If there’s no picture or video, it didn’t happen. That’s the unwritten rule now that practically everyone carries a camera. For anglers and hunters, there’s just one problem: the outdoors can be hard on electronics. Not so, however, with these waterproof, freeze-proof and impact-resistant cameras. They’re small enough to go anywhere—and tough enough to bring home the photographic evidence.

FINEPIX XP200 ($300)

FINEPIX XP200 ($300)

Key features: Fujinon 5x lens with 10x digital zoom; dedicated burst-mode button; 1080p HD video with in-camera editing; wireless image transfer. The promise: “Extreme durability with easy wireless image transfer.” More info: Fujifilm

POWERSHOT D20 ($379.99)

POWERSHOT D20 ($379.99)

Key features: 5x optical zoom and 1080p HD video with wind-noise reduction; glove-friendly buttons; GPS for tagging photos with latitude, longitude and elevation. The promise: “Built with the active photographer in mind.” More info: Canon

STYLUS TOUGH TG-2 IHS ($379.99)

STYLUS TOUGH TG-2 IHS ($379.99)

Key features: Ultra-bright, wideaperture, high-speed lens; shoots up to 60 frames per second; HD video with image stabilization; accepts waterproof telephoto and fisheye lenses; GPS enabled. The promise: “Rugged durability and DSLR image quality.” More info: Olympus

HD ACTION CAM WITH WI-FI

HD ACTION CAM WITH WI-FI

Key features: Wearable 1080p HD camcorder with Carl Zeiss optics; built-in Wi-Fi lets you use smartphone as a viewfinder or to access camera menus; includes waterproof housing and two quick-connect mounts. The promise: “Capture and share every gritty moment.” More info: Sony

W300 ($179.99)

W300 ($179.99)

Key features: Shoots 1080p HD video or 5-megapixel stills; measures 4.4 x 2.3 x 0.7 inches, and weighs less than five ounces; anti-fog lens; flip-out USB connector. The promise: “Film sharp, brilliant moving pictures.” More info: Samsung

HERO3: Black Edition (U.S.$399.99)

HERO3: Black Edition (U.S.$399.99)

Key features: Rapid still and ultrawide 1440p HD video modes; wearable and gear mountable; waterproof remote; built-in Wi-Fi for controlling camera with iOS phones or tablets. The promise: “Professional, cinema-quality video.” More info: GoPro

COOLPIX AW100 ($379.95)

COOLPIX AW100 ($379.95)

Key features: Nikkor ED 5x zoom lens with vibration reduction; 1080p HD video with stereo sound; GPS and electronic compass; built-in Wi-Fi for image transfer and remote control via smartphone. The promise: “Ready for the toughest conditions.” More info: Nikon

OPTIO WG-3 GPS ($349.95)

OPTIO WG-3 GPS ($349.95)

Key features: 4x optical zoom with shake reduction; LED lens lights for macro shots; 1080p HD video; GPS and pressure, altitude and depth gauges; wireless charging; optional waterproof remote. The promise: “Capture outstanding images in any element.” More info: Pentax

LUMIX DMC-TS25 ($199.99)

LUMIX DMC-TS25 ($199.99)

Key features: Ultra-wide angle, 4x optical zoom lens; screen has anti-reflective coating and automatically adjusts brightness; creative and retouch features; 720p HD video. The promise: “The flexibility for a variety of shooting environments.” More info: Panasonic