As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus VG-140 is also often compared to ultra compacts, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Olympus VG-140's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the VG-150 and the Stylus 1040) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX60 HS and the Rebel T5i)

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 36 mm), has better image stabilization (digital vs none) and is newer (january 2012 vs august 2007).

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

common strengths of the Stylus 830 and VG-140

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Olympus FE-4030

Olympus FE-4030
2 years older

Significant advantages of the FE-4030 (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FE-4030 (vs the VG-140)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the FE-4030 and VG-140

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×56×22 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
similar age
$191

Significant advantages of the VG-160 (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VG-160 (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-160 and VG-140

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-140 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 38 mm), has image stabilization (digital vs none), is newer (january 2012 vs august 2008) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

Olympus VG-150

Olympus VG-150
similar age

Significant advantages of the VG-150 (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VG-150 (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-150 and VG-140

  • None found

Olympus Stylus 1040

Olympus Stylus 1040
3 years older

Significant advantages of the 1040 (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1040 (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1040 and VG-140

  • None found

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 much smaller (super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (125 g vs 580 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 have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
1 year newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (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 T5i (vs the VG-140)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 580 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the T5i and VG-140

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-140 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is significantly smaller (super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs large (128×93×114 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 4.5") and is significantly lighter (125 g vs 650 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 65x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 21 mm), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 922k dots), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$368 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the VG-140)

  • Much better wide angle: 21 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the VG-140)

  • Significantly larger: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.5" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 650 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the SX60 HS and VG-140

  • Light weight: 650 g vs 125 g