The big selling point of the Pentax Optio W60 is the tough, dustproof casing that can handle depths of up to 10 feet and temperatures down to 14 degrees F (minus 10 C).
The other features of the Pentax Optio W60 generally match up to other digital cameras in the same price range. Image stabilization, face recognition and other technologies are cool features for a buyer who has not upgraded for five years or so, but newer buyers expect these features on even the cheapest camera. Still, it's worth noting Pentax doesn't skimp on any of these in making a durable camera.
The camera also shoots HD videos, and long-term users report long battery life.
Like many versatile, inexpensive cameras, the main complaint about the Pentax Optio W60 is grainy indoor photo quality. Action shots can also blur. But no low-end camera can be all things to all people.
Also, I've said it before and I'll say it again: Give me an optical viewfinder. If I'm skiing on a bright winter day, the sun and the snow glare make an LCD screen virtually useless.