The OM-D EM-1 is freeze-, dust-, and splash-proof, rare features in a mirrorless camera of this quality. A micro four thirds sensor results in superior battery life and a body that’s smaller than a DSLR. Any specialized lenses you bring along are lighter and more compact as well, meaning you won’t have to worry about which ones to take and which ones to leave at home. The OM-D EM-1 also lets you pare its menu down to only the modes you want, eliminating the need to fiddle with buttons. When you want a camera that can shoot in rough conditions with the increased flexibility of interchangeable lenses, this is the one to pack. Ding: The increased durability means a hefty sticker price for a mirrorless camera.