Five years ago there were no little cameras that you could bash around on a hike and then expect to get decent pictures with at the summit.
But I'm happy to report that Casio is working to make cameras more rugged. Older Olympus models were okay with some dust, water, and minor falls. But this Casio takes things to a new level. It's shockproof, totally submersible, and handles extreme temperatures (down to 14 degrees) with no problem.
Of course, my old 20D suffered through plenty of single digit temps without shedding so much as a tear, so it would be nice to to see Casio take this concept further.