Last updated on 03/04/2013
Unlike most digital cameras, these ruggedized compacts can take a real beating. All of the following cameras are waterproof to at least ten feet, drop-proof to five, freeze-proof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and sealed from dust. Image quality and usability don't compare to similarly-priced compacts, but outdoorsy types looking for a camera that won't quit until you do should read on. A word of caution: While these cameras should last for a long time, we do see occasional reports of water leakage at some point during the camera's lifetime. We strongly recommend purchasing a protection plan with a waterproof camera.
Runner-up: Fujifilm XP50
Runners-up: Olympus TG-820 iHS, Fujifilm XP150