As well as being compared against other compacts, the Olympus VG-140 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Olympus VG-140's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the VG120 and the VG-160) and Sony (such as the Cybershot W510 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W150)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-140 compared to other compact competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 30 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is newer (january 2012 vs january 2008) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift).

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

  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 120 g vs 125 g

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
similar age
$90

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

  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 125 g vs 125 g

Olympus VG-180

Olympus VG-180
1 year newer
$280

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)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly larger: Compact (104×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the VG-180 and VG-140

  • Light weight: 172 g vs 125 g

Sony Cybershot W510

Sony Cybershot DSC-W510
10 months older
$125

Significant advantages of the W510 (vs the VG-140)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    2. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the W510 (vs the VG-140)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the W510 and VG-140

  • Very small: Super compact (96×54×20 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 119 g vs 125 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W150 (vs the VG-140)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W150 (vs the VG-140)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the DSC-W150 and VG-140

  • Fairly small: Compact (94×58×24 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 173 g vs 125 g

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
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the Stylus 830 and VG-140

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×55×24 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 165 g vs 125 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus VG-140 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs compact (104×60×28 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (125 g vs 170 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots) and has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift).

Olympus VR-340

Olympus VR-340
similar age
$260

Significant advantages of the VR-340 (vs the VG-140)

  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 26 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the VR-340 (vs the VG-140)

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

common strengths of the VR-340 and VG-140

  • Fairly small: Compact (104×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"