots of your desk or nightstand when you take it off, and when you plug it in all your photos are automatically uploaded and securely stored on Memoto's cloud servers for easy viewing via app or browser.