Left: Does your holiday shopping list include someone who skis or swims and often drops things? We thought so. Get an Olympus Stylus 790 SW for each of them. This svelte, 7.1-megapixel digital camera is waterproof (to ten feet), shockproof (up to five feet), and freeze-proof down to (brrr!) 14 degrees Fahrenheit ($300; olympusamerica.com).
Right: Leica's 10.3-megapixel M8 is sturdy, compact, and compatible with most M-series lenses. $4,800; leica-camera.us