Summary: I bought this camera a couple years ago so I can report with confidence that it lasts, works as advertised (i.e., under water!) and more than meets my recreational fishing photographic needs. There are a couple of things to watch out for, however.
Summary: This camera is a real workhorse. Tough. Absolutely waterproof. Takes good underwater pics and in downpour. Good pics in bright sunlight. Have taken everywhere with me...swimming, kayaking, hiking, biking, etc. Very reliable and easy to use.
Summary: Worked very well on a holiday to the sand and surf. Rinsing in fresh water after a day of use helps. Was late rinsing once and battery door became sticky. Took a good cleaning with a toothbrush to remedy. Underwater pictures and videos were very good and battery life is good.
Summary: I bought the Pentax W60 six months ago on the way to an indoor waterpark. I wanted something that would be functionally equivalent to my existing Canon SD 870 IS: small and light, decent still shots, decent videos. Since then the Pentax has become my default camera.
Summary: I bought this camera for work. I've had it three weeks and have taken approximately 1000 photos / movies with it. I bought this particular camera because it was waterproof, shock resistant, and had the largest mechanical zoom (5x) I could find.
Summary: I bought this camera last year (in blue). I was looking for something small I could take with me on my kayaking and skiing trips. After doing a great flip and overturning in a kayak last year, I realized I will never relax unless my camera is waterproof.
Summary: I purchased the W60 to take on a tropical beach vacation. Also considered the Olympus (rejected due to numerous reviews complaining of shutter lag) and the new Panasonic (too expensive). My first impression on opening the box was intensely negative.
Summary: Comments about Pentax Optio W60 Digital Camera: This thing is perfect for those whom fish, hunt, ski, climb, backpack, etc. It's also great for just taking pictures of folks at the pool or beach without having to worry about the camera.
Pros: Bright LCD, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality