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 Olympus (such as the VG-150 and the Stylus 830) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W170)

Competitor classes

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), is newer (january 2012 vs january 2008) and is thinner (0.8" vs 0.9").

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Olympus Stylus 830

Olympus Stylus 830
4 years older
$360

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
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×55×24 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
similar age
$248

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
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)

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)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W170 and VG-140

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Fairly small: Compact (94×58×24 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)

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 much more zoom (5x vs 3x), has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 38 mm), has image stabilization (digital vs none) and is newer (january 2012 vs august 2008).

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
$230

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