Steiner Safari Ultrasharp 10x26 review

The Steiner Safari Ultrasharp 10x26 are very compact and portable binoculars suitable for a broad range of observational uses

Steiner Safari UltraSharp 10x26 review
(Image: © Gavin Stoker/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Small in size and specification – yet well constructed, easy to use and offering a pretty decent view in terms of clarity and precision with it – here it feels like we’re getting a fair return on our investment. Perfect for the travel market, for use at sports events or observing the natural world when hiking, the Steiner 10x26 Safari Ultrasharp binoculars are a jack of all trades that can be used for so much more than just bringing that water buffalo a little closer when leaning out of the window of a sightseeing jeep.


  • +

    Very compact and lightweight

  • +

    Decent value for money

  • +

    Good quality waterproof construction and results


  • -

    Relatively modest specification in terms of magnification and brightness

  • -

    No tripod connectivity option

Why you can trust Digital Camera World Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out how we test.

The first major impression we get when pulling these compact German designed binoculars from the box is how tiny they actually are. This makes them ideal for taking to the opera, horse racing or a music festival, while the size – even when unfolded to their maximum width – avoids obscuring the view of the person right next to you. 

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Gavin Stoker

Gavin has over 30 years’ experience of writing about photography and television. He is currently the editor of British Photographic Industry News, and previously served as editor of Which Digital Camera and deputy editor of Total Digital Photography

He has also written for a wide range of publications including T3, BBC Focus, Empire, NME, Radio Times, MacWorld, Computer Active, What Digital Camera and the Rough Guide books.

With his wealth of knowledge, Gavin is well placed to recognize great camera deals and recommend the best products in Digital Camera World’s buying guides. He also writes on a number of specialist subjects including binoculars and monoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, trail cameras, action cameras, body cameras, filters and cameras straps.