I use a Canon SX260HS as a constant companion when out working in the countryside to record macro and distant wildlife; beetles to birds. The drawback to the camera is that the lens protection shutter is so flimsy it bends, jambs and fails too often and a repair costs the price of a new camera. A second drawback for me is that it has no mechanical view finder - otherwise it's ideal. Is there something better out there with 20x or over digital zoom and good macro settings, that's strong and and will survive in my pocket.
I use a 1 D III or a 7D for my photography and need the pocket camera as a sort of notebook, so it doesn't have to be a Canon as it won't need the lenses.

Now if someone invented a lens cap for the SX260 I could be a happy bunny, my trimmed pot top doesn't stay on too well.