You can take some great pictures with a smartphone or a DSLR — but neither of those is well-suited to the wilderness. For those times, you need something like the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 Camera. Designed for use in any conditions, the TG-3 is freezeproof to -14º F, waterproof to 50 feet, shockproof from seven feet, crushproof to 220 lbs., and dustproof. Of course, it takes great photos, too, thanks to a high-speed f2.0 lens, 16MP backlit CMOS sensor, and TruePic VII image processor, which are joined by 1080p Full HD video recording, a 3-inch LCD monitor, GPS, and built-in Wi-Fi for easy sharing once you're back in civilization.
Creating the world's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera is no small accomplishment — what with a field already dominated by some pretty tiny shooters — but the Samsung NX Mini Camera has set a new benchmark for camera size. Weighing in at a scant third of a pound, and measuring less than an inch in total thickness without a lens, you'll never think twice about sticking it in your pocket before you head out. It's also packed with features for such a small camera, including a 20 megapixel sensor, a three-inch flip-up touchscreen, and three available lenses. What's more, the Mini was designed with the selfie-taker in mind, thanks to its 180-degree screen and its narrow focal range, taking shots of you and your friends with your arm out has never been easier (so it might be time to apologize to your friends in advance).
Mirrorless cameras are the new DSLRs — and the Nikon 1 V3 Camera is the flagship of Nikon's mirrorless lineup. Boasting an 18.4 MP sensor and the Expeed 4A image processor, the V3 offers the world's fastest continuous shooting frame rate at a blazing 20 fps, as well as a fast AF system with 171 contrast detect focus areas, Full HD 1080/60p video recording, a tilting, touch-panel 3-inch LCD monitor, and built-in Wi-Fi. There's even an optional shooting grip and electronic viewfinder packed in with it, but unless you're coming from a DSLR, you might not even use them.
Life doesn't just happen within the confines of a rectangular frame — plenty happens on the periphery as well — and that's where normal video cameras fall short. But with the 360Fly Camera you're not just limited to what's in front of you, it films in 360 degrees horizontally, and 240 degrees vertically, capturing the entirety of life around you. With the ability to attach to helmets, tripods, bikes, boards, and more, it's the perfect way to preserve all of life's memories. And since it's compatible with both iOS and Android, and works with apps for both, you can view video as it's captured, instantly edit it, and share it on the web with your friends.