Summary: This cam is amazing. I bought it back in 2008, and since then took it everywhere in the world, undersea, on mountains, in the desert... It never let me down and has great shots. I lost this (my FAVORITE) camera a few months ago. After shopping around the new models (WG-90, etc) and other brands, I ended up buying the exact same camera again. You just can't beat it for what it is.
Summary: Family of 4 with 2 young kids. We bought this to replace the one I lost at the wavepool... Yeah, not happy when that happened. Neither was my wife. I was going to get either the w60 or w90, whichever came in under $100 first. First bought the W90, but it was faulty and I returned it. The W60 then came along with a "tricky power button", and I got it for under $70 with case and extra battery. (Our first had a tricky power button, too: resolved itself.
Summary: i can laave it ouside without it getting damaged from the weather..it is similer to my other pentax so as to be more user frendily to me and i can print my own pictures and load them on my computer.
Summary: This was my first "Rugged / waterproof" camera. I purchased this camera specifically for using when camping/ hiking/ canoeing. I purchased extra batteries, protective skin case (PESOW60C), LCD Invisible Shield, Floating wrist strap, and 2 crucial 8Gb memory cards in June of 09. I tried it at home a little bit to familiarize myself with it. Then it went on a 12 day backpacking trip at Philmont Scout Camp in New Mexico.
Pros: I have not had to worry about keeping it dry or dust free. It has survived being left in a car in 90 degree weather with the window rolled up for 8hrs. As well as being sat on, dropped from small heights, set down on counters & rocks none to gently. Like the post office it has delivered no matter, rain, snow or shine. I've never had to decide on IF to take the camera with me because of where I was going, the weather or what I was doing. Though I did take it out of my ...
Cons: I don't like the fact that I can not zoom in and out when taking video. You have to set the depth to where you want it and then start taking the video., I do not use the High def video due to the low frame rate., I'm afraid to use it underwater due to other reviews of it not to survive this as well as the reviews of poor customer service after having problems. Though I do imagine this is mostly due to, you get one good customer review per 20 bad reviews. People tend t...
Summary: It feels light and cheap but takes good pictures havent had the chance to put it in the water yet. I bought this model instead of the new one because of all the reviews on the new 12 mp said with the same components upgrading the mega pixcels made it more shaky and 10 mp was perfect till they upgrade the lens on the new one
Summary: This has been a great camera. Small and has stood up to dirt, water and had use. The optional rubber skin helps.
Pros: Macro shots, form factor and image quality compared to its peers.
Cons: Weaknesses are not at the camera as much as the type. One needs to know the modes and watch the ISO settings. I limit ISO at 400 and use green button mode to go higher in a hurry to make sure I don't have too much grain. Battery life is not great.
Summary: I was quite impressed with the quality of the Pentax Optio W60. On the water, in the water or anywhere, it takes great pictures. Just went on vacation recently and everyone commented on the clarity and image quality.
Summary: I liked the camera at first. No problem with light water contact. Took the camera on a river rafting trip and it stopped working after the first day rafting. Let it dry out (saw signs of water on the batter) and it started working again. So I took it on the river again and it stopped working as soon as we hit the water. Let it dry out that night and it started working again.
Pros: Takes good quality pictures, Small size, Long battery life, Nice screen size, Decent price
Summary: I had this camera about 6 months and I still hate it. I mean it takes pictures and is better than a polaroid, but they should have tested this before they released it. I have to press the shoot button so hard I feel as though im gunna break it, and by then I already missed the shot. I end up with blurry pics. Once in awhile I will get a good shot. LIke 2 percent. The video, r u serious. The audio has this stupid clicking noise and all the audio is then a complete waste.