Because my iPhone camera is so good these days, there are only two other cameras a guy really needs — one, a DSLR or similar quality mirrorless camera system, and two, a rugged waterproof camera. Of course, you could argue that if you’re a high-speed action sports enthusiast that you need a GoPro, but let’s not split hairs.
The point is, if I had to choose just one, I’d pick a rugged waterproof camera. Why? Because today’s waterproof cameras are versatile and tougher than ever. This means you can take them places you would never take your smartphone or DSLR and still capture some of the best photos and video of your life — the beach, the river, the ski slopes, backpacking, or even the waterpark.