" I was thinking about getting one that would be rugged but how good could the video be from a point and shoot camera?"
As good as the best consumer camcorders, except in very dim light. That is what has really changed recently: great video from compact cameras (Sony RX100 and Hx9v-30v, Panasonic TS5, ZS30). All do 108060p.
Here are two videos from the TS5:
You can download the original 108060p videos and play them on your best screen.
And for a camcorder that is rugged (if you do not believe me that a compact camera is just as good), then look at the Sony GW77. It is also dustproof and waterproof and takes videos as good as the best consumer camcorders. There is a large thread devoted to that camcorder, with plenty of video examples, most downloadable too. But, of course, no remote wifi.
You really need to have a rugged model. Sony makes one large pro camcorder that is also ruggedized. You are taking videos in daylight, outside. Check them out. Dust will kill a camera.
If you have an old mac, maybe 60p is not good. But if you are making videos of movement (and you should, that is the point of video) there is nothing like 60 fps. There is mac software (not necessarily Apple) that will work fine with the 60p files from these cameras. 24p video is unusable for action. Don't even think about it, unless you plan to pretend you are making art films.