Action + Adventure
If you’re documenting cars whipping past you at the Singapore Grand Prix or the view while scaling a glacier in New Zealand, you’ll want a rugged, compact camera with a broad field of view and highresolution video capabilities, plus sturdy accessories that help you capture your chosen activity from interesting angles. Phone accessory EVO SP-PRO GEN2
A handheld stabilizing tool that can pivot, this gimbal works with both Android devices and iPhones and can go up to 14 hours without being recharged. Its handle has a scroll wheel and menu buttons that offer controlled zoom and focus— useful for taking scenic shots mid-hike on Lantau Peak. evogimbals.com; $249.
Entry-level OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-5
Water-, ice- and dustproof, this sturdy model lets you focus on enjoying dune bashing in Dubai without worrying about errant dust particles that might scratch the lens. Its new 4K movie capabilities record vivid details in ultra-high-definition video, even while you're navigating rapids or snorkeling with schools of fish. getolympus.com; from $520.
360-degree RICOH THETA V
The four-channel microphone in the latest iteration of this three-dimensional camera picks up omni-directional audio, which comes in handy for recording the sights and sounds of a jungle trek. Wireless remote playback allows for rapid, effortless sharing, and recently released plug-ins for the Android operating system give travelers the ability to customize software to suit their specific hobbies. amazon.com; $397.
Drone DJI MAVIC PRO PLATINUM
Upgraded propellers and motors allow this Wi-Fi– enabled, 700-gram quadcopter to fly quieter and longer (30 minutes straight!) than other models. It's a game changer for capturing scenes from above— say, whale-shark watching in the Philippines or sailing aboard a yacht on the Andaman. store.dji.com; from $1,099.