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Adventure Proof: 5 Best Rugged Compact Cameras

Smartphones have made typical point-and-shoots about as useful as Ryan Lochte in a public speaking class. But until our favorite thigh weights gain a thicker skin, there will always be space for tougher rigs designed to take a licking and keep on clicking. Toss one of these rugged cameras into your bag before your next big adventure, and maybe you'll finally capture some evidence to go along with that hell of a yarn.

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Buying Guide
Scrappy Shooters

Adventure Proof: 5 Best Rugged Compact Cameras

Smartphones have made typical point-and-shoots about as useful as Ryan Lochte in a public speaking class. But until our favorite thigh weights gain a thicker skin, there will always be space for tougher rigs designed to take a licking and keep on clicking. Toss one of these rugged cameras into your bag before your next big adventure, and maybe you'll finally capture some evidence to go along with that hell of a yarn.

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Pentax K-01

Don't let the bright colors -- a signature Pentax touch -- fool you. Behind the bold design by Marc Newson, the Pentax K-01 ($749+), pronounced "kay-zero-one", has the intentions of a serious enthusiast's camera. Within the machined aluminum

$250 per Megapixel, If You're Counting

Pentax 645D

Ringing in at a lofty 10 grand your first thought might be "for a Pentax?" but the 645D is nothing to scoff at. The 40-megapixel medium format camera will feature a massive 44x33mm CCD sensor, 3.0" 931k dot LCD display, to

For Shooters With Furrowed Brows and Grizzly Dispositions

Pentax Optio W90 Ruggedized Compact Camera

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The march of ruggedized cameras continues with the waterproof (20 ft), shockproof (4 ft), coldproof (14°F) Pentax Optio W90 ($330). Specifically designed for adventure photography, the Optio W90 is equipped with a 12.1 megapixel sensor, 5x (28-140mm) wide optical zoom