As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus VG-140 is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Olympus VG-140's top rivals come from Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-W800 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W170) and Olympus (such as the Stylus 830 and the VG-160)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-140 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs compact (104×60×28 mm)), is newer (january 2012 vs january 2008), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (125 g vs 304 g).

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

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
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×55×24 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
similar age

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"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W170 (vs the VG-140)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W170 (vs the VG-140)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the DSC-W170 and VG-140

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (94×58×24 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$539

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
  • 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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Olympus VG-180

Olympus VG-180
1 year newer
$665

Significant advantages of the VG-180 (vs the VG-140)

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

Significant disadvantages of the VG-180 (vs the VG-140)

  • Larger: Compact (104×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the VG-180 and VG-140

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix S4300

Nikon Coolpix S4300
similar age
$295

Significant advantages of the S4300 (vs the VG-140)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S4300 (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

common strengths of the S4300 and VG-140

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×59×21 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 a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (digital vs none) and is newer (january 2012 vs august 2008).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
2 years newer
$60 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the VG-140)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 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