It's tough to find beautiful design and a good cause — it's especially tough to find them in one great product — but the Leica M RED Camera ($TBA) seems to have it all. This one-of-a-kind camera sports a machined aluminum aesthetic designed by Apple's unparalleled Senior Vice President of design Jony Ive, and is based on the Leica Digital Rangefinder Camera. Available at the next (Product) RED auction, this camera features (along with its gorgeous, unique design) a full-format CMOS sensor, a powerful processor, and a 50mm f/2 ASPH lens. It's the ideal intersection of design, craftsmanship, and charity.
For every luddite out there who misses the old days of analog photography, when photos weren't instantly shared to the web, but instead passed around from hand to hand, there's the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Camera ($200). This well-built, high-end instant camera goes beyond most of its competitors, adding various shooting modes for a range of applications, including: double exposure and macro modes for greater shooting creativity, party mode and speed mode for those tougher shots, and a bulb mode for long exposures at night. After you shoot, just develop, print, and pass around your photos on the spot — now that's sharing.
If you're in the habit of treating your camera like crap — or you just find yourself in situations that inevitably lead to it getting wet or dirty — it might be time to think about a Nikon 1 AW1 Camera ($800). As the world's first waterproof and shockproof interchangeable lens camera, it'll survive even the least-kind owner (it keeps water out down to a depth of almost 50 feet, and can withstand a six-foot fall). It comes standard with an 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, and a wide angle 10mm f/2.8 lens is also available, both waterproof. It features a 14 megapixel sensor and HD video capability, as well as some features for adventurers like an altimeter, depth gauge, GPS, and a compass.