As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus VG-140 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and ultra compacts. The Olympus VG-140's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot G7 X and the Rebel T3i) and Olympus (such as the VG120 and the Stylus 830)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-140 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), is slightly smaller (super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs compact (103×60×40 mm)), is newer (january 2012 vs august 2007) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.6").

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 40 seconds).

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$534

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the VG-140)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the VG-140)

  • Much larger: Compact (103×60×40 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.6" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 304 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the G7 X and VG-140

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Olympus VG120

Olympus VG-120
10 months older

Significant advantages of the VG120 (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VG120 (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG120 and VG-140

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)

Olympus Stylus 830

Olympus Stylus 830
4 years older
$379

Significant advantages of the Stylus 830 (vs the VG-140)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 830 (vs the VG-140)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Thicker: 0.9" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the Stylus 830 and VG-140

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×55×24 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm FinePix F40fd

Fujifilm FinePix F40fd
5 years older

Significant advantages of the F40fd (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the F40fd (vs the VG-140)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the F40fd and VG-140

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (96×59×23 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-140 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (digital vs none), is newer (january 2012 vs february 2011), is much smaller (super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs professional size (133×100×80 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (125 g vs 570 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
10 months older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the VG-140)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the VG-140)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 570 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the T3i and VG-140

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-140 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has image stabilization (digital vs none), is newer (january 2012 vs january 2010) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it is thicker (0.8" vs 0.7").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W330 (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W330 (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W330 and VG-140

  • None found