Best Rugged Camera
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT6 (TS6)
Compact is the trend in rugged cameras and the Panasonic DMC-FT6(TS6) packs a lot of features into a small package. It can handle underwater depths to 43 feet (13 metres) and drops from 6.6 feet (2 metres), and still keep shooting in temperatures as low as 14F (-10C). Trail aids such as on-board GPS, barometer and altimeter are included. The camera has a 16.1MP MOS sensor and an integral 4.6X (28-128mm equivalent) Leica DC Vario-Elmar zoom. ISO range is 100-3200 with a push to 6400 available in certain modes. It can record Full HD and shoot at 10 frames per second (7 frame burst); higher bursts are available at lower image resolution. There are 14 Creative and 16 Scene modes, plus WiFi and NFC compatibility.