Hikers and outdoors types, take note: these are strong and durable point and shooters that you can take everywhere. These models are waterproof, shockproof and even freeze-proof if you like traveling up to the snow, so your camera will survive most anything you can throw at it...
Olympus Tough 8010
We love that this little camera is waterproof to up to 10 meters, and freeze proof to -10 degrees. The 14 megapixel sensor and 5x optical zoom produce images that are a little soft and lacking of vivid colors. You can also play with the 720p movie mode for your cinematic experience.
Canon Powershot D10
One thing that sets this camera apart, is the excellent macro mode. The colors are vivid and images are crisp but noise is evident at ISO 200. The 12.1 megapixel sensor and 3x optical zoom comes standard but the VGA video is a little let down. Very easy to use but a little bulky on the design department.
Pentax Optio W90
This is a very rugged 12 megapixel shooter that is very easy to use and produces great results, even in harsh conditions. You can take it to a dive no deeper than 12 meters and you can drop it on a hard surface up to 1.5 meters. Sand and dust proof; and you can even use it with your gloves on.