Need a camera that can take as much of a beating as you can? Consider the Pentax Optio WG-1  ($323) — it could be the perfect outdoor camera for your Summer excursions. Waterproof up to 33 feet, as well as cold-, dust-, shock-, and crush-proof for those of you with butter fingers, the WG-1 comes with a 14MP lens, wide-screen HD video, GPS so you can geo-tag your pics, and front-facing LED lights that function like a ring light to illuminate underwater shots.
Plus, the camera comes in several different colors to match your style — black, gray, purple, and green — but I happen to prefer the bolder colors since they'd be easy to find if you dropped it in a river or lake. Just sayin'.